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Palms Bistro and Venue

€€ - €€€Cafe, European,
32 Wiroa Road, Kerikeri 0293, New Zealand
+64 9-401 7963
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good15%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (20 reviews)
“hash browns” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
32 Wiroa Road, Kerikeri 0293, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 71 reviews

Reviewed 10 May 2017

All day breakfast was fantastic, bacon cooked just as I like it, had poached eggs not fried, hash browns, sausages, tomatoes, mushrooms and baked beans, lovely. Staff were very friendly, asked if we enjoyed our meal. Great service. Oh and a cup of tea out...More

Thank molly5413
Nikki W, Owner at Palms Bistro and Venue, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

thanks we hope to see you again

Reviewed 1 February 2017

A lovely place in beautiful sub-tropical gardens. The food is pretty good but little things let it down. The lunch menu is too 'dinner-like' and could do with some smaller and less expensive options. Don't be afraid to ask for the breakfast menu, which gives...More

2  Thank Cris101
Reviewed 28 December 2016

My wife and I dropped into the palm Bistro café for a leisurely brunch and both elected to have the “All day big breakfast.” at $21.00. It turned out to be the worst breakfast that we have had the displeasure to partially eat… The best...More

2  Thank Exaviator
Reviewed 24 December 2016

We made a booking for breakfast for a table of 20. This location is awesome, Unfortunately the chef couldn't cope with a large booking, he seemed to have trouble producing soft poached eggs, most meals that were served had rock hard eggs, not the best...More

1  Thank Ross B
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were in Kerikeri with our little dog and so were looking for somewhere to eat where she could be beside us and spotted this cafe sign. We were so glad we did - lovely service, fantastic coffee and wonderful food. The...More

Thank RachelleHod
Reviewed 20 December 2016

Visited this venue but was disappointed. Not a bad setting and the gardens are beautiful but the restaurant had little to offer. Service was slow and not particularly friendly. The food was alright but nothing special and the bill was very high.

2  Thank 634janeb
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Food fab, service excellent, plates not cleaned properly, loo rolls needed to be asked for, desserts to die for, well done guys.

Thank TROPHYKerikeri
Reviewed 15 November 2016

A girlfriend and I ate lunch here on Wed.The place was very quiet at 2pm with one other couple eating.The gardens are of a sub tropical nature and make a nice setting.The food for both of us was very boring and pretty tasteless.The place lacks...More

4  Thank Sarah R
Nikki W, Manager at Palms Bistro and Venue, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2016

Thank you so much for your review just to correct you on a coke of things you entered the restaurant at 230 pm not 2 as we had been full all day and were packing down re the wine you were offered house wine and...More

Reviewed 13 November 2016

Our organisation booked the Palms Bistro and venue for a function 12th November 2016. We could not have wished for better. The owners and staff are to be commended nothing was too much to ask for. The food is scrumptious, the coffee hot. 130 +...More

Thank Shelley N
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We have tried to go to this restaurant for lunch several times in the past and recently. Each time it has been closed even on days it's supposed to be open. Saw other people pull in expecting the same. There is no sign to say...More

2  Thank 171dee
Nikki W, Owner at Palms Bistro and Venue, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2016

Hi Thanks for your review we are open every week wed to sun for lunch at this stage and reopen for the summer for dinners in 2 weeks. We are always open during the week so a little confused with your review if we are...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 16:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Wiroa Road, Kerikeri 0293, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Kerikeri
  • Phone Number: +64 9-401 7963
  • E-mail
Palms bistro and venue is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 4pm serving breakfast/ brunch,lunches a range of fresh coffees and teas, as well as a full bistro menu. We are also have a very extensive kids room we are open on Thursday Friday and Saturday sunday evenings from 5.30pm for Dinner. Bookings for lunch or dinner are welcome, in fact highly recommended. The bistro is fully licensed to serve a range of wines, beers and spirits. Please enquire if you have a wedding, special event or occasion in mind, the garden and cafe make a perfect venue and is available for private hire. The garden at Palmco is rated as a "Garden Of National Significance' by the NZ Horticultural Society. The pictures attached provide a preview, but a visit is an absolute must if you are in the Bay of Islands at anytime. Kids room on site with movies and things for the kids to do Free Internet wifi
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