Cafe in Palmerston North


This chipper corner cafe is a real George St fixture, decked out in primary colours with big windows. Staff members are equally upbeat and the all-day menu is top value (stellar omelettes). If you’ve got gluten issu…
Cafe in Palmerston North

Café Cuba

Need a sugar shot? Proceed to day-turns-to-night Café Cuba – the cakes here are for professional chocoholics only. Supreme coffees and cafe fare (risottos, salads, curries, corn fritters) also draw the crowds. The h…
Indian in Palmerston North


With just the right touch of Bollywood schmaltz (ie not much at all), this reasonably upmarket place smells enticing and certainly won’t break the bank. Behind George St picture windows and tucked under a curved wal…
Supermarket in Palmerston North

Pak 'n Save

Cheap and cheerful self-catering.
Turkish in Palmerston North


Angling for an Ali-Baba-and-the-Forty-Thieves vibe, with magic carpets, brass hookahs and funky trans-Bosphorus beats, Halikarnas plates up generous Turkish delights, from lamb shish kebabs to falafels and kick-ass …
Japanese in Palmerston North

Izakaya Yatai Atsushi Taniyama

Simple, fresh, authentic Japanese food cooked by Atsushi Taniyama in an unpretentious suburban house with empty sake bottles lining the window sills. All the chicken, pork, beef and eggs on the menu are NZ free rang…
Bistro in Palmerston North

Table One Eight Eight

No 188 Featherston St has worn many different guises over the decades: dairy, gift shop, fish-and-chipper, furniture store... These days it's a classy bistro, and the top branch on Palmy's dining tree. The seasonal …
Asian in Palmerston North


A hit with the student crowd, Yeda sweeps a culinary broom across Asia, from Vietnamese pho to sizzling spicy Thai chicken and Japanese teriyaki salmon. Inside it's a long, minimalist room with polished concrete flo…