Restaurants

Top Choice International in Palmerston North

Nero Restaurant

Set in a refreshed 1918 Victorian with a manicured alfresco dining area, Nero is the peak of fine dining in Palmy. The chef and owner is an ambassador for Beef & Lamb New Zealand, but also serves dishes like sti…
Top Choice Vietnamese in Palmerston North

Saigon Corner

The pick of Palmy cheap eats, this cheerful, casual Vietnamese restaurant nails all the classics: pho, banh mi, rice-paper rolls and noodle and rice dishes. Fresh and filled with locals, it's good to eat in or take …
Top Choice Cafe in Palmerston North

Local

Brilliant Local specialises in build-your-own meals. For breakfast, that means eggs with additions like potato herb hash and grilled salmon, and for lunch, wholesome bowls with your choice of protein on salad. Shari…
European in Palmerston North

Fat Farmer

There's a definition of the noun 'farmer' on the wall at this restaurant and bar: 'someone who is outstanding in their field'. And while they may not take themselves seriously, dishes such as pan-fried goat's cheese…
Asian in Palmerston North

Yeda

Yeda feels a little like a beer or uni hall, probably because the long, minimalist room with concrete floors is packed with students. It covers all Asian bases, from Vietnamese pho to Thai chicken and dumplings. Sip…
South Indian in Palmerston North

Arranged Marriage

A taste of Kerala right on The Square, this is the second restaurant from the Kathakali team in New Plymouth. The decor is fun and vibrant without being gaudy (love the coconut wall) and the food aromatic. You'll fi…
Bistro in Palmerston North

Table 188 Kitchen and Bar

Formerly located at 188 Featherston St (hence the name), this remains a classy bistro and on the top branch of Palmy's dining tree. The seasonal menu is a bit French, a bit Italian and a lot NZ. Try the duck with ku…
Japanese in Palmerston North

HARU Japanese Restaurant

A wonderful option for Japanese in Palmy. The all-wooden interior gives the place a warm and rustic vibe, but the food is nothing but meticulous. The dinner set is great for the indecisive, but the traditional kaise…
Health Food in Palmerston North

Wholegrain Organics

This bright cafe is also a registered charity that teaches 12 to 19-year-olds how to cook nutritious and sustainable food. One hundred per cent vegan, the breakfast bowls, wholegrain pizza and tofu scramble are loca…
Cafe in Palmerston North

Café Cuba

This bustling cafe focuses on coffee in the morning and switches to booze at night. Breakfast classics, generous cabinet food, and everything from Thai chicken curry to a southern fried-chicken burger form lunch onw…