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The Palms Restaurant - CLOSED

18 Queens Gardens, Dunedin, New Zealand
64 3 477 6534
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Price range: $24 - $30
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Only 5 minutes walk from the city center, The Palms Restaurant is open for Lunch and Dinner.The Palms Restaurant is a wonderful place to "enjoy a unique dining experience"while enjoying the tranquil setting of the Queens Gardens in the heart of DunedinOpposite the Dunedin Chinese Gardens.
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Only 5 minutes walk from the city center, The Palms Restaurant is open for Lunch and Dinner.The Palms Restaurant is a wonderful place to "enjoy a unique dining experience"while enjoying the tranquil setting of the Queens Gardens in the heart of DunedinOpposite the Dunedin Chinese Gardens.

31 reviews from our community

70% Recommend
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English first
Dunedin, New Zealand
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

The food was fab but the desserts were worth the visit. Shame it closed. The mains were a little pricey but I preferred the choices of appetiser or entree. Two of those and a dessert were a great little sample of their fine wares.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We started our 10 day road trip off in Dunedin. We ate at The Palms Restaurant. Had a great dinner and good service.

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Mosgiel, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

We went there for a Christmas Staff do and also for a member leaving function. We had a private room with about 20 people Staff & partners. Great food, friendly staff and a fun night out. We provided our own entertainment. lots of laughs

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

In hindsight if I have visited the site before I went in then may be I wouldn't have tried The Palms. Have been wanting to try out The Palms for some times now and when I went in with my girlfriend this Saturday it was really dissapointing. From what I hear and can see from the price of the food,... More

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Came across this restaurant whilst travelling round New Zealand. Interior very welcoming and Staff very friendly. Being a picky eater I found the menu very limited for my tastes but what I chose was of excellent quality although portion sizes might have been bigger. Overall, a very nice place to eat.

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Having heard a lot of good feedback about the food and service at The Palms, I decided to bite the bullet and spend up for a small birthday celebration. The prices were as high as I was warned but the food fell short on the quality expected for such pricing. The entrée of breads and dips was very nice and... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

We had been to The Palms many times over the years but not since it went more 'up market'. It is lovely to sit by the big windows and watch the cars go by. We both had different mains - hubby said his pork was nice but the description on the menu promised more of a taste sensation than was... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
191 reviews 191 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Good service, lovely entrees and deserts, very generous truffles with the flat white at the end. But the main course was dry, over cooked steak, undercooked vegetables. Very disappointing. It was also very cold, diners staying in their jackets and heaters were being moved into the room as we ate. The heaters should have been in before the diners arrived.

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Bristol, England
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

I ate here twice during my stay in Dunedin and on both occasions hte food was excellent as was the service

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

I have eaten in quite a number of restaurants around Dunedin and in that time have had quite a few average meals (and some stunningly good ones) but this is the first time the food has been so bad that I have been motivated to leave feedback online. The Palm's looks nice inside, and the service was efficient enough in... More

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