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La Patio Cafe & Bar

140 Fitzherbert Ave, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
06 356 5065
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $28
Cuisines: European, Café, New Zealand, Pasta
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: La Patio is one of Palmerston North’s finest restaurants. The restaurant has a welcoming ambience and with refurbishments completed there is no better place to dine.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: La Patio is one of Palmerston North’s finest restaurants. The restaurant has a welcoming ambience and with refurbishments completed there is no better place to dine.
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English first
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We went to La Patio for my birthday as it was on a Monday and few places are open that evening. The service was okay, not fantastic but acceptable. The light meal that I ordered was a reasonable size and the side salad very large. However, the main courses that my companions ordered were ridiculously small and it was just... More

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Whakatane, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Dinner was a succes tonight at La Patio! The past few time I have been to La Patio for dinner the staff is quite slow and do not put very much effort in what they do. Tonight was very much the opposite, drinks came out about a minute after they were ordered, only a short wait for food and the... More

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Howick, Auckland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We dined here several times. Staff were excellent, food consistently good and reasonably priced. Had to question the Christmas lights on the ceiling - totally out of keeping with otherwise excellent decor. Nice outside bar for meeting for a drink or a coffee any time of day, popular after work.

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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

good staff and service food was great and staff attentive .nice atmosphere surrounded by garden. The cost was good value and it was nice sitting out in the sun

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New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I dine here on a regular basis for lunches, great value and tasty meals. The surroundings are always pleasant and the wonderful service makes for an enjoyable dining experience!

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We went to La Patio for my partners 50th for lunch. There was 20 of us and we had booked ahead. The duty manager Tama & his team were friendly, helpful & accomodating towards our large group. All our guests were impressed with the meals. My Salmon cake on mesclun topped with a poached egg was crispy on the outside... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

I love the way Palmy restaurants allow charge back to all sorts of motels. I'm staying nearby and popped over for supper. The service was prompt and pleasant, the wine was good, and the food well presented and fresh. And the dressing on the clam dish was _very_ tasty. If I have a grumble, it's that I would have liked... More

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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72 reviews 72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The restaurant needs an uplift and fairy lights are not really in keeping with a nice restaurant. Good menu, however meals are expensive. Wait staff are young and need a bit more training in hospitality.

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Valencia, California
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346 reviews 346 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We ate here serval times while we stayed at the nearby hotel. The breakfasts were buffet and does not vary. We found out later you can ask for eggs cooked differently than the scramble. The dinners and lunches we had here were excellent. Okay wine list. Staff very nice, service can be slow if they are having a large party... More

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Palmerston North
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91 reviews 91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We were given a gift voucher for this restaurant as the donor knew how much we enjoyed our meals at this restaurant. Used it today and again we were not disappointed. George thought his steak excellent and he would order it again, and I really enjoyed my caesar salad. Unfortunately they didn't have any carrot cake but next time!

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