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The Gallery Cafe Restaurant

416 Church St, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
06 357 3944
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Cuisines: European, Dessert, Seafood, New Zealand
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: An inviting oasis in the Central Business District of Palmerston North, The Gallery offers delicious food, an excellent wine list, and stimulating art. A visit here is a wonderful opportunity to indulge the senses, to experience our Mediterranean/European influenced cuisine, friendly service, fine Vittoria coffee and an appreciation for local as well as international artwork, music and other talent.Vibrant colours in artwork create a visual sensation just as food and wine create textural sensations on the palate. Appreciation is personal in all art forms, and it is our desire to satisfy your needs with rewarding your senses.
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English first
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

I visited The Gallery with some work friends and found the Food was pretty delicious, service was pretty good, it was a quiet evening with not many other people in. It was a nice welcoming environment and I had salt and pepper squid with salad, it was one of the best salt and pepper squid dishes I have ever tasted,... More

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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I was made to feel like an old friend who had come to visit by all the staff! So accomodating of food allergies and the wine selection is sublime! I highly recommend any seafood dish

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Adelaide, Australia
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109 reviews 109 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We had an entree of crumbed scallops; soft but overcooked with little taste. Mains we had a linguine seafood which was OK, and the artichoke and roasted tomato risotto; blobby, no taste nor texture. Left most of it but staff did not enquire why! In fact after ordering and getting our meals and wine the staff did not come back... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

A party of several people went as part of annual get together - we choose a different restaurant every six months. We found booking and service a breeze - courteous, good level of attention at the table (just right - drinks filled, table cleared and tidy, delays just right to have a drink and chat between focussing on the meal.)... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

The food was great and there was a good range of drinks available. They also offer BYO wine, which we didn't know beforehand. I had the beef fillet steak and others in our party had the venison (great), pork (one of the best meals he's had in Palmerston North), chicken curry (not as flavourful as she had hoped) and Thai... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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20 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I went here with 2 others for lunch recently. I had the chicken curry. It was absolutely delicious. The other 2 people I dined with were equally impressed with their meals. The service was very good. The waitresses were polite and attentive without being overbearing. I used my entertainment book gold card which meant one of the means was free... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

My husband and I had a wonderful lunch here yesterday and will certainly be back. I had the scallops which were amazing and very filling. My husband had the fish which came seated on a truly magnificent salad. The service was prompt but not in-your-face. We did not have to wait long for the meal and enjoyed a drink before... More

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Palmerston North
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28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013 via mobile

We had a party of 6 of us dine for lunch. Unfortunately we were seated by the door and every time it was opened, and often left open which we closed, we caught a cold draught. The meals were excellent and we were all happy with that. The part I was unhappy was with was when we left. Being 3... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

The meals lacked flavour and my chicken was undercooked - I expected a little more value for money as it was our wedding anniversary and we don't often go out.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

We went with two friends and really enjoyed our experience. The entrees were just the right size and very tasty, and the mains were delicious. One of our diners had the seafood pasta and it looked delicious. For dessert my partner and I shared the sticky date pudding which was delicious. I don't think we even left a crumb. The... More

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