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The Gallery Cafe Restaurant

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European, Dessert, Seafood, New Zealand
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416 Church St, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
06 357 3944
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9:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: An inviting oasis in the Central Business District of Palmerston North...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A must visit

Great service with a smile. A good selection of starters, light mains and mains. We started with garlic bread which was dripping, just the way we like it and was served with a drizzle of aioli and pesto on the plate. YUM. The chicken supreme was delicious. My partner had the porterhouse steak... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Bex K
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Great service with a smile. A good selection of starters, light mains and mains. We started with garlic bread which was dripping, just the way we like it and was served with a drizzle of aioli and pesto on the plate. YUM. The chicken supreme was delicious. My partner had the porterhouse steak which whilst looking like a pub meal... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

The service was fairly quick and the menu had enough choice for several visits. The scallops we had for a starter were good, but maybe lost the scallop taste among the coating. The Thai beef was a tasty main - not too hot. The lamb Nicoise was good, but would have benefitted from anchovies in my opinion. Overall, I like... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We had a work Christmas function here. I would describe it as a bit hit and miss because there were some average things about the place but some really good things as well. The service was excellent and really friendly. I had the garlic bread to start which was delicious! I then had a chicken curry as my main that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Had lunch here Tuesday 9 Dec 14. I had the open sandwich - it looked fantastic and tasted even better. My companions had lamb's fry and carbonara and their experience was the same

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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is a regular place for us, and Neil's and the party are always so friendly and prove fantastic service. Never get to have desserts but wow you should see them! Fantastic wine list which he prides himself on ,a definite must for people to try

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Blenheim, NZ
Top Contributor
220 reviews 220 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Drove around Palmy looking for a nice feed and boy did we find a good place. It's got a lovely feel about it with the art around the walls, friendly staff and great food. Really enjoyable.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Unfortunately, having a great atmosphere does not make up for what could be a great culinary experience. I've been to The Gallery a few times and like always, if I haven't had a good experience, I will give it another shot or two before writing a review. We were in recently with a group of friends this time, and unfortunately... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I went to this restaurant a couple of months back and I have to say my food was very good but there was a vegetarian person in our party and they didn't have any vegetarian meals. In the end he has to have the pasta without any meat. Not good.

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New Zealand
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My partner and I stopped in for lunch on our way into town on a Sunday. Only two other tables were in use when we arrived so we were seated promptly and given menus to peruse. Our drink orders (iced chocolate and hot chocolate, respectively) were taken quickly and we were then given time to look through the menu. I... More 

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Palmerston North
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68 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Although this restaurant was not our choice we had a pleasant evening and good food here with friends who were leaving the area. The garlic bread was a good starter for two people to nibble on and contained swirls of aioli and pesto to be mopped up with bread. The light menu was chosen by most of our group and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 416 Church St, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: 06 357 3944

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European, Dessert, Seafood, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:30 am - 9:00 pm

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