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The Gallery Cafe Restaurant

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Seafood, Dessert, European, 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • 20
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
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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
Quick and Easy Business Lunch

Had a catch up with a couple of colleagues here for lunch. This was an excellent choice. The food was delivered quickly and was hot and fresh. I have a couple of food issues so often change the menu item to suit my dietary needs. I was really impressed not only how happy they were to do this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Juliette D
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Foxton Beach, null, New Zealand
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  • Families with children
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Foxton Beach, null, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Had a catch up with a couple of colleagues here for lunch. This was an excellent choice. The food was delivered quickly and was hot and fresh. I have a couple of food issues so often change the menu item to suit my dietary needs. I was really impressed not only how happy they were to do this for me... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Excellent dining experience . I took my Mum and Dad here I was so impressed by the food and service. Perfect amount of time between entrees , mains and dessert . I had the blood orange cream brulee , it was to die for ♥

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant 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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27 reviews 27 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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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223 reviews 223 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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: Seafood, Dessert, European, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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