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No. 2 The Square, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
06 357 8616
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Sure its a busy time of the year with work Xmas parties and maybe volume is difficult to manage with a high standard of cuisine but felt there was room to do better. Food was average which was disappointing as we had been recommended it as an alternative to Aberdeen who were fully booked and unable to take us. Placed... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The food and wine menus covers a wide range of options. The preparation and quality of the food was fantastic. The service was exemplary. A very enjoyable dining experience.

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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

In my opinion, one of the best restaurants in town. The meal was well presented and tasted great, The service was 2nd to none. Ours was a quiet night but Bella's is usually very busy making reservations essential.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Decided to drop into Bella's cafe after seeing their reviews on TripAdvisor. Went in by 10.30 and we were the only ones in the place...true to their rating, their food was excellent, well presented and the coffee was really good. Great staff as well. Definitely worth a visit

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This is the second time going to Bella's and the food and service is excellent. Alistair puts in a huge effort to make sure everything is as it should be. Going regularly to the best restaurant's in Sydney, the quality of the food and presentation here rivals most. Palmerstonians should have Bella's at the top of their list - enjoy... More 

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New Zealand
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This was our second time here and we were celebrating an anniversary. Excellent meal, delicious in fact and we were very impressed with the service. At one point I dropped my knife when eating our entree. We were at a table a little away from others, no other diners really close and within 2 mins a waiter appeared at our... More 

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Auckland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

All the components of a great restaurant are met at Bella's! We went there for dinner, and ended up having an entrée, mains, desert and a glass of wine due to exceptional, friendly servicef. I highly recommend it as a restaurant to please anyone's tastebuds on any occasion. The food was thoroughly enjoyable and each course was very tasty.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Consistently by far the best dining experience you'll ever get in Palmerston North, Exceptional service from dedicated people with a passion for delivering the ultimate dining experience. The cuisine is first class with an extensive array of sensational dishes. Pricing is incredibly reasonable for the award winning cuisine, top that off with 1 ST class service and its no wonder... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This used to be my restaurant of choice in Palmerston North. The food is still exceptional, and the desert cabinet is amazing. However the service the night we dined here was a little on the strange side. Our waiter was clearly not having a great night, and seemed to be quite inattentive. Also the front of house staff seemed a... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Excellent service from the moment we entered. Tasty soup- pumpkin cashew flavored soup, cauliflower truffle flavored soup, whitebait beautifully presented stack and pork belly with yummy crackling, pannacotta and pear brioche. Wow this was the best and compares with every top restaurant we have visited.

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Address: No. 2 The Square, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
Phone Number: 06 357 8616
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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