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Bella's Cafe

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
Brighton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We arrived late in the city and were looking for somewhere to eat late. While it was clear that the restaurant was winding down, they couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating and served us up a great plate of pasta. While we only stayed for half an hour, the service was warm and efficient and the food was great!... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Love this restaurant ,food is consistently excellent and nice menu choices.It also has a nice ambience and well trained staff.Highly recommend and you really need to book

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Wanganui
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

Fridays night, driving home from work, decide it's been a long busy week I think we deserve to go out for a great diner, we called on place nearby and all we got was an answer phone so we left a message but 30 minutes later no reply so we jump on trip advisor and bella's is listed as a... More

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Palmerston North
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81 reviews 81 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Our visit to Bella's Cafe for an evening meal was met with excellent service throughout the night and main courses that were extremely tasty and well balanced. For those with larger appetites a side order of vegetables would be a good idea as the meal size was more for a small to moderate diner. Desserts were varied and about $16,... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Bellas is the place to go for a quiet, well presented eveing dining experiance. Although this is first time we have been there, we have missed out before so booking is advised. It seems to be well visited and is one of the better places to go to in Palmy. The meals are well presented and cooked to your requirements,... More

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New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Excellent service - loved the Thai Chicken curry. Waiters were friendly but not over bearing, Restaurant was busy (always a good sign) so pleased we had booked.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

From the street this looks like a pretty basic cafe, but the food and service are far better than I was expecting. I had a three course meal, and each course was well-sized, beautifully presented, excellently cooked, and delicious! I thought it was a little pricey, but it was easily the best meal I have had in Palmy, and as... More

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Feilding, New Zealand
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59 reviews 59 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Good selection of meals on offer, nicely presented. Excellent attentive service from staff. A pleasant experience

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Hong Kong, China
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370 reviews 370 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
281 helpful votes 281 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We had a quick business lunch during the week and the decor, food and service were all very good. The daily soup (Chowder) was excellent, Most tables were busy so it seems we weren't the only ones impressed in this "interesting" town!

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

It has been a while since I have been to Bella's but we had a lovely time. Booked 15 minutes before and they were very accommodating, and the menu displayed true creativity. My venison was cooked to perfection as was my cousin's beef dish. Wonderful fast service and a lovely experience.

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