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Bethanys

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
European, New Zealand, International
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32A The Square, Palmerston North, New Zealand
3516322
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77 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hadn't been for a little while so back to see if the Tempura Battered Fish was the same great meal as last time and guess what, it was exactly as it was last time, delicious. Great to see consistency in food preparation. Apart from the Fish, there is still a great Menu selection of course, with reasonable prices compared to... More 

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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What is better than great food and great service and always being grated with a smile then the option to sit upstairs or down stairs or outside is great

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Thank Ayla T
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had not been to Bethany's for quite some time, was very disappointed to not even try the food. We waited in the entrance along with another group for around 8 minutes with no greeting or service, only to receive eye contact from one of the waitresses. They seemed unorganized & distracted. We made the decision to leave. We are definitely... More 

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Thank Simon W
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly team that gave me some great menu advice and the meal lived up to expectations. Would definitively return to this place in the square.

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Thank Paul53D
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bit of a shambles really Disorganised and disappointing Under Staffed which reflected bad service Ordered cabinet food, didn't get what we ordered, however after waiting forever we didn't object to a totally didfferent choice of food as we were traveling and needed to get back on the road Then got cold fries on side that were stale, no sauce or... More 

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Thank Howard k
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to eat. Go occasionally for lunch, the last time I had the chicken and mush room filo which was very tasty. When we have been for dinner, had the steak - truly the best steak in Palmy.

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Thank marg0bebb
Brighton, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

Bethany's is in the centre of the city and ideally placed in the Square for a coffee break or lunch time snack. The coffee is great and the food is excellent. We had a bowl of nachos dripping in cheese. Well worth a look if you're around the square and need a break.

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Thank Journeyman4
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

The service was great, we asked the waiter if we could change our table because the table next to us had a very loud screaming baby and the waiting staff were very understanding and quick to shuffle things around. They're the only reason this is not a lower rating because everything else was pretty 'meh' but not for 'meh' prices!... More 

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Thank electricgillman
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Always a great place or lunch or dinner. Clean, great service, great food, great value and lovely location looking out on to The Square and Clock Tower.

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Thank Dawn_Jefferies
Levin, New Zealand
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

My first impression of Bethany's was not a good one. Soon after arriving I went to use the bathroom only to find it extremely dirty, ( I wont go into the details). Toilet roll holders were also empty, and the upstairs bathroom was slightly better only the foot pedal on the rubbish bin was broken meaning you had to use... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Scenic view
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32A The Square, Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: 3516322

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?