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Nero Restaurant

36 Amesbury Street, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-354 0312
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pumpkin risotto” (12 reviews)
“steak” (30 reviews)
“pork belly” (14 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
36 Amesbury Street, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Expensive, yes. But the food was worth it. Highly recommend the $95 aged steak cooked rare - good wines and the Japanese whiskey was interesting too!

1  Thank Ray K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our son & daughter in law took my wife & I out for special night, we decided on NERO based on their Tripadvisor reviews. WOW. entrees fabulous. Son & I had the steak, we are both still raving about it, best steak that we can...More

2  Thank lindsaysandra
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I had a very enjoyable dinnet at Nero.For me I had a Lamb dish with an Indian flovoured gravy which was as good a meal as I have ever had. The waitress recommended a Gewuztraminer to accompany the dish and itmatched it...More

2  Thank Willie0
Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

I recently took friends from Australia for dinner here. We each ordered different meals which were fabulously delicious. My friends are seasoned travellers and dine out frequently. They ranked this the best restaurant meals they've eaten yet. Ambience is excellent. Expensive but then you get...More

3  Thank Ropata51
Reviewed September 6, 2017

From our arrival to when we left our group was very well catered for - prompt service and the meals were without fault. Some may feel it's expensive, but for something special you get quality. Menu has a good variety and it's all silver service....More

2  Thank Jillian O
Reviewed August 15, 2017

Great environment but most of all I went there for the best meal in town. Excellence. The restaurant was homely warm and comfortable. The service was beyond expectation.

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2  Thank v_kirikiri
Reviewed August 13, 2017

The staff made it super special and the food and service was faultless.The steak with truffle butter was delicious Thank you so much.

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3  Thank Rblbsb
Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

Friday Night. Birthday romantic night out. Nero's does not dissapoint. Candlelight table. Fabulous service. Shared OP rib wirh Duck Fat Potatoes. Gimblett Graves Syrah. All beautifully presented and cooked. Just the right balance in food wine service and atmosphere. Highly recommended

4  Thank Alan M
Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

Nero is a fantastic place to go for a special dinner. The staff are friendly and food is beautifully cooked and presented. Recommend the aged steak if it is available; great to share as too much for one o think. The 'Best of everything Apple'...More

3  Thank EddyBray
Reviewed July 23, 2017

Being in the small town of Palmerston North, I had heard many a positive review and raves of great food from friends experiences at this prestigious restaurant, so decided was about time I tested it out for myself. I was not disappointed! Heading to neros...More

4  Thank Philip P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Amesbury Street, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-354 0312
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We met at periwinkles restaurant many years ago, both young, passionate and enthusiastic trainee chefs. One qualified, we opened our first restaurant 'Vasseur on Broadway' a successful boutique 35 seat restaurant which we owned and ran for 10 years. In 2000 we purchased and then transformed this beautiful 1920's homestead into what Nero is today. A few years on, with two wonderful boys- Jack and Harry, numerous awards, and a fantastic team of staff, we are still passionate and enthusiastic, but not as young as we once were! "NERO, WHER THE FOOD IS THE HERO" Yvette and Scott Kennedy PROPRIETERS
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