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The Gallery Cafe Restaurant

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European, New Zealand, Gluten Free, Seafood
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416 Church St, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
06 357 3944
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Wanganui
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148 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As always a bit of a last minute decision, make an impromptu booking and was warmly greeted and seated. Service was prompt and friendly with recommendations. There is a great wine selection however I thought the menu could not to be to everyone's liking. Drinks delivered and orders taken. So as you can see a well run friendly restaurant however... More 

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Thank Shane N
Feilding, New Zealand
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wait staff were friendly and attentive but not obtrusive. Had to wait longer than anticipated for our meal which meant we were rushing to get to the Ballet afterwards. However, the duck & pork belly was a nice combination and the pan fried fish on mash was delicious. Nice music playing and not too loud. Nice and and toasty... More 

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Thank Katl0vr
Feilding, New Zealand
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

I come here a lot when taking friends out for lunch, Simon is always lovely, the staff are great. the Garlic bread is amazing! ;) food is always Delicious!

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Palmerston North
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

just came back from the gallery restaurant. my partner had the garlic prawns for starter and i had the scallops. both were excellent particularly the scallops they just melted in your mouth. mains, I had the john dory with mash stack and salad,partner had seafood pasta. both again were excellent. we have been here before about a year ago and... More 

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Gisborne, New Zealand
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

Three of us went for lunch at this restaurant. This was not the first time and nothing had changed. The service was great and the food delicious. This restaurant has a varied menu of which I have tried three different dishes and tasted others as well. Each time the experience has left me happy to come back as well as... More 

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Thank Robyn C
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

I went for morning tea and ordered a long black coffee, a bacon and spinach scroll and a date scone. The coffee was perfect, the scroll yummy and the scone was absolutely delicious. We asked for extra butter with the scone and it was given with a smile. Will definitely go back for lunch.

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Thank AllAboutTheCoffee
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The ambiance and service here is good but it was extremely warm and uncomfortable in the restaurant. I was very disappointed in the main of garlic prawns with tortellini with ricotta cheese which was doused in lemon juice. It was a horrible combination and very sour and bitter taste. It left me feeling quite nauseous. At $34 the price was... More 

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Levin, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Dined with friends, all of whom thoroughly enjoyed their meal, good service from very pleasant staff, willing to slightly tweak dishes to suit personal taste. Good value for money. If you have a sweet tooth try the chocolate fondant dessert.... delicious. Loof forward to a return visit.

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Thank Peter S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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206 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Nice restaurant with great friendly, helpful staff who gave good service. While the food was very good, the serving was basic - fish of the day was very fresh and very well cooked but more accompaniments would have made the price of $36 worth it, it was pretty much one piece of fish with salsa. Lamb was the same, very... More 

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Thank markilee
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Had a large group of 17 for a birthday dinner on Saturday night. Table set up in a quiet area of the restaurant. Great service and excellent food (no food left on anyone's plates). We had two children who enjoyed their meal choices which were well priced as well. There was an area set aside where the children could draw... More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings
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
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
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.

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