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The Gallery Cafe Restaurant

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416 Church St, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
+64 6-357 3944
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:30 am - 9:00 pm
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for dinner for my son's school leaving dinner, was a great set 3 course meal. Which we enjoyed, although I would have liked a little salad with my fish n chips, but otherwise it was yum! Great price for the food and drinks we had. Very friendly and helpful staff.

Thank hayleym122
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited last weekend. From the street the restaurant looks fairly average but once you get inside it is totally different. It is a very welcoming environment with lovely easy chairs, amazing art and a very comfortable dining setup. The service was exceptional, the food excellent with a generous servings and the wine list had good wines at fair prices... More 

Thank Zoe S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Absolutely beautiful entrée, main and dessert. Very reasonable. Staff friendly and welcoming. Recommend and would return again for meal.

Thank Bev S
Napier, New Zealand
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

Our nuclear family like this place. Food is always good. Staff are excellent. Decor is tasteful except for the large novelty canine pictures. Love the brass and copper accents around. Our Kids fish and chips had real fish made into fingers, which she loved. Her dessert was a work of art. Needs a better beer selection for me.

Thank Local_Diner840
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

The Gallery Café Restaurant is a fantastic place to dine and wind-down for the evening. It's has a unique style that is aimed at a mature and sophisticated audience. The restaurant layout is spacious and has a fine display of art. It has a wonderful European menu with many great dishes and an impressive selection of wines. I would encourage... More 

Thank Goodwin W
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Food was delicious Well cooked and great flavors It was a really cold night but the Gallery restaurant was warm and cosy Comfy chairs and nice music Great service Staff were happy to help when I asked about gluten free dishes and there were several options Really happy to have come here Would definitely recommend and will be back

Thank Bec M
New Zealand
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71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Dropped in for lunch with the family and was greeted by very pleasant staff, table and menu provided. Water poured and bottle left, Tap Water we think. Two Eggs Bene's and Lamb ordered. The Gallery has a reasonable selection of Wines, Cocktails and Bouquet Beers. Soft drinks per normal. All of the above reasonably priced. Parking is limited especially on... More 

Thank Ambflyer1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

I love going with the wife here. Food and service are wonderful. Gluten free food is easy to get. It's not the expensive for what you get either. We always have the steak, absolutely perfect.

Thank David J
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

Absolutly great good selection, of food very friendly also caters for lactose free people (not many do) Will call again peacefull and quite very reasonably priced

Thank Lorraine F
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016

Great service; friendly staff. A while since last visit; won't be long til next. Prawns with roast walnuts were fantastic. Chocolate fondant with white chocolate ice cream sublime.

Thank Tina S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
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: +64 6-357 3944
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?