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Bella's Cafe

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No. 2 The Square, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
6463578616
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9:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
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North Island, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is such a great place, standards similar to European restaurants. The food has amazing flavours and the presentation is fantastic.

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Thank 545denice
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

You cannot go wrong with the menu here. Desserts are ultra decadent so make sure you save room for one!

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Thank Mariion M
Feilding
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

This used to be our favourite place, but the standards have fallen markedly with Alastair's departure. A cafe or restaurant is not just about a great chef, it us about service, atmosphere and staff. It us those last three that have left along with our desire to go back

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2 Thank Ray K
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

On a very rare date night we opted for Bella's. Always good we thought! How wrong we were! Appalling service and after an hour and a half of waiting for mains we were advised that the"computer system" had lost our order. At that point we left so we can't comment on the quality of the food. Very random, too many... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

This used to be one of our favourite places in Palmy. No longer. The service is abysmal. In short they over booked and the meals are coming out excruciatingly slowly. The place feels in chaos. There is no rhyme or reason to meals coming out of the kitchen. The speed of service is pathetic. (Tastes ok when it eventually gets... More 

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1 Thank jabbahut1968
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I recently dined at Bellas for an anniversary dinner. Having dined here previously, I must say the food and service was not as good. I now see by reading other reviews that Bellas has changed hands. It's a shame that it shows as this place was top notch. I had the fish and my husband had the... More 

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1 Thank Trippin_Team_T
Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Outstanding meals, service was top notch, very attentive. Couldn't be more accomodating or polite with our booking at short notice. Plenty of meal choices for a large group like ours, all were delicious. Well thought out wine list, by bottle or glass. Will be going back again soon.

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1 Thank Joseph L
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Bella's used to be a favourite restaurant, but it has changed hands and its look. The look is a bit odd, Crown Lynn plates on the wall, a corridor front entry, it used to be stylish and European. I am not sure what the overall decoration is intended to convey now. The service was very good. But my Thai chicken... More 

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Thank Phoeberoe
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

Very quick with the service -friendly staff -we had this recommended to us by the motel owner and it didn't disappoint but impress -well priced and great atmosphere -every one was tucking into their meal which was a great sign and the place was bust

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Thank Jenny K
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016

A lovely place to meet friends and enjoy a lovely meal. I have celebrated several birthday lunches here. The food is varied and great quality. The service has always been good, The tables are well spaced out, which allows for easy conversations. The meet and greet is always special. I believe it has recently changed hands, and I have not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $27
Cuisine
Gluten Free Options, European, New Zealand
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No. 2 The Square, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: 6463578616

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