Bethany’s Restaurant & Cafe
(City Council Building)
Palmerston North City 06-351 6322
- Mon – Sat 9am – Late
- Sun 9am – 5pm
- Business Dining
- Conference Facilities
- Scenic View
- Private Dining Room
- Private Functions
- Payment Types: EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard
- Price Range: Spendy, $25 - $35
- Dress Code: Casual
- Alcohol: Beer, Wine
- Parking: Free Off-Street, Pay & Display
- Good For Groups: Yes
- Good For Children: Yes
- Takes Reservations: Yes
- Dietary Restrictions: Vegetarian, Gluten-free
- Outdoor Seating: Yes
- Meals: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Bethany’s Restaurant and Cafe boasts some of the best views of any restaurant in Palmerston North.
Each dish is designed to be a mouth-watering feast for the senses. Bethany’s offers an intriguing mix of English and Mediterranean cuisine, with a few Island surprises!
Executive Head Chef Reuben Leung Wai has enjoyed a highly distinguished career, and prior to starting Bethany’s, was considered to be one of the top Chefs in London.
There is seating upstairs, downstairs and outside. The upstairs area can seat up to 120 people, and provides a sweeping view of the beautifully refurbished Square.
19 Reviews for Bethany’s Restaurant & Cafe
Each time I was very impressed.
The waiting staff are attentive but unobtrusive.
The restaurant with it park like surroundings make it a pleasant and peaceful place to dine.
The food – is delicious (and that is an understatement !).
It is always presented in a very appealing way and the staff always ask if everything is O.K.
I personally recommend it and will continue to dine there.
A group of us went there recently for a friend’s birthday dinner. We started with platters and breads, which were all quite nice. The bread came with and without cheese and was drenched in oil. It was a bit greasy but tasted good. The platters had meat skewers covered in dukkah (bit dry but tasted ok), prawn skewers, ham, salami, salmon, a weirdly large amount of mescalin leaves (seemed pointless), fried crumbed fish, fish cakes, sun dried tomatoes, olives, feta and bread. The mussels were the only unappealing item on the platter. I didn’t taste one but three people near me said they were slimy and “disgusting”.
I ordered the pork belly for my main. It was a big chunk of meat and for the most part pretty tasty. It sat on a mash, which was more like crushed potatoes but tasty nevertheless, and had two battered onion rings. Some parts of the pork were a little bit tough to be honest, though I may have been a bit more critical as I had recently eaten the sticky, tender belly at Bellas.
My girlfriend had the salmon, which she enjoyed. The only downside was the tomato sauce with the dish was a little overpowering, she thought.
We ate too much to have dessert but it was a good night complete with great service and a pleasant atmosphere. I’ll definitely go back.
The service wasn’t great though and the food is what made it better. Felt like they had forgotten about us and waitresses spent a lot of time chatting to each other rather than noticing when customers needed something. So, customer service could be improved. Improved!! However good food, good portions, reasonable prices and lovely atmosphere! Worth checking out!!
Service was attentive without being over-bearing, and atmosphere better than many.
Wine was reasonably priced, and overall the meal was very good value for money. I’ll be back
straight away and shown a table, the staff were friendly and professional. The food didn’t take
long to arrive and was presented really well, I had the savory pancake and it was honestly one of the best meals I’ve had in palmerston, and we’ve pretty much been everywhere!! will be going there for weekend breakfasts from now on, no where else compares!!