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La Patio Cafe & Bar

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140 Fitzherbert Ave, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
+64 6-356 5065
06:30 - 21:30
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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217 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our third choice and it was not a good experience. New chef, not such good food and there just was just something missing. My Eggs Benedict had clear runny insides, my son got what he was expecting in a Thai Salad (beef strips on top of a salad sort of thing etc. George thought his steak was OK... More 

Thank Joan M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for high tea today at La Patio. I highly recommend this because the staff were very attentive. They treated us like royalty, and brought us more food without even being asked. The food was presented lovely, and was delicious. It was a good value for what you get. It was so good, it compared to high tea in... More 

Thank Ruth D
Sydney, Australia
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200 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

very,happy that this restaurant took orders until 9.30pm as,we,arrived,there,not long before hand and we still wanted a meal. Staff extremely efficient and friendly. Meal - really, really good and excellently presented. Breakfast the following morning was ....ok...

1 Thank Greg W
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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123 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Came here with a local friend on a Monday night given many places closed for dinner on Mondays. Very friendly service but a tad slow at times. To be fair we were also rather early and the wait staff was the only one there then. We had two different types of steaks. Grilled nicely. My friend's came with humongous fries... More 

Thank Alvin N
Westport, West Coast, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the Hotel Coachman and had dinner at their restaurant. Very enjoyable meal, good service. Some mains were quite pricey for us ($30 plus) but had a cheaper range with nice steak and great chunky fries, burger, lamb shanks etc which were $25. Would go again,

Thank Miranda R
Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Had a beautiful meal here after finding most places closed today. It turned out to be a great choice. The steak is one of the best I've had in recent times; the salmon was very nice & moist; the pork belly was well prepared and very tasty- cooked to perfection and the lamb rack tender and tasty. We also enjoyed... More 

Thank Joanna W
Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Staying at the Coachman I ate here twice for dinner. Prices were what I expect in NZ but portions were larger than I've been used to here, and everything was fresh. Fish and chips had 3 pieces of fish which were flaky and light. I had pork belly the second day and it was again a great portion (2 pieces)... More 

Thank drncc1701
Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Called in recently just to grab a coffee with family from overseas - asked for a medium flat white, received a small. A small, lukewarm coffee which took half a century to arrive even though we were the only customers. Not cheap, either. And while we were having that coffee, the staff member was actually vacuuming the floor around us!... More 

Thank taurros
Christchurch, New Zealand
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103 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We'd had a long day and a substantial lunch, so we didn't need a big dinner, so we opted for the cafe menu, which was a little cheaper than the main menu, but still with a reasonable variety. We hadn't had any beef for over a week, so opted for the rib-eye steak. It was well-proportioned and tastefully presented, with... More 

Thank Murray L
Samuel-FOM, Front Office Manager at La Patio Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Dear Murray L, Thank you for your excellent review of La Patio Café and Bar at Hotel Coachman. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our items on the Café Menu and I will certainly share this with our chef and restaurant staff. We look forward to welcoming you again. Kind Regards, Samuel Biddle Front Office Manager More 

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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Ate here a few weeks ago, and was suggested by a friend to try the scallops, and the steak. The scallops were okay. The steak was a massive let down. I had requested it medium, however it was well done to say the least. The broccolini appeared to have boiled for 30 mins in dish water. Side of fries were... More 

Thank josh r
Samuel-FOM, Front Office Manager at La Patio Cafe & Bar, responded to this review

Dear josh r, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent dining experience in La Patio Café & Bar. I am sadden to hear that your beef dishes fell below our high standards, we take all feedback seriously. Our Kitchen Manager will be having a meeting today with his team to bring up your points raised and implement actions on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 28
European, New Zealand, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Fitzherbert Ave, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-356 5065
La Patio is one of Palmerston North’s finest restaurants. The restaurant has a welcoming ambience and with refurbishments completed there is no better place to dine.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?