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Bella's Cafe - CLOSED

No. 2 The Square, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-357 8616
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“cafe” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
No. 2 The Square, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 138 reviews

Reviewed 20 October 2016

Unfortunately Bella's has closed and been replaced by Table 188, which has moved into the premises. Bella's served beautiful food, and it was a delight to find Table 188 is keeping up the high standards

Thank mumble67
Reviewed 25 July 2016

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

Thank 545denice
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Mariion M
Reviewed 26 June 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...More

2  Thank Ray K
Reviewed 11 June 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...More

2  Thank brendalJ2024OF
Reviewed 11 June 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...More

1  Thank jabbahut1968
Reviewed 7 May 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...More

1  Thank Trippin_Team_T
Reviewed 18 March 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...More

1  Thank Joseph L
Reviewed 16 March 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...More

Thank Phoeberoe
Reviewed 29 February 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

Thank Jenny K
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 8 - USD 26
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
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: +64 6-357 8616
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