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) #13 of 158 Restaurants in Palmerston North $$ - $$$ European, , Fusion
194-200 Ruapehu Drive, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-357 4060
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“prawn salad” (3 reviews)
“wedges” (5 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
194-200 Ruapehu Drive, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We booked out the bar end of the restaurant for a private after wedding function. We dealt with Brad Yee who sorted out all the food for us and was accommodating when we needed more chairs and room. He was friendly and helpful while phoning...More

Thank JMD925
Reviewed 1 week ago

Friends of mine invited me to join them for "Friday Drinks" recently. Nice location in an upmarket area. Friendly staff and good atmosphere. But I was really surprised at the poor range of tap beers. Compared to other restaurant/bars in Palmerston North this was really...More

Thank MahaloPacific
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We have been here a couple of times for dinner so decided to try the lunch menu. We were not disappointed. As usual the service was brilliant, welcoming and friendly. We are always made to feel special whenever we dine here and this time was...More

Thank Deb M
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

First night of the new menu, absolutely delicious. I told the owner I gave it my own personal Michelin star and I meant it. Fabulous service too.More

Thank Brooke J
Rendezvous1234567, General Manager at Rendezvous, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Hi Brooke, A huge THANK YOU for taking the time to join us on the first day of our new Winter Menu, and for writing and posting this review and in particular for your Michelin Star! Head Chef Carissa and her team put a great...More

Reviewed 29 May 2017

Greeted at the bar by friendly staff who presented us with a basic bar food menu which we asked for. The menu was indeed basic and needed revitalizing to include a broader range. I settled on the wedges and my wife a garlic bread which...More

Thank josephrI7944GA
Rendezvous1234567, General Manager at Rendezvous, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Hi Joseph, Thanks for visiting us and for taking the time to write and post your review. I'm pretty certain the menu that you are referring to is our Bar Menu instead of our Brunch / Lunch or Dinner Menu, as the Bar Menu is...More

Reviewed 23 May 2017

Very friendly & welcoming, pleasant atmosphere. We had garlic ciabatta bread as a starter, sirloin steak as the main, which was cooked to our preference, portion size was more than adequate, dessert was divine. Came away feeling very satisfied & full. :) Fantastic service from...More

Thank Janzee2
Rendezvous1234567, Owner at Rendezvous, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Hi Jan, Thank you for taking the time to post this review. Your feedback is hugely valued by our team and we are so pleased that your thoroughly enjoyed your meals, and found Hannah's service fantastic. I'm incredibly proud of our talented team. Look forward...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

Not bad, BUT really 3 of them did not enjoy their meal - we do not recommend the fish as it was a bit over cooked - the salad was not too bad - steak standard!

1  Thank randl24
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Nice and quiet for the family but very cold on a wet and windy Palmy day .Glasses were dirty and one had a fly in it !! Meals were a mix of good to average and the service was only ok . Would not recommend...More

1  Thank Phonse-Charolette
Rendezvous1234567, General Manager at Rendezvous, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write and post your review. While we appreciate all constructive feedback, we do find yours more than a little disappointing. Weather in Palmy has not been the best this past season, but we certainly try to ensure that...More

Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We popped in during the afternoon to check the menu out as we had one vegetarian and gf making up the group of four. We booked and Arti gracefully reserved the table in front of the fire for us. We found the service friendly and...More

Thank rikrik10
Rendezvous1234567, General Manager at Rendezvous, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Hi Rik, Avery big thank you for taking the time to write and post your review. Our hard working team appreciate your very positive review and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

What a lovely restaurant. .the ambience was awesome..lovely friendly helpful staff..the food was amazing..Will definitely be back again..a great night had had by everyone. ..

1  Thank Liz K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 26
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 194-200 Ruapehu Drive, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-357 4060
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