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The Brewer's Apprentice

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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, European, British
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334 Church Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand
+64 6-358 8888
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very popular Palmerston North eating house with a great selection of beers and wines. If you are looking for a good plateful of food from Fish and Chip to a good Steak then this is the place to go

Thank Malcolm S
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We visited The Brewers Apprentice last night as we were in town and wanted somewhere nice to go and eat with atmosphere. We were left standing around waiting to be seated. We gave up on the waitress bringing us menu so helped ourselves. No water was bought to the table, yet she was attending a table right next to us.... More 

Thank Mandy R
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017

meet a friend for a drink and chat - order the special steak and chips meal $15. Hugh steak, well cooked and loads of chips - downside mushroom sauce only had 2 mushrooms in it.

Thank Chapman R
Level Contributor
24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Good selection of beers, the food was tasty and not badly priced. Portions not huge but was enough to satisfy you. Staff were chatty friendly.

Thank Sophance
Cork, Ireland
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We had a couple of drinks here from the extensive selection of draft beers and wine list. We also shared some oriental bites which were very tasty.

Thank PHegarty
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

My partner and I try and go to brewers every Wednesday for the steak night. We both LOVE steak and have tried everywhere in Palmerston North but Brewer's are the only place that consistently get it perfect. The staff are always so pleasant and make it a pleasure to come. The woman who runs the Wednesday night shift (sorry I... More 

Thank Kirsty-funshine
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Had lunch there on Saturday, we ordered the chicken quesadilla, sesame crusted squid and the fried chicken. Disappointed in all three, the quesadilla was supposed to have salsa - didn't have any, the squid was overcooked and the fried chicken wasn't fried chicken as most places do - it was bread crumbed and looked like it was flash fried in... More 

Thank Jacqueline M
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Typical experience for after work Friday Night drinks and Food. Great outdoor gaden and the sun showed up. Food was good enough without being showy or flash. Tasty and flavoursome. Not fine dining but just the ticket after a long week working

Thank Alan M
Hawera, New Zealand
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a visit a couple weeks back. Service was great. Atmosphere nice. Toilets were dire though. Not clean. No toilet paper. Sticky floors. Really let the side down.

Thank SilicoJack
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Two couples, two gluten free people, one celiac, and they couldn't get it right! Refused to swap out onion rings on the steak for a small pile of salad greens, so we asked them to not have onion rings. So who do they do? Yep, they brought out bread crumbed onion rings on the celiacs' steak. When they were asked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 20
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, European, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 334 Church Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-358 8888

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