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Murphy's Law Irish Bar

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481 Main St, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
+64 6-568 8400
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10:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 09:00 - 03:00
Sat 10:00 - 03:00
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The meal was absolute rubbish - I ordered steak, eggs, chips and mushrooms. When meal finally arrived there was on solitary egg on my plate, chips looked like they had been reheated and the toughest piece of steak that I have had to chew through in years. No mushrooms. My Wife ordered chicken pasta tasteless and watery. We will never... More 

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Thank Russell N
Hastings
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Massive servings and good prices drinks are really good and kids meals great unfortunately the chicken was chewy and old and thesteak was off and very old the smell was so bad unfortunately could not eat anything else went on a Thursday night and we were the only ones here feel really disappointed as the first time we came here... More 

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Thank sharnabeale811
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016

My son and his wife and I went there recently for a meal but didn't get that far and left before ordering. On entering the staff were sitting around a table playing some sort of game. Maybe poker? Not sure but they were not in any hurry to attend to us. We wanted to order drinks first and asked for... More 

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Thank rockchick54
Palmerston North
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Its a while since I last visited this bar, so I was curious to see how it was going. To summarize: very slow service & the worst pub grub I have ever eaten! I usually try to say something positive, but there was nothing good to say.

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Thank iotapeter
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2015

The Place is still enjoyable, but with the pokies bing in your face downstairs it seems cramped, and not as comfortable environment.

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Thank Patrick W
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2014

I have had the pleasure of tasting authentic Irish from the kitchen of Murphy's Law Irish Bar at least twice in the past month. Once was during a Friday night out with friends and more recently during a mid week quiz night out. For many years, this restaurant location in Drury was known as something else. On both occasions I... More 

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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2014 via mobile

The best Irish stew in palmy! Great pub atmosphere and friendly staff. Nothing better than relaxing on the comfy couch in front of the fire watching the rugby with your mates and munching on gorgeous comfort food.... and this from a girl who hates rugby!

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Thank Beth129
Napier
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 October 2013 via mobile

Went for the brunch special in the weekend and it was great. Spend as much as you want and build your own meal. Great value.

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Thank Palmyman
Melbourne, Australia
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275 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2012 via mobile

Menu is very much a pub menu and the food is okay. We were the only people in the restaurant. Very, very average service. Probably would not return.

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Thank drtgfnz
Oroua Downs, New Zealand
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106 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2012

Menu is very limited to similar type foods - the pizza is really good. Have been before with a large group and they managed that really well (16 people). Seems to lack atmosphere.

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Thank LMB27958

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
09:00 - 03:00
Saturday
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 481 Main St, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-568 8400

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