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) #14 of 156 Restaurants in Palmerston North ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ European, , Fusion
194-200 Ruapehu Drive, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-357 4060
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • 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
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194-200 Ruapehu Drive, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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 14 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 17 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 17 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
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

4 of us went for dinner, waiter service was great , could not fault it. We all enjoyed meals, nicely presented but green curry Main could have had more chicken. Spare ribs best I have had . Overall very good and would return.

Thank Julie A
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Had a meeting here for work and very lucky as the food is beautiful. It was a week day so nice and quiet. Lovely atmosphere

Thank lanceandange
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 13 - US$ 27
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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