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Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art

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Cafe, New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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349 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
6463457770
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07:00 - 16:00
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Whanganui, New Zealand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Good range of cabinet food but have not ordered of the menu. Best sandwiches in town, chicken or beef on rye bread.

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Thank fromdownunder2016
Te Aroha M, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this review

Hi fromdownunder 2016 Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Parnells Cafe. Your comments are most appreciated and I hope you continue to visit Parnells Cafe and give us feedback that helps us deliver the best food and service we can. Many thanks. More 

manawatu
Level Contributor
19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Awful food is best description of what is on offer at Parnells Café. Took two visitors from out of town there for lunch, one of them had to send her plate return to the kitchen and have it made into a sandwich. Glasses were old and scratched, cups and plates not cleared from previous customers and sparrows were flying around... More 

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Thank anuann
Te Aroha M, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this review

Hi Anuann I have taken note of your issues and will discuss them with our cafe manager. I'm sure we will be able to make changes to improve on the points you have made. The birds are a huge nuisance and we have tried a number of remedies which seem to work for a short time. My apologies for your... More 

Whanganui, New Zealand
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Was really nice, as most of us ordered the same thing (broccoli salad) they didn't have enough for a full serve for me, so offered another salad 1/2 portion which was delicious and very generously sized! Nice sitting outside in the sun. Recommend.

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Thank Nikki G
Te Aroha M, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this review

Thank you Nikki G. I'm really pleased that your lunch was enjoyable and that the salad substitution was good. Very much appreciate your positive comments. More 

Havelock North, New Zealand
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Had heard great things went for lunch and waited nearly an hour for food good was undercooked and probably wouldn't return

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Thank Fiona B
Te Aroha M, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this review

Hi Fiona B I am so sorry that your lunch was disappointing for you. I will follow up on this. Our customers are very important to us and poor service is a major concern. I hope you will return and that Parnells will provide the excellent food and service you deserve. More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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535 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Met up with friends over coffee at this cafe. It has a pleasant relaxing atmosphere with both indoor seating and a courtyard with outdoor tables. The extensive range of creative art on display and for sale adds a special vibrant character to the cafe. Easy accessible parking is available on site(including a mobility parking space near the rear entrance, on... More 

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Thank Marque01
Te Aroha M, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this review

Hello Marque01 Your review of Parnells Cafe covers points that are important to us and I thank you for the very positive comments you make. We appreciate all feedback from our customers and strive to provide the best service and food possible. Thank you for taking the time to share your Parnells experiemce with us. More 

Hawera, New Zealand
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

A very nice place to have breakfast , Lunch or just some refreshment's. Always have a nice choice, prompt service and relaxing surroundings, something to read , or art's and craft's to view or purchase and of course the food is wonderful.

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Thank John & Cheryl H
Te Aroha M, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this review

Dear John & Cheryl H Thank you so much for making Parnells a regular stopping point. It is always very gratifying to hear that our customers enjoy our food, service and environment. These are our priorities and we try to consistently get them right. Thanks again for choosing to come to Parnells.. More 

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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Just to say your coffee and eggs Bene are perfect. Only been here a few times but each time has been great. Never tried the deserts as we don't eat them. They do look lovely though. Keep up the good work. A++

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Thank Mike D
Te Aroha M, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this review

WOW - high commendation indeed. Thank you MikeD. It means a great deal to us to receive feedback like yours. This is what we strive for and appreciate so much. Also always happy to receive any recommendations that help us deliver the best we can to our customers. More 

Whanganui, New Zealand
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Good place to meet and enjoy time together - service was good and food very tasty and without having to listen to loud music

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Thank john752016
Te Aroha M, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this review

Hi John752016 Thank you for your very positive review. Every customer deserves the best of food and service and pleasant surroundings. I share your sentiment on loud music! I hope you continue to have very positive experiences at Parnells. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Popped in for lunch the other dat...never been there before. There were only four of us, but three had to send their meals back because they weren't hot enough! Not a good percentage....esp. Something as basic as mince on toast....and when they returned it, they'd clearly simply shoved the plate in to microwave and zapped it to death. That way,... More 

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Thank Zinc707
Te Aroha M, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this review

Hi Zinc707 Firstly, I do like your sense of humour. Not so hot - indeed! I am ashamed that your food was so poorly presented and even more that the dishes returned were not fresh. This is serious and our cafe manager will be following up on this immediately. Every customer deserves the best food we can produce and clearly... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

This little Cafe was right next door to my Motel (Siena Motor Lodge) Went several times to eat here. Great selection of excellent food, and pricing was very affordable. Staff were great - and establishment was very clean. Only downside was they were always so busy so queues were slower at times - but it was well worth the wait.... More 

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Thank Jeanne N
Te Aroha M, Owner at Parnells Cafe Gallery and Garden Art, responded to this review

WOW Jeanne. Thank you SO much for your wonderful review. It means a great deal to us to receive a commendation like yours. I'm sure Nadine and the staff will be stoked to read your comments. Along with your fabulous comments we take on board that issue of timeliness. Sincere thanks. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 13
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 16:00
Monday
07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 16:00
Thursday
07:00 - 16:00
Friday
07:00 - 16:00
Saturday
07:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 349 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Whanganui
  • Phone Number: 6463457770
Description
Fresh, homemade food and Mojos coffee. Always a must in Wanganui to eat, coffee and view gallery. Fantastic gelato.

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