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La Patio Cafe & Bar

££ - £££, Cafe, European
140 Fitzherbert Ave, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
+64 6-356 5065
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (11 reviews)
“steak” (15 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 21:30All hours
New Zealand, Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
140 Fitzherbert Ave, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 97 reviews

Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed at the Hotel Coachman and had dinner at their restaurant. Very enjoyable meal, good service. Some mains were quite pricey for us ($30 plus) but had a cheaper range with nice steak and great chunky fries, burger, lamb shanks etc which were $25. Would...More

Thank Miranda R
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Had a beautiful meal here after finding most places closed today. It turned out to be a great choice. The steak is one of the best I've had in recent times; the salmon was very nice & moist; the pork belly was well prepared and...More

Thank Joanna W
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Staying at the Coachman I ate here twice for dinner. Prices were what I expect in NZ but portions were larger than I've been used to here, and everything was fresh. Fish and chips had 3 pieces of fish which were flaky and light. I...More

Thank drncc1701
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Called in recently just to grab a coffee with family from overseas - asked for a medium flat white, received a small. A small, lukewarm coffee which took half a century to arrive even though we were the only customers. Not cheap, either. And while...More

Thank taurros
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We'd had a long day and a substantial lunch, so we didn't need a big dinner, so we opted for the cafe menu, which was a little cheaper than the main menu, but still with a reasonable variety. We hadn't had any beef for over...More

Thank Murray L
Samuel-FOM, Front Office Manager at La Patio Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2016

Dear Murray L, Thank you for your excellent review of La Patio Café and Bar at Hotel Coachman. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed our items on the Café Menu and I will certainly share this with our chef and restaurant staff. We...More

Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Ate here a few weeks ago, and was suggested by a friend to try the scallops, and the steak. The scallops were okay. The steak was a massive let down. I had requested it medium, however it was well done to say the least. The...More

Thank josh r
Samuel-FOM, Front Office Manager at La Patio Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2016

Dear josh r, Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent dining experience in La Patio Café & Bar. I am sadden to hear that your beef dishes fell below our high standards, we take all feedback seriously. Our Kitchen Manager will be having a...More

Reviewed 9 September 2016

Four of us had lunch here - we each got something different and we all loved our meal. Try the corn fritters - just the best. Great service, and didn't have to wait long. Would definitely go again. Good prices too, just to top it...More

Thank bluehighway2016
Samuel-FOM, Front Office Manager at La Patio Cafe & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2016

Dear bluehighway2016, Thank you for your wonderful review of La Patio Café and Bar at Hotel Coachman. It is great to hear that you enjoyed our food and service and I will certainly pass on your feedback onto our Kitchen and Restaurant staff! We look...More

Reviewed 1 September 2016

We hadn't been here for some time and were very favourably impressed with the menu. We both had 3 courses and neither of us had a complaint about any of the food. George's steak was perfect and his cheese board was so good he needed...More

Thank Joan M
Reviewed 15 August 2016

A great place to go for somewhere a little more upmarket and enjoy anything from Breakfast to Dinner. The service is always very good and the food has always been enjoyable. Its been pretty quiet there most times we have visited and I think maybe...More

Thank charlene287
Reviewed 7 August 2016

I ordered a meal to be delivered to the nearby motel I was staying in, great idea, I thought to have what I expected to be a quality meal delivered to my door. I was very disappointed. The steak was not tender and the accompanying...More

Thank cynthia k
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$28
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
06:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Fitzherbert Ave, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-356 5065
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La Patio is one of Palmerston North’s finest restaurants. The restaurant has a welcoming ambience and with refurbishments completed there is no better place to dine.
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