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Village Inn - CLOSED

360 Albert Street, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-358 4999
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good31%
  • Average26%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible0%
26 Feb 2016
18 Feb 2016
“Food good, service needs tweaking”
Restaurant Hours Closed
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
360 Albert Street, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
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Reviewed 27 February 2016

No longer the Village inn, now Farmers ???? It reopened a week ago, and we were reserved on Friday night for dinner. The noise was unbelievable, and we had to keep asking the waitress to repeat everything. We waitied a long time for the first...More

Thank Aroha8
Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

First note: this is now called The Fat Farmer. Tapas style menu, with "small plate" options. Food was tasty, but a little slow to be served, and the two errors made in taking orders didn't help. If service were to get accordingly improved, would be...More

1  Thank Rob H
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Prior to the recent closure for a revamp this treasure in the Hokowhitu Village changed ownership and really was serving delicious food and wine and beer

2  Thank freddie855
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Reviews elsewhere identified TVI as a craft beer destination, but with just three on tap (Tuataras) I'd say come here for the food first and the drinks second. Excellent kiwi tapas - think slow roast lamb, blue cod sliders - in a cwasheddown with a...More

Thank TheSiGuy
Reviewed 12 November 2015

The Village Inn has recently been taken over by new management. The new menu has a large variety of small platters ranging from squid to blue cod, pork belly to duck fried fries. These are quite delightful and extremely good value. Nice small rooms very...More

3  Thank Sus1952
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Recommended to The Village Inn on the basis of new ownership. The staff made us welcome as soon as we arrived and promptly followed up with wine lists and menus and recommendations regarding wine and our shared platter choices. Enjoyed all choices but particularly liked...More

1  Thank Elizabeth K
Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

New owners. Unbelievable improvement. Service excellent, the menu updated and the food is five star plus, the best squid ever!! My only reservation giving this review is that I might have to fight for a table in the future.

4  Thank kiwipacemaker
Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

Superbly presented food in a nice, intimate venue with attentive service and a welcoming atmosphere. The menu does not overwhelm with choice, relying on quality and simplicity. Looking forward to going back.

Thank DaveCochrane
Reviewed 18 September 2014

Went to the restaurant last night with my parents which was fabulous. The front part is a bar/craft beer and then out the back is a quite section for dinning. The cheese plate and venison was the high light of the meals. The staff were...More

3  Thank Kendall-Emily
Reviewed 13 February 2014 via mobile

small and cosy coffee shop / cafe. Great service from some lovely ladies. Food is good, my partner loved her hot chocolate but my coffee was average. Overall a good little cafe

1  Thank Shane N
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$8 - US$26
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Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 360 Albert Street, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-358 4999
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