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Murphy's Law Irish Bar

481 Main St, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
+64 6-568 8400
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good13%
  • Average40%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible20%
23 Apr 2017
“Meal Out Before Show”
25 Jan 2017
“Awful, awful, awful”
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Bar, Pub
481 Main St, Palmerston North 5301, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

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...More

Thank Russell N
Reviewed 25 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...More

Thank sharnabeale811
Reviewed 7 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...More

Thank rockchick54
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...More

Thank iotapeter
Reviewed 27 May 2015

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

Thank Patrick W
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...More

1  Thank Richard S
Reviewed 28 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!

Thank Beth129
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.

Thank Palmyman
Reviewed 26 November 2012

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.

Thank drtgfnz
Reviewed 17 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.

Thank LMB27958
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 03:00
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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