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194-200 Ruapehu Drive, Palmerston North 4410, New Zealand
+64 6-357 4060
Tue - Sun 09:30 - 21:00
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 or be returning

Thank Phonse-Charolette
Rendezvous1234567, General Manager at Rendezvous, responded to this review

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 all guests are warm by running our 2 huge heat pumps every day and also... More 

Auckland NZ
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45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 professional. The food was good and fairly priced. The ambiance was awesome and we had... More 

Thank rikrik10
Rendezvous1234567, General Manager at Rendezvous, responded to this review

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. More 

Level Contributor
9 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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. ..

Thank Liz K
Rotorua, New Zealand
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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
Feilding, New Zealand
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94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Rendezvous has now been a part of palmy for a few years and it is consist in its service and food. We came for a after work wine and girl catch up and stayed for dinner as well - friendly service (as always) and really great soup of the day and garlic bread (we both had the same)

Thank kiwikessler
Rendezvous1234567, General Manager at Rendezvous, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience with us, after what was only meant to be a wine or two. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Palmerston North
2 reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Absolutely sensation!!!booking went smoothly, was delighted to see they had a pianist for our romantic valentine's evening. It really set a great atmosphere as you walked in. Friendly and professional service. I was impressed by the fact that this resteraunt had gone out of their way to seperate the tables by dividers to make the setting more intimate for valentine's... More 

Thank Ashleigh B
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Ordered fish and chips. Definitely on the expensive side but the quality was not there. I was just old by people who live close by that years ago it was the place to go and change of ownership resulted in decline of food. I thought the coffee was ok. Atmosphere is ok. Pub like looks in many ways. It's was... More 

Thank discountbay
Rendezvous1234567, General Manager at Rendezvous, responded to this review

Thank you for your encouraging header, and for taking the time to post your review. We appreciate all feedback, but we have to admit that the review was a little dis-heartening to our dedicated and talented team who are on a mission to strive for all round excellence. Including quality meals, great service and reasonable pricing. Could the fish and... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I love this place! I went with my family for my graduation lunch and it was beautiful😍😍 lovely food and staff ,it made me very happy to see my family enjoying themselves.the decor and building is gorgeous also.

1 Thank Brie A
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

A fantastic spot to go on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon for a wine and bar food nibbles. Great service and lovely leather couches. A great place to have a meal also

1 Thank Karen H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$25
European, New Zealand, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?