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The Brewer's Apprentice

$$ - $$$, ,
334 Church Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand
+64 6-358 8888
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good45%
  • Average18%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (15 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
334 Church Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Great spot to have a drink on the corner of two roads. Staff were friendly and service was quick. While I did not eat the menu looked delicious.

Thank Phil M
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Food was good, service was nice, the only issue is that it was quite busy. We went on a weekend and it was VERY busy, but when we went past on other days, it was a lot more quiet. Definitely a popular place in the...More

Thank LSCrocker
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

I should start this review with a couple of caveats, one is that it is busy and popular so this is just one customer’s experience and two, owners often say to tell them at the time rather than leaving a poor review. We arrived on...More

Thank slim8589
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our early dinner. Great menu with a lot of choices from shared plates, tasting plates and good range of mains. We both had the roasted chicken breast and it was beautifully presented and it was a huge piece of chicken but still...More

Thank Tongariro-Suites
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

I only give 5 stars when I go to a higher end restaurant with exceptional food. This place surprised me for dinner. It was very good. It was good service and great food. The restaurant looked a bit avg but it suprpassed my expectations ....More

Thank Sean H
Reviewed 9 August 2017

A regular for the locals - this is a well established bar that has a nice outdoor area with a fireplace for good days - and a warm toasty indoor area for wet days

Thank Jeanette161
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

A Sunday night special - we called in for a quick drink - and found a kids night and adult drinks on every second Sunday. Great idea, good atmosphere- even though it wasn't why we went there - we used the side room which suited...More

Thank Jadedog
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

A good casual bar, plenty big enough for big crowds, but cozy spots for smaller parties. We were there when there was live entertainment early in the evening which was nice setting the night off, and stayed until late when things livened up with dancing....More

Thank pan123969
Reviewed 9 June 2017

We went to the Brewer's Apprentice as part of the Jazz fest as our friend was singing that night. The acoustics were awkward upon entering. We had reservations and our table was waiting for us in a quiet corner where we could hear the music...More

Thank Elizabeth J
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

On our first night working near palmerston north, our local contact recommended we head here for a couple of beers and some good food. I was pleasantly impressed. There's the full selection of montieths beer on tap. Something for everyone. Meals were generously portioned and...More

Thank Chris H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 334 Church Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Palmerston North
  • Phone Number: +64 6-358 8888
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