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The Brewer's Apprentice

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, European, British
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334 Church Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand
+64 6-358 8888
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have always enjoyed our meals at Brewers. This time we both had steaks and they were cooked to our liking and delicious. I ordered a side of salad which I was disappointed in – just lettuce leaves, tomato and grated carrot for $6. We both chose the Whitakers 72% chocolate pudding with espresso caramel and cinnamon crème fraiche. We... More 

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Thank Sharon W
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to take friends here for the platter, but last time it was really unenjoyable and the food was greasy and not great at all. I'd taken my friend there who so enjoyed it last time, she wanted to visit again (all the way from Wellington). The staff seemed to just want to get rid of us, so discussing... More 

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Thank charlene287
Newcastle, Australia
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196 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Arrived latte in Palmy and this bar was still open. Ordered a burger and a beer and both were perfect at the end of the day. Good chips, onion rings and glazed onions on the burger. I couldn't quite finish it.

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Timaru
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

It's was $15 steak might so the restaurant was humming. I'm fact staff where at a premium. I picked the slow cooked lamb papadelle. It wasn't slow cooked and the lamb to pasta ratio favoured the pasta. The meal idea was interesting so that's why I ordered it but it did not live upto expectation. Desert was at the other... More 

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Thank nzfargo
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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60 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Called in the weekend. Enjoyed sitting in sun outside before dinner. Staff were very helpful. Good pub steak meal - slightly more pricey than most equivalents we have been to. Good wine list. A good experience.

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2 Thank Zoe S
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We recently went for an anniversary dinner and had an enjoyable evening. It was a very busy night as it was the $15.00 steak night, therefore many of the customers were there for that but there was also a function on in the main bar area. We were seated quickly and drinks were ordered and received in a matter of... More 

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1 Thank Lozza27
Feilding, New Zealand
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We went there for lunch with friends, the waitress was not very experienced or not trained very well she was friendly though. The food was very average

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Thank Whowes
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Had the Pork, was average at best, seNot enough vegetables , service was good, very pleasant, pricing was higher than expected for hotel food. .

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Thank Alan P
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Always find Brewers very enjoyable most times go there for Brunch/lunch on the weekends, really enjoyable place to have a relaxing day food enjoyable and waiting staf always helpful

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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We'd made a booking for 11 of us to meet at 1pm -in the end only nine of us made it. While the meals were very tasty, and the birthday girl received a free glass of bubbles, the service left A LOT to be desired. Drink orders were tardy, food didn't come out at once but over abt a 15min... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$21
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, European, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?