Manawatu Destinations


A former Scottish Chef of the Year returns to the city of his birth to give Palmerston North one of the best dining experiences in the country. Five-star skills are on show with international expertise combining with local knowledge in the most delicious way. Don’t miss out on the S’Mores Taco. You’re welcome.

17 Victoria Ave, Palmerston North /
06 355 1113 /

Little Savanna

A wedding of two worlds: the tastes of South Africa; the best of New Zealand service and produce. Little Savanna is big on meats – especially cuts that can be flame-grilled (their secret steak basting is a speciality touch). It’s equally generous towards vegetarians and seafood lovers.

45-47 Princess St, Palmerston North /
06 358 7775 /

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No wonder chef and co-owner Scott Kennedy is a Beef + Lamb New Zealand Platinum Ambassador; he treats his meats with majestic attention. Partner Yvette Kennedy works front-of-house wonders. You don’t like flesh? They make a place for vegetarians and vegans, too.

36 Amesbury St, Palmerston North /
06 354 0312 /

The Fat Farmer

They do things differently in Hokowhitu. Dishes are served as they are ready, rather than in any set order. Fear not: head chef Janet Gray brings an admirable culinary pedigree to this kitchen; you, dear diner, are the undoubted beneficiary. Note the signature lamb specialty.

360 Albert St, Hokowhitu, Palmerston North /
06 358 4999 /

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