The Gallery Restaurant, next to the Police Station on Church Street, is where art, hospitality and fine culinary experiences combine to delight the senses. The fully licensed and BYO ($5 per wine bottle) establishment is located only minutes away from the city centre. Open from 9:30am - 3pm on Mondays and Sundays and 9:30am - late on Tuesdays through to Saturdays. Free customer parking.
Attached to the café restaurant is the Van Uffelen Picture Framing Gallery, where you can take in the full picture of artfully arranged frames, painting, posters and more. The Van Uffelens have been in business in Palmerston North for 23 years and with The Gallery Restaurant opening in 2001 the two venues are worthwhile premises to visit. Have expert framing advice, a browse through the artwork, a meal, a drink or a leisurely chat over coffee. The warm interior of the dining room has a spacious feel with well spaced tables, a thoughtful colour scheme, wooden and tiled floors, cosy gas fireplace and comfortable chairs and couches. The layout provides the opportunity for a wide range of occasions. A covered outdoor seating area, near the front entrance, offers a relaxing area for those who prefer to dine 'al fresco' under the grapevines.
Whether it's brunch, lunch, dinner, light snack or uplifting drink, The Gallery can be enjoyed with style. The creative chefs often adapt the menu to suit any specific dietary requirements. The tasty, attractive means that flow from the kitchen are delivered to your table by attentive, friendly front of house staff. These professionals are only too happy to make the translation from kitchen to table, from menu to place, from words to sensation as smooth as possible. The dishes are serviced promptly with no compromise on presentation or quality.
In conjunction with an ever changing seasonal menu are monthly food and wine tasting evenings. These are held on the last Tuesday of each month and are interesting for those who appreciate good wine matched with small food bites designed to go with each wine tasted. On the night the winemaker takes great pleasure in passing on his/her knowledge throughout the evening. The price for the wine and food tasting is $40 per person and starts at 6:30pm.
Inside the tasteful surroundings The Gallery can seat up to 80 guests so if it is a function you are after we are well suited to help you arrange a dinner party, private event, celebration, wedding, wine tasting or finger food reception. Let art set the scene for relaxed conversation, a drink or two, followed by a delicious meal.
What makes us different?
Located close to the city, The Gallery Restaurant provides delicious food and great prices. We are open from Brunch until dinner and are happy to cater for any dietary needs.
Great restaurant for both an impromptu dinner date with your loved one or special occasions with big groups. This is a fantastic place to dine in and for superb food. The interior of the Gallery is beautiful, with lots of polished wood and lovely works of art everywhere. I've been there twice with big groups for two very special occasions - a surprise 60th birthday dinner for more than 20 people and another time for a surprise 40th wedding anniversary dinner for more than 30. Everything went smoothly both times. The food was delicious, each meal served in good time and cooked to perfection and served hot despite the large number of people... the service was great, the staff extremely helpful and attentive (with set up for the big SURPRISE dinners). And the Scallops and Vanilla Creme Brulee are simply to die for!!!