Fodor's Expert Review Brewer's Apprentice
Plenty of brick, stone, and timber lend character to this restaurant near the Square, while open fires, a pair of bars, plus a quiet dining alcove add ambience. In addition to the entire range of New Zealand–crafted Monteith's beer, the menu lists lunchtime favorites like big burgers and Monteith's-battered fish-and-chips. Dinner goes upscale, with choices including pulled pork ragout with pappardelle and top-quality beef dishes (picture Angus fillets or beef bourguignonne). Look for specials, such as NZ$15 steak nights. Events and live music provide entertainment through the week.
334 Church St.
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui 4410, New Zealand