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Little Savanna

45-47 Princess Street, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 4410
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Opening Information

Tuesday to Sunday 11am to late
Monday 5.00pm to late

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Alfresco Dining

About Little Savanna

Open from 11.00am to close everyday except Monday when open from 5.00pm. Full menu offered all day and lunch menu to 5pm. Build your own platters available up to 6pm daily.

If we do not have availability in the restaurant for the date and time that you have selected, please call Little Savanna directly for last minute availability. There may be availability at the bar leaners or the courtyard (weather dependant).

Due to the style of our menu and our limited kitchen space + the fact that it is our duty to give all our guests a quality dining experience we have limited the number of large bookings to 14 people on a Friday and Saturday night. This allows us to prepare consistent high quality dishes for all our guests. We welcome bookings of over 14 people from Sundays to Thursdays, which can be made directly with Little Savanna by phone or email.

Cuisine: Steak
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Saturday, 15 December 2018

Absolutely awesome experience, food was excellent and the staff were awesome. Went above and beyond to ensure everyone was taken care of and to make our experience enjoyable. Stafford was absolutely fantastic and will definitely return. Highly recommend

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Visited On Saturday, 15 December 2018

We had such an amazing experience! The table was set up so well for our Christmas function and the whole experience was just great. Awesome food. Awesome drinks and awesome atmosphere. Totally recommend

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Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

The staff are very attentive but not pushy, plenty of room among the tables, We had steak and snapper, the snapper was awesome very tender and tasty, could’ve done with a small salad or veggies with it. The steak my husband had was just how he liked it,.... we were told it would take 30 mins to cook so we’re offered a starter. Great meal nice place definitely go again .

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Visited On Thursday, 13 December 2018

Nothing compares

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Had a very pleasant experience at Little Savanna, will definitely dine there again!

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Another excellent dinner, we introduced a new friend to Little Savanna and he really enjoyed the Espetada

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Hi Margo, thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your evening!

Responded On Monday, 10 December 2018
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Visited On Friday, 07 December 2018

Really enjoyed our meal, thanks for that.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Our first visit and we would definitely recommend :)

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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Thank you for last was a great night mum greatly appreciated everything including the singing

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Hi Melissa, thank you for taking the time to write this review for us.

Responded On Sunday, 09 December 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Food was a little slow for mains otherwise really good

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Hi Kirsten, thank you for your feedback which we appreciate. We are glad you enjoyed your overall experience.

Responded On Sunday, 09 December 2018
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Visited On Thursday, 06 December 2018

A wonderful experience for the group Great food and service

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Visited On Monday, 03 December 2018

The service we received from our table waiter was second to none. He was helpful, friendly, knowledgeable, and since two of our party were GF he made sure the meals were in order - even intercepting a waitress who was delivering our mains and returning one plate to the kitchen to have a side containing gluten changed for a gluten free side. Well done! It would be helpful if your menus indicated which meals can be made GF, rather than having to wait for a waiter to explain before choices can be selected. We will definitely be returning to Little Savanna in future.

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Hi Steve, thank you for writing this review for us. Thank you also for the feedback, it is a great note about gluten free vegan etc and we are working on adjusting that for the future. We look forward to hosting you again in the future.

Responded On Thursday, 06 December 2018
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Visited On Thursday, 06 December 2018

Best in Palmy by a long way

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Hi Suneal, always a pleasure having you with us at Little Savanna. Thank you for writing this review for us.

Responded On Thursday, 06 December 2018
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Visited On Monday, 03 December 2018

Lovely early Christmas celebration with my team - the meals were delicious as were the refreshments we enjoyed. I'll be back again - thank you Little Savanna.

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Hi Claire, thank you for taking the time to write this review for us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your evening and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Responded On Monday, 03 December 2018
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Visited On Monday, 03 December 2018

We had a great time. Would fully reccomend to others. Thanks

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Hi Kim, thank you for writing this review for us.

Responded On Monday, 03 December 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

Little Savanna is the breath of fresh air that Palmerston North needed. The team are great, the food is amazing the service is exceptional. All overseen by the truly delightful and charming owner Margie. If you haven't been yet, what are you waiting for?

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Hi Russell, thank you for taking the time to write this review for us. Reading reviews like this brightens our whole teams day. I will be passing on your comments to our team.

Responded On Monday, 03 December 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

Our waiter Stafford was excellent. Meals were timely, and delicious. Would visit again.

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Hi Bridgette, thank you for writing this review for us. We too think that Stafford is excellent. We hope to welcome you back soon.

Responded On Monday, 03 December 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

Can't fault anything to be fair. Food was superb, there were 9 of us at our table, and all of us were extremely happy with what we ordered. My partner and I shared the 700g Steak, which was cooked to perfection. The service from our waiter was outstanding, I wish I had a photographic memory like his. Well done keep it up :)

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Hi Jan, thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear that you had such an incredible experience with us. I will pass on your comments to our kitchen and our wait staff.

Responded On Monday, 03 December 2018
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Visited On Saturday, 01 December 2018

Margie We had a wonderful evening and everyone enjoyed food and atmosphere. Given it was a busy night I think your staff catered for everyone efficiently and effectively. Have a great Xmas. Noske-Kaeser Rail & Vehicle NZ Social Club

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Hi Greg, thank you for taking the time to write this review for us. We are pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us.

Responded On Monday, 03 December 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

Amazing food and service

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Hi Nicky, we are very pleased that you enjoyed your time with us here at Little Savanna.

Responded On Monday, 03 December 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

Very disappointed with the service tonight in the passed it has always been great but couldnt get waiters attention to get more drinks and wanted desert but we left due the lack of service

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Thanks Jo-Anne for your feedback which we always take very seriously. I will pass on your comments to our team so they can be aware of where you were disappointed and for our whole team to improve in this area on a busy night. If you would like to talk to us further about your experience, please feel free to contact us on [email protected]

Responded On Monday, 03 December 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

We were expecting big strong punchy bold flavors but instead all of the food was lacking basic seasoning. Our taste buds were searching for the spices of North Africa but were sorely disappointed.

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Thanks Bruce for your feedback which we always take very seriously. I am not sure why you thought we were influenced by the spices of North Africa? Rather our cooking methods are South African influenced, which is all about the chargrilling. Hope this helps.

Responded On Sunday, 02 December 2018
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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

Great place, wonderful staff and delicious food.

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Hi Hayley, thank you for writing this review for us.

Responded On Monday, 03 December 2018
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Visited On Friday, 09 November 2018

Been here twice now. New favourite restraunt. Brilliant food good staff and awesome set up. Not the cheapest night out but not overly expensive and is worth the price for good night out.

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Visited On Friday, 30 November 2018

Our waiter Michael was incredible. He made everyone feel welcome and personalised the experience for each individual at our table. We were all amazed that he continuously used our names to address us and even gave pens and paper to the littlest member of our table to keep him entertained.

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Hi Jess, thank you for taking the time to write this review. We too think that Michael is an excellent waiter and are pleased that you got to see his amazing work in action. I will be passing on your comments to him.

Responded On Monday, 03 December 2018
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