Modern Style Dining



The Fat Farmer is a lively, locally owned restaurant and bar, tucked into the corner of Hokowhitu Village, Palmerston North. This opulent vintage styled venue consists of an overt floor plan surrounded by intimate corner hideaways, infusing rustic charm and contemporary decor into the distinctly stylish, European ambiance. Characterised by our exceptional variety of traditional and modern sharing plates, the full service bar is complimented by an eclectic wine list and New Zealand made craft beer offerings, as well as invigorating cocktails.

Eat Together

Every plate achieves that elusive, cuisine-defining balance of sweet, salty, and sour — even dessert.

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The Fat Farmer delivers distinctive, modern cuisine, bite upon bite. An abundance of locally sourced produce has been intricately woven into our sharing plates menu by world class chefs, providing a variety of mouth-watering temptations for even the most refined palate. Take a stroll through the menu and please remember that bookings are essential.


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