About Us

 

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 complemented by an eclectic wine list and New Zealand made craft beer offerings, as well as invigorating cocktails.

 

Developed by the owners of Aberdeen on Broadway, an award winning restaurant catering for lively diners with exquisite taste, this second restaurant was refined with relaxed dining in mind.

 

From the moment the doors were opened, The Fat Farmer has delivered distinctive, modern cuisine, bite upon bite. An abundance of locally sourced produce has been intricately woven into the small and large plates menu by world class chefs, providing a variety of mouth-watering temptations for even the most refined palate.

 

Co-owned and run by the peerless combination of Guy Sargent, Deborah Banks and Hannah McCaskie.

- Guy Sargent, the ex ‘Fat Farmer’ himself, who masterminded the award winning AngusPure beef brand.

- Deborah Banks, an interior designer and restaurateur with impeccable, opulent taste.

- Hannah McCaskie, a progressive young entrepreneur and gifted chef.