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TGB Bar & Restaurant

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Bar, European, Gastropub, Healthy, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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Beswick Street | Cains Terrace, Timaru 7940, New Zealand
+64 3-687 9190
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Truro, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The soup was delicious but the main course (roast beef dinner) was overwhelming in size and the potatoes were hard. For breakfast I ordered eggs Benedict but again was overwhelmed with portion size as this dish was served with two hash browns on each half a muffin besides the bacon, eggs and Hollandaise sauce. I'm sure they could reduce costs... More 

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Thank Margaret J
Timaru
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We regularly visit here for lunch as it reliable good options all for $13 each. The staff are friendly and helpful.

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Thank SwaniesW
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings SwaniesW Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate it. See you soon. Faithfully Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

When you go to a restaurant, you do not only consider the food but the whole dining experience, itself. Food and ambiance was very good, but sad to say that our whole experience was completely destroyed because of a bad customer service by your waitress, Nicola. First off, she needs to be told by another customer that we are ready... More 

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Thank gary r
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings Gary R Thank you for taking the time to write a review on us. As the saying goes, it takes ten years to build up good reputation of a business, and it takes one review to undo the good work that we have done. We take reviews from our guests very seriously. We have yet spoken to Nicola as... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Called in for lunch. Great food and very friendly staff. Amazing value for money and the alterations to the interior of the building since my last visit a good few years ago is unbelievable. Have recommended it to others visiting Timaru.

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1 Thank Taffy Derek
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings Taffy Derek Thank you for liking your experience at The Grosvenor. Despite our renovation that had gone back a decade, quite a number of local people still thought that the hotel is still under the old management, and that we are a part of Capstone Hotel and Resort Group now. We appreciate your generosity in sharing us with your... More 

Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Every meal I have had here has been great! I love the fried chicken and sauces they make. The staff are friendly and approachable. Its a great place to have lunch or dinner, very chilled.

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1 Thank Helen R
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings Helen R We love the Fried Chicken too. Nashville is without a doubt my home away from home. Fried chicken in Down South is simply amazing, and I have always wanted to have such a great comfort food here in New Zealand. I'm forever grateful to our talented chefs who managed to emulate the flavour of the chicken there... More 

New Delhi, India
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

My business partner and I were both satisfied with the breakfast we had. There was no elaborate buffet spread, but what we had was perfect

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Thank Abhay M
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Namaste Abhay M We are pleased to have met your expectation. Buffet spread would be financially viable if we have a high turnover of international guests that are available in major cities. However, for a boutique hotel, wastage will be too great. Furthermore, majority of our guests comprise of consultants working at the Port nearby, and their starting hours are... More 

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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

You get good simple food at a good price. Do not expect fancy food. The crispy fried chicken salad is my favourite. Always look out for the special of the day. You cannot get food of that quality and price in Timaru.

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1 Thank Joseph Y
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings Joseph Y Thank you for your feedback. I think your review brought it home that we serve comfort food. It's what we are good at and that we don't wish to be what we are not. Look forward to serve you again soon. Faithfully Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Was staying at the hotel and having walked around decided I may as well eat there They have a US style menu and I probably should have gone for the house specialty the Jack Daniels Steak but I was lured but the specials board and had Schnitzel. Wanted a glass of remand only a Merlot or Pinot Noir on offer... More 

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Thank Shayne M
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings Shanyne TGB Gastropub is known locally for its affordable pub grub. Our chefs here have a target of getting the meals sent out by fifteen minutes. When we have affordability, speed, contentment as part of the briefs, something has to give. That would have to be finesse. Being a foodie myself, I have spent considerable amount of time in... More 

Hannover
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106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The TGB serves good lunch meals for 12 NZ Dollars (we got still the price of 10 NZ $$, but they raised the price meanwhile). The service is more than friendly, very nice young ladies praise their food. Don't expect world cuisine, it is pub food, but with a good quality.

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Thank REISEGIGI
Timaru, New Zealand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

My partner and I are regular diners at TGB. Food is pretty basic but always fantastic, good portions. Great atmosphere also. Good sized dining room, also has a gaming room

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Thank Jamz666
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings Jamz Thank you for being a regular. We appreciate your business and your loyalty. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Faithfully Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$23
Cuisine
Bar, European, Gastropub, Healthy, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Television
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beswick Street | Cains Terrace, Timaru 7940, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-687 9190
Description
TGB (Gastropub) is located in historical building with dramatic high ceilings, nostalgic exposed brick and modern touches. It's been operating since 1875 for obvious reasons: southern hospitality with exceptional food and drinks. Our food grub is no-nonsense yummy and generous. Come on down, and chow down with the food. You'd be so glad you did!!

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