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TGB Bar & Restaurant

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Beswick Street | Cains Terrace, Timaru 7901, New Zealand
+64 3-687 9190
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, European, Healthy, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Beswick Street | Cains Terrace, Timaru 7901, New Zealand
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Reviewed 27 December 2015

Enjoyed a lovely roast, something I never normally order. Kids and hubby enjoyed their meals too. Place looking really good with a makeover. Lots of parking over the road in their car park. Pokie machines off in a side room for those so inclined.

1  Thank sherbsfamily
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2016

Greetings Sir & Madam The Grosvenor has since been refurbished seven years ago. We hope that you are satisfied with hardwork that we have put in. We are glad that you enjoyed yourself. Do come again. Cheers. Faithfully Ping LIM (The Proprietor)

Reviewed 19 December 2015

Met with friends for a dinner together last week. I had a steak meal and it was superb. Cooked to my standards and delicious. Everyone else was very happy with their meals as well. Sampled some of those tap beer and nice desert to end...More

2  Thank Murray K
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2016

Greetings Murray It makes us happy to see your group is happy. Do come again. Faithfully Ping LIM (The Proprietor)

Reviewed 15 November 2015

Down in Timaru for the weekend and read about the $10 lunches on Tripadvisor so popped along for something to eat. Really lovely décor inside, my partner and I both love exposed brick buildings. Friendly enough waitress although we seemed to have been forgotten by...More

1  Thank mooseandbok2006
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2016

Greetings Sir/Madam Thank you for liking our food. Our lunch service is always a hectic place. It is known in Timaru for its value-for-money food offering whilst not compromising on taste and quality at the same time. At times, when we are very busy, it's...More

Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

Just had a meal with my wife tonight at TGB. Great selection on the menu plus a speciald board. The meals that we had were all well presented and were great value. We will return.More

3  Thank Colin B
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2015

Greetings Sir and Madam That's what you like to hear, that you loved being here and that you WILL come back again. Do share the news with your families and friends. We appreciate it. From all of us here, we wish you here and thank...More

Reviewed 5 September 2015

Nothing beats the $10 lunch! Grwat variety to choose from and good size. Staff could be friendlier. Good atmosphere. Pecan pie is delicious!

2  Thank Zues101
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2015

Greetings Sir/Madam If you think that $10 Lunch is amazing, just wait for what we are about to roll out shortly with our dinner menu offering. Watch the space. That's all that we can say. Thank you for your support. Faithfully Ping LIM (The Proprietor)

Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

Went here for lunch with my wife, nice and quiet with friendly and helpful service, meals were fantastic and for only $10 they put several local restaurants who charge double for the same thing to shame, perfect for anyone on a budget, or anyone who...More

2  Thank cozza22
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2015

Greetings Sir/Madam What a great way to sum up what TGB. Perfection indeed! Thank you. I needn't say anymore. Do come again. Faithfully Ping LIM (The Proprietor)

Reviewed 20 August 2015

Another great "go to" small restaurant offering a cosy environment, good menu and drinks selection and prompt service, Very handy location. A personal favourite for both the bar menu and the more extensive menu which includes children's food.More

2  Thank janstiebert00
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2015

Greetings Sir/Madam Thank you for sharing your positive experience with the public. Your good words are much needed to entice public to come off the main street to visit our quaint and inviting restaurant that offers bang-for-bucks meals. Do come again. We appreciate your patronage....More

Reviewed 26 July 2015

Stayed the night at this fine establishment which is cosy, comfortable and very good value for money. The same goes with it's attached restaurant and bar. I had a pasta meal from the menu and it was delivered with much skill and attention. Pasta was...More

2  Thank Boeing777
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2015

Greetings Boeing 777 Thank you kindly for your impeccable taste and your compliments to our staff which they have all acknowledged vocally. You have truly made our day. Thank you also for taking the time in writing reviews for our restaurant, bar and hotel. We...More

Reviewed 15 July 2015

easy access and right in the middle of the main shopping area. Well priced and good variety of meals. Excellent wait staff and bar tenders. An awesome meal at an affordable priceMore

1  Thank Murray K
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2015

Greetings Murray K Thank you for sharing about our value-for-money meals. Recently, I have just visited one of the fast food joints and I am astounded that there is hardly any price difference between meals being served here and meals that are being served there....More

Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

We have been here multiple times for dinner and the food is great and it is great value for money. It's always pretty quiet which is a surprise considering the quality meals they are putting out hereMore

Thank Simon R
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2015

Greetings SIr Thank you for your kind words. Yes, we take pride in our food served here. For your information, TGB is known in this region for its $10 Lunch special. You do get value-for-money for the selected food available here. Ideally, we aspire to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$23
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, European, Healthy, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beswick Street | Cains Terrace, Timaru 7901, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-687 9190
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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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