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Monteiths Bay 54

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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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54 The Bay Hill, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
+64 3-688 4367
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Timaru, New Zealand
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Greeted by a wee table with our names embossed on a welcome card (reservations) was a great distinctive start followed by great staff & perfect food. Atmosphere & beer to match.

Thank fitton74
Timaru, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I always enjoy a meal at Monteiths, it's a good mix of a pub and restaurant. It's casual and I usually meet someone I know. I love the fire place but hate the TV always going lowers the tone a bit . Perhaps it could be a bit smaller and in one corner? Great views over Caroline Bay ,a good... More 

Thank Jill K
Queenstown, New Zealand
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ended up getting stuck in Timaru due to car troubles. Went for dinner here and was so good I came back for breakfast and dinner the following night. Great atmosphere and great staff, George especially was a star. Thanks again.

Thank MaverickNZ
Adelaide, Australia
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75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant / Ale House was excellent, staff greeted us on arrival and assisted with early seating (we had not booked).Food, Drink and service could not be faulted. Recommended.

Thank SA5045
Dunedin, New Zealand
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was recommended by the Motel folk where we stayed, well worth a visit, not a huge menu which was a refreshing for a change. Service second to none, friendly atmosphere, beautifully cooked and presented. Would certainly go back next time in Timaru.

Thank Suziqs
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139 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in here for dinner one evening (well my hubby had dinner and I had wine!). Lovely location overlooking the bay, friendly staff and nice food (and wine!) We also came back for breakfast which was pretty good too. Loved the coffee with the silver fern etched in the foam.

Thank jloPerth
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I dined here for lunch today. A good selection on the menu. Very friendly service, the restaurant is not crammed and the food was genuinely enjoyable. The staff checked on me regularly and where very attentive. Good view too Nice work Monteith's team

Thank I1238UHbrucem
Timaru, New Zealand
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great food,service was very good,we will return. A changed menu is a big plus now. All our meals were great. No complaints.

Thank david c
Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lovely lunch new years eve, service fine and views superb. Experience totally spoilt by being charged $7 a meal more than the menu prices, though it was not a public holiday. I should have clicked when only given the detailed bill after I had paid and the strange look on managers face when ringing up. Not recommended

Thank KiwiMark69
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Great view over the Bay and listening to music from the sound shell as we sat behind glass screens and sheltered from the wind. Great coffee and service with a smile. Then one starts chatting to new...... what a feel good experience.

Thank Craiglea

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 The Bay Hill, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-688 4367

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?