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TGB Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub, British, 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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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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100 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

The meal was good, just as expected. Good value for money. Quality of customer service varies from good to tolerable.

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

Greetings Bellaoftheworld Thank you for endorsing TGB. That's swell! Enjoy spring time! Faithfully Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More 

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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

$10 meals are fantastic - a very affordable place to take the family out, great good, good sized portions - Grosvenor chicken is a real treat, especially with the mushroom sauce. Service is quick and no fuss. Totally recommend taking groups here - have a drink and catch up with great food for incredibly good monetary value.

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

Greetings MstMe Thank you for spreading the good words about TGB. We send you good positive vibe on the first day of spring! Faithfully Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More 

Lake Tekapo, New Zealand
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

We chose to eat here, after we arrived later in the day, so didn't really want to venture out. A great choice of food and vegetarian options.

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

Greetings Purpleivyleaf We are glad that we didn't disappoint you. Safe travels. Faithfully Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More 

Timaru, New Zealand
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Nice spot to enjoy a quiet beer or wine. Very affordable and varied menu from a light snack to a full meal. This historic bar/cafe is an interesting old (but remodeled) building,sunny,warm and well presented. The staff are always ready to help, bubbly personalities and happy smiles. You can also find the TGB in the Entertainment Book with their generous... More 

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

Greetings Jan H Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate it. Do come again. Faithfully Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More 

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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We had a fabulous meal tonight. Delicious streaks cooked to perfection (and I am a steak snob - has to be perfectly medium rare and well rested). Great friendly staff. Very impressed with the prices epically the wines. Excellent value and will defiantly be returning.

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1 Thank Jane8001
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings Jane8001 We are gratified that you loved your steak. We aim to please. Thank you for sharing your observation with the world. By the way, we love your profile picture! Do come again. With gratitude, Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More 

Timaru, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Was told by friends how good the Grosvenor was and they were right! Yummy food, big portions, friendly staff, I couldn't fault it. Have lived in Timaru a while and wished I'd of known how good it is before now, Will be going back again for sure and I would definitely recommend the roast of the day.

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

Greetings Wendnz Thank you for your kind words. Do share the news with your families and friends. Come again. 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
USD 3 - USD 23
Cuisine
Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub, British, Healthy, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Cheap Eats
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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