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TGB Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$, ,
Beswick Street | Cains Terrace, Timaru 7901, New Zealand
+64 3-687 9190
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“apple pie” (2 reviews)
“fried chicken” (2 reviews)
“salad” (5 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, European, Healthy, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Beswick Street | Cains Terrace, Timaru 7901, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 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...More

Thank Shayne M
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2016

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...More

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...More

Thank REISEGIGI
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

Thank Jamz666
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2016

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)

Reviewed 30 August 2016

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

Thank ladyoftherose
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

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

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...More

Thank MstMe
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

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)

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.

Thank purpleivyleaf
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

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

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...More

Thank Jan H
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2016

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

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.

1  Thank Jane8001
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2016

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)

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...More

1  Thank wendnz
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2016

Greetings Wendnz Thank you for your kind words. Do share the news with your families and friends. Come again. Faithfully Ping LIM (The Proprietor)

Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Nice room unhappy about being asked to leave gaming room and bar at 8.30 because barmaid wanted to close even though there was still one lot still dining an reception brought 1 guest through for a drink.More

Thank roseanne4
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2016

Greetings Roseanne4 We have investigated your case, and only to note that there's a software upgrade to the Gaming Machines that evening. Just like computer, the software needs to be updated on a timely basis. Our staff should have explained the situation better to you....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 23
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, European, Healthy, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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