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Ginger and Garlic Restaurant - CLOSED

335 Stafford Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
+64 3-688 3981
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“scallops” (2 reviews)
“caroline bay” (13 reviews)
“fine dining” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
European, New Zealand, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
335 Stafford Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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Reviews (96)
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1 - 10 of 95 reviews

Reviewed 6 December 2016

Lovely contemporary decore' , attended this restaurant with my husband. Menu looked exquisite, so unable to decide on meals. we went with the chef's de gustation choice. this was perfect for us as every course was a delightful surprise. Hard to chose our favorite. Perfectly...More

Thank kelly e
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Took good friends there for diner had a 5 course set menu (chiefs choice) bloody amazing! Jason was a great host we really enjoyed our time there, great views of Caroline bay was the icing on the cake!More

Thank rustynuts123
A7079BPjasonc, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2016

Thank you so much! With only a week and a half to go before our lease is up and we close the doors for good. We are really encouraged by your amazing words. I'll miss Ginger and Garlic, our customers and Timaru. But make sure...More

Reviewed 11 June 2016

The 5 course degustation menu was extremely disappointing. The food was below mediocre and tasteless. The third course of seafood was drowned in a gelatinous cream base sauce which overwhelmed the potentially fresh seafood and left one feeling hungry but sick. This course was entirely...More

Thank breeerica
A7079BPjasonc, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2016

Thank you for your review. As I discussed with you on the evening. I was not baffled by your dislike with the food. I was baffled by the fact I came to your table every course and checked on your meal. Each time you told...More

Reviewed 3 May 2016

One of the best restaurants I have found in New Zealand and quite an unexpected find in Timaru. Service was good and the food absolutely first rate. It is not cheap but in my opinion worth every cent.

Thank baxterthedog616
A7079BPjasonc, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2016

Thank you so much for the kind words. We put a lot of effort into every dish and your review shows us we're heading in the right direction

Reviewed 2 May 2016

Chosen as the reception venue for our youngest son's (Lewis) wedding, the Ginger and Garlic Restaurant did the job perfectly, centrally located, tastefully decorated, comfy seats, superb views across the bay, and with lots of character, it has the feeling of a very well organised...More

Thank peran1
A7079BPjasonc, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2016

Thank you so much. You were a wonderful group and the staff had a fantastic night serving you. Lewis designed a fantastic meal and Gabby was a stunning bride. We wish the happy couple all the best.

Reviewed 21 March 2016

This restaurant never fails to please. It's got class! We don't visit that often but there is always a little bit of personal service. Probably our last visit as the owners are moving on. The menu is varied and offers choices of quality food beautifully...More

Thank afmck
A7079BPjasonc, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2016

Thank you very much, we have had some wonderful customers over the years and it will be sad to loose them. We close the doors on June 25th but will miss the support and love we receive from wonderful people like you.

Reviewed 21 March 2016

tiny salmon plate for $40; fake waygu beef [cheap flank steak] for $93, completely defrauded us on the waygu and massively overpriced. Service slow.More

Thank Watt W
A7079BPjasonc, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2016

Ok, let's take this point by point... The "tiny salmon for $40" is - a 200g piece of Ora King salmon, (arguably one of the best salmon in the world) served on a watercress, potato mash, cucumber consumè with radish and organic cherry tomatoes. For...More

Reviewed 15 March 2016

Attended for a reunion and set menu was absolutely perfect and catered for everyone as well as those with special dietary needs. Could not fault the service or the food and wine. This was also a return visit as went last year and had excellent...More

Thank AnchorAK2015
A7079BPjasonc, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2016

Thank you so much, we'd love to have you join us for our 'Trust the Chef' menu.

Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

This is one of Timaru's foremost dining experiences. Perfect for special occasions. Unfortunately, it will be closing soon due to the owners relocating abroad. Get in while you can.

Thank AvalanchePoodle
A7079BPjasonc, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2016

I'm so glad you've enjoyed your visits with us. There's still a few months to get in before you have to visit us in Rarotonga

Reviewed 15 March 2016

Loved this place, the setting is just beautiful, overlooking Caroline Bay. The service was exceptional, the owner was very knowledgeable and helpful. Wonderful menu made it hard to choose, food we decided on was AMAZING. Unfortunately for Timaru, they are Closing in July, so if...More

Thank debs200
A7079BPjasonc, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2016

Thank you so much, I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit. We're really busy at the moment and it's very important that we keep our reputation as "Timaru's premiere dining destination" for our last few months. Your positive feedback is such a great help

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 22 - USD 29
Cuisine
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 335 Stafford Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-688 3981
  • E-mail
Description
Timaru's premiere dining destination. With stunning views over Caroline Bay and the Timaru port. Join Ginger and Garlic for the finest example of local produce accompanied by South Canterbury's largest selection of wines, cocktails and liqueurs. Treat yourself, you deserve it.
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