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Robbies Timaru Bar & Bistro

$$ - $$$
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand
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198 Hilton Highway, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
+64 3-688 7486
08:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 08:00 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 08:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:45
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Hastings, New Zealand
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151 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed this place so much last time I visited from Hastings in July I had to revisit. Loved the food and especially the great prices and friendly atmosphere. Family friendly too

Thank leoniehastings
Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Soggy toastie. Not nice at all. Friend had breakfast . Looked as if thrown on the plate and greasy.Did not visit again

Thank 733doctor
Christchurch, New Zealand
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We had dinner at Robbies one night and then breakfast the next morning as we were staying upstairs in the motel. Very convenient. Dinner was quite a nice cheap pub meal. Served quickly and well.. (Chips could have been cooked a bit longer) Breakfast was delicious. We all enjoyed it. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Couldn't fault it.

Thank MargR26
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Felt unwelcome upon entering, once we sat down we waited over 15 minutes and nobody came to take orders. Had to go up to the bar and ask for table service and got an unhappy look from the 3 girls working there standing around and doing nothing. Another 5 minutes and they finally came to the table... the good side... More 

Thank TJ-NZL
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Arrived at the restaurant for a meal and upon entering we sat down at a vacant table and waited for service, this was not to come. After other customers arrived and were served, I realised that we weren't going to be served on this occasion (maybe it was what I was wearing lol). Waited 10 minutes and decided that we... More 

Thank Gazza1957
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Only good thing about the place was the door we walked out food to say any good about would be a flat out lie but on the brighter side I have herd breakfast chief is a lot better

Thank Andrew D
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We were meeting a few friends for lunch during the week and decided to try Robbies. they had some good lunch specials. Our meals came along quite quickly and were good sized portions. Our waitress was efficient and friendly. Will definitely be back.

Thank Jennie K
Timaru, New Zealand
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Been here a few times and its alright, nothing amazing, good sized portions, good enough service. One time I ordered a Vegetarian Meal and the meal was full of meat, I was definitely not pleased, pointed this out to our waitress who was not interested..

Thank renegaderunaway
Whangamata, New Zealand
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64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Unfortunately we had a very boring and salty lunch. All three meals ordered left a lot to be desired. A funny smell in restaurant too. Coffee was great though.

Thank Marie-Louise N
Waimate, New Zealand
Level Contributor
47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

3 of us met here for food and discussion. The facility is good and has a nice meeting area behind glass. The service is also good however the food is best described as average. I am unlikely to stop here again for lunch

Thank Buelland

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 Hilton Highway, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-688 7486

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