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Braided Rivers Restaurant & Bar

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246 Burnett Street, Ashburton 7740, New Zealand
03 307 2540
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night

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  • 13
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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
inconsistent

I have had lovely food here and I have had terrible food here, even ordering the same dish ! The staff are pretty nice and they have a good wine list but I have stopped going because I don't want to risk getting bad food

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
JexAllison
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Ashburton, New Zealand
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Ashburton, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I have had lovely food here and I have had terrible food here, even ordering the same dish ! The staff are pretty nice and they have a good wine list but I have stopped going because I don't want to risk getting bad food

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

Arrived here at 1.30 pm sat down waited for about 15 mins for waitress to arrive she sat us at a dirty table cleared the table then came back to order our drinks waited another 10 mins for them to arrive ( there was only us and 2 other tables seated). Finally ordered our starters and main meal waited 20... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Nice looking place went at lunch time and restaurant doors open but no one in there went into the other building next door the bar and got a menu ordered the fish and chips at $24 each and a drink went and sat outside order arrived very quickly there was 3 pieces of fish the size of fish fingers no... More 

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Albury, New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I ate here a while ago with a large group of friends. We arrived before 7pm, ordered about 45 minutes later...quite a long time to take the orders but the food arrived at 9:30pm!!! I was pregnant at the time and totally famished by the time our food arrived. The server did apologize, but it didn't really cut it for... More 

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Senior Reviewer
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Dined with friends on a Friday night sitting on the bar area. Appetisers were fairly standard fare but then waited 45min for mains. Restaurant was not very busy, and most of our party had steak meals. Steak was accompanied by a mesculan salad and fries so only the steak required"cooking". My fillet was cooked well and was tender but served... More 

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Establishment looks very up market and you feel your in for a treat. This is where it ends, food was nice but pricey, table was dusty on arrival and the floor was not vacuumed and it was the start of lunch service. Staff stood around talking to each other and we had to interrupt them to get drinks. Over all... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

service was good with the manager on the night who also took our orders providing excellent service, good band ( Reggae ) reasoable priced drinks

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

We were there for a late afternoon lunch (14 of us and no other covers) and one staff member thought it to be hilarious sneezing as loud as she could. We had to keep asking for drinks as no-one thought to come and ask if meals and drinks were fine. Will not go back.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Popped in mid-week looking for a quick quiet meal. Chose the lower-priced bar menu and was not disappointed. It was an interesting presentation and tasty. Possibly not filling enough for a larger appetite. I was on my own and the waitress was pleasantly chatty and offered me a magazine to read as well as bringing a glass of water without... More 

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Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Pre booked and pre ordered a staff Christmas lunch for 21 people on our 1hr lunch break. Ordered food to please be ready at 12, at 12.15pm we had to ask at the bar to see if we were going to be asked/served drinks, at 12.40pm the first meals finally started being delivered with the last one out at 12.50pm.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 246 Burnett Street, Ashburton 7740, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Ashburton
  • Phone Number: 03 307 2540

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 20

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