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All 22 Ashburton Restaurants

Braided Rivers Restaurant & Bar

246 Burnett Street, Ashburton 7740, New Zealand
03 307 2540
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Ranked #11 of 22 Restaurants in Ashburton
Price range: $12 - $21
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night

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English first
Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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126 reviews 126 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Ashburton eateries were packed full on the Saturday evening when we decided on impulse to break our journey by stopping for a meal. Bookings are obviously required at peak times. Braided Rivers has two sections; a bar where you can get light meals, and a dining room next door in a granite and brushed steel-kind of decor. We had a... More 

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I love the décor, but have had so many below standard meals, we only call for an occasional drink. I do love the fact the wine is served in great glasses! Our last bar meal included 2 roasts, with the tiniest roast vegetables. The potatoes were too hard to cut! When we mentioned this, they offered a replacement and returned... More 

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I was not impressed with Braided Rivers, the food has 'fancy' ingredients and names but lacks in flavour and substance. We went home hungry, and it is also expensive.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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23 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Went out for a meal and decided to go to the main restaurant rather than a bar meal. We were not disappointed - had the Venion Osso Bucco which was melt in your mouth and very tasty. Presentation was excellent although was slow being served. Meal was rather slow being served, only good if you want to enjoy a nice... More 

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Ashburton, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Decided to give the new menu a go and we were very glad we did. I had the Venison Osso Bucco and my husband had Ribeye steak. Both meals were superb, couldn't fault them at all. We were also given some ice cream samples to try, salted caramel and mascarpone, orange and date. They were amazing. We will be going... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Had an awesome school reunion dinner. Couldn't fault the meal. We started with the breads and dips then I had the fish for main course just delicious. Loved having real cloth napkins. The only complaint wine waiter not up with the current wine list kept saying it was out of date but guess not her mistake and she poured half... More 

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Sydney
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47 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 via mobile

It was beautifully presented, delicious food with a real flare of flavours! I stuck with the evening specials, including a cauliflower and blue cheese soup and a roast duck leg with pumpkin gnocchi. It was all gorgeous. My companion's food all looked just a good...and the Bluff oysters were huge! It was accompanied by great drink and stellar service.

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New Zealand
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73 reviews 73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We enjoyed our night out at Braided Rivers. The lamb shoulder was excellent - huge portion, melt in your mouth. Go to this restaurant if you want a relaxed dining experience and not if you expect fast food. Both of us enjoyed our dessert (Crème brûlée and Panna Cotta).

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We went there was not busy and looked very nice but looks are deceiving. Terrible very slow took over hour to get main,pork was very bloody, freezing cold would not ever go again

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Additional Information about Braided Rivers Restaurant & Bar

Address: 246 Burnett Street, Ashburton 7740, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 307 2540
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Ashburton
Average Prices: USD 12 - 21

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