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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 14
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  • 11
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  • 9
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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I personally have always had good value and tasting meals from the bar side of the resturant. However when eating in the resturant itself I find that the menu has less options and is quite pricey and the food is always average for the price you pay. Would recomend the bar over the resturant every... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
Sara M
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I personally have always had good value and tasting meals from the bar side of the resturant. However when eating in the resturant itself I find that the menu has less options and is quite pricey and the food is always average for the price you pay. Would recomend the bar over the resturant every time.

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

For the price a very average meal and menu. We went here for a special birthday meal and felt we did not get value for money. We are very reluctant to return. I feel the bar menu is much better value although the dining area for the bar has very dim lighting.

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11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We went for dinner here on a thursday. Looks fancy so you think it would be nice. Prices are higher than usual. Only three other tables were taken. We got seated and it took over 15 minutes to be given water and to take our drinks order. My cocktail tasted like petrol- i didnt drink it. Our food was average... More 

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Couldn't fault this place if I tried, very friendly, fast service, fantastic meal & great night out afterwards... Highly recommend..

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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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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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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 10 - 18

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  • 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 10 - 18
  • Price Range: $ $

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