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Fusion Restaurant Cafe & Bar

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64 The Bay Hill | Timaru Central, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
(03) 688 8550
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Definitely worth it - better than cafe food!!

We all had the fish of the day and it was really very good. Well cooked, very good accompaniments and good service. The coffee was very good but the choice of cakes and biscuits a bit disappointing. All very much the same as every other cafe. This would be really improved with some trendy stand out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Joanne P
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
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162 reviews 162 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We all had the fish of the day and it was really very good. Well cooked, very good accompaniments and good service. The coffee was very good but the choice of cakes and biscuits a bit disappointing. All very much the same as every other cafe. This would be really improved with some trendy stand out options. They need a... More 

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Cromwell, New Zealand
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90 reviews 90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Looking for somewhere to eat so looked up TA. This seemed to have a good rating so tried it out. I had the duck and with trimmings and wife the salmon (as usual). They were both very well presented and tasty. Staff were very helpful and friendly. toilets very clean. A lovely view thrown in if outside or on a... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We turned up early Weds evening without a booking and received a friendly welcome and a table. The restaurant filled up fast after we arrived, with many tables already reserved. Wines were good and we enjoyed the ambiance and our meals. Recommended.

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Timaru
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Not the best meal I've ever had but pretty close whilst keeping to a budget. Stunning view onto the bay. My favourite thing about Fusion is going for a coffee in the afternoon - sitting outside and overlooking the bay. That said Dinner for two is pretty nice there also. :)

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Timaru, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Food good. Staff a bit over familliar. Spoken to by waitress making sarcastic comments about our menu choices and drinks. Just need waitresses to serve meals and drinks without their opinions

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

You can enjoy amazing views of Caroline Bay and surrounding Timaru locations while enjoying good coffee and food

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful food wonderful service and staff, great atmosphere and a real asset to Timaru. The food was delicious and beautifully presented & the wine list was also very good. Would highly recommend this restaurant !

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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124 reviews 124 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Decided to go here for lunch after the other café that we were going to was closed due to a chrome works factory fire caused it's staff to stay home. We really glad we did - my filo was really nicely cooked with the pastry nice and crispy, the filling of pumpkin and bacon really flavoursome. The décor is modern... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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59 reviews 59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We were down in Timaru for the weekend to watch rugby and had to stop at our favourite place for breakfast. It's been six months since our last visit and the food was just as good. It was a glorious day on Saturday so we sat at a table outside overlooking Caroline Bay, what a wonderful view. I had been... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

What great service we had at Fusion - 12 of us who must have had maybe 26 coffees between us during the course of our awesome breakfast. Its good to see a different sort of menu for breakfast, and every single one of us left feeling happy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 64 The Bay Hill | Timaru Central, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: (03) 688 8550

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Fusion

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