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TGB Bar & Restaurant

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Bar, European, Healthy, New Zealand
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Beswick Street, Timaru 7901, New Zealand
03 687 9190
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Description: A neighborhood place and now a Timaru institution, TGB (The Grosvenor Bar...
A neighborhood place and now a Timaru institution, TGB (The Grosvenor Bar) is located in a one of a kind historical building with dramatic high ceilings, nostalgic exposed brick and modern touches. Wet your appetite with local, regional and international beers and cider. Then enjoy innovative tavern fare including traditional roasts, urban burgers, fresh salads, wrap, artisanal sandwiches and many other Kiwi favourites.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
worth every penny

Great place great food like food and staff make the place And a good location right in the centre of town

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
AndyH323
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Great place great food like food and staff make the place And a good location right in the centre of town

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wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings Andy Thank you for your compliments. We appreciate it. Do come again. Faithfully Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More 

Timaru
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

$10 mains made this a very reasonable lunch although dessert for the same price did not seem logical. The food was good but with only one girl serving and also making coffee etc there was quite a long waiting time,especially as I was with a group.

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wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings Elizabeth S Thank you for taking the time to write the review. In order for us to do the ever-popular $10 lunch, something has got to give. In order for us to have more staff serving customers, that would also mean the price of the menu would have to go up too. Lately, price of meat has gone up... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Just wanted to say YUM and THANKS for the TGB Bar and Restaurant for a delicious meal, great service and a fun atmosphere. Seriously one of the BEST vegetarian meals I have ever had. Anyone heading to Timaru should stop in and have a bite! Well done!

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wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings Splash (not to be mistaken with Flash)! I shall convey your appreciation to our staff particularly our chefs. They will be over the moon. Being a pub in a small country town, people would expect we to only offer pub grubs. I'm glad that you brought this out to the fore so that the public know that we are... More 

Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Clean and modern establishment. We decided on an impromptu visit for lunch. We both had the $10 lunch menu (which had a great selection). I had the crispy chicken salad and my sister chose the open steak (I think it was ribeye) sammie. Both arrived promptly, attractively presented and tasted delicious. Great value, good service and excellent value for money.

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wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings Burnie Thank you for your kind words. We are pleased that more people are about to know about our $10 lunch selection, which is unbeatable in value. You shall also note that we don't skimp on quality and selections. It's all about bringing in value to our clientele. Do come again. Faithfully Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Excellent waiter and bar staff. Not in your face but professional and helpful. Menu hade plenty of variety to suit most people. Seevucw was quick ans meals nicely presented and tasty. Mum had very tasty mushroom sauce with nice bite size pieces of real mushroom. My seafood selection was also very good with fresh salad with light tasty dressing. I... More 

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wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings Ann T Thank you for your kind words. Our staff read the review religiously and I'm sure that by now, they would have given one another High Five for doing a job well for looking after their patrons. Your satisfaction is their satisfaction too!! We take the opportunity to wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Safe New Year.... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Dad's birthday....it had been a while since I had eaten there - especially evening meal but was pleasantly surprised... although I had rang ahead and booked a table earleir in the day, it hadn't been noted - but thankfully there was a table available. Initially the waitress appeared a little aloof, she warmed as the evening went by - maybe... More 

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wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings 1t spoon Thank you for your patronage and thank you for thinking of us when it comes the time to celebrate your Dad's birthday. TGB is and has always been known for its wholesome pub grub and bang-for-the-buck. We don't do fancy but we certainly do know how to do a luscious comfort food. There's this saying that to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Staff were friendly and very informative and can have a good laugh with you, the meals are cooked to absolute perfection and a very warm environment

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wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings Bronson Thank you for your kind feedback. We appreciate it. No doubt, come by and let's have more laughs in the future. Faithfully, Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More 

Timaru, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I have none. I went with a group of ladies. you paid before you went in at the door. The tables were uninviting a case of sit where there is a space. the plates were on centre table very cold by the time you recieved your meat the meal was cold. I had vegetables which were roasted all mixed up... More 

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wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings Madam Thank you for taking the time to write an emotionally charged review about our Sunday carvery. Since that you pointed out A LOT of items, I shall endeavour to answer them one by one. You stated that the carvery is set up like a railway station, how else can we lay out our food? Buffet style is about... More 

Timaru, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We like to meet friends and/or on business for a lunch special. It is a great deal and just what you need.

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wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings Mr / Ms Cunningham We are glad that the lunch special is to your liking. We also hope that the food portion, price and serving time are to your liking. Do come again. Thank you. Faithfully Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More 

Auckland, New Zealand
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Visited Timaru in April and again in September this year for important family reasons. Local people recommended this hotel's Sunday smorgasboard lunches as very popular so I decided to take my two elderly aunts there and was not disappointed.The price of $20 per adult and $18 for pensioners is very reasonable and you certainly get value for money. There is... More 

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wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings Sir/Madam Thank you for taking the time to write about our open secret: Sunday carvery. Visiting guests seldom hear of it because this once a week offering is normally full with locals who book a week in advance. We are glad that you are satisfied with selections of food and its pricing structure. Just to prevent any misunderstanding, the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Beswick Street, Timaru 7901, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: 03 687 9190

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 23
  • Cuisine: Bar, European, Healthy, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients

Description

A neighborhood place and now a Timaru institution, TGB (The Grosvenor Bar) is located in a one of a kind historical building with dramatic high ceilings, nostalgic exposed brick and modern touches. Wet your appetite with local, regional and international beers and cider. Then enjoy innovative tavern fare including traditional roasts, urban burgers, fresh salads, wrap, artisanal sandwiches and many other Kiwi favourites.

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