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TGB Bar & Restaurant

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European, Healthy, New Zealand
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Beswick Street, Timaru 7901, New Zealand
03 687 9190
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings
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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  • 8
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 0
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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
Friendly Place

We go weekly mainly for drinks. The bar staff are friendly and some remember ours drinks by heart. We have had snacks and they were hot and enjoyable. the service was in good time. I recommend this place to be comfortable and friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Raewyn G
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Timaru, New Zealand
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Timaru, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We go weekly mainly for drinks. The bar staff are friendly and some remember ours drinks by heart. We have had snacks and they were hot and enjoyable. the service was in good time. I recommend this place to be comfortable and friendly.

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1 Thank Raewyn G
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings Raewyn Thank you for your kind words. Do come again. Faithfully Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More 

Ashburton, New Zealand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We had a lovely meal and the waitress was both helpful and friendly. There was a nice fire to make you feel warm and cosy

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

Greetings Sir A very warm thank you to you. Faithfully Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More 

Timaru; New Zealand
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108 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Enjoyed a lovely roast, something I never normally order. Kids and hubby enjoyed their meals too. Place looking really good with a makeover. Lots of parking over the road in their car park. Pokie machines off in a side room for those so inclined.

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

Greetings Sir & Madam The Grosvenor has since been refurbished seven years ago. We hope that you are satisfied with hardwork that we have put in. We are glad that you enjoyed yourself. Do come again. Cheers. Faithfully Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More 

Timaru, New Zealand
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Met with friends for a dinner together last week. I had a steak meal and it was superb. Cooked to my standards and delicious. Everyone else was very happy with their meals as well. Sampled some of those tap beer and nice desert to end up with. A great pub meal enjoyed by all.

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1 Thank Murray K
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings Murray It makes us happy to see your group is happy. Do come again. Faithfully Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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187 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Down in Timaru for the weekend and read about the $10 lunches on Tripadvisor so popped along for something to eat. Really lovely décor inside, my partner and I both love exposed brick buildings. Friendly enough waitress although we seemed to have been forgotten by the time we were ready to order and had to go up to the bar... More 

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

Greetings Sir/Madam Thank you for liking our food. Our lunch service is always a hectic place. It is known in Timaru for its value-for-money food offering whilst not compromising on taste and quality at the same time. At times, when we are very busy, it's understandable for our staff to have overlooked you in some ways but by no means,... More 

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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Just had a meal with my wife tonight at TGB. Great selection on the menu plus a speciald board. The meals that we had were all well presented and were great value. We will return.

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2 Thank Colin B
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings Sir and Madam That's what you like to hear, that you loved being here and that you WILL come back again. Do share the news with your families and friends. We appreciate it. From all of us here, we wish you here and thank you. Faithfully Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More 

Timaru, New Zealand
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Nothing beats the $10 lunch! Grwat variety to choose from and good size. Staff could be friendlier. Good atmosphere. Pecan pie is delicious!

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2 Thank Zues101
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings Sir/Madam If you think that $10 Lunch is amazing, just wait for what we are about to roll out shortly with our dinner menu offering. Watch the space. That's all that we can say. Thank you for your support. Faithfully Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More 

Timaru, New Zealand
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Went here for lunch with my wife, nice and quiet with friendly and helpful service, meals were fantastic and for only $10 they put several local restaurants who charge double for the same thing to shame, perfect for anyone on a budget, or anyone who just wants a great, quick lunch

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2 Thank cozza22
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings Sir/Madam What a great way to sum up what TGB. Perfection indeed! Thank you. I needn't say anymore. Do come again. Faithfully Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More 

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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Another great "go to" small restaurant offering a cosy environment, good menu and drinks selection and prompt service, Very handy location. A personal favourite for both the bar menu and the more extensive menu which includes children's food.

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2 Thank janstiebert00
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings Sir/Madam Thank you for sharing your positive experience with the public. Your good words are much needed to entice public to come off the main street to visit our quaint and inviting restaurant that offers bang-for-bucks meals. Do come again. We appreciate your patronage. Faithfully Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More 

Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Stayed the night at this fine establishment which is cosy, comfortable and very good value for money. The same goes with it's attached restaurant and bar. I had a pasta meal from the menu and it was delivered with much skill and attention. Pasta was cooked to al dente and the accompanying sauces, amazing. A wide selection of local and... More 

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2 Thank Boeing777
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings Boeing 777 Thank you kindly for your impeccable taste and your compliments to our staff which they have all acknowledged vocally. You have truly made our day. Thank you also for taking the time in writing reviews for our restaurant, bar and hotel. We look forward to serve you again in the near future. All the very best, from... 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: European, Healthy, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings

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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