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TGB Bar & Restaurant

Beswick Street, Timaru 7901, New Zealand
03 687 9190
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Ranked #4 of 42 Restaurants in Timaru
Price range: $3 - $23
Cuisines: European, Healthy, Bar, New Zealand
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner
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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Jakarta, Indonesia
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Food great, staffs great, service also great. i had nice pasta as a dinner. and they even had a slot machine beside the restaurant.. attractive

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

Greetings Madam I shall convey your kind words to our staff at TGB. They will be very appreciative that they have made your dining memorable. Yes, the pasta dish is one of my favourites too. Our chef learnt of the technique from his mentor who happened to be an Italian and the result shows. On behalf of all of us,... More

Timaru, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Eat here regularly. Beautiful steak, cooked to perfection! Peppercorn sauce to die for! Hubby loves the lamb shanks, has them every time we dine. Staff very friendly and efficient. Good kids meals. Cheap for amount of food. Huge meals every time. Good drop of wine to go with dinner. Nice atmosphere, with candle lit lighting and log fire. Will keep... More

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

Greetings Madame Thank you for your kind words. We are flattered. You can be rest assured that we won't be resting upon our laurel and do watch out for our soon-to-be released Tapas menu (due to request from regular guests). We look forward to welcoming you at TGB again soon. Have a delightful day. Faithfully, Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More

Umea, Sweden
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I ate at the restaurant a few times when I was staying at the Grosvenor hotel. I really enjoyed the atmosphere the great food and the friendly staff. Will definitely be back once in Timaru!

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

Greetings Madam We appreciate all your kind words. Do come again in the near future. Many thanks, from our team here at The Grosvenor. Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

My partner and I stayed in the hotel and decided to have a meal in the restaurant and we were not disappointed at all. Fantastic meal, and fantastic service. We will be back!!

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

Greetings Smiley We are glad that our team was able to make your stay and dining experience an enjoyable for yourself and your Mrs. We thank you wholeheartedly. Feel free to come again in the near future. It would be our utmost pleasure to serve you again. Faithfully, Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More

Timaru, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Very disappointing this time round, previous time was lovely (approx 2yrs ago). Main meal was lovely good generous size, garlic bread was horrible and service was just as bad. We were about to leave as didn't get asked for drinks and we had been sitting there 10 minutes, got no water until i asked for it with our mains. Restaurant... More

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

Greetings Howezat Thank you for bringing to our attention the lack of service, the shortcoming in our food offering. As you are aware, I have since written you mail to try to get to the bottom of this regarding the day or night that you frequented the restaurant. Then, we can pinpoint the duty manager and chef in charge. Only... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

An old hotel that has been done up. Reasonable prices - lovely food - everyone enjoyed it. No holiday surcharge! Hooray!

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

Greetings Sir/Madam Thank you for your compliments. We are glad that you raised the most important point: no extra surcharge! TGB is what it is: no-nonsense value-for-money pub grub. Our locals come here for that and we are known for that. We appreciate your candour and wishing you well. Do come again:) Sincerely, Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More

Napier, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Home style cooking with really generous portions and great value for money. I will definelty be back.

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

Greetings KerryAnn Aren't you sweet? Your flattery put us on Cloud 9 right now. Thank you very much. We look forward to serve you again in the near future. All the very best, Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More

Glentunnel, null, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Very Very good meal,the restaurant was beside the bar but was intimate enough!!GGreat service,and prices were fair.

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

Greetings Glenn Thank you for your stamp of approval. We appreciate your kind words and we vow to be even better. Happy holidays. Faithfully, Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More

Timaru, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Best meal ever! Thanks guys. Would recommend to all. Make sure you go to this hidden treasure in South Canterbury

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

Greetings Madam Thank you for your kind words regarding our restaurant. We appreciate it. We look forward to serve you again in the near future. All the best from Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More

Te Awamutu, New Zealand
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

had desert here was yummy with great atmosphere and excellent service will return for sure, the restaurant and bar area is beautiful and romantic and in a great location, stayed at the hotel as well which was lovely had a great weekend away will return and have dinner there next time.

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

Greetings Raewyn & Adam Such a delightful surprise again. We are glad that you enjoyed the food and atmosphere here. We look forward to be of service to you again in the near future. You are now officially the Honourary Lifetime Member of the Grosvenor:) Have a pleasant day. Sincerely, Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More

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