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TGB Bar & Restaurant

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Bar, European, Pub, Healthy, New Zealand
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Beswick Street, Timaru 7901, New Zealand
03 687 9190
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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
Perfect on a budget

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Timaru, New Zealand
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Timaru, New Zealand
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

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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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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Auckland, New Zealand
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 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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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 

Timaru, New Zealand
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

easy access and right in the middle of the main shopping area. Well priced and good variety of meals. Excellent wait staff and bar tenders. An awesome meal at an affordable price

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

Greetings Murray K Thank you for sharing about our value-for-money meals. Recently, I have just visited one of the fast food joints and I am astounded that there is hardly any price difference between meals being served here and meals that are being served there. Very shortly, we are going to implement the same formula that we are doing for... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We have been here multiple times for dinner and the food is great and it is great value for money. It's always pretty quiet which is a surprise considering the quality meals they are putting out here

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

Greetings SIr Thank you for your kind words. Yes, we take pride in our food served here. For your information, TGB is known in this region for its $10 Lunch special. You do get value-for-money for the selected food available here. Ideally, we aspire to see more people coming here as a dining destination too. Thank you for sharing the... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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43 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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
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56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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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, Pub, Healthy, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

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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