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Ginger and Garlic Restaurant

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European, Vegetarian, New Zealand
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335 Stafford St, Timaru 8601, New Zealand
+64 3-688 3981
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Timaru's premiere dining destination. With stunning views over Caroline...
Timaru's premiere dining destination. With stunning views over Caroline Bay and the Timaru port. Join Ginger and Garlic for the finest example of local produce accompanied by South Canterbury's largest selection of wines, cocktails and liqueurs. Treat yourself, you deserve it.
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Good for:
Romance
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 30
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Special place

The food is always delicious. Staff very helpful and the view over Caroline Bay to the mountains a perfect backdrop for a lovely meal.

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5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Timaru, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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57 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Timaru, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The food is always delicious. Staff very helpful and the view over Caroline Bay to the mountains a perfect backdrop for a lovely meal.

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COCOA, FLORIDA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

29 Cocoa High School Alumni and Friends met for dinner at Ginger and Garlic. We all agreed that the food and exceptional service provided us a wonderful evening. Want to thank the employees for their outstanding efforts to accommodate such a large group. They were told approximate 10-12 would be attending and that number grew to 29. THANK YOU TO... More 

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Timaru, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Being a local in the town we often take costing friends out do an evening meal. Inevitably we end up taking them here wher one can enjoy pre dinner drinks while overlooking Caroline Bay, where one can enjoy conversation and of course the food and service typifies all that is good about Timaru

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Jason C, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review, our locals are so important to us. It's so good to hear such a positive review. More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Fantastic menu, great tasting options... These guys really know their food. Exceptional meals and service. Don't rate this restaurant as trip advisor has! If there are 14 better places to eat in this town then I'll eat my hat! In fact I'd be surprised if there was one place better.... 2 UK travellers around NZ.

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Jason C, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much, the team really appreciate your wonderful feedback More 

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

Our party of 12 had a fabulous experience at Ginger and Garlic with superior service and absolutely delicious food.

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Jason C, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We're so glad you and your family enjoyed your visit. More 

Geraldine, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We love eating at Ginger and Garlic... perfect situation over looking Caroline Bay and the sea views, but mostly because the food is fantastic. We have had a variety of meals there ... popping in for a dessert through to full family gatherings (either a la carte or "Trust The Chef"). Wine selections are very good and Jason has been... More 

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Jason C, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful words. We always appreciate feedback from our amazing locals. More 

Timaru, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Great place for a special dinner out, or for an Express Lunch - 3 courses plus coffee. They aren't large servings, but for lunch just about the perfect size, and perfectly cooked and presented. And of course, the restaurant has one of the best views in TImaru looking out over Caroline Bay and the port.

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Jason C, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments. Our express lunch is super popular. Please note - anyone keen on joining us for lunch? Book at least 24 hours prior to your arrival. More 

Christchurch
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Wow food good service,one of the best in the south island worth the money.device subperb,good value for money

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Jason C, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words. The team work so hard on creating a memorable experience. I've passed your comments on to the wait staff and of course, Jase and Kirby in the kitchen More 

Timaru, New Zealand
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Ginger and Garlic is a restaurant I have visited many times with business guests. The service and the food are consistently good. I can trust the standard to take valued business guests, colleagues and clients out for a pleasant meal and atmosphere. Jason and the team provide efficient and friendly service. Recommended.

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Jason C, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Ross, you and your team are always a pleasure to serve. The local support we get from business' such as yours is what keeps us going. More 

Timaru, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Its our favourite place to have dessert. A table in the bar gives an awesome outlook of the bay and city

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Jason C, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much, I hope you've tried our new Bourbon and Cashew sundae. Its increasing my waistline by the day. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 335 Stafford St, Timaru 8601, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-688 3981

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 30
  • Cuisine: European, Vegetarian, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions

Description

Timaru's premiere dining destination. With stunning views over Caroline Bay and the Timaru port. Join Ginger and Garlic for the finest example of local produce accompanied by South Canterbury's largest selection of wines, cocktails and liqueurs. Treat yourself, you deserve it.
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?