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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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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

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 17
    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
Fancy place, very classy

Lovely restaurant where you are made to feel special. They even open the door for you as you come in! Amazing lollie jar on the counter too!! Time it right and there will be a pianist playing as you dine. One thing I do hate is how the male gets with the menu with the prices on it and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
sherbsfamily
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Timaru; New Zealand
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Timaru; New Zealand
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Lovely restaurant where you are made to feel special. They even open the door for you as you come in! Amazing lollie jar on the counter too!! Time it right and there will be a pianist playing as you dine. One thing I do hate is how the male gets with the menu with the prices on it and the... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Following a most engaging welcome from the knowledgeable and humorous Maitre D', we were provided with a discreet table enabling easy conversations over dinner. Service from waiters was also very engaging and professional, with dishes arriving in a timely manner and reflected a good training culture. After sizable lunches we selected mains and drinks, plus one meringue desert. The Bluff... More 

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

Thank you so much for your comments. We are trying to build our restaurant into a memorable and enjoyable dining experience for every customer. Our kitchen team have been together for over four years and are really starting to gel. The full time, front of house team are about to be married, and the part timers are new, but enthusiastic... More 

Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We dined at Ginger & Garlic for a family get-together & enjoyed fantastic food & service, plus a great atmosphere (we just love that view over Caroline Bay!). The dining area is spacious meaning plenty of room between tables so not too noisy and conversation is easy.The courses were nicely spaced out allowing time for food to settle and we... More 

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

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

Thank you so much, you were a positive a fun group. The team loved serving you. More 

Timaru, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Reviewer
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 

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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

Questions & Answers

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