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All 44 Timaru Restaurants

Ginger and Garlic Restaurant

335 Stafford St, Timaru 8601, New Zealand
+64 3-688 3981
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Ranked #15 of 44 Restaurants in Timaru
Price range: $21 - $31
Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: European, Vegetarian, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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.
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English first
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

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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Rangiora
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
46 helpful votes 46 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 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

A quiet sunday night in October...lovely weather - a great view from the bar, with a couple of pre-dinner drinks,overlooking the bay and beyond. We ordered the breads and dips to start - yummy, fresh, delicious. I ordered the trio of meat - because I couldn't decide what to order - it all looks so good....what a great idea! My... More 

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

Thank you so much, so nice to have such wonderful guests in on a quiet night More 

Timaru, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Lovely quiet restaurant where you can actually converse with each other around the table. Silver service is nice. Food a bit pricey for what you get. Friendly, helpful staff.

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

Thank you so much for your review, we only source the best local produce. Im so glad you enjoyed your evening More 

Timaru, New Zealand
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The view over Caroline Bay provides the ambience. They could do with a little (lot) of help with the interior design, but this place is well worth a visit for the gorgeous food. They feature a seasonal menu of well-cooked European classics with contemporary twists. The duck is always fresh and delicious, the sustainable toothfish is stunning and if it's... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review G&G. Im afraid the toothfish is gone again, as we've been told it's running low. We always try to work with mother nature to offer the most delicious eco-friendy meals and service. More 

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Additional Information about Ginger and Garlic Restaurant

Address: 335 Stafford St, Timaru 8601, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-688 3981
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 21 - 31
Cuisine: European, Vegetarian, New Zealand

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