We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ginger and Garlic Restaurant

335 Stafford St, Timaru 8601, New Zealand
+64 3-688 3981
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #23 of 42 Restaurants in Timaru
Price range: $21 - $31
Cuisines: European, Vegetarian, New Zealand
More restaurant details
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.
Write a Review

43 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    21
    12
    0
    6
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Timaru, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Service is extremely poor and rude. It was very slow night for the restaurant only one other table besides us. The waitress made us feel as if we were causing her inconvenience by having dinner that night. We order couple of drinks, one of them was beyond consumption ( extremely sour). I understand there can be a bit of sour... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Timaru, New Zealand
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Last month I had dinner at ginger and garlic and hade trust the chef the food and was excellent and the sirves was amazing

Was this review helpful? Yes
Timaru, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The wife's birthday treat, so we were expecting it to be good and weren't disappointed. From the great service and wide variety on the menu - the 550gm rib-eye was great and so was the chicken. Cocktails, coffee and wine choices are wide and the giant jaffa jar an end of evening special.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Wisbech, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were touring New Zealand and really wanted a good lamb dinner before we left. The food, including the lamb, and service were truly excellent at this restaurant.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rome, Italy
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I was here first time with the family on 31 dec 2012, booked at the last minute, and it was a great dinner. This time I was back in Timaru by myself, and payed a visit to this very good restaurant for a nice dinner with the fantastic view of the ocean and the bay. The atmosphere is relaxed, with... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Timaru, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Located in the heart of Timaru CBD at the top of Stafford street this restaurant combines fine dining and nice atmosphere with great views over Caroline Bay. Good choice of the traditional dishes with meat roast and salmon are the favorites. Great wines. Good value for money

Was this review helpful? Yes
Timaru
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

A splendid choice by the chef of his best dishes. The ambiance is just right , with a great scenic view and an easy to get to restaurant. Waiting staff are excellent , helpful and friendly and the piano playing in the background sets off an ideal meal.and pleasant occasion.. Parking 9is not a problem. A visitor to Timaru is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Papakura, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Cool view, great wine list, and the paua entree was a stand-out. Illy coffee too, such a nice surprise in lil old Timaru! Will be back...

Was this review helpful? Yes
Napier, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

Great location, great service and generally the food looked absolutely wonderful but there were no Vegan options on the Menu, often when this is the case I ask the staff if they have any vegetarian options and they will come back with some suggestions, no such luck here so I asked if I could just a plate vegetables and got... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jason C, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments. And we are very sorry for our confusion. Your waitress was in training and she believed you were after a vegetarian meal. Although she helped point out the vegetarian items on the menu, she missed the fact that you were vegan. At the end of the day, my manager on duty and head... More

New Zealand
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We went there on our work do so 4 people (small company) and I have to say this was the best meal in all my life! Even my husband said the same too. I'm normally a chicken girl so I was very nervous when I saw the menu, but I opted for the Lamb rack and it was amazing. I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Ginger and Garlic Restaurant also viewed

Timaru, Canterbury Region
Timaru, Canterbury Region
 
Timaru, Canterbury Region
Timaru, Canterbury Region
 

Been to Ginger and Garlic Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing