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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 18
    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
good food and good staff

Food was very good. Wine was a good standard. Service could not be faulted. Would recommend to anyone who wants to enjoy a good meal in a nice atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Rown
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Otago
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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English first
Otago
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Food was very good. Wine was a good standard. Service could not be faulted. Would recommend to anyone who wants to enjoy a good meal in a nice atmosphere.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Wonderful views over the harbour, great intimate bar, attentive service, elegant food, good menu choices. Nothing to dislike !

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Timaru, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Beautiful meal with good presentation and flavor. Excellent service lovely ambience. A lovely choice of restaurant for a special occasion.

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Timaru, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We went to Ginger and Garlic to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed, the friendly service, an awesome table with a view over the bay and a top meal accompanied by a really good wine. I recommend the duck breast! We hadn't been there for about 12 months but will return again. Paying a little more for a... More 

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Timaru; New Zealand
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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
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159 reviews 159 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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
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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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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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 

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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 21 - 28
  • Cuisine: European, Vegetarian, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, 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?