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Ginger and Garlic Restaurant

335 Stafford St, Timaru 8601, New Zealand
+64 3-688 3981
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Ranked #19 of 42 restaurants in Timaru
Price range: $21 - $31
Cuisines: European, Vegetarian, New Zealand
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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
Wisbech, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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.

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Rome, Italy
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

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Timaru, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 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

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Timaru
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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

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Papakura, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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...

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Napier, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

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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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

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Timaru, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Ginger & Garlic do a great Sunday lunch 'special' - a three course treat for $20. And the view over the Bay is a bonus! Always great service.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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68 reviews 68 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

The food was nice but holy moly - I don't care how much money you have it needs to be value for money. Bread for two, one course each and a couple of drinks shouldn't be over $150. I enjoyed the food up the road more and paid a lot less.

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Queensland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

Beautiful food, great service and nothing is too much trouble. We had some amazingly large oysters which we're fantastic. For mains I had Fod just beautiful and my husband had duck which he said was great. Loved it so much we went back 2 nights later.

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