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All 42 Timaru Restaurants

Ginger and Garlic Restaurant

335 Stafford St, Timaru 8601, New Zealand
+64 3-688 3981
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Ranked #22 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
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English first
Timaru, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Timaru, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Napier, New Zealand
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

The view from the bar is nearly worth a beer, just for the hell of it.... The menu is extensive, not normal items, one has to ponder, but good ponder. Help & advice from the waitress. Beef Carpaccio was really, really lovely, wonderful flavours and enough for an All Black. Salmon & mussels for main, the risotto was minute, but... More

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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

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Timaru, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

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Timaru, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant 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.

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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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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.

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Rome, Italy
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 31
Cuisine: European, Vegetarian, New Zealand

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