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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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Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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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    Very good
  • 1
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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
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Otago
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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English first
Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We went here for our 4th wedding anniversary and it was AMAZING! We had the 7 course digestion menu and each course was superb. We've had meals at some of the best restaurants in Sydney, Australia and we would say that it was one of the best meals we had ever had. Service was fantastic with everyone being polite, quick... More 

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Waimate, New Zealand
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We were celebrating a special occasion and I so glad we choose this place to do it. The setting is perfect with some windows looking out over the bay. Our table was behind a wood burner that added a lovely feel to a cold night. The menu I was given had no prices on it. I didn't appreciate that. I... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I work in Timaru often and visit here every time. Love the food, (menu changes often), atmoshpere and location. Great staff always willing to help.This resturant is my "Timaru Regular"

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Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We tried the Chef's Choice and it was fantastic. Beautiful food and great selection. Staff and service faultless. Will definitely be back and highly recommend.

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

Thank you, we're so glad you enjoyed our trust the chef. We've just upped the game again with a new menu. Now you can choose between a five or seven course daily menu. (And of course, all of our flagship dishes are available on the a la carte) More 

Otago
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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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Jason C, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much, we have a brilliant team at G&G that work together really well. I'm so happy you enjoyed your visit More 

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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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Jason C, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. We hope to see you in for a drink or dinner again soon More 

Timaru, New Zealand
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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Jason C, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much. We pride ourself in offering the extra touches to make your important dates that much more special More 

Timaru, New Zealand
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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Jason C, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we've just changed our seasonal menu. The new duck breast dish is even better. We hope to see you again soon More 

Timaru; New Zealand
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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Jason C, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Im glad you enjoyed your evening with us. We pride ourself in adding the special touches that turn a good night out into an evening to remember. We do offer prices to some. This is a little tongue in cheek, but our way to bring back a little chivalry to the world. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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185 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 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 

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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 19 - 25
  • Price Range: $ $
  • 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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