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Robbies Timaru Bar & Bistro

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198 Hilton Highway, Timaru 8601, New Zealand
03 6887486
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 9
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Consistently good Bar & Bistro food

Meals here are prompt and come with good quantity. Always tasty and the service continues to be friendly and warm.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

First time visiting this venue and was pleasantly surprised. Nice looking place with friendly staff. We were seated and given menus and asked what drinks we would like. Ordered the roast and these plates arrived filled with lovely looking food, plenty of meat (beef) with a lot of vegetables including yams a and corn on the cob. Very filling and... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Meals here are prompt and come with good quantity. Always tasty and the service continues to be friendly and warm.

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Timaru, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We went here for tea the other night a little unsure what we might get as we had heard mixed comments. The meals we ordered were tasty, hot and just the right size. The service was friendly and quick. We would definitely go back.

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Gore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Large facility, with restaurant, party room, pokies, pub. An arounder this place. Meal was very satisfactory but the waitress was new and was very friendly and professional. North of Timaru, 24hr dairy and fuel all handy at this site so ideal for families. Great family experience.

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Moeraki, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

A great Pub meal, simple food well served and plenty of it. So much in fact that we did not quite eat it all. Friendly, efficient staff. Place exceptionally clean. A great place for families or oldies with good parking close to main highway.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We love Robbies for its hearty and simple food and great service. Have had meals there a few times and never were disappointed.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

As far as a pub meal goes its fine. My partner had steak and fries,I had a poor attempt at Thai beef. Service was good, and the place is clean and tidy. Sports groups are well suited as it caters for them well.

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Timaru, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Not much atmosphere, but a good place to take the kids. Well priced, basic food, but it tastes good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

price wise and taste wise can't fault the brekky menu however kitchen staff need to warm the plates prior to serving and check food temperatures are hot not lukewarm. lunch menu bit pricey - but taste fantastic.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Went for lunch with a couple of others, i had the chowder which was very tasty but lukewarm, so spoilt it, the guys said there meal was only just ok. Service was quick, but no real genuine friendleness here.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 198 Hilton Highway, Timaru 8601, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: 03 6887486
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:45 pm

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