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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 - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    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
Belfast, United Kingdom
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21 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Timaru, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time for dinner at Robbies. 9 of us went. Was great to have all meals delivered to table at the same time. Service great, meal great, atmosphere great. Won't hesitate to dine there again.

1 Thank Harrilyn
Timaru; New Zealand
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108 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Food ok, service ok, prices ok. Ambience pretty good, lots of parking. Good that dining area is away from the pub part. It's just a pleasant restaurant for a feed, nothing to rave about sorry.

Thank sherbsfamily
Timaru, New Zealand
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

What a great place to drink and dine at. A place where you get fantastic pub grub at an affordable price. Very friendly and well priced to be competitive.

Thank Murray K
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 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 

Thank Gazza1957
Belfast, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
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.

Thank TwoTravellers34
Timaru, New Zealand
Level Contributor
43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 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.

Thank Pauline Y
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

Thank GlenlethnotFarmers
Moeraki, New Zealand
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank Lyn T
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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.

Thank OlgaFranco
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

Thank Cathy E

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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
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:45 pm

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