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Robbies Timaru Bar & Bistro

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198 Hilton Highway, Timaru 8601, New Zealand
03 6887486
Today
8:00 am - 10:00 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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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Great Interesting Venue

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2014
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Gore
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15 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Gore
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 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.

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Moeraki, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 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.

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Timaru, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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156 reviews 156 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We decided to take the family out for dinner whilst holidaying around the south island, we came here because we saw a menu at the motel we were staying at and thought it sounded good. The service was terrible, our waitress forgot half our orders and then when questioned tried to blame someone else. The food when it finally arrived... More 

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Timaru, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

we were invited to Robbies and our hosts were very nice. the food was also very nice Robbies it self was very disappointing. No pleasant atmosphere. No Music, service a little slow and felt that the waitresses were very somberly dressed. no style,no colour no nothing, matched Robbies all together. Dissappointed as this is a new robbies No Senic view... More 

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Timaru, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Went for a workday lunch, meal was yummy, but quite small. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Nice atmoshere there.

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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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