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Braided Rivers Restaurant & Bar

Bar, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free
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246 Burnett Street, Ashburton 7700, New Zealand
03 307 2540
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Ashburton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had an amazing meal here a few nights ago. They had a group of thirty seven in and a few other tables eating too, so were busy. The oysters were fantastic and the lamb shanks were the best we have had anywhere. The panna cotta was ridiculously good. We couldn't fault the food or the service and will be back... More 

Thank KJChapman
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The seafood trio was awful. The fish was cold, dry and seemed overcooked. The prawns were obviously frozen from the texture, and they had been cooked in such a way that they tasted of that awful brown goo in the heads. The 'crispy' potatoes weren't, the 'carrot jelly' appeared to just be diced carrots, and probably frozen as well. The... More 

Thank Gary_T_NZ
Ashburton, New Zealand
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

meal was very poor Fish was extremely dry and certainly not fresh. very dim and dark Service not good and once we had eaten it got very cold so guess it must of been time to leave.

Thank Jude312
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A quiet Monday night. Only 4 people in the restaurant. The service was attentive and friendly. Good craft beer on tap and the (slightly weird) garlic bread was tasty. The mains were superb. A chicken breast dish that was succulent and packed with flavour and a trio of game that was bursting with great tastes. Brilliant. Well done.

1 Thank sebthedog
Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Slow getting meals out even when restaurant was quiet this night. Staff need training and the food prices are over charged for what you get. Bring those prices down its only ASHBURTON

Thank kiwi_catherine
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

I was with a group of friends for a celebration the night we went. We all had an amazing night. The food & wine/champagne was beautiful. Service was brilliant, very attentive. Reasonably priced too.

1 Thank NicJubbs
Perth, Australia
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

For a small town this place is world class a great Bar and drinks variety, a nice restaurant and food at affordable prices. A good atmosphere Great entertainment with a live band when I visited

Thank MicWatson
Christchurch, New Zealand
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

We had been touring around all day and it was lovely to call into the pleasant cool surroundings at this cafe. The staff were great fun and very helpful and patient. We all had beers, wine and coffee followed by well presented and plentiful portions of light nibbles etc. We didn't need tea! Casual setting with indoor and outdoor areas.... More 

1 Thank Ann T
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

Waited for over an hour for our mains, food was okay but terrible service would not recommend on a busy day.

Thank Brittany W
Ashburton, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Was a cold night looking for a meal and nice drink plus so where warm got all 3 at Braided Rivers .The wild food was great as well as the service keep up the great work .Will be back again thanks

1 Thank BrendonT49

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$11 - $19
Bar, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 246 Burnett Street, Ashburton 7700, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Ashburton
  • Phone Number: 03 307 2540

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?