We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

TGB Bar & Restaurant

$$
European, Pub, Gastropub, British, Healthy, New Zealand, Gluten Free
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Beswick Street | Cains Terrace, Timaru 7940, New Zealand
03 687 9190
Website
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

48 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 48: English reviews
Level Contributor
50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fabulous meal tonight. Delicious streaks cooked to perfection (and I am a steak snob - has to be perfectly medium rare and well rested). Great friendly staff. Very impressed with the prices epically the wines. Excellent value and will defiantly be returning.

Helpful?
Thank Jane8001
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings Jane8001 We are gratified that you loved your steak. We aim to please. Thank you for sharing your observation with the world. By the way, we love your profile picture! Do come again. With gratitude, Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More 

Timaru, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was told by friends how good the Grosvenor was and they were right! Yummy food, big portions, friendly staff, I couldn't fault it. Have lived in Timaru a while and wished I'd of known how good it is before now, Will be going back again for sure and I would definitely recommend the roast of the day.

Helpful?
Thank wendnz
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings Wendnz Thank you for your kind words. Do share the news with your families and friends. Come again. Faithfully Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More 

1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice room unhappy about being asked to leave gaming room and bar at 8.30 because barmaid wanted to close even though there was still one lot still dining an reception brought 1 guest through for a drink.

Helpful?
Thank roseanne4
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings Roseanne4 We have investigated your case, and only to note that there's a software upgrade to the Gaming Machines that evening. Just like computer, the software needs to be updated on a timely basis. Our staff should have explained the situation better to you. We convey our apology. We hope for your understanding. Best regards Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More 

Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Good menu and quick service, nice atmosphere and if your staying in the hotel just a quick walk down the stairs

Helpful?
Thank xrman
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings xrman We are glad that we are able to live up to your expectation. That meant the world to us. Thank you wholeheartedly. Faithfully Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

what a great place to eat,great gastro pub, food was yum, staff were great and very helpful when it came to dietary requirements, cant wait to go back nom nom

Helpful?
Thank michelle637
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings Michelle Thank you for your kind words. You made our day. Cheerio, Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Stayed here for work, Meals have been prompt, tasty and satisfying, and the staff friendly and attentive. good atmosphere and i'd recommend it.

Helpful?
Thank Michael V
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings Michael Happy customers, happy staff. Happy all around. Happy Days!!!! Faithfully Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More 

1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Had an amazing dinner the food was so good compliments to the chef! only reason i didnt give a full star rating was because we wanted to split a bowl of fries and apparently the boss said that it was impossible...ive worked in hospitality for 5 years and even i know it is pretty easy to do split transactions.

Helpful?
1 Thank georgie707
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings Georgie707 Thank you for your compliments. We find it odd that you have been turned down regarding splitting the bills and fries. It's not a difficult request at all. We shall endeavour to investigate this matter and come back to you with a proper response. Do come again. Faithfully Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More 

Timaru, New Zealand
Level Contributor
38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Great food, something for everyone with a very large selection of yummy options. Good size portions for reasonable prices. Staff are very nice and meals were served quickly. Just off the Stafford Street makes it a great location for Lunch, Dinner or a Drink at the Bar.

Helpful?
1 Thank realpinkunicorn
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings RealPinkUnicorn Thank YOU Thank YOU Thank YOU Faithfully Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More 

Canterbury
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Lovely friendly staff! Great value with small/large size options for some meals. Good range of meals available. I've dined here three times in the last month and have loved the food every time!

Helpful?
1 Thank Anna D
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings Anna Thank you so much for your kind words. Our specials of the day change daily. We are in the midst of reviewing our Lunch Menu as well. Do come again. Faithfully Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More 

Timaru, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

A group of friends and myself had heard about the excellent $10 lunch menu in TBG and thought we would give it a try. Upon arrival we we're greeted with a smile from a young girl, which is very rare to get from the youth of Timaru today. We were then seated. The menu was full of a wide variety... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank jillyharbrew
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review

Greetings Jill Thank you for your kind words. Thank you for being a goodwill ambassador to TGB. We look forward to serve you again soon. Faithfully Ping LIM (The Proprietor) More 

Travelers who viewed TGB Bar & Restaurant also viewed

Timaru, Canterbury Region
Timaru, Canterbury Region
 
Timaru, Canterbury Region
 
Timaru, Canterbury Region
Timaru, Canterbury Region
 

Been to TGB Bar & Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $23
Cuisine
European, Pub, Gastropub, British, Healthy, New Zealand, Gluten Free
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beswick Street | Cains Terrace, Timaru 7940, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: 03 687 9190
Description
TGB (Gastropub) is located in historical building with dramatic high ceilings, nostalgic exposed brick and modern touches. It's been operating since 1875 for obvious reasons: southern hospitality with exceptional food and drinks. Our food grub is no-nonsense yummy and generous. Come on down, and chow down with the food. You'd be so glad you did!!

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from TGB Bar & Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?