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Old Bank Cafe & Bar

$$ - $$$, ,
232 Stafford Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
+64 3-684 4392
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good48%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (12 reviews)
“pork chops” (2 reviews)
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New Zealand, Bar, Pub, European
$$ - $$$
232 Stafford Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 69 reviews

Reviewed September 14, 2017

Very good feed at a reasonable price. happy with the service was good. only complant would be the rugby on TV was load. but hey it was a test match.

Thank Max B
Reviewed August 26, 2017

The burger in the spot bar was so good and huge couldn't finish service was a little slow probably because it was busy little dark but great menu and staff

Thank 393georgia
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

We called in as the decor appealed. Really friendly staff. However that was where it finished. I ordered the roast which sounded nice. Arrived in less than 5 minutes. The peas and gravy were the only nice things on the plate. The meat was like...More

Thank geofft629
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

Old bank always has had the same menu which I love. It's a great place for lunch or tea and has great value for money. Definitely the best pub food in Timaru. Would recommend this to anyone.

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed June 22, 2017

Good value meal combo of main and dessert for $16.00 Really tasty and quick service for all on this busy lunch time visit. Nothing to complain about at all.

Thank Raymond C
Reviewed June 11, 2017

I've been here twice for lunch in the last two weeks, both times I have found the service and the food great!! Quite good portions and for my Mother in law last week an "over 60s" menu. I would recommend going a little earlier if...More

Thank Pauline Y
Reviewed May 25, 2017

If you want a very good meal with good service and reasonable prices then the Old Bank is the place to go. The meals are a good size and the cafe is right in Timaru. It is a bar as well so you can have...More

Thank motherduckRotorua
Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

Not too bad Steak didn't live up to my expectations but the friendly service was good Good location as was quite busy for a Monday

Thank pertie
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

What a great place to eat, very warm and friendly people, food was great and very filling. Location is in the oldest part of town where there is some great history to to seen

Thank Debbie M
Reviewed March 20, 2017

We have only recently discovered Old Bank, even though we've walked past it for years without entering. Now, what a gem. Only been for lunches so far, but it's really good - fantastic, warm service as well as excellent food and plenty of it. The...More

Thank GrayMcGowan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$4 - $21
New Zealand, Bar, Pub, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 Stafford Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-684 4392
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