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Robbies Timaru Bar & Bistro

Bar, New Zealand, European, Pub
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198 Hilton Highway, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
03 6887486
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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All 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
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived at the restaurant for a meal and upon entering we sat down at a vacant table and waited for service, this was not to come. After other customers arrived and were served, I realised that we weren't going to be served on this occasion (maybe it was what I was wearing lol). Waited 10 minutes and decided that we... More 

Thank Gazza1957
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

Only good thing about the place was the door we walked out food to say any good about would be a flat out lie but on the brighter side I have herd breakfast chief is a lot better

Thank Andrew D
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We were meeting a few friends for lunch during the week and decided to try Robbies. they had some good lunch specials. Our meals came along quite quickly and were good sized portions. Our waitress was efficient and friendly. Will definitely be back.

Thank Jennie K
Timaru, New Zealand
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Been here a few times and its alright, nothing amazing, good sized portions, good enough service. One time I ordered a Vegetarian Meal and the meal was full of meat, I was definitely not pleased, pointed this out to our waitress who was not interested..

Thank renegaderunaway
Whangamata, New Zealand
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62 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Unfortunately we had a very boring and salty lunch. All three meals ordered left a lot to be desired. A funny smell in restaurant too. Coffee was great though.

Thank Marie-Louise N
Waimate, New Zealand
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

3 of us met here for food and discussion. The facility is good and has a nice meeting area behind glass. The service is also good however the food is best described as average. I am unlikely to stop here again for lunch

Thank Buelland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

I was really disappointed in the meal I had tonight. A chicken and bacon stack, I would have thought would have been a stack held together with a skewer on mashed potato with sauce on the side, It was a bowl of mash, all yellow with carrots Hugely unappetising and very bland. We ate it but we won't be stopping... More 

Thank wendybW6914OE
Timaru, New Zealand
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

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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110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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82 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Bar, New Zealand, European, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 Hilton Highway, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: 03 6887486

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