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Ginger and Garlic Restaurant - CLOSED

335 Stafford Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
+64 3-688 3981
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“duck” (4 reviews)
“mussels” (3 reviews)
“caroline bay” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
European, New Zealand, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
335 Stafford Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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Reviews (96)
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11 - 20 of 95 reviews

Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

This upstairs restaurant has pleasant Devore and nice sea views. Staff were friendly and accommodating. The food presentation was good but the food itself somewhat lacking. My fish special consisted of 3 scoops of excellent risotto each topped by a scallop wrapped in bacon, scallops...More

Thank Roadbirds
A7079BPjasonc, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review your dinner. I wish you all the best in your travels

Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

Friendly service and great food however the decor needs a major update, torn and badly worn carpets add this to the need for a interior make over then the dinning experience would be complete.

Thank Steven M
A7079BPjasonc, Manager at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2016

The food and service are lovely? The views are excellent but you give an average review because of the quality of the carpet?

Reviewed 18 February 2016

After hearing of their good reputation we were disappointed with the food. We were served a lovely complimenTary pumpernickel bread and the service was superb but the food although it sounded beautiful was only average. I had a blue cod, muscle and scholar dish where...More

Thank SwaniesW
A7079BPjasonc, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2016

Thank you for your review. I'm sorry you were disappointed with your dish, I'm not sure how to help. Our ocean platter consists of 100gms of blue cod, 6 green lipped muscles and 8 Australian scallops. This is served in a very simple sauce consisting...More

Reviewed 20 January 2016

As soon as I walked into the restaurant Jason, the owner, was at the door welcoming me and taking me to my seat. It's hard to find service that is this satisfactory anywhere else. The meal I had consisted of five delicious courses and I...More

Thank BenDalloway1999
A7079BPjasonc, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2016

Thank you so much for your review. The "Trust the Chef" tasting menu is still our most popular option. You get to try awesome specialty items as well as some of our most popular dishes.

Reviewed 13 January 2016

We had a lovely time. We had pre-advised our daughter was vegan gluten-free and we were impressed that they had three choices for main and a nice for dessert for her. Enjoyed the breads. All six mains - duck, pork belly, lamb, vegan rice risotto,...More

Thank racheldg2016
A7079BPjasonc, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2016

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. The fruit soup with deep fried ice cream is awesome. I can't wait to have your wonderful family join us again soon

Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

Probably the first time I've said that, but this place was really really good. The food was by far the best we had in a two week holiday in NZ, cooked to perfection with lots of clever nice generous touches. We're still drooling, a couple...More

Thank DMYorke
A7079BPjasonc, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2016

Thank you so much, you were a great table to chat with. I hope you have an amazing trip around NZ with plenty of delicious food.

Reviewed 8 January 2016

We are traveling in New Zealand for four months. Timaru isn't an exciting town to visit but Ginger and Garlic restaurant certainly was well worth the trip. Although we came at lunch, one of us had the trio lunch special with blue cod and loved...More

1  Thank Avalonavalon
A7079BPjasonc, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2016

Thank you very much for joining us. I hope you have an amazing trip around NZ

Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

I once again was lucky enough to have the 9 course degustation with accompanying wines at Ginger and Garlic for New Years. Such a wonderful experience. They never fail to disappoint. Amazing food. Amazing wine. Amazing friendly and attentive staff.

Thank Rachel J
A7079BPjasonc, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2016

Thank you so much, New Year's Eve is such an awesome party. I'm so glad you had fun

Reviewed 26 December 2015

We went on a Tuesday night just before Christmas, passing through Timaru. It was quiet but the food was really excellent. I had the seafood dish and my husband had the sous vide steak. Both were good, the steak was exceptional. Very family friendly; they...More

Thank BentonHarper
A7079BPjasonc, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2016

Awesome review, thank you so much for the kind words.

Reviewed 16 December 2015

We went here last night for my husbands work dinner, from the moment we walked in the service and the atmosphere was great. The food was excellent, the portion size was perfect!! Staff were friendly and helpful, it was quiet, easy to talk to each...More

Thank Pauline Y
A7079BPjasonc, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2015

Thank you so much, it is such a crazy time of year and the team are all working silly hours. Reviews like this show us it's worth it

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$22 - US$30
Cuisine
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 335 Stafford Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-688 3981
Description
Timaru's premiere dining destination. With stunning views over Caroline Bay and the Timaru port. Join Ginger and Garlic for the finest example of local produce accompanied by South Canterbury's largest selection of wines, cocktails and liqueurs. Treat yourself, you deserve it.
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