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Old Bank Cafe & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
New Zealand, Bar, Pub
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232 Stafford Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
+64 3-684 4392
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Timaru, New Zealand
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95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 food is very inexpensive, possible among the cheapest in the city for what you get,... More 

Thank GrayMcGowan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I got the stuffed chicken and my partner got the pork chops the chicken was great but the vegetables were hard and my partners pork was still red next to the bone he wasn't very happy but the workers were lovely

1 Thank gypsyvan10
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71 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

This was the nicest food I had in NZ since I arrived! Great menu with lots of options and great service. The girl behind the bar was friendly and helpful. It was very clean also and bright and airy.

Thank LauraTipp
Timaru, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Good meals at good prices,I had a grill, comprised of 1 sausage,2 eggs ,a large rasher of bacon ,chips, plus pudding $16,most other meals around $16 to $30 quick service,plus drinks and pokies if want entertainment, recommend it to all my friends😎😎

Thank daew00
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171 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Great service, great food, great prices. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at The Old bank cafe and Bar. The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the staff were very friendly.

Thank Scottydancer
Alexandra, New Zealand
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

For an old corner pub the meal was hearty and cheap but not a deep fried pub meal. There is quite an extensive menu with something to suit every appetite. The staff were friendly and helpful and there was room for dining with or away from the TAB and sports. Would recommend and revisit.

Thank Penelope M
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Monday night eating out options in Timaru were limited. We found the old bank cafe and bar was an excellent choice. Bar staff could not have been more helpful. Meal sizes were huge, reasonably priced and the food was exceptional. Highly recommend.

Thank Sparkychook
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Was a bit unsure to try this place to start with, being a public holiday there wasn't much choice available but we were pleasantly surprised! Service was friendly, smiley & helpful. Told us it would be a bit of a wait for coffees which was fine, we got them near the end of our lunch which was good timing. We... More 

Thank Brogan W
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Whow, walked in a little sceptical however great menu, very large meals and absolutely awesome staff. Blue cod obviously just out of the sea. Good half way point from Dunedin to Christchurch. Will be back to try next item on menu. Disappointed I couldn't fit in the homemade passionfruit cheescake.

Thank kimngia
New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Great food Great value Tasty . Great service and excellent coffee . Will be back to sample more of the varied menu . Next time i will start with dessert as no room after main.

Thank Jeff L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$21
New Zealand, Bar, Pub
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, Cash Only, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?