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Old Bank Cafe & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
New Zealand, Bar, European, Pub, British
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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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Showing 54: English reviews
Timaru, New Zealand
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47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Great food, very reasonably priced with a very large selection to choose from, food is always served very quickly, no matter how busy they are! Staff are lovely and very helpful.

Thank renegaderunaway
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Extensive menu , open from 11am to late. Had a tasty seafood platter for two very good price. Friendly staff and very clean

Thank 737Gilly
London, United Kingdom
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214 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

Stopped here for lunch on Easter Saturday. Nice choice of food and we had the roast (pork) and the fish (Blue Cod) with a coupe of drinks. Both were well cooked and presented. Being an Irish themed pub Guinness is available on draught and it tasted as good as the one I had in Dublin last October. Friendly and competent... More 

1 Thank lhscontrol
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

I have eaten a couple of times recently at The Old Bank and can recommend it for a "home-cooking" type of hot meal. Service is friendly and quick and prices very reasonable. There is a Gold Card holder $10.00 special rate at lunchtime.

1 Thank janstiebert00
Timaru, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Good sized meal for your money,People working there very friendly .Its in the middle of the main street easy to find .The food is nice and plain .cooked well Steak meals the best and the fish meals . would go there 3 times a month Love it.

1 Thank pamila2016
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here in weekend. For those hungry for a hearty meal then you have to stop here. Great price when you have a hungry man to feed! Lovely cooked veges (wont break your teeth)...well presented and oh so tasty. A MUST stop in Timaru!

1 Thank Jules J
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

Good old fashioned pub. Food is average, lots to choose from though but would suggest just having drinks there if that's what's your into.

Thank Jtiz
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Went in for a Sunday Roast and that's exactly what we got.....with all the trimmings like I remember from my English Grandmother's kitchen! Really well priced and a nice atmosphere. Friendly staff so what more can I say!

1 Thank JMMelb
Timaru, New Zealand
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103 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

We met with a few of the guys for a lunch get together. Ordered drinks and a meal when arrived at The Old Bank. Meal arrived quickly (roast of the day) and was awesome. Great wait & bar staff that made your visit one to remember. Great atmosphere and in the heart of the shopping area. Recommended for a quick... More 

1 Thank Murray K
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
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125 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

The Old Bank has a good variety of choices on the menu. My wife and stepson had pasta that came with some garlic bread, which they both enjoyed. I had the lamb shank which was disappointing as the shank did not have a lot of meat on it. The bar couldn't make Soda Lime and Bitters as good as they... More 

Thank Graham 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, European, Pub, British
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, 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?