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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%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (14 reviews)
“pork chop” (2 reviews)
“pub meal” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
New Zealand, Bar, Pub, European
$$ - $$$
232 Stafford Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 73 reviews

Reviewed 26 May 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 2 May 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 16 April 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 21 March 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
Reviewed 21 February 2017 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
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
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
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
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...More

Thank Penelope M
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$22
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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
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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