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Braided Rivers Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$, ,
246 Burnett Street, Ashburton 7700, New Zealand
+64 3-307 2540
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible8%
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“garlic bread” (4 reviews)
“oysters” (3 reviews)
“venison” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
246 Burnett Street, Ashburton 7700, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I arrived at about 2pm hoping to get some late lunch. We were told no problem. We decided to eat in the bar area - there was no-one in h restaurant and only a couple of tables occupied in the bar area...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

Have visited Braided Rivers many times over the years. There is always a large menu to choose from and friendly staff. Great atmosphere and a band most Saturday nights adds to what it has to offer. Drinks a little on the pricey side but a...More

1  Thank Dan M
Reviewed 5 February 2018

This place opened a few years back to fill the gap left from the closure of The Coachwheels (80's fav located in the Somerset Hotel) and match what the nearby Lakehouse Restuarant & Bar was doing. Generally pleasant dining - staff could be more enthusiastic,...More

1  Thank Tintin4
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We went in for lunch, but felt more like a burden than a customer. The food was ok, service was shocking, but nice looking place. Might be better at dinner time, but we won't be giving it a try!

Thank dairyfarmdan
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Great pub - massive seafood fried platters, good wine list, lovely pretentious feel, lovely place for drinks or a bit more

Thank Anth B
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Group of 5 couples out for a nice meal and catch up. This restaurant is still making basic mistakes with poor customer service. Had to ask every time to get more drinks. The meal took some time to come, and when it did one meal...More

Thank kjs465
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We arrived shortly after 9pm for Dessert and Wine. There was a large table of about 20 people in the restaurant and no other tables occupied. We asked if it would be ok if we sat in the arm chairs in the area adjacent to...More

3  Thank 828michelle
Management response:Responded 30 June 2017

We have looked into your review via talking to staff and looking at our CCTV system and taking a look back through the bookings and can not see any truth in this. firstly no one can remember anybody coming in the pat few days for...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

My friend and I decided to dine in the bar area, we ordered wine which we noticed was the wrong type after we poured. Had to ask for menu, water and dessert menu. We ordered fish and pasta which were ok, for dessert we ordered...More

Thank Janelle K
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We had a large party booking for lunch. The food was amazing and every one of the 14 people loved their entree, main and coffee. It would have been amazing except the sole front of house person appeared to be serving meals and drinks in...More

Thank 2015marcol
Reviewed 1 June 2017

I am a "fish n chip" at a restaurant kind of girl haha, but this is one of the worst fish and chips I have ever had. The batter was crispy on the outside but so doughy and tasteless aswell as the fish. Such a...More

Thank Thebennetts2k17
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$19
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 246 Burnett Street, Ashburton 7700, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Ashburton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-307 2540
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