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Braided Rivers Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
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246 Burnett Street, Ashburton 7700, New Zealand
+64 3-307 2540
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went for lunch they had an extensive menu the staff were friendly and helpful and the food was great

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Thank Denise P
Management response:

Thank you so much for your review glad you enjoyed your experience with us More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the privilege of going for lunch on Sunday at Braided Rivers. The main restaurant had a set menu and was fully booked so we were seated in the bar. The staff advised us that 50 meals were about to be ordered. So we ordered quickly and received fab service. Hubby ordered the Mediterranean Seafood Broth and I ordered... More 

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Thank Susan H
Management response:

Thank you so much for your review glad that you had a great experience More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I came here after a long drive from Mt Cook. It was a great place to unwind and enjoy a meal. I particularly enjoyed the garlic bread with sweet chili sauce.

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Thank jcs621
Management response:

thank you so much for your review glad to hear you enjoyed your experience More 

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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent meal with excellent service. Super happy with everything that night! Will definitely come back.

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Thank Nicole W
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thank you for your review glad to hear you enjoyed experience with us More 

London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Very friendly staff and owner. Very accommodating letting us choose and eat our starters before we chose our mains. Starters were so good my friend had another starter for mains!

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Thank Brenda S
Management response:

Many thanks for your review Brenda much appreciated Angela More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent family meal. Ashburton never a culinary capital but this place is probably the only decent place in town to eat.

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Thank Struan M
Management response:

Thank you so much for your review, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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121 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this restaurant for an evening dinner. A smaller restaurant but also has a large bar area with entertainment. The restaurant is well supported by local people. The menu leans towards sea foods but includes most of the meat based usuals. Service was ok but was let down by some small delivery errors. We enjoyed our... More 

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Thank retep42
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thank you for your review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience. More 

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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Went for my 10yrs birthday, group of eight, first visit since new owners. We all ordered starters of prawns yum! those of use who shared wished we had ordered our own, chilly and garlic infused the prawns perfectly, topped of with great presentation in its own cast iron pan. Mains ordered were Tacos chefs special 3 designer Tacos each were... More 

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Thank Wendy R
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thank you for your review, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience. More 

Ashburton, New Zealand
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Only been for lunch a couple of times but both times the food has been really nice and a little bit different. The same young woman has been there and she is friendly and efficient.

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Thank wattys4
Ashburton, New Zealand
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61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Haven't had a meal at Braided since the new owners took over and it was absolutely well worth the visit. Food was delicious. The venison was cooked with respect and plated beautifully. The bar was full but the service was surperb. Did ring in advance asking if GF was available on dishes and was told yes. However, the waitress gave... More 

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Thank Darryl-Jo
Management response:

Thank you for your balanced review .the gluten free points you mentioned are very valid and we will address them accordingly. Regards, Staff and management Braided Rivers. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$19
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?