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Kelly's Cafe & Bar

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Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, European, Pub
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234 East Street, Ashburton 7700, New Zealand
+64 3-308 8811
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Paphos District, Cyprus
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146 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

As soon as you walk in the very friendly staff make you feel wanted. We ordered salmon and a fish basket, both were very tasty. Of course we had to have a Guinness each, as you do in an Irish pub, well worth a visit.

Thank Michael H
Timaru, New Zealand
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Three for lunch. Friendly welcome. Good atmosphere / surroundings - altho very " hot cooking oil" smell pervadied from kitchen into eating area. Good menu selection- one of us chose steak- generous portions of chips and salad- he was well satisfied. Two of us ordered corn stacks. which turned out to be sparse greens/ bacon on side of three very... More 

Thank Bern715
Ashburton, New Zealand
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145 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We called in for a bite. Nice atmosphere to the place, good friendly service. Pub meal type of food but it was nice, well presented and tasty. Good value. Well done.

Thank Rosemary73
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a quick bite and a drink last Friday night. Good menu selection, it's an Irish bar which serves cold Guiness and a good wine selection. Seating is available outside All round a good experience and I will definitely go back

Thank I1238UHbrucem
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34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Went there after a long drive from Mt Cook and found the best chicken burger we have ever seen in New Zealand. No artificial flavours, no sugar sauce, all great natural ingredients. Highly recommended!

Thank KiwiSchnitzel
Auckland, New Zealand
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163 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Impromptu stop while travelling. Extensive and varied menu. Staff attended to us promptly and were both attentive and friendly during our visit. Would recommend the Snapper in Beer Batter. Coffees were also made promptly and were both well made. Would recommend and will return.

Thank NannaA53
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We stopped here for lunch and enjoyed a good meal, drinks, and service. I had the bangers and mash, which was very good, while my wife had eggs benedict. This place looks like a real Irish pub, with lots of locals. The service was prompt and attentive. Lunch for two with drinks came to NZ$46.

Thank Brad H
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Good friendly service, we were served quickly. I had the pasta, my husband had the steak, the meals were good size servings. Meals were hot and very nicely cooked. We sat out sit on a nice sunny day and it was very pleasant We would happily stop there again.

Thank feebee10
Hong Kong, China
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539 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 490 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Having been a resident of Ashburton in the late 1990s-it was nice to see that Kelly's was as good as ever on our recent trip to the Mainland. Our friend plus ourselves could enjoy the unpretentious and hearty food as well as soak up the atmosphere outside on the street on a pleasant sunny winter's afternoon. The screens cum wind... More 

1 Thank Perry B
Nelson, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 May 2016

We had brunch and really enjoyed the food. Prices were good and so was the service. We have eaten here in the past and always enjoy the food.

1 Thank Racheal M

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Restaurant Details

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Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, European, Pub
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 234 East Street, Ashburton 7700, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Ashburton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-308 8811

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?