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TGB Bar & Restaurant

$$ - $$$, ,
Beswick Street | Cains Terrace, Timaru 7940, New Zealand
+64 3-687 9190
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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All hours
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, European, Healthy, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Beswick Street | Cains Terrace, Timaru 7940, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 67 reviews

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Went to the Grosvenor for dinner and I'm glad I did. The meals we ordered were perfect and tasted very good. I had the seafood chowder and the squid was the tenderest I have ever tasted. It just melted in your mouth. The steak that...More

1  Thank MalDann
Reviewed 16 July 2017

We were looking for a place to indulge ourselves, celebrate our time together. We arrived a bit early but were seated quickly and a good choice of menu. I chose the beef eyed steak, medium rare, with garlic butter after having the most delectable seafood...More

Thank Shayne P
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Greetings Shayne We are appreciative that you enjoyed your time at TGB. Do come again. With gratitude from all of us at The Grosvenor. Faithfully Ping LIM (The Proprietor)

Reviewed 9 July 2017

Pretty open to having a good experience , but it fell short on several aspects. The waitress was very unwelcoming. We had to get our own menus despite her telling us she would bring them over, she did not bring us water and when I...More

Thank owai
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2017

Greetings Owai Thank you for taking the time to write a review on us. We have done an investigation with our staff and this is the findings. You were here on a Sunday and as per usual, our Gastropub was full to the brim. Both...More

Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Had a fabulous reasonably priced meal from a wide ranging meal. Good atmosphere. Service very good but a smile would have been nice from the waitress.Had a baby but they provided highchair. Loved my meal would go again

Thank leoniehastings
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2017

Greetings LeonieHastings Thank you for taking the time to write a review on us. We appreciate your kind words. Stay safe. Faithfully Ping LIM (The Proprietor)

Reviewed 5 March 2017

We had dinner and ordered the basic roast followed by ice cream sundaes. Would have to say they were very average. Service was just okay staff seemed to spend time chatting to each other rather than serving customers so I don't think it is a...More

Thank YVONNE L
Reviewed 3 February 2017

The soup was delicious but the main course (roast beef dinner) was overwhelming in size and the potatoes were hard. For breakfast I ordered eggs Benedict but again was overwhelmed with portion size as this dish was served with two hash browns on each half...More

Thank Margaret J
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We regularly visit here for lunch as it reliable good options all for $13 each. The staff are friendly and helpful.

Thank SwaniesW
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

Greetings SwaniesW Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate it. See you soon. Faithfully Ping LIM (The Proprietor)

Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

When you go to a restaurant, you do not only consider the food but the whole dining experience, itself. Food and ambiance was very good, but sad to say that our whole experience was completely destroyed because of a bad customer service by your waitress,...More

Thank gary r
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2017

Greetings Gary R Thank you for taking the time to write a review on us. As the saying goes, it takes ten years to build up good reputation of a business, and it takes one review to undo the good work that we have done....More

Reviewed 4 January 2017

Called in for lunch. Great food and very friendly staff. Amazing value for money and the alterations to the interior of the building since my last visit a good few years ago is unbelievable. Have recommended it to others visiting Timaru.More

1  Thank Taffy Derek
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2017

Greetings Taffy Derek Thank you for liking your experience at The Grosvenor. Despite our renovation that had gone back a decade, quite a number of local people still thought that the hotel is still under the old management, and that we are a part of...More

Reviewed 1 January 2017

Every meal I have had here has been great! I love the fried chicken and sauces they make. The staff are friendly and approachable. Its a great place to have lunch or dinner, very chilled.More

1  Thank Helen R
wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

Greetings Helen R We love the Fried Chicken too. Nashville is without a doubt my home away from home. Fried chicken in Down South is simply amazing, and I have always wanted to have such a great comfort food here in New Zealand. I'm forever...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$23
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Gastropub, European, Healthy, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Television, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beswick Street | Cains Terrace, Timaru 7940, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-687 9190
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Description
TGB (Gastropub) is located in historical building with dramatic high ceilings, nostalgic exposed brick and modern touches. It's been operating since 1875 for obvious reasons: southern hospitality with exceptional food and drinks. Our food grub is no-nonsense yummy and generous. Come on down, and chow down with the food. You'd be so glad you did!!
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