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Robbies Timaru Bar & Bistro

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub
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198 Hilton Highway, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
+64 3-688 7486
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Today
09:00 - 23:45
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Wed 08:00 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 08:00 - 23:00
Sat 09:00 - 23:45
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good pub meal that is suitable for large groups as well. If you are wanting a big filling meal that caters for everyone, this may be what you are looking for

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Thank Jade K
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast here this morning and we were really impressed. Friendly service and quick. Also extremely well priced. We will be back next time we are in town. But a must stop if your after a yummy breakfast

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Thank Louise S
Gold Coast, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner tonight with my grandparents and the staff were awful. The 2 females staff that were working in the restaurant just acted as if you were a burden to them. Paid no attention so you had to walk up to the bar to get drinks and to order dessert. There were only 2 other tables of customers so... More 

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Thank Anna G
Waimate, New Zealand
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

Have always had a good large feed here with plenty to choose from. Good for large groups or just couples. Friendly & quick service.

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Thank JandalJohn
Hastings, New Zealand
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182 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed this place so much last time I visited from Hastings in July I had to revisit. Loved the food and especially the great prices and friendly atmosphere. Family friendly too

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Thank leoniehastings
Manchester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Soggy toastie. Not nice at all. Friend had breakfast . Looked as if thrown on the plate and greasy.Did not visit again

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Thank 733doctor
Christchurch, New Zealand
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We had dinner at Robbies one night and then breakfast the next morning as we were staying upstairs in the motel. Very convenient. Dinner was quite a nice cheap pub meal. Served quickly and well.. (Chips could have been cooked a bit longer) Breakfast was delicious. We all enjoyed it. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Couldn't fault it.

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Thank MargR26
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Felt unwelcome upon entering, once we sat down we waited over 15 minutes and nobody came to take orders. Had to go up to the bar and ask for table service and got an unhappy look from the 3 girls working there standing around and doing nothing. Another 5 minutes and they finally came to the table... the good side... More 

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Thank TJ-NZL
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Arrived at the restaurant for a meal and upon entering we sat down at a vacant table and waited for service, this was not to come. After other customers arrived and were served, I realised that we weren't going to be served on this occasion (maybe it was what I was wearing lol). Waited 10 minutes and decided that we... More 

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Thank Gazza1957
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Only good thing about the place was the door we walked out food to say any good about would be a flat out lie but on the brighter side I have herd breakfast chief is a lot better

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Thank Andrew D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 23:00
Friday
08:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 Hilton Highway, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-688 7486

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