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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The meals were superb and the staff exceptional. The bar staff were friendly, efficient and professional and always willing to help.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Debbie Rollinson, General Manager at Jimmy's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review on your experience with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying on a nearby motel and were told this bar up the road was a good place to ear. It was very busy but the staff made us very welcome, found us a table and took our order pretty quick. The drinks arrived...promptly and the food came a short while later. The food was lovely. We had Spaghetti Bolognase and Carbanari, which was excellant, followed by a chocolate cake, which again was superb. Totally recommended and great value.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Debbie Rollinson, General Manager at Jimmy's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to post feedback on your dining experience with us. Glad that you enjoyed our food, atmosphere and staff. Thanks for choosing to recommend us to others also, it is the highest form of compliment.

Reviewed 1 January 2024

What a delightful spot for a meal, full of memorabilia of the owners past. The service was spot on, the food came out promptly and it was better than expected. I had the warm beef salad and my wife the pasta. We both enjoyed the...night and the history in the room.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Debbie Rollinson, General Manager at Jimmy's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2024

Thank you so much your review. I am glad you enjoyed the memorabilia that my father spent many years creating and leaving an amazing legacy. Our food is fantastic and the atmosphere makes it even more special.

Reviewed 25 December 2023 via mobile

We had our Christmas dinner here. It had a lovely ambience with Bonbons on the table. Naturally we ordered the Chef's special -roast turkey, ham and vegetables. For dessert it was Christmas in pudding with cusy, cream and ice cream. All good and very reasonable...prices considering it was Christmas with attentive staff. We loved the decor too.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Debbie Rollinson, General Manager at Jimmy's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for posting a review on your dining experience with us. Glad you enjoyed our special Christmas dinner and the atmosphere.

Reviewed 25 October 2023

First time,by chance with a loved one.Lovely,warm cosy atmosphere.Loved the unusual decor,very intimate .Great varied menu.Food delicious and service couldn’t have been better.Definitely recommended.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Debbie Rollinson, General Manager at Jimmy's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2023

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your dining experience with us. Great photo in our cozy bar. Glad you enjoyed the dinner and service and we look forward to welcoming back again.

Reviewed 26 November 2022 via mobile

Very disappointed, wait staff forgot multiple drinks had to ask 3-4 times, food portions were VERY disappointing and not worth the money. We thought the first food was the entree only to find out no it was the meal, on review of the menu we...order a couple items were left off. Overall would not return hereMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Horncastle, General Manager at Jimmy's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2022

Sorry to hear of your experience. I can honestly say that it is not normal and we do get fantastic feedback. Our meals are very large portions - I am not sure what your ordered but very surprising feedback. Unfortunately we are suffering some staff...More

Reviewed 3 August 2022 via mobile

Unfortunately did not live up to the reviews & was very average at best. Service was not good with grumpy wait staff who were disinterested & not attentive. The rib on bone steak was dry & tasteless (also over cooked) but worse was the brandy...green peppercorn sauce that only had a few peppercorns & tasted of nothing (certainly not any brandy). Plus expensive for a very poor meal. Anyway suggest you try somewhere else.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Horncastle, General Manager at Jimmy's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2022

Sorry this did not live up to your expectations. I order this steak almost one a week and have never had a bad steak. Many say it is the best they have had. We are suffering staff shortages as is everyone, however I am quite...More

Reviewed 28 June 2021

Found this place when I was searching First Table and we went on a Sunday evening. Never heard of this place before and was so surprised by the resturant layout and set up as its a history of the family that owns the hotel and...is really very interesting and well done. The menu was not large but the dishes we had were well balanced, cooked and presented and really highlighted NZ food. We were impressed by the service as well and will be back.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Horncastle, General Manager at Jimmy's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2021

Thank you for taking the time to post feedback. I am glad you were pleasantly surprised by your total experience. The food is really fantastic as are our staff and we look forward to welcoming you back with us again soon.

Reviewed 23 May 2021

My family and friends really enjoyed spending time here, the atmosphere and decor is amazing! Mark and Jared were brilliant to our group.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Horncastle, General Manager at Jimmy's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2021

Thanks so much for taking the time to post feedback on your stay with us. Glad that you choose to spend time here with your family and friends. Mark and Jared are a fantastic team and enjoy banter with all of our customers. I will...More

Reviewed 9 May 2021

WOW, food was amazing and well priced. Staff were excellent, nice relaxed atmosphere. We curtainly will be back, our choice to stay and dine currently.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Horncastle, General Manager at Jimmy's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 May 2021

Thank you for taking the time to post feedback on your dining experience with us. Our food is fantastic and never fails to please. I am glad you enjoyed our staff and atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 4 April 2021

The meal was superb, it did take a while but was certainly worth the wait. The pricing is on a par with other restaurants that aren't up to this standard. Very impressed.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Horncastle, General Manager at Jimmy's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2021

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We are glad you enjoyed your meal with us and look forward to seeing you back again in the future.

Reviewed 1 March 2021 via mobile

Amazing food perfectly cooked. Great calamari, steak, pork, and dessert. Really good service too. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Horncastle, General Manager at Jimmy's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2021

Thanks so much for your feedback. Our food sure is fantastic and seems like you really got a good variety also. Thanks for choosing to recommend us.

Reviewed 23 January 2021

We had a drink (which came included in our booking) and then an early tea in the bar. It was so delicious and filling, with everything on the menu reasonably priced

Date of visit: January 2021
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Horncastle, General Manager at Jimmy's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2021

Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review. We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 10 September 2020 via mobile

Venison while tasty lacked anything else on plate. Lamb salid was good on one dish but overcooked and hard on the other. Mentioned to waiter but nothing happened. Fish meal was excellent. For the price was a poor meal.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Horncastle, General Manager at Jimmy's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2020

I am sorry to hear of your comments as you will see from this site it is certainly not normal. Fish is always outstanding and generally I would say the same for any of our meals - I hope that you will be able to...More

Reviewed 4 September 2020

Wonderful atmosphere and food in a unique setting. Background vocalist a nice addition. Food excellent as the staff were. Must visit place for the historical artefacts and history. Special shout out to Marina. Great service and a very pleasant wait person.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Horncastle, General Manager at Jimmy's Restaurant and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2020

Thank you for choosing to post on your dining experience with us. Sam is fantastic vocalist and plays on Friday nights with us. Our food is outstanding I would agree and I will be sure to pass onto Marina your comments. She is certainly fantastic...More

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Jimmy's Restaurant and Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5