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$5 - $39
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Bar, Pub, Gastropub, European, Healthy, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 6 January 2023 via mobile

Used to recommend TGB but it's getting so expensive!!! Steak meals small for the price. Nivarna the waitress was just soso snooty!! Much friendlier to the men we noticed though. Had to keep asking for water, never a bottle left on our table like there...was for other tables.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 28 April 2022 via mobile

Pleasant service & good meals at good prices. No water refill, had to keep asking . The brownie for dessert was cold & totally misleading to the description. Very generous portion of roast meat which was amazing but very few vegetables.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 12 April 2021 via mobile

Sharon was a friendly & efficient waitress. The meals were a good size & tasted great. Appreciated it was no issue to change things on meal, at a cost of $2.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Ping L, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2021

Thanking you. Team Grosvenor

Reviewed 18 March 2021

Average pub food below average service, and difficult to eat your meal when you out have to shift half of it onto the table just so you can cut your meat.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Ping L, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2021

We don't actually know how this could be a fault of our own if you struggle to maneuver to eat your food, noting that The Grosvenor is one of the busiest and the last remaining and surviving Pub in South Canterbury since 1875.

Reviewed 20 October 2020 via mobile

Was initially annoyed as they hadn't written down our phone booking but it got a lot better from there. Very friendly service & delicious food at good prices. We were all pleasantly surprised & would return!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Ping L, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2021

Thanking You. Appreciate your understanding that we have one phone linking to the pub, front office, management. Sometimes, one staff member would write down the booking, and may got distracted multi-tasking attending to the guests and before you know it, that piece of paper has...More

Reviewed 26 July 2020

The service we experienced was terrible, the waitress was rude to one of the guests in our party and generally unpleasant all evening. The food was average.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Ping L, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2021

This is the nature of hospitality industry. Everyone has their own subjective opinions, and sometimes, may it be personality clash, difference in personal values, people are having a bad day in the office, we here would be at the receiving end regardless. We have come...More

Reviewed 15 March 2020 via mobile

Often come here for lunch. Food is always delicious. I would say it’s the best bang for your buck for lunch around Timaru. I recommend the Southern Comfort Chicken. Never disappoints and always a great portion size. Never leave here still hungry. Staff are always...lovely and welcoming.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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wiredfrog, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2020

Thanking you for your ongoing support, Liz. Team Grosvenor

Reviewed 5 September 2019

The place feels warm and comfortable, good lighting and comfy tables and chairs. Food was good, limited menu but food was good. Lunch steak special was a bit tough but 4 other meals were good. Large serves and lots of sauces, dressings etc. reasonable prices...and good drinks list, nice place for a relaxing lunchMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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Ping L, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2021

Thanking You. Team Grosvenor

Reviewed 14 April 2019

Most pubs that claim to be 'gastro pubs' aren't. This restaurant is. Located in the Grosvenor Hotel. We stayed in the hotel overnight after travelling all day & couldn't be bothered looking for food. We were glad we didn't. The beer is good, the staff...pleasant. The food curry, fish & chips was really good. Better than we expected. So big congratulations. Wish we had stayed another night to try some more meals.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Ping L, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2021

Bless your heart, soul, socks and all. Team Grosvenor

Reviewed 25 March 2019 via mobile

As the title says, got the roast of the day (lamb). Just a all round yummy meal. Will definitely be going back.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Ping L, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2021

Thanking You. Team Grosvenor

Reviewed 20 March 2019

Had a group together for a lunchtime meal for a birthday celebration. Whilst the food itself was nice, the service was terrible. After having our orders taken, we waited for over half an hour with no meals. One of our group members asked how much...longer it would be as he needed to get back to work, the staff basically shrugged and said nothing, no apologies or offer to check to see how much longer it would be for us. This member of our group ended up leaving to go back to work before their meal arrived. We then waited a further 15 mins for our meals (only 4 people) - a total of about 50 minutes wait in what is only a small bar restaurant with basic meals. Other customers that had ordered after us, received their meals before us. When we queried the length of time we were waiting the staff were rude and still didn't offer any apologies and made us feel like we were being a nuisance, slamming our plates down on the table in front of us when the meals finally arrived. Very disappointing attitudes from the staff that made us all feel very uncomfortable. Certainly not somewhere we will be going to again.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 23 February 2019 via mobile

A perfect spot for a Celebration lunch. A great menu with plenty of choice. Friendly greeting and prompt service. The roast of the day was perfect for the birthday boy. My Solid mixed grill did not disappoint. My wife is dairy gluten and Citric Acid...allergic and while the Lamb Shank met this criteria (certain Items Removed) and the gravy was gluten free, ultimately it disappointed as it was dry with no sauces to accompany it hence the score of 4 otherwise a 5 was in the offering. The apple pie to finish was excellent. A fabulous experience and well recommended.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Ping L, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2021

Thanking You. Team Grosvenor.

Reviewed 9 January 2019

Tonight my husband and I had a great dinner. I had the Lamb Shank and he had Fish and Chips - Orange Roughy! I cannot fault either meal. Taste and quantity was fantastic. Best value meals we have had during our holiday. Our compliments to...the chefs and all the staff. Thank you all.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Ping L, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2019

Thanking you. Happy New Year. Team Grosvenor

Reviewed 29 December 2018

It a pub restaurant so wasn't expecting fancy but have to sissy the meals were very nice and generous sized portions.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Ping L, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2021

Thanking You. Team Grosvenor

Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Great prices! Also nice facilities, great selection, congenial and helpful staff. I had the roast beef, gluten free wife had a nicely cooked ribeye. I saved room for the big brownie with vanilla ice cream. Meal was wonderful!

Date of visit: November 2018
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Ping L, Owner at TGB Bar & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Greetings Mwpflash65 Thanking you for coming to our neck of the woods. Thanking you also for your kind words. That meant the world to us. Safe travels. Faithfully Team Grosvenor

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TGB BAR & RESTAURANT, Timaru - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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TGB Bar & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4