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Braided Rivers Restaurant & Bar

££ - £££
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
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246 Burnett Street, Ashburton 7700, New Zealand
+64 3-307 2540
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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly staff and owner. Very accommodating letting us choose and eat our starters before we chose our mains. Starters were so good my friend had another starter for mains!

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Thank Brenda S
Management response:

Many thanks for your review Brenda much appreciated Angela More 

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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent family meal. Ashburton never a culinary capital but this place is probably the only decent place in town to eat.

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Thank Struan M
Management response:

Thank you so much for your review, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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120 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to this restaurant for an evening dinner. A smaller restaurant but also has a large bar area with entertainment. The restaurant is well supported by local people. The menu leans towards sea foods but includes most of the meat based usuals. Service was ok but was let down by some small delivery errors. We enjoyed our... More 

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Thank retep42
Management response:

thank you for your review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience. More 

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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Went for my 10yrs birthday, group of eight, first visit since new owners. We all ordered starters of prawns yum! those of use who shared wished we had ordered our own, chilly and garlic infused the prawns perfectly, topped of with great presentation in its own cast iron pan. Mains ordered were Tacos chefs special 3 designer Tacos each were... More 

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Thank Wendy R
Management response:

thank you for your review, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience. More 

Ashburton, New Zealand
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Only been for lunch a couple of times but both times the food has been really nice and a little bit different. The same young woman has been there and she is friendly and efficient.

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Thank wattys4
Ashburton, New Zealand
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56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Haven't had a meal at Braided since the new owners took over and it was absolutely well worth the visit. Food was delicious. The venison was cooked with respect and plated beautifully. The bar was full but the service was surperb. Did ring in advance asking if GF was available on dishes and was told yes. However, the waitress gave... More 

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Thank Darryl-Jo
Management response:

Thank you for your balanced review .the gluten free points you mentioned are very valid and we will address them accordingly. Regards, Staff and management Braided Rivers. More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Came here for dinner with a group of friends, wish we had chosen somewhere else! Ordered a bottle of wine when we ordered meals. 15 minutes later it finally turned up. There were only 2 other tables occupied in the entire restaurant. Entrees turned up and the waitress spilt one of the oysters off the plate and on to the... More 

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Thank Robson21
Management response:

Regarding this review, we will not waste time or effort giving this review any credence just to say we reviewed c.c.t.v footage, talked to the staff and also spoke to an adjoining table regarding their opinion of this table .As they are regular locals. We all concluded that the aforementioned review was not intended to be honest or meaningful in... More 

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143 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Looking at trip advisor searching for a place to eat I was not confident we were going to get a good meal tonight, the reviews on most places were mixed with nothing standing out as a must go try. We decided to go try a well known establishment and to avoid disappointment lowered our expectation. Walking past Braided river on... More 

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The description sounded great but the delivery was appalling! $34 for low quality pub grub! Tasty but very over priced. Waitress was very good though.

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Thank darcy1971
Management response:

Regarding "pub grub", Yes when you order a BBQ Pork Belly of a menu in a pub that clearly states I Quote "BBQ Pork Belly served with slaw, seasonal greens & hand cut fries finished with a side of jus" Isn't that what you expect to get? That is what you ordered and this was what you got, but weren't... More 

Ashburton, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Had an amazing meal here a few nights ago. They had a group of thirty seven in and a few other tables eating too, so were busy. The oysters were fantastic and the lamb shanks were the best we have had anywhere. The panna cotta was ridiculously good. We couldn't fault the food or the service and will be back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$19
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 246 Burnett Street, Ashburton 7700, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Ashburton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-307 2540

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