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“Great spot on a sunny day.”
Review of Monteiths Bay 54

Monteiths Bay 54
Ranked #4 of 75 Restaurants in Timaru
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 8 May 2014

I was here with a large work group. Many of us had the lamb which was excellent - perfectly cooked and a good sized portion. The others seemed happy with their choices. The waitresses were friendly and attentive. Although we had pre ordered our meals they all came out within a short time which was quite an achievement for a group our size. We had been there for breakfast which they handled well also. The rising sun streamed in on a mild calm morning. They have a number of tables outside that are screened from the wind by glass if you want to enjoy the view.

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Reviewed 5 May 2014

Situated on 'The Bay Hill' overlooking Caroline Bay to the east and north to the snow-covered alpine foothills looming over the town skyline - we couldn't bring ourselves to dine indoors. As it happened the outdoor booths were well-sheltered (glass partitions) and there were heaters. Service was prompt, we ordered drinks, and then we perceived it as persistent in following up with a food order. It was observed more than once that the menu's experienced in the restaurants we visited in Timaru tended to be very meat and fish based and Monteiths didn't offer our vegetarian diner much of a choice - one mushroom dish recommended as an option. Servings were typically Kiwi generous on big plates. The Timaru restraurants we tried all did traditional meat fare as good as it gets. Often anything out of the box locally didn't quite hit the high notes and in this case the lamb pita type dish was unexpectedly bland.
Recommended for the meat and fish, the choice of ales and the matching of the ales to each dish on the menu - and the incredible view if you can get a seat to eat on the street!

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Reviewed 16 April 2014

A great place to have a coffee and look out over the bay. The staff are friendly and helpful. Also a great place in Winter as it has an open fire.

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Reviewed 22 March 2014

All in all the experience here was good, the staff were great and the food tasty. On a nice day sitting outside on the comfy sofas, it was an enjoyable experience. Only comments are they could extend the menu somewhat and my chicken salad was mainly chunks of tomato and some lettuce -could do better on that one .

Thank Josh116
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Reviewed 18 March 2014

I had a pleasant meal here last night. We arrived at about 8pm and despite it being busy were shown to a table. The oysters were excellent and Venison pie delicious. Relatively extensive wine list for a pub.

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