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“windows on Caroline bay”
Review of Ginger and Garlic Restaurant - CLOSED

Ginger and Garlic Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$21 - US$28
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Timaru's premiere dining destination. With stunning views over Caroline Bay and the Timaru port. Join Ginger and Garlic for the finest example of local produce accompanied by South Canterbury's largest selection of wines, cocktails and liqueurs. Treat yourself, you deserve it.
Ankara, Turkey
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237 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“windows on Caroline bay”
Reviewed 28 April 2014

I was here first time with the family on 31 dec 2012, booked at the last minute, and it was a great dinner. This time I was back in Timaru by myself, and payed a visit to this very good restaurant for a nice dinner with the fantastic view of the ocean and the bay. The atmosphere is relaxed, with a nice piano music, the staff is careful and friendly, a great menù and very good wines. Don't miss it!

Visited February 2014
Helpful?
Thank alfonso p
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A7079BPjasonc, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this review, 8 November 2015
Thank you once again.
Whether with the family or a quiet bite alone, we appreciate your visit.
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English first
Timaru, New Zealand
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110 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good friendly restaurant”
Reviewed 11 March 2014

Located in the heart of Timaru CBD at the top of Stafford street this restaurant combines fine dining and nice atmosphere with great views over Caroline Bay. Good choice of the traditional dishes with meat roast and salmon are the favorites. Great wines. Good value for money

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank alex311327
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A7079BPjasonc, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this review, 8 November 2015
Thank you!
The new Ora King salmon dish is even better! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Timaru
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Degustation at its best”
Reviewed 16 February 2014

A splendid choice by the chef of his best dishes. The ambiance is just right , with a great scenic view and an easy to get to restaurant. Waiting staff are excellent , helpful and friendly and the piano playing in the background sets off an ideal meal.and pleasant occasion.. Parking 9is not a problem. A visitor to Timaru is assured of value for money.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Emmett M
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A7079BPjasonc, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this review, 8 November 2015
Thanks Emmitt,
For a very short time, I removed our "Trust the Chef" degustation from the menu. Thanks to a very loud and active response from my locals, it is back on.
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Papakura, New Zealand
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Paua and the Passion”
Reviewed 20 January 2014

Cool view, great wine list, and the paua entree was a stand-out. Illy coffee too, such a nice surprise in lil old Timaru! Will be back...

Visited January 2014
Helpful?
Thank Mad B
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A7079BPjasonc, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this review, 8 November 2015
Thank you so much for your review.
The coffee is even better now, we have changed to 'Coffee Lab' which offers some of New Zealand's absolute best coffee.
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Napier, New Zealand
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“No vegetarian!”
Reviewed 19 January 2014

Great location, great service and generally the food looked absolutely wonderful but there were no Vegan options on the Menu, often when this is the case I ask the staff if they have any vegetarian options and they will come back with some suggestions, no such luck here so I asked if I could just a plate vegetables and got a piddly little side serving - New Zealand restaurants need to wake up and start providing more plant food options.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank PiningForTheFijords
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Jason C, Owner at Ginger and Garlic Restaurant, responded to this review, 25 January 2014
Thank you so much for your comments. And we are very sorry for our confusion.

Your waitress was in training and she believed you were after a vegetarian meal. Although she helped point out the vegetarian items on the menu, she missed the fact that you were vegan.

At the end of the day, my manager on duty and head Chef should have noticed your order of a side of vegetables and enquired into the situation. I have spoken to both.

We pride ourself in being adaptable and inventive. We have an amazing range of fresh produce on hand and often design dishes for vegan guests. (even known to prepare an amazing vegan baklava for some local customers)

Again, the responsibility falls 100% on our shoulders, and a really do apologise.

Again, thank you for pointing this out
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