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“Good Value”

Old Bank Cafe & Bar
Ranked #10 of 70 Restaurants in Timaru
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$21
Cuisines: New Zealand, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Timaru NZ
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good Value”
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Went out for long weekend meal and had a great meal. I had the blue cod that was a very large portion and my wife had a light filo meal that was the size of the large meal. Great meal ,large range great staff

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
Reviewed 31 May 2014

Central location; comfortable; friendly staff; excellent service and value for money in the dining area.

Visited April 2014
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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Try an old local favourite!”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

The Old Bank Hotel has been on the corner in the dead centre of Timaru for decades. It has resisted the temptation to go up-market. If you're looking for the quintessential Kiwi country pub experience, this is the place! The menu is very typically basic 'pub grub' but it's cooked beautifully with very fresh sides. Typically of many Kiwi eating places, servings were huge - only one complaint at the table - that there was not enough room on the plate to maneuver the food. The Old Bank appeared to be the only place in town open on a bleak, windy and freezing evening after we were forced to venture out in torrential rain when our hotel restaurant closed due to flooding. We were welcomed in by bar staff like old friends. A memorable experience for all the right reasons.

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank GXDL
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Ocean City, New Jersey
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Generous postions for prices!”
Reviewed 26 February 2014

Try mussles as an entree and the pork chops were enough for two! Beer was served in a proper size glass-a pint not 12oz.
Stop by for dinner, this place is a good find.

Visited February 2014
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Thank MarinaWorldTraveller
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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312 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“good tasting food”
Reviewed 18 February 2014

lunch bar meals are filling and value for money and would eat here again, good service friendly staff.

Visited February 2014
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Thank PatMacnz64
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