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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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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Peachester, Australia
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, great artwork, and great service from friendly staff. A good variety of beers on tap (loved the Chomp) and the nibble bowl was perfect for a late afternoon snack. The interior is fantastic and cleverly designed to make the most of a beautiful older building.

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Thank Chelle2015
Paphos District, Cyprus
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145 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As you walk in you are impressed with the appearance of the inside of the building. It soon shows though, that there are not enough staff to cope with the amount of customers, they did as best as they could though. The garlic prawns as a starter were tasty, steak was good, I didn't like the veg though and the... More 

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Thank Michael H
Ulladulla, Australia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well set up bar with good choices of drink available, staff were under the hammer think there had been a 'no show'. Good feel about the bar with live music.

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Thank wamunro
Ashburton, New Zealand
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was looking forward to a lovely meal and an evening with good company. Unfortunately this wasn't the case, it took along time to get our meal. I asked for medium to rare steak but it was very rare, so I asked for it to be cooked more. When it came back,I felt it was still too red/raw and chewy... More 

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Thank Steph_uknz
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saturday night, did not appear busy when we arrived but seemed quite full after an hour or 2. Breads good, mains good, desserts nothing startling. Waited 20-30 mins for plates to be removed after mains, long waits between orders and getting food and drinks. Wine bought to us in bucket, not opened or poured for us. Ordered a beer, still... More 

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Thank gomertz
Rotorua, New Zealand
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely lunch at Braided Rivers which was well presented and beautifully cooked. Staff were friendly and welcoming.

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Thank Tricia D
Management response:

Thank you so much for your positive review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your experience and that you liked our new menu More 

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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Went for lunch they had an extensive menu the staff were friendly and helpful and the food was great

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Thank Denise P
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Thank you so much for your review glad you enjoyed your experience with us More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We had the privilege of going for lunch on Sunday at Braided Rivers. The main restaurant had a set menu and was fully booked so we were seated in the bar. The staff advised us that 50 meals were about to be ordered. So we ordered quickly and received fab service. Hubby ordered the Mediterranean Seafood Broth and I ordered... More 

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Thank Susan H
Management response:

Thank you so much for your review glad that you had a great experience More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I came here after a long drive from Mt Cook. It was a great place to unwind and enjoy a meal. I particularly enjoyed the garlic bread with sweet chili sauce.

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Thank jcs621
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thank you so much for your review glad to hear you enjoyed your experience More 

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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent meal with excellent service. Super happy with everything that night! Will definitely come back.

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Thank Nicole W
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thank you for your review glad to hear you enjoyed experience with us 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, Business meetings, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?