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Monteiths Bay 54

$$ - $$$
Bar, New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Pub
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54 The Bay Hill, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
+64 3-688 4367
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great view over the Bay and listening to music from the sound shell as we sat behind glass screens and sheltered from the wind. Great coffee and service with a smile. Then one starts chatting to new...... what a feel good experience.

Thank Craiglea
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely lunch here, the shrimp noodle salad was very tasty (not a huge lunch menu but nice options). Staff were very friendly and service was quick. Lovely view to Caroline Bay and nice background music creating a lovely relaxing environment. I would definitely come back and highly recommend a visit.

Thank Fiona S
Invercargill, New Zealand
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great view, excellent waitress, good food and a range of beers made for a great family night out. Service was very good. Scallops wrapped in bacon and garlic bread for entree - YUM! Salmon, chicken and lamb dishes for main meals. Will definitely go again.

Thank Helen P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was friendly and relaxed, food was fresh and beautifully tasty. I would go back, and I would recommend..... Amazing, we will be back!!

Thank Cara W
Timaru, New Zealand
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81 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Picked a very busy and hot day to visit for lunch, but nobody told the staff to show any exhaustion or act as if they would prefer to be elsewhere, as their attitude, friendliness and all-round pleasantness shone through, ensuring the diners enjoyed themselves. The menu covered all tastes from mince on toast, to salads and fish and the food... More 

Thank GrayMcGowan
Timaru, New Zealand
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72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We needed just a quick meal while we chatted, and Monteiths fitted the bill perfectly. We were served quickly, all happy with our meals of soup of the day, fish, and pasta of the day. The dessert of citrus tart with mango sorbet was beautifully presented and tasted delicious. The surroundings were just right to enable us to have our... More 

Thank Kiwi3_12
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115 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there with a mate based on reviews from here. I had "The Steak" with mushroom sauce and salad. Absolutely beautiful. My mate had the lamb which he was impressed with. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and went out of their way to help us choose a local wine.

Thank DodgeyAus
Hastings, New Zealand
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137 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We ate here as a group on a busy night and found the service t be prompt and friendly. All meals ordered were throughly enjoyed. Totoally recommend the whitebait fritters if it is in season! Yum, loaded with whitebait, and plenty of them! I also tried some blue cod which was fantastic.

Thank FleurP
Golden Bay
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Just another Monteiths bar went here for lunch but good service and a pleasant outlook from the restaurant

Thank Kowhatu99
Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

A nice place to relax either inside or out, staff were really friendly and efficient, the food was well presented but a little exspensive, tables were a good size for groups of people of 8 or more, take plenty of money for a good time out.

Thank keithrobbie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, New Zealand, European, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 54 The Bay Hill, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-688 4367

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