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Old Bank Cafe & Bar

$$ - $$$, ,
232 Stafford Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
+64 3-684 4392
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good48%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (13 reviews)
“pork chop” (2 reviews)
“burger” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
New Zealand, Bar, Pub, European
$$ - $$$
232 Stafford Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 69 reviews

Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

I got the stuffed chicken and my partner got the pork chops the chicken was great but the vegetables were hard and my partners pork was still red next to the bone he wasn't very happy but the workers were lovely

1  Thank gypsyvan10
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This was the nicest food I had in NZ since I arrived! Great menu with lots of options and great service. The girl behind the bar was friendly and helpful. It was very clean also and bright and airy.

Thank LauraTipp
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Good meals at good prices,I had a grill, comprised of 1 sausage,2 eggs ,a large rasher of bacon ,chips, plus pudding $16,most other meals around $16 to $30 quick service,plus drinks and pokies if want entertainment, recommend it to all my friends😎😎

Thank daew00
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Great service, great food, great prices. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at The Old bank cafe and Bar. The food was delicious, the service was excellent and the staff were very friendly.

Thank Scottydancer
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

For an old corner pub the meal was hearty and cheap but not a deep fried pub meal. There is quite an extensive menu with something to suit every appetite. The staff were friendly and helpful and there was room for dining with or away...More

Thank Penelope M
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Monday night eating out options in Timaru were limited. We found the old bank cafe and bar was an excellent choice. Bar staff could not have been more helpful. Meal sizes were huge, reasonably priced and the food was exceptional. Highly recommend.

Thank Sparkychook
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Was a bit unsure to try this place to start with, being a public holiday there wasn't much choice available but we were pleasantly surprised! Service was friendly, smiley & helpful. Told us it would be a bit of a wait for coffees which was...More

Thank Brogan W
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Whow, walked in a little sceptical however great menu, very large meals and absolutely awesome staff. Blue cod obviously just out of the sea. Good half way point from Dunedin to Christchurch. Will be back to try next item on menu. Disappointed I couldn't fit...More

Thank kimngia
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great food Great value Tasty . Great service and excellent coffee . Will be back to sample more of the varied menu . Next time i will start with dessert as no room after main.

Thank Jeff L
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Good night out with friends in a relaxed atmosphere. You'l love it! Good range of beer/ food. go give it a try

Thank fitton74
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$22
New Zealand, Bar, Pub, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 232 Stafford Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-684 4392
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