We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Richard Pearse Family Restaurant

$$ - $$$, European,
118 Le Cren St, Timaru 8601, New Zealand
+64 3-684 3566
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good25%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible17%
Travellers talk about
“play area” (2 reviews)
“armadillo” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
New Zealand, European, Pub
$$ - $$$
118 Le Cren St, Timaru 8601, New Zealand
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (40)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 40 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We asked a local shop owner where to eat and she recommended Armadillo which we discovered was Richard Pearse Family restaurant. From the outside, we probably wouldn't have visited as it just looked like a bottle store, TAB and a bar. The restaurant was on...More

Thank Bigeaternz
Reviewed 21 November 2017

had a family get together wit 10 of us and the sevice was geat and not to fast. the food was excellent with a good variety.my rare steakwas cooked perfectly

Thank P5745NPchris
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Not a good look when the bar Staff treat you like rubbish I and my friends felt intimated by the bar staff such a nasty comment

Thank barney86
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Close to where I was staying and next to countdown so good to pop in for a family meal. Prices quite high except on Sunday steak night I believe. High For a family restaurant (as advertised). Food nice and service good

Thank leoniehastings
Reviewed 12 January 2017

The food was lovely, but it was far more than we had expected to pay at a family restaurant. They had a children's menu and a good chilldren's play area. Wait staff were attentive and good natured.

Thank lynet2017
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Good food at a good price,The starters were good value and the main meal was very nice indeed.Drink choices very basic and yet to find another pub that do not mix cocktails this seems to be a bit of a problem in NZ.I mean Christ...More

Thank 11Bear
Reviewed 29 November 2016

We arrived an were welcomed by friendly staff, shown to a table in conservatory. The young waitress took special care to ensure my elderly parents were warm and comfortable. When she took our orders she crouched beside them so she could relate to them. The...More

Thank Karen Lee R
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Good food and reasonably priced family friendly restaurant wit good service and nice food . Would go there again

Thank leoniehastings
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Good service nice meals, prices high for family restaurant but wooden seats not comfortable very slippery, meals came out very quickly.

Thank Robertmnz288
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Second time here in a short while. Fantastic service by a really friendly bunch. Awesome steak meals, Fish of the day & salads. great selection of beers & coffees. Priced just right for a great meal.

Thank Murray K
Nearby HotelsSee all 18 hotels in Timaru
Tighnafeile House
1 review
.49 km away
Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge
78 reviews
.56 km away
Panorama Motor Lodge
68 reviews
.74 km away
Seabreeze Motel
23 reviews
.76 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Fusion Restaurant Cafe & Bar
341 reviews
.74 km away
Bay Hill Brewery Bar
217 reviews
.74 km away
257 reviews
.77 km away
Little India
92 reviews
.72 km away
Nearby Attractions
South Canterbury Museum
62 reviews
.97 km away
Te Ana Maori Rock Art
65 reviews
1.33 km away
Aigantighe Art Gallery
47 reviews
.54 km away
Caroline Bay Trust Aoraki Centre
18 reviews
1.06 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Richard Pearse Family Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
New Zealand, European, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 118 Le Cren St, Timaru 8601, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-684 3566
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing