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Blues Kitchen

$$ - $$$
Steakhouse, Grill, Pizza
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134 King Street, Temuka 7920, New Zealand
+64 3-615 7202
17:30 - 23:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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89 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

If I could give it a zero I would. We arrived on a Saturday night and it was deserted...no customers and more importantly no staff. We eventually knocked on the kitchen door and a man came out but it was to tell us the manager had gone out and he was not a member of staff. A few minutes later... More 

Thank 2015marcol
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We visited recently with a group of friends and had the meal booked for 7.30. We arrived on time but our food orders weren't taken for another 30 minutes. When the meals arrived a staggering hour and a quarter later we thought the wait would be worth it. It wasn't. The general consensus from the group was that the food... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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356 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

We were the only ones on a Saturday early evening, and were greeted warmly by the bar manager. Ordered a Monteiths Pilsner straight away for the two of us and chose the table in the window by the door. Blues playing in the background added to the atmosphere. We ordered the full rack of ribs, and the ribeye with mushroom... More 

Thank Buckoinchch
Temuka, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Had the best chicken schnitzel ever here. It was huge, perfectly cooked and had mine with mushroom sauce. Choose the chocolate brownie for dessert even though I had no room, but who can resist chocolate? Simply delish!!!

Thank wandaweasle
Timaru, New Zealand
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Great restaurant in Temuka. Always love their Pork Belly. And everything is always delicious and plenty of it. However, please expect a wait. One time visiting this restaurant we were the only ones there and food took 40 minutes to come out - certainly testing our patience. I know they do takeaways but nobody have even come in to pick... More 

Thank nemo1123
Timaru, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Great to see this kind of quality venue in good old Temuka. The food is unpretentious but beautifully executed, hearty and generous. If anything I would have liked to hear more Blues Music... But no biggie, I had a great dinner. Highly recommend it.

Thank El-Cham19120
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

meals were fine and as expected at a reasonable price. I enjoyed my ribs but they could have been hotter but it was ok. It was a change rather from the places we normally go

Thank nzfargo
Temuka, New Zealand
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

The chef at Blues cooks the best steak I have ever had. Service can be slow but very pleasant environment. You go there to chill out and enjoy excellent food and listen to good retro music

Thank Don G
Carlton River, Australia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

We were greeted very nicely by the young woman inside. She was very friendly and made a point of greeting our 2 year old. The food was very nice, cooked perfectly and with good portion sizes. The deserts were very nice, if you're a chocolate lover, I can recommend the brownie. They offer a kids menu, any choice also includes... More 

Thank Yvraith
Temuka, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

The food was really good, the pizza are awesome, we took a group of friends for tea and got 2 metre long pizza, they were huge, 10 of us could finish them. We also took our kids and they loved it to

Thank Rose R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$16
Steakhouse, Grill, Pizza
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 134 King Street, Temuka 7920, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Temuka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-615 7202
WHERE THE MUSIC MEETS THE FOOD... The Blues Kitchen, situated in Temuka, only 10 minutes drive from Timaru, provide genuine through good food, selective wines and bottled/imports/crafted beers. Open for dinner from Tuesday to Sunday. Live music every first Friday of the month.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?