Discover a unique part of New Zealand from your base in Timaru, on the east coast of the central South Island.
There’s a lot of great things to do in Timaru District. Find out more.
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Timaru hosts a range of events throughout the year. Find out more.
Great places to eat and drink in Timaru. Find out where to go.
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The Speight's Ale House is housed in the historic 133 year old Landing Service Building in the heart of Timaru. We offer an extensive ala carte menu for both lunch and dinner with children's meals also available.
In a discreet red brick building on Stafford Street, just north of Timaru’s beautiful Theatre Royal, is the Royal Garden Chinese Restaurant, serving up delicious and authentic Chinese food.
A warm welcoming atmosphere, friendly service, affordable delicous food and a great range of beverages for every occasion, in a relaxed country environment close to town but far enough away to get the feel of our ambient countryside.
Offering Japanese cuisine, Koji Teppanyaki and Grill serves lunch, dinner and drinks, and can cater for groups or parties. Outdoor seating is provided, walk-ins are welcome, and takeaways are available.
Cappadocia Turkish Kitchen and Takeaway offers a variety of traditional Turkish grill meals, kebabs, pita pockets, salads, souvlakis, vegetarian meals, mezzes and many more! Eat in or takeaway. Open seven days a week.
Cheng’s Chinese Restaurant has been serving Chinese cuisine in Timaru since 1992. Located at the centre of town, decorated in authentic Chinese style. With seating for more than 120 people, it's the perfect place for large banquets and parties. No MSG is added to the dishes.
Saikou Teppanyaki & Whisky Bar delivers premium authentic Japanese cuisine in a busy vibrant bar environment, located in Timaru’s CBD, at the approach to the Bay Hill and adjacent to the Port Loop Road, overlooking beautiful Caroline Bay.
Armadillo's is your local family-friendly restaurant with exceptional atmosphere, food and service providing a fun, friendly and safe environment. Serves lunch, dinner, coffee and drinks, caters for groups or parties, good for children, walk-ins welcome. Outdoor seating available.
Robbie’s is well known for its great atmosphere, friendly staff and a vast selection of Kiwi cuisine with meals to suit anyone’s appetite. The bar offers a range of beverages, including New Zealand beers and wine. Families are very welcome and there is a separate kids’ menu for the under 12s.
Situated in the Timaru Town and Country Club and overlooking the neighbouring golf course, Aorangi Restaurant is open seven days for lunch and dinner.
Nestled in an unexpected location, above a service station on Timaru's Evans Street, Golden Palace Chinese Restaurant offers a la carte dining and smorgasbord options, caters to groups and parties and also offers takeaways.