Welcome to the Braided Rivers Restaurant & Bar, Ashburton

Experience versatility, elegance and a vibrant atmosphere while dining in the Ashburton region – Braided Rivers Restaurant + Bar. Named after the ever-changing rivers of the Rakaia and Rangitata, which flank the Mid Canterbury Region and Ashburton, Braided Rivers Restaurant + Bar has something for everyone.

Normal Opening Hours

We're open 7 days Monday - Sunday 11am through til late. 

Bar

At Braided Rivers Restaurant + Bar we have Heineken, and a selection of Monteith's beers on tap, plus a few other surprises; one of which is the new Monteith's crushed apple cider on tap!  The wine list boasts an impressive selection of local and imported wines.  Speak to your wait staff for their pick of wine to complement your meal.  The bar area features intimate nooks and booth seats for a cosy chat, as well as generous space for a group of friends to mix and mingle or dance the night away.

Restaurant

The restaurant dining area at Braided Rivers offers comfort and intimacy, with comfortable seating and an enticing range of cuisine on the menu.  Suitable for romantic dinners for two, special occasion dining, or small groups Braided Rivers offers the ideal space to meet your friends or colleagues for private functions and dinner. The restaurant is open Tuesday - Thursday 6 - 9pm and Friday and Saturdays 5:30 - 9:30pm, reservations are strongly recommended. 

 

Private Functions

At Braided Rivers Restaurant + Bar we also have several spaces suitable for private functions.  Whether its our courtyard (suitable for up to 25 people) with retractable roof and casual patio style seating, plus a fireplace and comfy sofas for winter, or the mezzanine floor for private lunches, dinners or business meetings (suitable for around 40 guests).  

Braided Rivers Bar & Al Fresco Area

Braided Rivers

bar

At Braided Rivers Restaurant + Bar we have Heineken, and a selection of Monteith's beers on tap, plus a few other surprises; one of which is the new Monteith's crushed apple cider  on tap!  The wine list boasts an impressive selection of local and imported wines.  Speak to your wait staff for their pick of wine to complement your meal.  The bar area features intimate nooks and booth seats for a cosy chat, as well as generous space for a group of friends to mix and mingle or dance the night away.

Our Ashburton bar stocks a selection of local and imported wines, including a number of great Australian reds to match our succulent steaks!  Braided Rivers Bar is ideal for informal dining, casual bar snacks.    Braided Rivers wine list is bursting with ebullient reds and crisp fragrant whites to accompany your selection of cuisine.  There are also plenty of options when it comes to bubbles for those special occasions!  

Braided Rivers Restaurant

Ashburton Restaurant

restaurant

The dining area of our Ashburton restaurant offers comfort and intimacy with comfortable seating and an enticing array of dishes to choose from.  Idealy for intimate dinners for two, special occasion celebrations, or for a relaxed meal with friends or colleagues.   There is sure to be something on the menu to delight omnivores and herbivores alike, tempt your tast buds with menu built from an aray of local and seasonal produce from crisp vegetables through to Wakanui beef.  

Recognised by the Beef & Lamb Awards in 2012 and again in 2013 try one of our 'gold standard' steak meals hot off our mantague steakhouse broiler - especially imported from America to deliver delicious juicy steak, the Montague delivers a one-off combination of infra-red and radiant heat.  This combination creates extreme temperatures and the result is a 'crust' on the outside of the steak sealing in all the natural juices for the ultimate steak meal.  Ours is the only one in the South Island!

For a decadent conclusion to your evening savour a dessert from our scrumptious selection.  

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Braided Rivers Restaurant Bar

al fresco

Recently opened (October 2013) the new al fresco area at Braided Rivers offers inner Ashburton convenience, and relaxed outdoor atmosphere. Enjoy lunch, dinner, or pre theatre drinks while you bask in the Mid Canterbury sunshine.  Our free wi-fi service extends to the outdoors so why not move your office down here on a sunny afternoon and work with a glass of pinot gris in hand. Enjoy champagne, shelter from the hot sun under a wide umbrellas and feel a little bit extra special.