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Custom Steak House

Strathallan Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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Ranked #8 of 42 Restaurants in Timaru
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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- Sep 5, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Timaru, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

So I entered in on a Monday night 3 big tables and I , I was first table to arrive , I ordered a pork belly to start witch is the reson my vote is not excellent it tasted as if was in the microwave to long but all was for giving when I got my steak not to much... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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63 reviews 63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Imposing building. Got the impression they were a little short staffed. Wandered up to the front door and there was no one at the front desk. However, it only took a moment for a person to appear...This was the Maitre D', Waiter and Bar man - all in one. He was definitely under pressure. Nice guy. Apologetic. Very friendly and... More

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Timaru, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The food was excellent. Steak was cooked to perfection and served exactly as ordered. The extras, such as fried eggs is a little confusing and not what you would expect at a fine dining restaurant. No steak knives though. I would have thought they were mandatory at a steak house, without having to ask. The restaurant was pretty much booked... More

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Tauranga
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Ok, so I went on a Thursday night - not the busiest of the week. The venue is great - a historic building, high ceilings and historic detail. But only three of the twelve tables were taken. The one waiter was efficient and knowledgable. Small point, but when I immediately ordered a beer, I was not offered the wine list... More

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Timaru, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Wonderful service even better food steak one of the best. We had pondant potato they were terrific. Especially recommend the creamy spinach could eat a whole meal of this so very tasty and so beautiful cannot say enough about it. Try and have dessert if you have room they are also Fab! !, The only downside it can be really... More

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Leuven, Belgium
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This was one of the restaurants I went to when staying for business in Timaru. I had read some of the reviews and still the food was a surprise. I had the big size fillet and it was cooked a perfect fit to my order. The glass of red wine I ordered was just a bit to cold for its... More

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Timaru
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

Went with a girlfriend for dinner she had the duck and I had the steak with blue cheese and spinach sauce divine then to finish off we shared the chocolate desert great way to start holiday weekend Food always excellent never disappointed when we dine here

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Timaru, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I have been to Custom Steak House a few times. One of my favourite fine dining restaurants in Timaru. The food is very nice. The atmosphere is quiet and not too posh. I will go back to this restaurant when I want to treat myself with good food. The owner is usually there and serves customers. He is very professional... More

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had booked a week ahead of our visit, which I was pleased as the restaurant was busy. We had three courses and they were all above standard and amazing, which was what we wanted as we were celebrating a special occasion and it came out in good time. Dessert was even better! Service was attentive and great wine recommendations.... More

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Visited on a wet Monday night, we were welcomed into a warm (log fire) and beautifully lit restaurant, a really stunning old building! Great beer and wine list, menu is decent as well. Steak does make up the majority of the menu, but there are some vegetarian choices which is great. Some delicious desserts as well. Most people at our... More

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