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Custom Steak House

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Strathallan Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
excellent service

fabulous steak and desert nice wine my steak was over cooked and I asked for it to be replaced - this was not a problem

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Liz N
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Timaru
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Timaru
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

fabulous steak and desert nice wine my steak was over cooked and I asked for it to be replaced - this was not a problem

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Went here Saturday night with my lady and had the best steak I've ever had and I've had plenty. The duck fat fries were amazing also as was the service. These guys fully deserve the great reviews they have gathered. Hats off.

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South Island, New Zealand
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47 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Our favorite Go To place when we have guests from overseas. They always choose the New Zealand Lamb and its never failed to impress. The desserts are stunning. The service is just awesome.

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Timaru, New Zealand
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15 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This would have to be the best dining out experience you can get. The service, atmosphere, meal and priced just right

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Timaru, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

small but nice menu, no chicken or kids food though (not really the place for kids) sliders had run out which was disappointing, service ok but a bit slow and disjointed needed more staff on. others in group a little disappointed but my steak was the best I've had and the baked Alaska was to die for, quite pricey but... More 

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Timaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Its been a while since I ate at the Timaru Restaurant 'Steak at Custom House' and because it is off the main street I tend to forget about it. I can remember previously that I'd had good meals there, but that was some time ago and often things change, so when one of our party suggested we eat there on... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

In short, this place is amazing. Excellent, but unobtrusive, service from the outset combined with an approachable menu followed by perfectly prepared food made the Custom Steak House a winner for me. The wine list was also extensive, but interesting to note that wine is sold by the bottle only, not by the glass, so bear that in mind. Great... More 

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Timaru; New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The steaks are Devine and only place I order a steak from. Service is always good particularly from the male waiter. Love so many choices of how to have your potatoes and so many sauces to choice from. They also have a wee side room bar where you can have pre dinner drinks or after dinner night caps.

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Te Puke, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

From the minute we arrived till the time we left the way we were serviced in all areas of the meal drinks etc was totally wonderful.We all had entrees then 3 of us had steaks that were cooked to perfection and my wife had pork that she gave the big tick to and we finished with a couple of great... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

A small group from work dined here for our Christmas work do. Unfortunately it was unlike past experiences I have had dining here.. This could have just been an off night for them and I will definitely go back and try again... but on this occasion chipped glassware on the table (might sound trifle but in the past this restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Strathallan Street, Timaru, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

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