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Custom Steak House

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

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  • 4
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  • 5
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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
Lovely dinner for 2!

Seriously the best steak I've had in quite a while! Nice and friendly! Beautiful building... And awesome food and service! Would definitely recommend!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Sonja d
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously the best steak I've had in quite a while! Nice and friendly! Beautiful building... And awesome food and service! Would definitely recommend!

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Timaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an Excellent meal here with my wife, my steak was cooked perfectly and the sides were delicious, the restaurant is well presented and the service friendly and efficient. Will dine again for sure

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Thank cozza22
Timaru
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30 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have dined at this restaurant before and recommended it to others as a place to go. We took friends out for dinner with us- the service was not great - waitress gave my friend the wrong wine, our sliders for the entree were badly burnt on the bottom, my steak was med not med rare. I send it back... More 

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Thank Liz N
Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Staff very pleasant and friendly. Garlic bread was very good. My steak and my wifes steak were cooked to perfection! Chef definitely knows how to cook a great steak. Duck fried chips also good. Nice place all round. Definitely would go again next time when passing through timaru.

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Thank John R
Temuka, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

Absolutely love this place. This was the second time, it was for my birthday, we had 6 of us dining for an evening meal. We came on the Monday night, this is the best night as far as I'm concerned, we had the place to ourselves, the fire was inviting, our wait person was a lovely gentlemen, whom we have... More 

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Thank susanbutler1962
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Writing this for the maitre d' who probably had no idea why we walked out, I thought he has a right and responsibilities to know the reason. I would put one star but we walked out before we even ordered our food so leave it as 2 stars just because to be fair to the chefs getting good reviews. 4... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

My travel partner and I were hungry and looking for a restaurant in the Timaru area. We are here only temporarily so don't know the area. We found the listing for the Custom Steak House, reviewed their menu and decided to give it a try. We made a great choice! In my mind, this type of restaurant is a more... More 

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Thank SanandaAllsgood
Timaru, New Zealand
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57 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

A local place for me but did not realize what I was missing. Nice steak. Good service. And of course the view of our Caroline Bay. I took too long to visit Custom Steak House but am glad I did.

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Thank heyrider
Timaru, New Zealand
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This place is fine dining at its best. Only open in the evenings it has atmosphere in a heritage listed building. The staff are very service oriented and friendly. In cold weather huge log fires are always lit and give a welcoming glow to the ambience of the room. Thoroughly recommend this place.

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Thank Jot810
Timaru, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Awesome location with spectacular views of Caroline Bay. Staff are very pleasant. Have been as both individual and group. Not so fussed on the preset menu for group night. Food is fine dining so very small portions. I have good and bad. Overall good is nice and the 3 lunch is usually very good. Can be a bit slow between... 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: Steakhouse, European

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