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All 44 Timaru Restaurants

Custom Steak House

Strathallan Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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Ranked #6 of 44 Restaurants in Timaru
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

After a day if travelling we found this place for tea. Even though we had no reservation we were warmly welcomed and the service was great. The meal was beautiful. A wonderful steak & lovely lamb. Would definitely recommend for a very nice meal. The old building has a good atmosphere and is more suited to couples or small groups.

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

A party of 8+ we were wined and dined, a great atmosphere, though I was surprised to see a young (but very well behaved) child in the restauarant but maybe that is just me. A nice bar area to enjoy a drink and a chat before going through to your table. Meals were well presented, staff knew the product and... More 

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New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Birthday dinner for 2. At least 5 blowflies buzzing over the tables, starter of smoked salmon was bland and lacked seasoning, steak ordered med-rare was grey on 1 half - bad for a specialty steak house, side veges were very sad, over-cooked and reheated. Waiter was friendly - we won't be going back again.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My partner took me here for a Birthday treat/surprise. It was a cold night outside and the fire was going - great start but it did leave the restaturant a liitle smokey smelling. The Service was excellent - attentive waiter....considering he was alone and there was a group and a couple of other couples when we arrived - and more... More 

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Temuka, New Zealand
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Went to a work celebration dinner party of 9.....service was spot on, food was amazing, steaks presented in style and was the right size as per the menu, cooked perfectly. Great range of wine choices and some stunning desserts to complete a lovely evening. The atmosphere in this lovely old building was pleasant and very enjoyable, would certainly visit again.... More 

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I called in here after a long day at work. The dining room is really nice in this historic building. The service was attentive but not over the top. I have the pork belly and rib eye and both of these were very nice washed down with a couple of beers. The good service continued right to the end where... More 

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Timaru, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The entrees are excellent, the steak is sensational, but as dessert addicts my granddaughter and I agree these are the highlights of the meal. We can't wait for the new dessert menu. In fact we rate restaurants on their dessert menus and this place is way out in front. The service is always great; personal, friendly and helpful. This is... More 

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had a beautiful meal at this place.everything was cooked to perfection.the staff knew what they were talking about in food and alcohol.We were not rushed and felt very special.We would recommend this place for a very special evening out.Well done .

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Timaru
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I love the custom steak house so much. The food, Service and atmosphere is amazing. If you want to go somewhere a little bit special, then this is the place to go. I highly recommend The Duck & Steak. Dessert: Time for chocolate is to die for. Can't wait for my next visit.

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Waimate, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We had a lovely evening in this beautiful building. The staff were exceptional. Nothing was any bother. The food was tasty and beautifully cooked. When my plate arrived it was obvious that time and effort had been put into making my meal look and taste great. It wasn't a simple meat and three vegetables. I felt like I was treated... More 

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

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