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Custom Steak House

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

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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
Never had a bad meal here

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
sherbsfamily
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Timaru; New Zealand
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Timaru; New Zealand
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56 reviews 56 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Timaru
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We had a great two course meal. We loved our entrees ... Kumera & blue cheese soup & beetroot & fig salad....yummy. Then a lovely steak with wild mushroom sauce , seasonal vegetables & duck fat chips. I believe The Custom Steak House is the best restaurant in Timaru. Karyn

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We head an awesome night here.the bruschetta was amazing,we had the wild mushroom...then we all had steaks.they were cooked to perfection,med rare.the veges with it were plentiful and tasty .the service was outstanding,and thanks for the reccomendation of the chardy from Hawkes bay.

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Timaru
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Last time we went here it was really good. Food was delicious. Steak cooked to perfection. The only problem I have with this venue is the atmosphere. It has 2 rooms to dine in, one being very large and therefore does not have much ambience. It would not stop me from returning though.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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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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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant 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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12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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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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