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Red Stag Restaurant

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53 mount cook rd, Fairlie 7925, New Zealand
+6436858058
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: A La Carte dining in a relaxing environment in our sunny conservatory or...
A La Carte dining in a relaxing environment in our sunny conservatory or in our elegant dining room.
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    Very good
  • 4
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  • 2
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Quality evening

Welcoming,wood burning fire, yummy food, great host. Thanks Ian. Would recommend this place for all ages and would definitely return. Chose a fabulous red wine, lamb steak and shared an awesome desert. Something on the menu for all.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
zimtrin
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glasgow
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English first
glasgow
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Welcoming,wood burning fire, yummy food, great host. Thanks Ian. Would recommend this place for all ages and would definitely return. Chose a fabulous red wine, lamb steak and shared an awesome desert. Something on the menu for all.

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RedstagNZ, Owner at Red Stag Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi zimtrin, Thank you for your glowing review, I'm pleased we were able to provide all of the components for an enjoyable evening. I hope we can do so again for you sometime in the future. Cheers - Ian. More 

Canterbury Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Superb meals in the evening, and great lunch's. They lost the power when I was there due to heavy snow and the meal was spot on. Tried everything on the menus at least once and more. A team of us, working in the area loved the food and will be back. Thanks Ian and Milane. Good times. The hosts with... More 

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RedstagNZ, Owner at Red Stag Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Wayne, Thanks for the lovely review, we thoroughly enjoyed having you and the Team dine with us during your stint in the Mackenzie. We hope we do see you again sometime in the future as Milane is getting withdrawal symptoms from not having to work out what to put in your packed lunches! Cheers - Ian & Milane. More 

Fairlie, New Zealand
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We had a beautiful meal great choice and to be able to choose yours vegetables etc to accompany your meal was a bonus. Lovely warm room with great atmosphere and very friendly service will definitely be back.

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RedstagNZ, Owner at Red Stag Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Coral m, Thanks for the lovely review and I'm pleased you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Look forward to having you back. Cheers - Ian More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

My friend and I had a meal here and I could not fault the atmosphere with the beautiful open fire burning, the cider was cold and the vegetables were fresh, the steak was cooked to perfection and was value for money. I must also mention and recommend the chicken liver pate.

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RedstagNZ, Owner at Red Stag Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Des440, Thank you for the kind review, we look forward to seeing you again some time. Cheers - Ian More 

Timaru, New Zealand
Level Contributor
16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Value for money for lunch accompanied by beautiful wine. Very welcoming and friendly host. Would like to hear soft music in the restaurant rather than a radio for diners. This would create an atmosphere for relaxation. Just a note that if you have roast of the day on the menu then it should be available or take it off the... More 

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RedstagNZ, Owner at Red Stag Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Bernadette, Thanks for the review as promised and promptly no less! My apologies for the unavailability of the Roast of the Day as it was still cooking at the time you came in, but it is a new lunch menu that had only started that day and we had underestimated the cooking time for the lamb. Won't happen again!... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We could not have received a warmer welcome or better service for our wedding meal. We had made arrangements via email from the UK and no detail was too much trouble for our hosts, even down to making us a cake! The food was fantastic and great value and we would not hesitate in recommending them.

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RedstagNZ, Owner at Red Stag Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Rob, Thanks for choosing us for your wedding dinner and I'm pleased we have delivered on your expectations. Best wishes to the future. Cheers - Ian More 

Wiltshire
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Can only comment on blue cod and chips that we had as a takeaway which were nice. Not a great atmosphere whilst we were waiting for our food but at least the beer was good.

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RedstagNZ, Owner at Red Stag Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello JemWiltshire, Thank you for your review but are you sure you got the right place? I have owned the restaurant since 1 April but had been running it for the month prior and I can assure you that we do not do takeways and have never had blue cod on our menu. If you let me know the date... More 

Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We were told that it was pricey but to be honest it might have been a little above the odds but it was excellent food andgreat service and much better than the competition in Fairlie. So well worth it.

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RedstagNZ, Owner at Red Stag Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Ian M, Thanks for the lovely review. I was only running the restaurant at the time of your visit but since taking over the ownership on 1 April I have reduced the price of the most expensive mains such as the venison so hopefully I can score 5/5 next time you come! Cheers - Ian More 

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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us by our hostess at the Aroangi Motel. What a beautiful setting! Felt very much at home, great decor, the waiter, he was Awesome! Young fella, very helpful with meals, town information, etc. Hubby had venison, son wasn't game to have a full meal just yet. Well, that all changed after the meal here. Son... More 

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Penrith, Australia
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We stumbled across this gorgeous little restuarant on our way to Tekapo. The young waiter was a perfect gentleman and made some very good recommendations. The food was to die for. The food did come out quite slowly considering we were the only people in the restuarant but it was worth the wait. The ambience of the place, including the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 53 mount cook rd, Fairlie 7925, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Fairlie
  • Phone Number: +6436858058

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 19
  • Cuisine: International

Description

A La Carte dining in a relaxing environment in our sunny conservatory or in our elegant dining room.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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