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Stellar Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pizza, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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2 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-345 7278
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the welcome to the finale......this place was great! Food was beautifully presented, attractive and tasted divine. Service was unobtrusive yet attentive when necessary. An unexpected little find after a long day travelling. Situated on the corner of the main street and the road along the river, there is plenty of street parking nearby.

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Thank AnnieValdaAllen
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a group of 4...started with the Mediterranean platter which was great but it all went down hill from there. When we were brought our mains, my friend said to the waitress we didn't have cutlery, and was snapped at. I ordered the Angus medium rare but it was very rare. My friend got the lamb pizza which also... More 

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Thank Jane M
Christchurch
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87 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 14 and there was another of 5 which was the whole service for the night. The surrounding were really nice and the staff were friendly. We are pretty easy to please. The service was very slow and the portions were small. When it came to dessert only two ordered and it took half an hour... More 

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Thank michael H
Whanganui, New Zealand
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

Went with friends on a Saturday night. I had fish (gurnard) which came on a bed of vegetables which was very well cooked & delicious. Others ordered half n half pizza's with fries. I don't usually rave about fries but these fries were crisp, crunchy & had aioli or tomato sauce with them. The pizza was also delicious I was... More 

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Thank 255370Lily
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017 via mobile

We were here almost a year ago and the food was great. Tonight I'm left wondering have they changed chefs. The Calamari was terrible, boiled and luke warm zero taste and it was likely eating chewy rubber. . Zero effort was made with the plating and frankly almost unedible . The main was marginally better. I ordered the Thai salad... More 

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Thank Nigel L
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

Came in this afternoon after a big day looking for a cold beer a decent snacks. Ordered a kids pizza for the child. This came with fries which were not cooked properly and a very watery sauce on the pizza that prevented any topping from sticking. Shared a fisherman's basket with a friend. ALL of the seafood was from a... More 

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Whanganui, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017

Atmosphere is great! Food & drinks 5 stars! Excellent & professional service! Must go for an enjoyable evening!

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Thank michelangelolimited
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017

whilst we usually eat there once or twice a year i will not be returning. obviously the previous chef has left as the meal i was presented with was appalling. i ordered an angus steak blue and was presented with a piece of meat that was 2/5's gristle. the potato accompaniment was over salted and the sauce etc that garnished... More 

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Thank whiteheadtayler
Whanganui, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017

We like to go to Stellar on a Sunday night, great food. Very well presented and the nicest tasting food cooked to perfection. All staff are very nice. When we arrive on Sunday Makayla has our drinks already for us, that is so cool. Just love it. We would recommend Stellar as a place to go for fine food great... More 

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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

We originally went looking for a feed of Indian, but instead settled for this place, chilled atmosphere, friendly girls running front of house, small menu but well thought out that would cover most tastes. I had one of the specials Surf and Turf, the steak and seafood was cooked perfectly, but the balsamic glaze as a sauce complimented the steak... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pizza, European, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Whanganui
  • Phone Number: +64 6-345 7278

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?