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Custom Steak House

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Strathallan Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Didn't expect much from Custom Steak House so was pleasantly surprised to find a classic steak house offering decent quality beef with all the traditional sides one expects. Prime ribs were served with potatoes served in pretty well any way that took your fancy. We chose duck fat fried chip however we could have had french fries, truffled mash, croquettes... More 

Thank Rhysd61
Ashburton, New Zealand
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Great food with friends. I choose a steak and it was perfectly cooked. I was surprised how busy it was. Good service, you certainly pay for what you get.

Thank Catherine K
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Wouldn't go again over priced and service appalling , primarily a function centre not interested in individually diners

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

We had a dinner at 6.3pm. Staff is super friendly and well-trained. Foods are fab but just the starter is a bit pricey (scallops one~$22) very small portion but tasty. Rip-eye steak is perfectly cooked! Great atmosphere and very warm. :)

Thank enungkhao
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

After finally getting a booking was disappointed with the service and wait time for meals- food when it came was ok but not worth the $$$ prices

Thank JanDarryl M
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Pleasent Point for a night and thought we'd go into town, and found Custom House.......what a pleasent quaint restaurant with beautifully cooked food and a pleasent waiter. The open fire was wonderful in the corner. Timaru you have a little gem here.

Thank CK1Kaiapoi
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

We went to the Custom Steak House for a work function. The food was devine! Lovely staff however the service was lacking. We waited for over an hour in the bar before we were seated and had starters then waited over another hour for our mains. We ended up having dessert at about 10.15pm. we were there from 6.30pm. While... More 

Thank katz123
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

in a world where meeting expectations is unusual i can tell you exceeding ones expectations is very rare. this restaurant goes above and beyond. the food is the best weve had in decades. the atmosphere was wonderful. the wine superb. do not miss this little gem when you are in this part of the southern hemisphere. she outshines michelin restaurants... More 

Thank LochNess22
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

Ive had the good fortune of dining at Custom Steak House 3 times now.. Yes its a little pricey but for the quality of the meals and service it's well worth it.. If you want great service and great meals, especially for special occasions you have to go see these folks..

Thank Jack S
Timaru, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

We have lived in Timaru for over ten years and this was our first time (but not the last) at Custom Steak House. The service was top class from the moment we stepped in. Atmosphere was great, some music but not loud. It was quite refreshing to be able to have a conversation without straining to listen. Seats were very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strathallan Street, Timaru, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru

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