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Custom Steak House

Strathallan Street, Timaru, New Zealand
+64 3-684 5528
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“steak” (57 reviews)
“potatoes” (5 reviews)
“soup” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
Strathallan Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a ribeye medium rare - one end of which was medium rare the other half was more on the well done side. We weren’t given steak knives... in a steak house you’d think this would be a standard on the tables & when...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 708,655
Reviewed October 23, 2018

I ate here on a Monday night and had the place to myself! I started with a superb soup (sorry I can't remember what flavour) and then a rib-eye steak, cooked to perfection. This came with steamed veges and roast potatoes with rosemary (and perhaps...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Richard B
Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Interesting restaurant in a classic building. Good selection of meals well presented with prompt and efficient service. A more up market restaurant.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ken W
Reviewed September 26, 2018

We were there for a birthday dinner. Great service and fantastic food. The steak was cooked to perfection and one of the best I have had. Lovely desert.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank thechambers161
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Apart from the excellent Twenty Seven Steps in Christchurch, this was the best dinner we had in South Island. The Custom Steak House is in the former Customs House which is a fine building with great bones. The wines by the glass were great and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank DeeWhy51
Reviewed August 6, 2018

had to send my steak back as it was undercooked and my friends steak had been over cooked- they were happy to redo but for a steakhouse it was disappointing

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank TracyS3404
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

Special occasion visit. Very welcoming & warm on arrival. Beautiful building. Could not fault any of our entrees or mains. Fine dining quality & presentation. Absolutely recommend sliders or salmon, beetroot, haloumi entree's, & the sirloin steak with duck fat fries, or the pork loin...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Michelle B
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Well established small size restaurant with quality steaks. Good choice for meat lovers. Friendly staff and a quality meat. Well prepared and served. Recommended for families and friends.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank alex311327
Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

From the outside the Custom Steakhouse looks inviting. It is in the old Customs building. It was a very wet and cold wintry night when we arrived at 6.00 and to our amazement the owner /waiter was only just lighting the fire. We actually kept...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank b_s_hodgson
Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

Great service. Attentive amd mot over crowding. Friendly and chatty. Lovely meal. Well presented and flavors beautiful. I would highly recommend and will go back.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Angk1812
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Strathallan Street, Timaru, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-684 5528
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