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Red Stag Restaurant

53 Mount Cook Road, Fairlie 7925, New Zealand
+64 3-685 8058
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“venison” (25 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
European, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
53 Mount Cook Road, Fairlie 7925, New Zealand
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We passed through Fairlie and came upon this little restaurant. It had a very homely, comfortable atmosphere, the owner was very friendly and even told us a great deal about the area which was very interesting. On top of that the food was delicious, I...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and drink was excellent and the staff were all very friendly. I recommend stopping here for dinner if you’re in the area.

Thank gloakley
Reviewed September 25, 2017 via mobile

Just had dinner at the red stag restaurant great meals and caters for children. Zeke the dog looks after the kids while you can relax in the beautifully renovated restaurant

1  Thank Harves7840
Reviewed August 10, 2017

My partner and I were visiting Lake Tekapo and were staying in Fairlie. There weren't many options for dinner out, but we decided on Red Stag. It was a week day and we were two of three diners that night around 6pm. I ordered the...More

Thank Monica L
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

Food was not good as it was tough and roast potatoes tasted like they were wormed in microwave. On the up side there was a beautiful log fire and restaurant was very cosy.

Thank Helen T
Reviewed July 22, 2017

We are from Rotorua and we're travelling to Tekapo to a Wedding in July 2017 it was about 7.45pm and we were tired and hungry so found this restaurant So glad we stopped as it was excellent, very warm ( there was snow everywhere )...More

Thank rotconcut
Reviewed July 2, 2017

A lovely day - Thank you The food was great as was the service. We'll be back! Lovely warm fire. Made to feel very welcome. A great place to meet with family and friends. Actually had our wedding breakfast there coming up 29 years ago...More

Thank Lilian C
Reviewed June 21, 2017 via mobile

Visited as a party of four on a weekday evening. Even though there was no one else there that time, the hosts were gracious and the food was delivered promptly. The portion sizes were huge and the Camembert wedges were a delight, as was the...More

Thank frontfootcoverdrive
Reviewed May 29, 2017

On our way through from Tekapo to Christchurch my husband and I stopped off because we needed a rest and food. The Seafood Chowder was so fresh and delicious. My husband had the Salmon and said it was very tender and flavorful.

Thank maggieh825
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Small , cozy , and excellente cuisine for a very affordable price . Wine list very appropriate quality / priced !! We loved the place and would go back anytime .... We were so tired , we booked the upstair room which was clean and...More

Thank Mariette M
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Adam B
August 10, 2016|
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Response from Clare F | Reviewed this property |
Hi Adam, They have the most fabulous food and I'm sure if you let them know they would do something special. We have eaten there several times and always had a great meal. However I can recommend the dessert with the Fairy... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $21
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Mount Cook Road, Fairlie 7925, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Fairlie
  • Phone Number: +64 3-685 8058
A La Carte dining in a relaxing environment in our sunny conservatory or in our elegant dining room.
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