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Custom Steak House

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Strathallan Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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Timaru, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on a date with my man here and it was so nice. The steak is mouth watering and the potatoes were the best. Love the building can't wait to go back there😊

Thank kellysarms28
Timaru, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've often driven past and wanted to try this restaurant but been a little hesitant as often looks empty and dead. anyway last Thursday night we braved up n went in ! Awkward service to say the least.. seem to be a lack of staff to serve people. meal finally arrived. veggies were not cooked well at all and a... More 

Thank happyfamilies2017
Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Love this place for great steaks and the wine jus sauce is the best anywhere. Dessert was also great had salted caramel popcorn sundae. Needs more wine selection to make a 5 star. Serve was fast we were there Tuesday night and busy. Highly recommend.

Thank CMB783
Timaru, New Zealand
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We have eaten at this restaurant previously and to be honest the meal served was not to the usual standard. The entrees were solid but the main of steak was disappointing, to say the least. Two out of the four did not finish theirs. Two ordered medium and the steaks were definitely well done. My blue cheese sauce was basically... More 

Thank Cara G
Ashburton, New Zealand
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Sadly disappointing, we waited an hour for our food which was very pricey and small. The steaks were over cooked and some of the vegetables came to the table burnt.The service wasn't very good, nobody told us why we were waiting so long for our meals, the amount of staff on didn't seem to be enough.

Thank Steph_uknz
new zealand
1 review
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I visited this restaurant tonight with my husband, daughter and in-laws from overseas for what we expected to be a nice Christmas eve dinner in a very well rated steak house. But we were sorely disappointed on a number of counts. We ordered 2 entrees (scallops and pork belly - the person eating this commented scallops were not fresh; and... More 

Thank anivre
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

If you are looking for simply the best steak in New Zealand, look no further. Custom Steak House know how the cook the best quality meat to perfection.

1 Thank TheunsH
Timaru, New Zealand
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

We went out with friends for Xmas meal. Lovely food but was a very expensive meal. The entree of deep fried Camembert was lovely. The main of lamb rack done to perfection and dessert just finished it off.

Thank Kartonfamily
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Three of us visited this place, ordering steaks cooked to differing tastes (one person disappointingly opting for medium well done). Steaks were perfectly cooked, with great sides and sauces. We make an effort to come here each time we are in Timaru with work.

1 Thank dropey69
Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 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

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Restaurant Details

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

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