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Custom Steak House

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Strathallan Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 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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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 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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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 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 4 July 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 3 July 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 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 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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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 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 

Thank Watchinglife
Mackenzie District, New Zealand
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Another great restaurant in Timaru, FANTASTIC steak meals, although the other options are always very tempting to... Wait staff guy is awesome, very helpful and funny (in a comical fun way, real hard case ) Stunning selection of choice, Duck fat chips are to die for... Well done team, your on a real winner here

Thank fleming1963
Timaru, New Zealand
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Great food and service for not steak lovers.Great food selection and quality of food. You won't be disappointed!

Thank Kasia B
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55 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

My wife and I recently had a meal here for our wedding anniversary. Our meals and the staff made it a pleasant dining experience. Even though it was a Monday night there was quite a few people dining there. My steak was cooked exactly how I asked it to be cooked and my wife's fish dish was excellent. We both... More 

Thank Colin B

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