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“Good food - needs more 'buzz'”
Review of Custom Steak House

Custom Steak House
Ranked #17 of 76 Restaurants in Timaru
Cuisines: European
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Ok, so I went on a Thursday night - not the busiest of the week. The venue is great - a historic building, high ceilings and historic detail. But only three of the twelve tables were taken.
The one waiter was efficient and knowledgable. Small point, but when I immediately ordered a beer, I was not offered the wine list for the meal.
Starter was a home made mushroom and bacon soup, pleasant, warming and interesting taste.
For the main I chose the full size fillet steak. Whereas most fillet steaks are only some 2-3cm think, this was double that, but still cooked medium as ordered. That is good, as getting a thick steak right is not easy.
I don't eat desserts but a port and coffee ended the meal. And good that they had port - so many restaurants these days don't bother.
Total bill, NZ$90 for one.
Good meal, good service, but a shame that the place was not busier, and did not have a 'buzz'.

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Reviewed 11 July 2014

Wonderful service even better food steak one of the best. We had pondant potato they were terrific. Especially recommend the creamy spinach could eat a whole meal of this so very tasty and so beautiful cannot say enough about it. Try and have dessert if you have room they are also Fab! !,
The only downside it can be really cold unless u sit by The fire then you can get too hot. It's very Draft having the old high ceilings other than that wonderful. Need to book

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Thank purple17152
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Reviewed 11 June 2014

This was one of the restaurants I went to when staying for business in Timaru. I had read some of the reviews and still the food was a surprise. I had the big size fillet and it was cooked a perfect fit to my order. The glass of red wine I ordered was just a bit to cold for its good.
Conclusion: If you want a very, very good steak go to this place. The service is perfect and the food also.
Additional to that, the restaurant is located in the old custom's building and the fireplaces really work.

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Thank gpardon
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Went with a girlfriend for dinner she had the duck and I had the steak with blue cheese and spinach sauce divine then to finish off we shared the chocolate desert great way to start holiday weekend
Food always excellent never disappointed when we dine here

Thank Liz N
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

I have been to Custom Steak House a few times. One of my favourite fine dining restaurants in Timaru. The food is very nice. The atmosphere is quiet and not too posh. I will go back to this restaurant when I want to treat myself with good food. The owner is usually there and serves customers. He is very professional and it's a kind of local restaurant you want to support.

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Thank Max845
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