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Red Lion Inn

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45 Anzac Parade | Durie Hill, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-348 4080
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Bar, Contemporary, Pub, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
45 Anzac Parade | Durie Hill, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went here one evening recently with a group. we arrived quite early - only one other was there. We ordered drinks but I never got mine until they gave out all the other drinks after everyone had arrived. I had to ask, "where is my...More

Thank fussy c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked the upstairs dining room for a dinner for a committee with which I'm involved. Very pleasant setting with a wonderful view of the Whanganui River, which looked wonderful that night. it took a wee while to get all our guests organised -it was a...More

Thank ADC5022
Reviewed 15 April 2018

Went here for a gathering of colleagues. It has been fabulous on previous occasions, but this time was a little different. We had our own private corner room with trestle tables and benches to sit on. Two tables were set up but we needed three....More

Thank fussy c
Reviewed 11 March 2018

I've been to the Red Lion on 2 occasions recently - both times I was impressed with the quality, taste and presentation of the food. The chef took great care with his food, it was delicious and every bit as good as top restaurants in...More

Thank bevm100
Reviewed 24 November 2017 via mobile

Our party of 8 ordered various delectable dishes in the restaurant section. My Angus steak with courgettes and mushrooms was beautifully presented and prepared - Praise to the chef! All the other dishes were also faultless and portion sizes were delightfully larger than expected. However,...More

1  Thank BraemarInnKeeper
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We visited as a large group, which they seated us upstairs in our own area which worked very well. We have full meal & food was surprisingly good. Very positive feedback from group. Service was a little slow & patchy which dropped them down from...More

Thank GrahamAK
Reviewed 22 September 2017

We went there for our anniversary lunch.The steak was better than the most expensive steak-house in Palmerston North.We the only customers mid-week in the bar and our service was really top notch.My wife managed to extract $50 out of the pokies.While this was happening I...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Had a really nice meal here with my girlfriend. The food was very good as was the wine. Wasn't too expensive and our server was very friendly. Was a little bit cold in there but I've kind of got used to that in New Zealand!

Thank James W
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Lovely place for a catch up with friends or a stop off on your way through to other places. Fire is great inside on a cold winters day or sit out in the atrium and catch the sunny rays and watch the river and the...More

Thank sidneyland
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Great service and great food at reasonable prices. The servings were enormous and one of us took home a doggy bag !!

Thank peggyfittes
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Bar, Contemporary, Pub, New Zealand
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 45 Anzac Parade | Durie Hill, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Whanganui
  • Phone Number: +64 6-348 4080
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We are the heart of hospitality in Wanganui, established in 1935. We cater for all with fine dining, cafe, function rooms, cabinet food, craft beer and a sports bar. We have it all! Come down and check us out!
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