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Red Lion Inn Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, Contemporary, Pub, New Zealand
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45 Anzac Parade | Durie Hill, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-348 4080
10:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Visited with a group of eight. Everyone enjoyed there meals. Angus steak was excellent Other meals are all well priced. Staff friendly and welcoming

Thank Roger B
1 review
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Friends and i went for dinner. Got a lovely seat outside. Lovely view. Ordered a rump steak. When it arrived we could hard cut through it and it was so chewy that none of us could eat it. When i spoke with the waitress said "it is a different type of steak from a eye fillet" of course i know... More 

Thank margaretmeldrum
Whangarei, New Zealand
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Lunch, we ordered at the bar and sat in the outdoor eating area but not too happy to see people who arrived after us and ordered after us getting served before us !!!!! But then when my fish and chips arrived soon after the chips were cold. Ugh. But as we were short on time decided not to send the... More 

Thank Frances195522
Whanganui, New Zealand
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We had dinner with friends overlooking the river in the downstairs closed-in patio space. This old hotel has a lovely vibe and the location is the best in Wanganui. But unfortunately our meals weren't up to scratch and our coffees arrived almost cold. My steak was good but others in our party weren't so lucky, and my potato cake was... More 

Thank nin132
1 review
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Went to The Red more than once as i couldnt get enough of the fabulous food!! Everything down to the hot chips starter and Breads and dips starter were absolutely perfect, cooked in fresh oil and the dips were packed full of flavour. The chicken Breast was perfect and the mash that came with it was to die for!! I... More 

Thank Eggy C
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Being local Wanganui residents my wife and I thought we would try Red Lion Inn. Our first time I found one of the staff to be rather rude asking me to remove my hat as soon as we came in, not only was I planning to remove my hat but the comment was completely uncalled for. My wife and I... More 

Thank Peter v
Whanganui, New Zealand
Level Contributor
42 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We arrived and were immediately greeted by Anne who introduced us to Opal our waitress. The main dining area was full so we were shown to a separate room that had been set up for us. This did not have any view of the river, we were offered another area with a view but we decided we would take the... More 

Thank jillyjon
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Ideal to meet up with friends or family, the place appears popular & welcoming by friendly staff. Meals were good & plenty of food on the plate, good selection of wines. Nice warm fire for the colder winter months, good views up & down the river & across to the weekend market day.

Thank Sue T
Wanganui, New Zealand
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Where do I start?! My friend ordered his meal because he had to leave to be somewhere else. They informed him the meal would take 15-20mins. My other friend and I ordered ours after - Chicken burgers. All the meals took an hour to come! So my friend was late for his meeting. When our burgers finally arrived they were... More 

1 Thank TraveliciousNZ
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We were looking for a nice place to eat on our anniversary in a weeks time. It looked lovely upstairs so we booked even though there was only one option on the menu for non meat eaters. The lady assured us, however that the menu was changing soon and there would be more vegetarian options. After this discussion we decided... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Contemporary, Pub, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?