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Stellar Restaurant & Bar

2 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-345 7278
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (25 reviews)
“thai salad” (5 reviews)
“filo pastry” (3 reviews)
Closes in 12 min
All hours
Bar, Pizza, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
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Reviews (249)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Got given a $150 voucher, my partner and I went to dine and tried our best to spend it all. Fell short by $20. Restaurant wouldn't give us any change or even a $20 voucher, idiots I say - if you had given us another...More

Thank Mum1818
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at Stellar Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi danmccullum We are the owners and are very sorry and can't apologize enough for one of our staff getting it so wrong yes you are so right you should have received a $20 voucher for the amount unused. We would like to rectify the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I very lucky to get to taste a juicy pork dish with crackling from the guys at Stellar with their new menu this afternoon

Thank 327aaron
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Great food and service lovely place if the weather was better we would have sat outside in the private garden bar, inside had a good choice of seating. Would definitely come back

Thank Michele M
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

Every year we visit Whanganui with our sport team and come here for a feed the night before we compete. The quality of the food is consistent and has a good atmosphere. Our waitress last night was very friendly and kind and it was unfortunate...More

1  Thank CoachTJ
Reviewed 25 March 2017

From the welcome to the finale......this place was great! Food was beautifully presented, attractive and tasted divine. Service was unobtrusive yet attentive when necessary. An unexpected little find after a long day travelling. Situated on the corner of the main street and the road along...More

1  Thank AnnieValdaAllen
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We were a group of 4...started with the Mediterranean platter which was great but it all went down hill from there. When we were brought our mains, my friend said to the waitress we didn't have cutlery, and was snapped at. I ordered the Angus...More

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We were a group of 14 and there was another of 5 which was the whole service for the night. The surrounding were really nice and the staff were friendly. We are pretty easy to please. The service was very slow and the portions were...More

Thank michael H
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Went with friends on a Saturday night. I had fish (gurnard) which came on a bed of vegetables which was very well cooked & delicious. Others ordered half n half pizza's with fries. I don't usually rave about fries but these fries were crisp, crunchy...More

Thank 255370Lily
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We were here almost a year ago and the food was great. Tonight I'm left wondering have they changed chefs. The Calamari was terrible, boiled and luke warm zero taste and it was likely eating chewy rubber. . Zero effort was made with the plating...More

Thank Nigel L
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Came in this afternoon after a big day looking for a cold beer a decent snacks. Ordered a kids pizza for the child. This came with fries which were not cooked properly and a very watery sauce on the pizza that prevented any topping from...More

1  Thank emomuffinpie
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Karen W
Hi Pete, I emailed you 2 weeks ago as per your response to my review and have yet to receive either an acknowledgement or response to my email. Your statement in your response says - and I quote - "if there is any way we can convince you to come back and see that we can do much better then please contact me"etc. Your lack of response to me email makes me wonder if your words were for the purpose of the people reading the review as opposed to the customer service. Regards Karen
2 April 2016|
Response from Peter E | Property representative |
Hi Karen, my apologies for the lack of response we have just had a frantic couple of months with an ownership change and staff changes etc, it was never my intention to ignore your response as we value customer feedback be... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Whanganui
  • Phone Number: +64 6-345 7278
  • E-mail