Five Stags

Five Stags

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Hours
Sun
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles

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CUISINES
Bar, European, Grill, Pub, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
features
Is this location primarily known for Bars & Pubs?
CUISINES
Bar, European, Grill, Pub, New Zealand
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles205 reviews
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

P111Dunedin
Dunedin36 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 friends
The Five Stags is the last place you should choose for meal. The food is expensive and uninspired, the service is almost no existent. we dined as a group of 20, the waiter came around once to take drinks orders and once to take your meal order, after that you were on your own! The meal I had hot Camembert that was drowned in honey, the cheese had obviously been cut in half and was semi melted, the main was an extremely thin rib eye with a dozen chips and a hand full of spinach, @ $42.00 what a rip off. The person next to me had ribs, they came sittings on chips and drowned in gravy, they looking disgusting, the chips turned into a soggy mess!
Written 15 April 2023
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live#laugh#love#eat
Auckland Central754 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
Looking nice themed pub, but service not attentive and food doesn't really satisfy the expectations. We ordered the steak sandwich and the sliced sirloin steak is incredibly tiny. I pretty much had fries and greens. The calamari salad has a large portion of greens and no pepper in the calamari. The crunchy noodles broke the balance of the meal, which made the whole dish too dry and not enjoyable. Not a pleasant experience.
Written 11 January 2020
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Helen0072014
Cromwell20 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 none
Six of us had booked the private room for dinner. On arriving we were told they had placed us in another area which made us a bit grumpy but, as it turned out, was an excellent idea as the private room was too hot for comfort. We were served by an absolutely charming young man, Oliver, who made the evening extremely enjoyable. Thank you also for finding the dropped car keys too! What a treasure.
Written 7 February 2021
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Harvest2017
Thank you very much for your great feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your time at Five Stags
Written 8 February 2021
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SUZANNE S
Christchurch3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 none
Menu very limited , basically if you don't like steak , pizza, or burgers you are pretty much out of luck. I had the angus beef burger, my husband the angus ribeye. My burger was the worst burger ive ever had, no tomatoe no onions in the burger, and Carrots in the burger!! The meat pattie was horrible, chewwy. Also awful cheese slice instead of real cheese. My husbands steak was no better , you would think it being angus, it would be nice and tender , but it also was quite chewy. I asked the waiter if he could bring me a cheescake to take away , at the time of serving our meals as i said we wanted to leave as soon as we had eaten , being very tired. Nether my husband or i was able to eat the whole meal, when we were ready to go , i went to pay for our meal , and the same waiter came out and asked me if i got my cheescake , i felt like saying ,"well did you bring it out to me ?", to which he would have said "no", well then , i would have said "i didn't get it then , did i ? But polite ole me said no i didnt, no apology given , just said i will go get it . We also waited at least 30 mins after being seated bfore anyone took our order. Cmon people , you can do better than that!! Not happy, will not go back there. This is not how you get people back.
Written 25 June 2020
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Brony
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
I was with a group of 27 people who decided to have their evening meal at Five Stags restaurant recently.. The group had pre booked so they knew we were coming. Shown to our tables and the drinks arrived quite quickly. Our orders for the three tables were taken and the wait for most of our group began. I was lucky our table of 10 , our meals arrived first and they were very nice but the other two tables waited almost 2 hours for theirs. Our table asked for a dessert menu but still haven’t seen one and after waiting and waiting we decided to go back to our accommodation and we were paying our bills when the others got their meals . Those tables had not been offered a free drink or breads for the table while they waited. These people probably had an average age of 75 so it was not good enough and none of us will be back.
Written 19 March 2020
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Sara
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 none
Having been at the goldfields gold mine we decided to head into Cromwell for an early dinner and so pleased we did. Our meal at the Five Stags was beautiful, even the kids left raving about theirs (chefs pasta and pizza). Hubby had the venison and I had the duo of lamb, both cooked to perfection with lovely sides. Can't fault a thing, Great food, Great service, Great beer, Great decor. Will definitely be back next time we're visiting the area.
Written 9 October 2020
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Navigate10443168355
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 family
I came here with my family for the Father’s Day special buffet, I found that the roast lamb was mostly medium rare to rare and lukewarm, also very tough and chewy, the roasties (potatoes, carrots and cauliflower) were cold, the cauliflower was raw. There was also a salad which was very bitter. After we all had dinner we had to wait around 25 minutes for dessert to finally come out, dessert was very disappointing as there was only 1 dessert choice which appeared to be a store-bought cake which they had sliced up. Very disappointing for the price ($30 for kids and $50 for adults) I would not recommend.
Written 4 September 2023
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matthew s
Christchurch6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 couples
I ordered chicken wings. They were terrible. When we arrived we were shifted to another table, after having being told to sit at any unreserved table. I ordered half a kilo of chicken wings and they tried to serve six wings. I eventually got a proper serve, but I should not have bothered. The taste was terrible. If I could give a zero rating I would. You have been warned.
Written 26 January 2022
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Darryn
Hastings6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 none
Good pub food but quite pricey. Was offered a drink before we ordered but nothing again. Managed to catch the attention of a staff member eventually but that was it for the night. Even when the place started emptying out it never occurred to them that we might like dessert. Ended up leaving without it. In future I would walk further and find somewhere else. Friendly staff but disappointing overall.
Written 26 February 2022
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Mechelle M
Lower Hutt341 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 couples
Didn't book and was full when we arrived. Host very kindly asked two people on a large table if we could share which they agreed to. Ordered drinks which arrived swiftly. Food took a little longer but was all good. Bread was really good, fish was large and my caesar salad was good. No complaints. Our waitress Emily was very efficient and always had a smile when she was at our table. She is a credit to this restaurant with her happy demeanor and attentiveness to customers. Thanks for a good visit.
Written 3 January 2021
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WIflytraveler
27 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Our experience at Five stages was OK? It was close the the highway and we were coming down from the mountains so we stopped. We got in a little past 8:00 pm and were rushed as the kitchen was closing at 9:00. The food was ok, but it was disappointing overall. Great decor and it looks to be a fun place but the food and service was lacking.
Written 5 March 2020
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GoPlaces59676313085
Christchurch21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 business
Staying at Harvest Hotel, the food was too good to leave the site! From breakfast and lunches in the cafe, to meals at Five Stags restaurant each night. So pleased I stayed long enough to experience everything on the menu and deserts when I still could too! Fresh, fabulously presented & delicious each night, from bar meal options to decadence, and all dietary requirements catered for - except my waistline - It was just too good! I now want a new career, as a traveling food critic ... if can I live onsite please?
Written 18 October 2023
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Michelle
Taranaki Region5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 family
Spontaneous lunch visit on a fairly quiet Saturday arvo still the wait times for lunch were very long .. the food when it arrived it was great tho no complaints there. The service however was terrible, all of the 3 staff members we encountered were rude - no smiles or friendly chit chat. We didn’t get the drink or ice cream with the kids meals but by then we were over it and just left.
Written 2 August 2021
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Tourist24674372660
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 business
Starter and main came out together!! Pork belly was almost all fat, beef burger was dry and did not eat well. Service was slow......wont be going back anytime soon
Written 15 April 2024
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Tia Gable
Thank you for taking the time to review, we are sorry we missed the mark on bringing your entree out before your main - we are currently training staff which can take time, Pork belly is a fatty cut of meat which might not be to your liking, but this will be discussed with our kitchen team along with the dryness of the meat pattie.
Written 17 April 2024
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Janine
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 couples
Have always wanted to stop in here and finally have. Was a beautiful warm day and was very busy with a bike rally. While waiting by the bar as someone else was being served a staff member who was on the phone brought us over a drinks list which was great! The staff were very friendly and met my requests for non alcoholic drinks (mocktails) which was a nice touch as not there norm. Had the chicken salad which was great and would recommend. Will definitely be back
Written 12 November 2020
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