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European, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 21 July 2021

Booked a table via firsttable NZ. Got email 2 hours before booking that chef sick on leave. Booked other table one week later and arrived on time. Restaurant was closed but no signs and looked run down/closed for some time. Just a sign or information...on website/booking site would have been nice...More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 11 March 2021 via mobile

My husband and I had a delicious meal here. Beef Hotpot which was very good while I had the pan fried blue cod with mash and a buttery leek sauce. Simply scrumptious. So much I struggled to eat it all.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 18 January 2021

Really enjoyed our meals, salmon & pork both cooked to perfection & creatively presented. Lovely environment in the main dining area- hunting lodge style, although we sat in the conservatory area, which was lovely on a summer evening.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 26 October 2020 via mobile

Hi. We had a amazing food and excellent services and great host and music... And friendly staff happy to service with a smile and great postive attuidude.. Food was fresh and the chef has amazing style of food. I remendesd this restaurant would have to...be fabulous.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 19 October 2020

Absolutely amazing atmosphere,Service was welcoming and felt right at home, Food was amazing. Will definitely be recommending to friends and family to stop by.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 18 October 2020 via mobile

Stumbled Across the Red stag at rimu Whare The food Was Wow the atmosphere very relaxed I had The Venison and my partner had A traditional German Pork Hock.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 17 October 2020

We went one day when everything was closed in the town and we were pleasantly surprised by the food and service. There were not many people in the place. but the owner told us that they are the new owners and the covid doesn't help...the place much. We ordered some fried pork dumplings which were delicious. and some barbecue chicken wings. Great casserole all the beautiful and rich desserts super commendable. for couples and family.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 25 February 2020 via mobile

The staff were all welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. There was a good selection of gluten free options and the food was excellent.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 3 February 2020

Great food in a very home like atmosphere. The fish and vegetarian options tasted great. The dessert (chocolate mouse) was excellent, as well. There's a friendly dog and some birds in a cage, as well.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 15 January 2020 via mobile

We only chose this restaurant because it was around the corner from our air BnB. We weren’t expecting much from it or the town (it was really just a driving stop) but this gem of a restaurant delivered in spades. Amazing friendly staff (we met...the whole family), great menu, good wine and a good kids menu. Bird aviary outside and a cat that the kids loved and when my fussy 7 year old only at the corn chips in his nachos the chef not only came out to deliver more corn chips, but gave him some to take in the car for the following day. I had the pork belly which was so huge I was full for a week and the quality of food was great. This is the kind of place where it feels like you’re going home for a meal. Friendly, warm and enough to become a holiday experience rather than just a meal.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 14 January 2020 via mobile

Wonderful heritage villa turned into lovely restaurant. The service was superb and the meal awesome. It was a special visit for my partner a d myself. The added attraction of an Avairy and a gorgeous Samoyd dog finished the evening

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 29 December 2019 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner and we love benson the restaurant doggie! Definitely recommend a visit, the service was great.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 1 December 2019

Luckily for us this restaurant decided to be open on a Monday evening, when it normally isn't. We only had one night in Fairlie and it would have been our loss to miss dining here. My husband had the steak and I had the whitebait...patties. Neither of us were disappointed. I do not know how they cooked the chips, but they were fabulous and I don't even normally eat them. My husband said it was the best mushroom sauce he had EVER had. Seems to be a family run business - friendly and down to earth.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 9 November 2019 via mobile

We really liked this place, the food and the hosts. We stayed the night in their apartment. To recommend.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 5 November 2019 via mobile

Very good food served in a casual but cosy setting. Perfect for meat lovers but other dishes available as well. Quite a find in Fairlie....!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Hi Adam, They have the most fabulous food and I'm sure if you let them know they would do something special. We have eaten there several times and always had a great meal. However I can recommend the dessert with the Fairy... More
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RED STAG RESTAURANT, Fairlie - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews

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Red Stag Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5