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Red Lion Inn

$$ - $$$
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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 

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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Linda L
Gold Coast, QLD
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Anniversary dinner so got the table upstairs in the corner by the window. This place has 3 setups - standard NZ pub, cafe dining and upstairs restaurant. Recommend upstairs for dining. Not an extensive menu but some good options. Had the pork belly and lamb rump. Both pretty good. Pork was delish but not the best bit of meat. Pretty... More 

Thank dazshells
Whanganui, New Zealand
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

A group of friends dine fort nightly in different cafes.I found the food very basic pub food but the others were happy enough.Although the room was heated I found the chairs very hard and cold to sit on.I have also dined upstairs at night and the food is well presented and very tasty and nice looking out at the lights... More 

Thank jillyjon
Blenheim, New Zealand
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

On a cold day were made to feel very welcome. We were able to watch the Trackside racing channel while we enjoyed a very tasty bar lunch.

Thank Sharon F
Havelock North, New Zealand
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142 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Well this is rural NZ. Large portions, on the plus side awesome wine pours! The food was generous but average. Presentation needs some upgrade, definitely 90's (steak stacked on whole potatoes, with a mushroom on the top) Muscles were great, desserts were huge. Good on you Whanganui!

Thank Antoinette B
Whanganui, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

We booked for a sunday night upstairs for a 70th celebration (just three of us) the food presented was absolutely sumptuous and delicious. we couldn't fault the food in any way. Definitely a must visit.!!

Thank Clive R
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

Would have given an excellent rating if the pork crackling was crunchy! The other three that dined thoroughly enjoyed their meals and each of us tried the others and none disappointed. Great atmosphere accompanied by a lovely sunset and awesome service. We will be back

Thank Lian K
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

Unusual in that our starter came out after the entree, Not sure if this is usual but it was a bit unsettling.when our entree of scallops arrived and we mentioned out bread starters we were told they were still in the oven and wouldn't be long. I would have preferred them first. When they came out we were eating our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Contemporary, Pub, New Zealand
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Television, 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?