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Red Lion Inn

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45 Anzac Parade | Durie Hill, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-348 4080
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  • Very good46%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“angus steak” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Contemporary, Pub, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
45 Anzac Parade | Durie Hill, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
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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
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...More

Thank Antoinette B
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
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
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...More

Thank Suzieb827
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Three people, each having a different food choice, and every plate was top class. Great service, very relaxed atmosphere, and wonderful view of town and river. Has to be one of the best.

Thank Gil_Bycroft
Reviewed 15 February 2016

This is a review for the upstairs restaurant - the hotel also does bar food. Upstairs the views of Whanganui town centre and the Whanganui River are very special. You can see these from most tables but there are a few tables right by windows...More

Thank RT-Whanganui
Reviewed 25 January 2016

Dinner upstairs in the Red Lion Inn, lovely view over the river and township. Good service, meal was very good, worth a visit.

Thank JennyISL
Reviewed 25 January 2016

You can choose to sit downstairs for an informal dinner or upstairs for more of a fine dining experience. We sat downstairs in the conservatory with an amazing view onto the river. Great food and amazing service. I have been here a couple of times...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 29 October 2015

Called in with my cousins after a funeral for a drink. It was mid afternoon & quiet with a few winding down after lunch. While the selection of wine is very good I felt the service a little condescending when I asked what the house...More

Thank kiwiprobins
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Contemporary, Pub, New Zealand
Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
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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We are the heart of hospitality in Wanganui, established in 1935. We cater for all with fine dining, cafe, function rooms, cabinet food, craft beer and a sports bar. We have it all! Come down and check us out!
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