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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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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good46%
  • Average19%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“angus steak” (3 reviews)
“bread” (4 reviews)
“potatoes” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Contemporary, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
45 Anzac Parade | Durie Hill, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We had dinner with friends overlooking the river in the downstairs closed-in patio space. This old hotel has a lovely vibe and the location is the best in Wanganui. But unfortunately our meals weren't up to scratch and our coffees arrived almost cold. My steak...More

Thank nin132
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Went to The Red more than once as i couldnt get enough of the fabulous food!! Everything down to the hot chips starter and Breads and dips starter were absolutely perfect, cooked in fresh oil and the dips were packed full of flavour. The chicken...More

1  Thank EggyC10
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Being local Wanganui residents my wife and I thought we would try Red Lion Inn. Our first time I found one of the staff to be rather rude asking me to remove my hat as soon as we came in, not only was I planning...More

Thank Peterv5499
Reviewed 9 December 2016

We arrived and were immediately greeted by Anne who introduced us to Opal our waitress. The main dining area was full so we were shown to a separate room that had been set up for us. This did not have any view of the river,...More

Thank jillyjon
Reviewed 15 November 2016

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...More

Thank Sue T
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!...More

1  Thank TraveliciousNZ
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...More

Thank lindal0vely
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...More

Thank dazshells
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...More

Thank jillyjon
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Bar, Contemporary, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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