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Red Stag Restaurant

53 Mount Cook Road, Fairlie 7925, New Zealand
+64 3-685 8058
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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European, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
53 Mount Cook Road, Fairlie 7925, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited as a party of four on a weekday evening. Even though there was no one else there that time, the hosts were gracious and the food was delivered promptly. The portion sizes were huge and the Camembert wedges were a delight, as was the...More

Thank frontfootcoverdrive
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On our way through from Tekapo to Christchurch my husband and I stopped off because we needed a rest and food. The Seafood Chowder was so fresh and delicious. My husband had the Salmon and said it was very tender and flavorful.

Thank maggieh825
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Small , cozy , and excellente cuisine for a very affordable price . Wine list very appropriate quality / priced !! We loved the place and would go back anytime .... We were so tired , we booked the upstair room which was clean and...More

Thank Mariette M
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to Red Stag in Fairlie in April 2017 and it was a very good experience. We found the environment calm, welcoming and warm, with a typical decoration. The Location is very close to Fairlie town, a great place to stop...More

Thank Joana O
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Came here for dinner and drinks and we loved it! The building is beautiful and cozy and the owners were awesome. We also loved being greeted and entertained by the dogs! Awesome meal. Would highly recommend!

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We were delighted to have discovered this restaurant just by chance. The beautiful restaurant was tastefully decorated and arranged in a charming heritage house. The hosts were very welcoming. The menu was varied and we enjoyed very much the shared bread and dip platter and...More

Thank colindemps
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We dined here last week, and the ambiance and setting were pleasant and quaint. However that was the extent of the enjoyment. They didn't have half of the wines they advertise, but that was the most minor. The venison was cooked well but very tough...More

Thank Kathryn J
RedstagNZ, Owner at Red Stag Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Hi Kathryn J, I won't go into the details of your dining experience due to your partner leaving after placing your order and then being asked to delay your order, and I trust "Chef" who knows how to cook a perfect steak. :) As you...More

Reviewed 17 March 2017

Very pleasant evening in this lovely 1886 house, beautifully decorated. The meals were very good (mussels and puppies in white wine a standout) and the wine list well priced and a good selection. Friendly service, with roses from the garden. Recommended, (especially for coeliacs -...More

Thank AngieM53
Reviewed 8 March 2017

We were staying around the corner from the Red Stag and were glad not to have to drive into town for dinner. After reading the reviews we were hoping for a lovely meal. Unfortunately that was not the case. An order of belly pork was...More

Thank Lori M
RedstagNZ, Owner at Red Stag Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2017

Hi Lori M, Wow what a bonus, 2 star review from a 1 star customer. :)

Reviewed 7 March 2017

My husband and I had an excellent meal at the Red Stag Restaurant. We both ordered the filet of beef and it was perfectly cooked. Our meal came with seasonal vegetables and a potato. Wish we could have had dessert as the dessert menu looked...More

Thank wwjd1947
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Adam B
Hello, I wanted to make a booking for dinner on Friday the 19th of August for 5x members of my family. It will be my son Noah's 13th birthday and I was wondering if there was something special that we could request for a birthday celebration? Thanks in advance Adam
10 August 2016|
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Response from Clare F | Reviewed this property |
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$22
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Mount Cook Road, Fairlie 7925, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Fairlie
  • Phone Number: +64 3-685 8058
  • E-mail
A La Carte dining in a relaxing environment in our sunny conservatory or in our elegant dining room.
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