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Rutland Arms

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48-52 Ridgway Street, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-347 7677
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate here last night with my wife and friends. They have just introduced a new menu with some excellent choices. I opted for a deep fried prawn starter that was a good size portion and full of flavour. As a main I chose the sirloin steak that was cooked to perfection (I'm always wary in a restaurant I've not visited... More 

Thank plod999uk
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The bar offers a variety of meals from bar snacks to main meals so great for all appetites. Very obliging staff.

Thank Colliecatz
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were passing through Whanganui/Wanganui on a recent trip to NZ and looking for somewhere to have dinner. My wife asked a shop assistant in a local bookstore and they recommended the Rutland Arms. We made a booking and were glad we did as when we arrived at the time of our booking the place was as they say "heaving",... More 

Thank fordc268
Whanganui, New Zealand
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We popped in for lunch midweek and ordered from the cabinet. The meal consisted of meat and rice only, no salad. And the rice had obviously been sitting for a while as it was rather hard in places. But the beers were great - rather expensive but very nice and quirky craft varieties we both enjoyed. So. We'll be back... More 

Thank nin132
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Must be something in the water. Last time I was there I wasn't impressed at all. However this time around great service and great food to back it up.

Thank Fray G
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We ate here during our Open Studios weekend and had a very nice meal here. Great selection of craft beers in real pint glasses for a change! The eye fillet was cooked to my taste and the unusual beetroot risotto with it was delicious, although the colour was a little disconcerting when served with beef! My partner had the ribs... More 

Thank GillyONZ
Whanganui, New Zealand
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The service at lunch time is almost non-existent........queue all the way out the door for the one person serving. Shame because the food is good and reasonably priced. I have been there for dinner and the service is much better.

Thank peggyfittes
Riverton, New Zealand
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I had the Rutlands Big Breakfast Bacon sausage mushrooms hashbrown tomato scambled eggs what more could you ask for.

Thank aytosdairy
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We had a great evening. Staff couldn't have been friendlier nor more helpful. Food was excellent (perfect pub food), wide choice of beers, cheerful atmosphere. Recommended.

Thank sjsauckland
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134 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We were in for supper with friends. It is what is called a Gastro-pub in England with a good menu and family friendly. There is a wide choice of beers and wines, whilst the main courses include steak and chips (very good), slow braised pork belly or salmon fillet, along with a veggie risotto options. The mains at cNZ$35 struck... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48-52 Ridgway Street, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Whanganui
  • Phone Number: +64 6-347 7677

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?