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Stellar Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
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2 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
+64 6-345 7278
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11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere, waitresses were super efficient and friendly, unfortunately five of the six meals were cold and average. Deserts came from countdown?

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Thank Tim H
Exeter, United Kingdom
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Called in on a Tuesday night. Quiz night supposedly. Did not appear very busy. Ordered two main meals. One salad one chicken. Food good when it arrived. However a wait of 55 minutes for two simple meals a bit much. No explanation for delay staff seemed indifferent.

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Thank Michael A
Havelock North, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of having a few days in Wanganui and went back to the Stellar Bar and Restaurant for not only lunch but dinner as well. The Chicken Thai salad was suburb and very tasty. For dinner I had the Fish of the day which was fantastic and very well presented and was delicious and my partner had... More 

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Thank suemjonescook
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i ordered the fish, arrived at the table and it stunk everyone at the table commented on the smell.. it tasted like it was extremely old. Im not from wanganui so Im not sure if this was a one off or not but not only was my meal inedible the service from one of their staff members was rude verging... More 

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1 Thank Daniel P
Ian C, Public Relations Manager at Stellar Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

An extraordinary review for someones first post on tripadvisor. Also a very strange review as our fish arrives daily in the kitchen and we have not had any other customers complain. But RRRRRR upon further investigation we discover it's a review posted by a former employee that was dismissed (fired) and obviously looking for revenge. So folks his comments should... More 

Hastings
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great venue to meet up with friends or family. Friendly helpful staff. Dining area is roomy & warm on winter days etc. Good selection of drinks & meals/snacks on the menu.

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Thank Sue T
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Made a point to stop off in at the stellar restaurant for one of their togood burgars with fries and one of the rich coffees. Very tasty and juicy.

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Thank 327aaron
Whanganui, New Zealand
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered a steak sandwich & Mexican burger. Without asking/telling me they changed it too a chicken burger. When meals arrived, the bun was burnt black top & bottom, both meals had bacon that was also burnt black and the fries were barely warm. On checking out to pay, we noticed 2 bears on our account that we had not ordered.... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

First visit to Wanganui, had a great meal at Stellar Restaurant and Bar and excellent service. Happy to recommend to anyone in Wanganui.

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Thank Anna C
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful cooked to perfection prime steak meal with salad and fries topped of with a creamy mochaccino. And excellent service with friendly waitresses

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Thank 327aaron
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Called in with a group of friends and we were all impressed with the excellent service we received. We were welcomed and attended to by friendly staff. The food was absolutely glorious!. We're already planning out next night out there! :)

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Thank RosesAreWhite

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Victoria Avenue, Whanganui 4500, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Whanganui
  • Phone Number: +64 6-345 7278

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