The Red Lion
For almost 80 years the Red Lion Inn has graced the beautiful Whanganui River. With picturesque views by day of the Waimarie Paddle Steamer and tree lined banks and the beauty of Whanganui township by night with its esplanade lighting, illuminated trees and historic buildings the Red Lion Inn presents an unmatched glimpse into a bygone era.
Offering great friendly service and fresh food in the Patio Cafe and Sports Bar along with our exceptional Fine Dining Restaurant upstairs and intimate cosy function rooms the Red Lion Inn is the ideal choice for your next catered special gathering, or enjoyable night out with friends and family.
open from 11am
Open from 11am both weekdays and weekends, the restaurant has alfresco dining, a great selection of NZ wines and craft beer, a welcoming staff for all. Feel at home by the fire or out on the patio in the sun.
Great atmosphere and great grub. Come in, meet the locals, play some pool, and sample the beer from Mangatainoka and other beverages, we always have something new to try!
Functions are our speciality
We have private function rooms available.
Functions are our speciality with rooms overlooking the Wanganui River, all with their own unique style.
Rooms are available for meetings, private dining and parties with good food and great service.
With our unique buffet menu, we cater for anyone and everyone, no matter what the occasion the team at the Red Lion will make it perfect.