Steak @ Custom House

About us

Having run the very successful award-winning Gantleys restaurant in Queenstown for many years, Jared Aldridge and Brent Rands decided it was time for a new challenge. Whilst in Timaru visiting family they came across the old New Zealand Customs building, were captured by the stunning architecture and decided they must have it. Jared and Brent bought the business and after a refit the new Steak @ Customs House was opened.

Jared has moved to Timaru as head chef of Steak @ Customs House, while Brent has remained in Queenstown to run Gantleys. David Pearce, our restaurant manager from Queenstown, has also moved to Timaru to run the front of house.