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Speights Ale House

$$ - $$$, ,
30 Liverpool Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
+64 7-834 3442
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (13 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
30 Liverpool Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just had dinner here tonight Will definitely be back Steak was perfectly cooked Chicken parsel was delicious Excellent service See you again Compliments to Chef an Staff 2 very happy 1st time customers

Thank Nicola P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little disapointed as the staff had to ask the chef if I could have my steak MR ???? then my meal was look warm , microwaved the mash and gravy for me. Then asked for a special coffee and 3 of the staff could...More

Thank DeborahM3292
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing to rave about, but a good variety of food catering to a wide range of tastes. Good value for money with a comfortable pub atmosphere and decor. Plenty of parking so no hassles there. A quick and easy option for a meal out.

Thank Joy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close to motel so I could walk. It was Tesday so quiz night however as the restaurant area was to one side it wasn't too distracting except if you were tempted to join in. Fantastic staff, great food.

Thank Trundles800
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This a good pub with friendly service. The usual Speights beers went down OK but our Blue and Gold fish and chips were over cooked so the fish was soft not chunky as it should have been.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Warm and inviting inside on a cold July evening, with no need to book. Wait staff were excellent, getting our order through before a large booking arived. Menu choices as you would expect, and all meals tasty. Dont expect to order anything other than speights...More

Thank Dan R
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Ive been here before and written nice things. But I don't think I'll try again. They didn't have the Appletons for the cocktail so cancelled that after waiting over 10 minutes. Fail. They didn't have the Auzzie Shiraz on the wine list so had another....More

Thank Dave_Fraser
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Went for dinner on Sunday 8/7/2018 7.30pm. Quiet night with maybe 12 people in total and at least 5 front of house staff. Our order was taken , drinks took 10 minutes and only received them when we asked staff. Meal still hadn't arrived at...More

Thank mikeypeck
Reviewed 25 June 2018

I had a wonderful meal here! My pate was a very generous serving and divine; the battered fish to follow was beautifully cooked. The waiter assigned to our table was attentive and nothing was too much trouble. Nice ambience, warm and friendly. Thanks folks!

Thank suemills53
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

Will not be returning to this venue. While the wait staff were lovely, my steak was well over cooked so I asked if the meal could be done again. It took ages and then the meal was missing the yorkshire pudding, so I asked the...More

1  Thank PhilippaE42
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Liverpool Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-834 3442
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Speights Ale House in Hamilton is perfectly situated between two of Hamiltons great focal points; the Waikato River and Waikato Stadium. It's the ideal place to meet before or after a stadium event, be it rugby or a concert. The bar may be modern but you'll enjoy the rustic decor with schist rock, exposed wooden beams and copper piping creating a true southern ambience. The menu has hearty southern fare and has its own quirky personality - we reckon it's the only menu featuring 'Moa' or 'Arran's Sore Ribs'. All of which tastes even better when accompanied by and award winning Speights ale off the tap.
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