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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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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
30 Liverpool Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

My husband and I went here for dinner and the service was amazing. The food was delicious - I had the Chicken, Cranberry and Brie Burger whilst my husband had the Lamb Shanks. The only complaint we had was that the Lamb Shank was only...More

Thank TwinkD
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Husband and I had a very good lunch today made even better by the friendly man named Mouvaka(bet I got that wrong) and other staff. Len's sausage, and mash went down very quickly and my mussel fritters were a treat. Good value for money as...More

Thank hukanui76
Reviewed 29 November 2017

Big meals and nice beer - friendly staff and nice sitting in outside area on a warm night. Been a few years since I have been in Hamilton but this place still worth eating at.

Thank Flemo72
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Wanted a place with a solid reputation to take some members of my family to celebrate a birthday. At Speights it was easy to make the booking, easy to find parking, the service was friendly and the food excellent.

Thank JonTelamar
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Myrtle ordered the pepper steak pot pie with salad and fries which he really enjoyed and I ordered the smoked salmon salad which was lovely. We were both happy with our selections. Nice relaxing Sunday lunch. 😊

Thank Viv W
Reviewed 26 October 2017

I have food intolerance and so had specific request of things i could not eat. The staff were awesome in making sure that i could have what I wanted from the menu and they asked the kitchen to modify it to make sure i didnt...More

Thank LisaM11048
Reviewed 17 October 2017

the worst meal ever. The salad was soggy the chips were black so overcooked the fish we chose the 2 piece portion and only 1 1/2 pieces were delivered on the plate. There are plenty of places to choose in Hamilton and we wont be...More

Thank joy532
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We went for dinner on a Monday night, when it would be rather quiet. The only good thing about the evening was the beers, which were cold. We ordered fish & chips. There was an option for two pieces of fish, so we opted for...More

Thank Quiltzig
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The staff were absolutely wonderful and extremely welcoming. We had not booked a table on this Saturday evening but we were shown a table at once and drinks brought to the table, we couldn't fault the service, absolutely marvelous! My husband thoroughly enjoyed a good...More

Thank kimmyevo
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We both had the venison. Both meals, the venison was tough. So tough we left a lot of it as we could not chew it. Still had silverskin on it! Very disappointing. Wont be back.The veges and the mushroom risotto were quite nice. Service was...More

Thank Tony505
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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
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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