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Speights Ale House

$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
2 George Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
+64 3-686 6030
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (16 reviews)
“seafood chowder” (10 reviews)
“bread” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 George Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 348 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a busing place that people seems to enjoy to visit with a great atmosphere and very friendly staff. Quick service and lovely meals. Lovely views to enjoy while having a great meal with a nice glass of wine. The food was delicious and...More

Thank julianembrand
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We booked for about 25 but ended up with about 40 people for a meal after a family gathering.The food was excellent and the service efficient and friendly despite the ever increasing numbers . This the third time we have used this venue for family...More

Thank Mack1960
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for a family lunch and as it was a nice day we sat outside. The service was great and the meals were very enjoyable and tasty. Lots of seating both inside and out. Good choice on menu.

Thank Jo P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we selected your restaurant for our special occasion and were very disappointed. the steak in one of the burgers was very rare even though it had be requested med. The chicken in my burger was so dry I couldn't eat it at all, the chips...More

Thank MagdalenaM4806
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pork burger is very tasty and highly recommend for the value. Great service, friendly staff with clean facilities. Will be having that again on next visit.

Thank ScottyJ40
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Great night. Food was good and considering how busy the place was, we received our meals pretty quickly. Mark the waiter looking after our table was great and very entertaining. 10/10.

Thank Marty G
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Superb use of an industrial port building. Very friendly and helpful staff. Lovely warm atmosphere. Good beer, nice wine with lots of selection. Good menu with plenty of choice. Very nice evening.

Thank Okiwa_Bay_Lodge
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Great views, friendly efficient staff and we all had seafood from the menu which was delicious and fresh. A very rich creamy seafood chowder with lovely chunks of fresh cod in it. Would definitely go again.

Thank 372francesm
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

A group of 9 of us last night visited to celebrate our Dad’s 60th birthday and the food and drinks were top notch. We had the private dining room and the friendly service made our visit just that little bit more special. Venison, pork belly,...More

Thank Anna G
Reviewed 19 July 2018

The atmosphere and service were good. The garlic bread was outstanding though! Brown and white bread mixed in a pull-apart loaf with delicious perfectly garlicky salted butter inside fresh hot bread, perfectly crusty outside. The boys enjoyed their ribeye steaks, and I enjoyed my chicken...More

Thank SmileyN21
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 George Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-686 6030
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Enjoy the award winning Speight's Ale House in Timaru. We have an the immense outdoor courtyard, great southern food and hospitality. Try some of local cuisine, from small/shared plates to larger meals. Private dining rooms available. Come and experience the best in Timaru!
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