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Speights Ale House Restaurant

) #3 of 57 Restaurants in Timaru $$ - $$$ , , Vegetarian Friendly
2 George Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
+64 3-686 6030
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (12 reviews)
“filet mignon” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 George Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

have been here a few times and the place is like an old comfy shoe except there are awesome staff and beersys to be had . Lovely old building that has been restored to a high standard

Thank kyoshikiwi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went in for lunch with our two daughters on Queens bday, it was very busy and ended up having to sit in bar. Not ideal with a 7 & 8 year old but we understood. Staff were friendly a bit flustered due to amount of...More

Thank Melanie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

would be nice if all meals bought out around same time rather than last one 10 minutes later, also asked for certain stuff on plates, stuff we didn't want turned up on it, thank goodness other 4 meals were OK, had to wait over 1...More

Thank WilsonFamilyNz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great staff here, always friendly. The food is always good and the beer on tap is great too. Nice outdoor sitting area.

Thank Gavin10000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took a group of family and friends there for dinner,The meals were superb.The service excellent,Their wine choices superb,

Thank lynkes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for a great meal with atmosphere and charm you will find it here. Meal was great, service very good and atmosphere pleasing.

Thank Wayne H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the fish and chips and a fillet steak. Dessert of a pear tart. All good. Two beers, one cocktail = $110. Not super cheap but we left satisfied.

Thank JustineKaitaia
Reviewed 30 April 2017

A last minute decision to eat out led us to the ale house for a meal with friends on a foggy Sunday night in Timaru. From the minute we walked in and were greeted by the friendly bar staff we new we had made a...More

Thank Vicki S
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Plenty of food was too much for us. I noticed many plates going back with uneaten portions. Nobody can complain that they left hungry. My Blue Cod was only average, but have had good meals here previously. Good outside area when weather permits.

Thank Rog4NewZealand
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We were sent to this restaurant by another restaurant that was closing early due to lack of customers and were not disappointed. The staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful and the food was to die for~! We have searched for these alehouses in other locations...More

Thank sylviajdunn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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