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Speights Ale House Wanaka

$$ - $$$, ,
93 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 5459
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Overview
  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lambs fry” (10 reviews)
“lamb shank” (49 reviews)
“caesar salad” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
93 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 887 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We rocked up about 7pm and even though this pub/restaurant seemed to say no chance of getting a meal for awhile, we ordered drinks and were no sooner beckoned to our dinner seating.. The bar staff were great and it was the same for the...More

Thank jfaddy
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to stop here for dinner one night. Although it was busy and we had not booked, we were seated very quickly. We enjoyed good food, efficient service staff and loved the choice of beers available. would definitely recommend.

Thank Sanditrish
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly and fun. Good food and draft beers. We didn’t reserve a table and walked in. As a family we felt welcome here.

Thank 725mariannec
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Changed our plans after sitting having a drink before heading to Itillian for Lunch. We watch many meals come out and they looked awesome, we changed our dining plans and decided to stay for Lunch here in stead, much better choice. Friendly Staff happy to...More

Thank Joe T
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments. Yes - nothing beats sitting outside on a beautiful Wanaka sunny day. We are glad you enjoyed your meals.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Ale House has good food. Great choice of drinks. Reasonable wine list but in such an area I was disappointed they offered Australian alternatives to the NZ wine list. The staff were excellent. Great table service. Food and drinks were ordered promptly and delivered...More

Thank ntjsmith2016
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments. Our staff work very hard to ensure that service is on point.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most sensational and delicious meal here tonight. The pork belly is absolutely to die for. The sauce is yummy and the pork melts in your mouth. The garlic bread was the perfect starter with loads of garlic and cheese. Pretty good service...More

Thank nurseylu367
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

The Pork Belly is very much a favourite on our menu as well as the cheesy garlic bread. If you come to the Wanaka Speights Ale House you definitely need to try that!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice location & with a good outside space in fine weather. Food was very good & service friendly, some decent beers as well. Probably best to book at busy times.

Thank PJ777
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments. Our outdoor seating is very popular in summer and you have to be quick to grab a table.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in Wanaka for the night had to call into one of my favourite places any Speights Ale House. This time it’s in Wanaka only for a couple of cool ones, the menu looked great as always and the beer selection only the best.

Thank Waynedvh
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for popping in to ours.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here on our last night in Wanaka and and so glad we checked it out! The atmosphere and staff were amazing, surface was good, and even though it was really busy we didn’t have to wait too long for our food! A...More

Thank missmollyrc0327
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments. Our staff work hard to ensure quick efficient service.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful staff and food was out standing. Well done crew. Meals are big but staff packed a take home bag for us. We will be back.

Thank shazabutt
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments. Our meal sizes are "generous to a fault" and glad that you appreciated that.

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kates1960
8 March 2017|
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Response from Cechová M | Reviewed this property |
Dear Kates 1960, Sorry about this, But I was in NZ Speights Ale House with my french husband 1 Month ago and the food was truly delicious. Believe me, that french peoplae do have very hight level about the food. And me, as a... More
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milnefamily71
16 December 2016|
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Response from charlotte k | Property representative |
Hi there. No we are not open for Christmas Lunch. There are a definite 2 places open though - Francescas - which is directly behind us. It is an Italian restaurant - you will need to book this though. Edgewater resort... More
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poiuyt2
13 November 2016|
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Response from charlotte k | Property representative |
Hi there. We do not have roast meals. If you go to our website you can view our menu. Hopefully there is something that would be to your liking.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 93 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Wanaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-443 5459
  • E-mail
Description
The Wanaka Speights Ale House is situated on Ardmore Street next to Bullock Creek and across the road from Lake Wanaka. The outdoor decks afford all day sun with a picturesque view of the lake. Indoor/Outdoor dining is available with a wide variety of gastromeals on the menu.
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