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Speights Ale House Wanaka

$$ - $$$, ,
93 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 5459
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good47%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

Our family or five had a wonderful meal at Speights. We all enjoyed our order, but I think the pork belly was the favourite. The staff were all lovely and took good care of us. The ambience was warm and welcoming. Highly recommended.

Thank iloveuk_13
Reviewed 2 days ago

Went here a couple of times during our stay for after skiing drinks. The service was good, good selection of beer and wine and the patrons were all friendly, a good way to meet some fellow travellers or locals on the big tables. We didn't...More

Thank Janine G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a really nice meal here. Good local beer and wine was good. Service was excellent. Family of 6 for $280 (Aussies abroad), upmarket pub meal seems pretty standard in NZ.

Thank BelongaVic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for lunch today after travelling from Queenstown. Prices are on the expensive side for food of average quality. Large variety of beers and ales.More

Thank Cotty35
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Our prices are inline with all other eating establishments in Wanaka and our kitchen take a lot of pride in what they serve out to customers. I will raise your comments with the kitchen staff to ensure our high standards are maintained. We do have...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Super busy on a Saturday night but staff were very accommodating and had a good system to seat people as quickly as possible. Food service was good. Amazing cheesy garlic loaf. Burgers were fresh but I have had better. Overall very good experience. Great atmosphere...More

Thank louietravelleraus
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments. Wanaka has certainly seen an influx of travelers over the last week - ski fields are all open and have great snow. This makes for busy times in Wanaka and our staff work very hard to ensure people are seated...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for lunch with the kids, it was lovely and warm & the burgers were delicious. The kids meals were good too and the bar staff were very friendly and helpful.

Thank Ro-shell-1982
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments. Lunchtime is a nice time to come into our spot with children at the moment .... with the ski season upon us evenings can get very loud and busy. Enjoy the rest of your time in Wanaka.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great menu, wide range of beers and wines. Part of a local chain. Staff friendly and professional. Food was well presented, tasty and good value. Certainly worth a visit for a family pub meal.

Thank David A
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your comments. Just to clarify - we are not a "local chain". All Speight's Ale Houses are independently owned and operated. We are glad you enjoyed all your meals and found our staff to be friendly and professional.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely night here. The food was excellent and plenty of choice from the menu. The restaurant was at the rear so the noise from the bar was kept to a minimum. The views from the restaurant were superb. A great night. Highly recommended

Thank Carolyn K
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your comments. We do have lovely views both from inside and outside our restaurant. Enjoy the rest of your time in Wanaka.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for a casual dinner spot and called in on a busy Saturday night. We had quick table service initially but we waited a long time for our drinks with my red wine placed in the centre of the table did they think...More

Thank lifetolive2014
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your comments. I have noted down your concerns and will address these with the staff to ensure we maintain our high standards of service and food delivery.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Another great steak feed, pork belly was also Devine. Their speights gravy, delicious. Great service, lots of seating, yummy food

Thank QT83LL
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your comments. Always nice to read reviews from a satisfied customer.

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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View
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
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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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