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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%
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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 853 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic views. Great food and service. Definitely come back again. The blue cod was amazing! Not a bad spot for a beer either

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Will definitely be back. Great food, atmosphere, service and beer! Perfect after a big day of activities 😊

Thank emily3066
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your comments. We are a great stop after a full on day of activities , with something for everyone on our food and beverage menus.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, best potato and leek soup I've ever had. Full kids menu, great garlic bread. A fun, family place with really good service.

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

Thanks for that feedback. Our soup specials change often, so if you are still in town, keep your eyes peeled....I'm sure the next soup special will not disappoint either.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very busy the first night so came back another night and got a seat. Menu was very appetising and the food did not disappoint, it was delicious all 6 of us could not fault anything and three were kids who can be a bit fussy...More

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

Thank you for your comments. Great to read amongst your party of 6 were 3 children who enjoyed their meals. As we say - happy children, happy parents.

Reviewed 1 week ago

After an activity filled day, looking for somewhere to have dinner on main street of Wanaka, picked Speights because with a menu out front, easy to tell it had options / choices for everyone. (A couple of fussy eaters in our mob). Busy as (Monday...More

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

Thank you for your feedback. We're obviously doing something right if you came back twice during your stay in Wanaka. At this time of year - our staff work very hard to ensure people are seated, orders taken and served as efficiently as possible.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Two families attended on a Friday night. No tables were available but were able to sit in bar. Food was delicious and steak cooked perfectly for everyone. Enjoyable experienceMore

Thank Ziphee
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for those great comments. This time of year with it being ski season we get extremely busy and our staff work very hard to accommodate everyone in a timely fashion. we are glad you found our food to be delicious and service to be...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While staying in Wanaka we wanted an easy dinner and after walking up and down the strip a few times we decided to try the pub for dinner. Here's my first tip: BOOK!!! This place was crazy! The staff were rushed off their feet but...More

Thank mrmaccnz
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

WOW - you have provided a great recommendation for people - Thank you!

Reviewed 4 weeks 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
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

The Pork Belly is a favourite off our menu - you chose well! We are glad you enjoyed all your meals - that's always a bonus.

Reviewed 4 weeks 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
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments. The long bar leaners are a great way to meet locals/travelers .... always a great yarn to be had.

Reviewed 10 July 2018 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
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments. We hope you enjoy the rest of your time in and around Wanaka.

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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$22
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
View, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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