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Speights Ale House Wanaka

$$ - $$$, ,
93 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 5459
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good47%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“caesar salad” (10 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
93 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We had dinner with another couple and 3 teenage boys. The service was friendly and efficient and food was good. Nothing fancy but good standard fare. Would dine there again.

Thank Sldchristchurch
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had fish and chips and it was delish and husband had ribs and he said delish too. They offer a half sized meal which was perfect for us!!! So drinks and dinner was $60 for both of us very Good!! I would go back...More

Thank krystalsnow
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

And that pretty much sums it up. Lovely spot on the corner next to the stream where the kids can play. Well cooked and presented meals that came out quickly even though the kitchen was clearly busy. And a range of Speights on tap.

Thank DanMcCormack
Reviewed 6 days ago

A very pleasant al fresco meal right in the centre of town just across from the lake and in a pleasant garden setting. The service was first class and the meal good value.

Thank grahambone
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent value for money with good food and selection of drinks. It is very popular with locals and visitors. We visited Speights in Franz Josef and were not disappointed with this branch. The lamb shanks were good and the crumble with ice cream and custard...More

Thank Jerry D
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your great comments. We are glad you enjoyed your evening meal and drinks. There's always next time to re visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The have both in door and out door seating. We had to sit in doors since there were no out side tables open. Surprisingly the in side was not too noisy. We had the cherry chicken bacon wrapped with pilaf. Very well done. They had,...More

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we arrived late the lady at the motel suggested Speights as it was only 3 minutes walk away. Well, we were b lown away by the service, the staff and the quality of the food. In fact it was so good that although only...More

Thank BigBrownBear47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food! I had the ribs and they were very good best food I’ve had in New Zealand so far!, wish I had more!, my boyfriend had the lamb shanks and he loved them! Very good custom and lovely staff! Would recommend it to...More

Thank Amy W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They’ve got an alright range of beers on tap in this bar, although they all seem to be the same style. Both our drinks were fine. The bar was busy and showing sports.

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

Thank you for your comments.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good sized pub restaurant. Very friendly staff. Generous sized portions. The garlic loaf is very tasty and a meal in itself. They were busy when we arrived and were upfront about how long we might have to wait (40 minutes). With the arrival of...More

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

Thanks for your comments. Our staff work very hard to keep wait times to a minimum so it was good to read that you were informed of the wait time and that your food was delivered in a timely manner.

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8 March 2017|
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
16 December 2016|
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
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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
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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