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Speights Ale House Wanaka

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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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“lamb shank” (49 reviews)
“caesar salad” (10 reviews)
“mash” (10 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
93 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Just had the Lambs Fry. S had pork belly. Very generous meals, great atmosphere and excellent service and freindly staff. Well worth a look

Thank Rob R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic place to have lunch on a fine day if you have small children as outdoor settings on the grass are ideal. Good food selection offered - delicious soup!

Thank Diane M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very family friendly. Quite expensive for meals but it’s in a lovely location and the staff are very helpful and friendly.

Thank Abie2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here for light bites, after visiting puzzling world. Was able to try both pale ales, before making a choice what I preferred. Ordered the tex mex veggie nachos and cheesy chips with gravy.. Delicious and very filling. Affordable prices. Staff friendly and attentive. Interior...More

Thank Bryony H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Eat here for lunch and ordered the beef pie with salad and fries. Food is average and a bit expensive.

Thank lizflygoals
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Speights Ale House Wanaka while holidaying in Wanaka and had a lovely meal. Staff were friendly.

Thank Deborah W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We accidently got here. We liked the atmosphere and setting of this pub when we got passed it, so we went for it. The staff was really friendly, we got seated in the pub area right away (i.e. high tables), which was really fine for...More

Thank kinleyx
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When in Wanaka drop in for lunch and/or dinner at speights ale house. They have a multitude of beers on tap and the friendly staff will give you a taster. We were a party of 6 and were easily looked after with the food arriving...More

Thank David D
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your great comments. Plenty to see while you sit back and have a beverage whilst your meals are being prepared.

Reviewed 19 April 2018

It was almost impossible to find parking in the centre of town but after finally managing it we went to the Speights Ale House for lunch. We chose a table with a bit of morning sun and a very pleasant view across the gardens, somewhat...More

1  Thank AllanOrewa
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Yes - parking at this time of year - being school holidays - is pretty tough. We are glad you found one and chose to dine with us. See you next time!

Reviewed 18 April 2018

When in Wanaka we always come here. Great food and very good prices, great staff who are always friendly and helpful, Couple of huge TVs if you wish to watch sport but management are smart enough to understand that not everyone wants to watch so...More

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

Thanks for your comments. It is always great to read about people who return to our place whenever they are in Wanaka. We are obviously doing something right then :)

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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$23
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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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