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Speights Ale House Wanaka Restaurant

$$ - $$$, ,
93 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 5459
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good48%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lamb shank” (43 reviews)
“caesar salad” (10 reviews)
“burger” (37 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
93 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 733 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

How could you!!! The Black Cherry Chicken Dish was always superb! And now you gone a changed it!! No Mash! The portion of Chicken was dissappointing ! And the sauce ! Well I'm not to sure?? Was it broken?? I can understand the Kumara Mash...More

Thank Melchar111
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped by here for a bit of late lunch. Ordered squid salad, garlic cheese bread and Tex-Mex Nachos. They were delicious, and big size! Like many other places in Wanaka it has nice views of the lake and mountains. We sat outside under the...More

Thank GreenLV
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a great place to eat lunch or dinner for anyone in a large group or solo it is reasonably priced for Wanaka and the service is second to none.

Thank Darren S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited a few times. Once just for drinks and another the kids ate. They have a great selection of Speights beers on tap I tried the cherry ale while partner had the porter a few times. Both were delicious . The kids ate there once...More

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

Thanks for your comments. We certainly have a great selection of beers on tap - which we receive a lot of compliments on. We hope you enjoy the rest of your time in and around Wanaka.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a bit of lunch. Warm inside, but we sat outside in the sun and had a burger and cider. My wife had the nachos, too big for her to finish. Great value and service

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

Thanks for your comments. Nothing beats sitting outside on our decks enjoying a bit of lunch whilst on holiday.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good selection of drinks for happy hour The food was ok just good bar food nothing special Staff were very friendly would have been nice to be served by a local. As all the staff I met were on holiday themselves

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

We have an extensive menu - with Speight's Ale House signature dishes also - so I do not understand your comment of " just bar food - nothing special".

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The pork belly was tasty and was matched well with the veges. Lovely atmosphere, staff were very accommodating with my food allergy. Sat witg other locals who were all very nice too

Thank luvsthesun2015
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. Where we can we try to accommodate as many dietary requirements as possible. Thank you for acknowledging this.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our week stay in Wanaka, we returned for dinner 5 times as the Ale House has great signature dishes (lamb shanks, ribs, etc), very generous servings and good value for money. The variety of beers was great for an Australian wanting to try something...More

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

WOW - that's impressive - dining us with us 5 times during your week long visit to Wanaka. Glad that you enjoyed your dining experience that much!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here to dinner and the young staff were v off the pace. A long queue formed waiting to be seated as staff stared at everyone vacantly. Food was OK but slapped down on the table. We know a lot of yr guests are...More

Thank Whiritoa43
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We apologise for your experience dining with us and have taken your comments on board.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for mixed groups we ate here 3 times over our stay. The service can be varied dep on the waitress and how slammed the restaurant is but the food was always great. Vegetarian options on the menu recommend the vege patch roast vege...More

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

Thanks for your comments. Great to read you enjoyed our meals, so much so coming back 3 times. That's a positive for us. We hope you enjoyed 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$25
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 02:00
Monday
11:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 02:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
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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