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Speights Ale House Wanaka

$$ - $$$, ,
93 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 5459
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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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 1 week ago

A really nice feel to this place, clean, tidy,very helpful staff,have snacks etc all day and Dinner from about 17.30. Good selection of wines and beers,tho most beers obviously are Speights ales which are very good

Thank Euan R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic service, awesome food, great beer and wine. While I visit Wanaka I will be going back there for dinner.

Thank daveschouten
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Consistently good food good beers nice atmosphere for a pub An extensive menu and busy atmoshere We enjoyed the steak cooked perfectly

Thank 272chrissyc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food at this place is excellent we couldn't fault it. Service was also excellent so warm and friendly. Wish other place's were like this. When we are in Wanaka we always go to this place for a meal, don't think anyone else can beat them.AAA+++

Thank RuthR2344
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great way to round out a day at the snow farm. Fast efficient and friendly service. Very good meals and great kids menu too. Really nice setting as well.

Thank Markyparknz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A warm and cosy diner. Friendly staff, generous portion serving. Food was great and the diners also welcoming to us visitors. A great variety of local craft beers.

Thank AudyY
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a family of 7 we were able to get a table fairly quickly. The staff were very friendly and attentive. Meals were terrific and the kids had a great time as well. Interesting decor and would go back again.

Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Big group of 20 odd people... can’t book but they eventually managed to allocate 2 tables for us. Food and service was good. Great outdoor fire place!

Thank loretta g
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch at the Ale house. Burgers and food were really good and good selection on offer. Seafood chowder was good and the kids meals were also very good. Good quiet atmosphere when we were there and the service was exceptional, didn't have to wait...More

Thank Zane S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Family lunch at the Ale house. Great food and the Seafood Chowder was absolutely awesome. Cheesy garlic loaf should always be ordered with your meals. No complaints about the food or the service.

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