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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%
Travellers talk about
“lambs fry” (9 reviews)
“lamb shank” (48 reviews)
“caesar salad” (10 reviews)
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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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51 - 60 of 880 reviews

Reviewed 31 May 2018

Arrived to Speights Ale without booking, was served quite quickly. Pasta was nice but too big portion, had to leave a third behind!

Thank nomadgirl365
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Our serving sizes are on the larger side - hence the "generous to a fault" motto we have. We hope you enjoyed your time in Wanaka.

Reviewed 27 May 2018

Eating with children can always be a bit stressful, but the large area and plenty of places to sit, from booths to high tables and particularly liked the big maps on the wall. Perfectly positioned near the water.

Thank 422iana
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thanks for your comments. There are certainly plenty of dining/seating options within our restaurant ... and having Bullock Creek just outside makes for great entertainment for the kids.

Reviewed 23 May 2018

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 RobR2627
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thanks for your comments. The Lambs Fry and the Pork Belly are tried and true favourites from our menu. Glad that you enjoyed them in our great atmosphere.

Reviewed 15 May 2018

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
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thanks for your comments. Lunchtime at Wanaka Speight's Ale House outside on the decks or grassed area is fantastic! Glad that you could enjoy it with your family.

Reviewed 11 May 2018 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
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you for your comments. We have a great location with the Lake over the road and Bullock Creek running right passed our grassy area. Ideal for families ...especially in spring when we have lots of ducklings scurrying about.

Reviewed 6 May 2018 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
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thanks for your comments. It is great to be able to offer tastings so people can "try before they buy". With the interior of our establishment we have incorporated the history of Gold Mining in our area.

Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

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

Thank lizflygoals
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you for your comments.

Reviewed 30 April 2018

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

Thank Deborah W
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you for your comments. We are glad you enjoyed your meal with while you were on holiday.

Reviewed 23 April 2018 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
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you for your comments. We are sorry that you were disappointed with your meals. We hold ourselves to a high standard of food preparation and delivery. Next time you visit us you will not be disappointed.

Reviewed 23 April 2018 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 25 April 2018

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

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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$23
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
Groups, View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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