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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” (10 reviews)
“lamb shank” (50 reviews)
“burger” (48 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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Reviewed 15 December 2013

Friendly staff, buzzy atmosphere, good food and would recommend it especially the lamb shanks. Good choice of meals.More

Date of visit: November 2013
Thank MumandEleanor
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2013

Thank you for your feedback on the Wanaka Speights Ale House. We pride ourselves on providing friendly "southern hospitality" and a good selection of meals. We are pleased the Lamb Shanks were a stand out for you. We look forward to having you dine with...More

Reviewed 12 December 2013

On the main drag with lake views if you get an outside table. Decent grub but for a pub, but for a pub its getting up there price wise. A great place to hang out and watch the sun drop with a group of mates....More

Date of visit: November 2013
Thank Jason B
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2013

Thank you for your feedback. The Wanaka Speights Ale House is a great place to meet up with mates, and you are correct - in winter after a day up the hill the "apres ski" menu was certainly very popular.

Reviewed 10 December 2013

Stopped in for a light meal excellant salads, had the grilled chicken burger tasty and the chicken was not dried out. Great selection of beers.More

Date of visit: December 2013
Thank Gil R
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2013

Its always good to hear a review like yours. The Wanaka Speights Ale House is perfect for people to stop in and have a light meal. We pride ourselves on the variety we have on our menu and it obviously worked well for you. Thank...More

Reviewed 9 December 2013 via mobile

Excellent ribs and very drinkable stout. As an Irish Guinness drinker, high praise!! Worth a stop if in Wanaka.

Date of visit: December 2013
Thank Jumbogenie
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2013

We are glad you enjoyed our ribs and stout. The ribs have been particularly popular making for lots of finger licking fun. We hope you will be back to dine with us again.

Reviewed 9 December 2013

We went here because it's right next to the (presently) top-rated restaurant on TA, but it was mid-afternoon and the other place closes between lunch and dinner. We found three good vegetarian options on the menu: a pasta with green and black olives, a falafel...More

Date of visit: December 2013
Thank Beckie_and_Jeremy
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2013

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you found the vegetarian options to your liking and that you could dine in a relaxed atmosphere over a lovely glass of Pinot Gris. We hope you will dine with us again.

Reviewed 7 December 2013 via mobile

Nice relaxed atmosphere. Nice staff the man steak sandwich would of been better if the fat had been cut off instead of left in the sandwich but over all nice place an decent grub

Thank jjvind
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2013

Thank you for your feedback on your recent dining experience at The Wanaka Speights Ale House. We are pleased you enjoyed your lunch in a nice relaxed atmosphere. We hope you will visit us again.

Reviewed 9 November 2013

We met some new friends here on a Friday evening. It has a great atmosphere and some good food to nibble. Its location on the main street across from the lake makes it a popular spot.More

Date of visit: September 2013
Thank maryann-ns
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2013

Thank you for your positive feedback on your recent meeting with friends at the Wanaka Speights Ale House. The decks are a very popular spot and a great place to sit and chat with friends - both new and old. We hope you will visit...More

Reviewed 7 November 2013 via mobile

My wife and I would find our way here a few afternoons after sightseeing. Good food good selection of their beers, you couldn't really ask for much moreMore

Date of visit: September 2013
Thank lunnballs
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2013

Thank you for your feedback on your experiences at the Wanaka Speights Ale House. It is great that you and your wife enjoyed a few afternoons enjoying the selections that we offer in the food and beverage department. We hope that you were able to...More

Reviewed 21 October 2013

Have been to the Speights Ale House in Petone, so knew the style of food. We were already a little hungry so having to wait 15 minutes for a table was a little annoying. However we were served fairly quickly and ordered some chips straight...More

Date of visit: September 2013
Thank karabatraveller
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2013

Thank you for your feedback on your recent dining experience at the Wanaka Speights Ale House. We endeavor to seat customers as quickly and efficiently as possible. If we are busy we do not see that 15 minutes is long to wait. We always endeavor...More

Reviewed 8 October 2013 via mobile

Great atmosphere and really friendly to our son which made us relax and enjoy the great food and wine.More

Date of visit: October 2013
Thank Carolinesau
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2013

We thank you for your feedback on your recent dining experience at the Wanaka Speights Ale House. We are glad you were able to relax and your enjoy your meal and that your son was entertained. We are looking forward to your repeat custom in...More

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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 L | 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 L | 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, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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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