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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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Reviewed 12 July 2013

Great food and drinks!Reasonable price and friendly service!had blue and gold fish chips,it was one of the best fish i ve ever had! my friends had burgers! highly recommended.

Thank harpyl
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2013

Thank you for your feedback on your recent dining experience at the Wanaka Speights Ale House. We are glad the "Blue and Gold" and burgers were enjoyed by you and your friends whilst out on holiday!

Reviewed 28 June 2013

When you have been travelling and walking all day this is the place to go. Generous portions of excellent food. Served efficiently, quickly but with enthusiasm. Really excellent platter. Good atmosphere for a busy establishment.More

Thank Okiwa_Bay_Lodge
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2013

Thank you for your feedback. The staff and management at the Wanaka Speights Ale House enjoyed reading your review. We hope you enjoyed a few of the walks in the area - as there are so many to choose from and all magnificent in their...More

Reviewed 25 June 2013

Had a lovely meal here. It was a bit load as the dining area and bar and side by side but the food was lovely. The waitress we had was very nice and helpful. I would recommend it for anyone looking for a nice meal...More

Thank Michele T
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2013

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your dining experience with the Wanaka Speights Ale House. We are very much aware of peoples dietary requirements and do have a good selection of vegetarian and gluten free options. We look forward to your...More

Reviewed 25 June 2013

Awesome tasty dishes served by an attentive staff. Great atmosphere ! Friendly staff and great value for $$$$

Thank WanakaHik
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2013

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your meal at the Wanaka Speights Ale House and that you found the service and food very much to your liking. We look forward to you dining with us again.

Reviewed 17 June 2013

The place looks amazing with really great detail to everything right down to the stars on the chairs! Really great food and not bad pricing either! Just typing about it is making me hungry! Good service too! :)More

Thank Rikki-Lee M
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2013

Thank you for your feedback on the Wanaka Speights Ale House Premises. It is certainly something of a talking point with customers which is great! It is also great to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience, being the food and service, were to your...More

Reviewed 12 May 2013

If you enjoy arrogance, being ignored and waiting around this is the place for you. don't expect any table service or even a "hi how are you" after sitting down for over 10min we asked what the process is to order, only to be told...More

5  Thank DaleI938
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2013

we are disappointed to hear of your experience when you dined at the Wanaka Speights Ale House. We can assure you that we pride ourselves on providing quality customer service. We have addressed this issue and hope that when you are next back in town...More

Reviewed 9 May 2013

The sea food chowder is awesome and the 400gm steak perfectly cooked. Great service, good location near the lake. If you are in Wanaka you must try this place.

Thank gazzzzzza
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2013

Thank you for your review. We are very happy that the seafood chowder was "awesome" and that the steak was cooked perfectly for you. We hope you will visit us again when you are in Wanaka.

Reviewed 9 May 2013 via mobile

This is a true southern Kiwi experience and one every visitor to Wanaka should try. The service and hospitality is very Kiwi. This establishment is located on Wanaka lake front in the centre of town.

Thank Patearoa
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2013

Thank you for visiting the Wanaka Speights Ale House. We are glad you enjoyed "some good old kiwi hospitality" whilst you were in Wanaka and that you found our meals, service and price all to your liking.

Reviewed 29 April 2013

Very modern and quite big but had a really nice dinner of liver and mash and some nice wine. Service was very fast.

Thank Priss58
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2013

Thank you for visiting us at the Wanaka Speights Ale House. We are pleased you enjoyed the Lambs Fry and Bacon - it is a southern specialty. We hope you visit us again.

Reviewed 27 April 2013

We came for a late lunch & we treated very well by the friendly staff. Good lunch menu that extends until 5pm. We both enjoyed what we ordered, which arrived promptly & tasted great! Cosy pub with good food & service..what more can you ask...More

Thank Simonetta C
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2013

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that we assisted in your satisfaction of a Saturday afternoon with Gastro Pub food that was enjoyed.

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