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“Lovely relaxed location great food and location”
Review of Speights Ale House

Speights Ale House
Ranked #67 of 296 Restaurants in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$22
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Good for: Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent location just outside the busy bayside restaurants. Nice and peaceful. Great food and a good place for a drink with good wi-fi to help with planning your time. All the staff where very friendly. Alice, Ann, Clark to name a few. Thanks for taking care of us as.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 913ae
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Neither loved nor hated

We ate here for our last night in Queenstown after visiting one of the ice bars. We have a Speights Ale House in Hamilton so figured it would be a safe bet when we came across it.

Being a Saturday night they were already packed and only had ‘The Vault’ room left to accomodate 5 of us. This was fine, as we didn’t have a table booking, and we ended up having a good time. Although the service wasn’t so great. Staff weren’t overly friendly and it’s almost like they forgot we were there so it took a while to receive service for drinks and orders.

All food we ordered was delicious, except the black cherry chicken dish. This was quite bland even though it sounded great on the menu. Prices were reasonable.

We didn’t get to experience the atmosphere but it seemed like a popular place to eat for locals and visitors

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank brittneywhittinghamx
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here recently and was impressed.
Speights had been recommended to us as a place to get good beer and above average pub grub and it didn't disappoint.
We enjoyed nice meals of lamb and burger with trimmings.
The service was excellent and the staff very chatty and pleasant.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank PhiljLichfield
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a returning customer I was surprised to see the last couple of reviews were poor.
Myself and a large group of friends staying in Queenstown decided to stay safe with what we know and went to speights for dinner and some drinks. We did not book and even as a large group the staff done amazingly to fit us in on their busy night. The food was great and as a vegetarian they had plenty of choices. The veggie parcel was amazing and my friends had a range of lamb dishes which went down a treat, as well as a superb platter to start.
Great food, atmosphere and overall service. Roll on 2019 so we can return.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Olliefoster27
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to this restaurant for lunch. There was only two other tables occupied and these parties had finished their food and were being served hot drinks as I was seated. Wait staff said they would be back with water while I looked at the menu. The waitress never returned. 15 minutes later I got some attention but by that time I didn't have enough time to wait for the food which I was told would take another 20 minutes to half an hour to be served which meant that due to an appointment I was unable to commit this time.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Thank penguinparty58
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