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Speights Ale House Wanaka
Ranked #27 of 98 Restaurants in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$23
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 1 December 2018

We rocked up about 7pm and even though this pub/restaurant seemed to say no chance of getting a meal for awhile, we ordered drinks and were no sooner beckoned to our dinner seating.. The bar staff were great and it was the same for the restaurant staff, possibly a turnover of young people travelling around NZ and Auz but they performed admirably and were a great asset to their bosses, highly recommended place to eat and have a cool drink and the pub culture or clientale seemed to say we love being here too.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Thank jfaddy
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Carly T, General Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for that wonderful review. We do have a great team of staff that work extremely hard, and I’m pleased to hear that this was recognised. Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed your evening at the Ale House!

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Reviewed 1 December 2018

We decided to stop here for dinner one night. Although it was busy and we had not booked, we were seated very quickly. We enjoyed good food, efficient service staff and loved the choice of beers available. would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Thank Sanditrish
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Carly T, General Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for recommending us, and for your glowing comments.

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Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

Friendly and fun. Good food and draft beers. We didn’t reserve a table and walked in. As a family we felt welcome here.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 725mariannec
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Carly T, General Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your comments. We aim to be a very family-friendly restaurant and i'm glad you enjoyed your experience with us.

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Reviewed 18 November 2018

Changed our plans after sitting having a drink before heading to Itillian for Lunch. We watch many meals come out and they looked awesome, we changed our dining plans and decided to stay for Lunch here in stead, much better choice. Friendly Staff happy to help. Beautiful outside dining on an awesome day

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Joe T
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charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Thanks for your comments. Yes - nothing beats sitting outside on a beautiful Wanaka sunny day. We are glad you enjoyed your meals.

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Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

The Ale House has good food. Great choice of drinks. Reasonable wine list but in such an area I was disappointed they offered Australian alternatives to the NZ wine list. The staff were excellent. Great table service. Food and drinks were ordered promptly and delivered promptly despite the Ale House being quite packed and rocking.

Date of visit: November 2018
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charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Thanks for your comments. Our staff work very hard to ensure that service is on point.

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