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Speights Ale House Tower Junction

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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55 Clarence St, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3-348 6020
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Whanganui, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Did not enjoy this experience, they took ages with our drinks because the were busy chatting, staff weren't polite and came off rude. Saw cook/kitchen hand go toilet wearing cloves and return to the kitchen still wearing the cloves, wouldn't be surprised if he continued to cook/prepare food with them. Steak wasn't cooked as requested (well cooked instead of medium-rare)... More 

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Thank randomholidaygoer
Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for a family birthday dinner on a Friday night and the place was not overly busy. I use to go often and you could not move on a Friday night. The prices have sky rocketed and have got to the stage of being over priced. The service was ok but a wait of a hour for the meals when... More 

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Thank 22Kazza7
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a casual lunch today with 2 small ones...very friendly staff and quick service. Even had a colouring book for the littlies. Reasonable prices and fresh food

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Thank MetalHorse
GAVEN
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As Monday Night Diners we found the Speights Ale House to have a generally relaxed atmosphere.. We could leisurely try some refreshing Ale's, prior to being seated at a table and without feeling rushed to order, eat & be out the door.. The Food was reasonably priced, presented well, tasty, generous in size & served by friendly staff... A most... More 

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Thank DadMumOfOne
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Relaxing place to be. Staff were friendly and service very efficient. Impressed by the food. Comfortable surrondings

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Thank Jacquiecme2
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Primo night, great food. Excellent fun staff who provided great service. Recommend for a good evening out with a group.

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Thank W6617XRmatth
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101 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Went here with workmates for lunch. Good menu with something for everyone. Prices aren't the lowest but they're ok. Quality of food is good and the staff are friendly. Meal sizes are generous as well. If you're been to any of the other Speights Ale Houses before, you'll know what to expect.

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Thank DaveBevin
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We have eaten here twice before in Christchurch. This time was terrible. We did arrive about 8.15 but were informed they were still serving food. There were 2 other tables eating when we arrived. The guy who showed us to our table and was our waiter absolutely stunk. He should have been sent home for a shower especially as he... More 

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Thank Susan R
Christchurch, New Zealand
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Service was good. We were offered different seating options, it was a quiet holiday lunch. Drinks service was good, I had spiced tomato juice, which many find hard to do, it was great and I had a second. The wall beside our table did have food splatterings on it, which kind of blended into the decor. We shared the mussels... More 

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Thank classicchch
Christchurch, New Zealand
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82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I visted here again last week. Craving a meal I had enjoyed previously. Excited and looking forward to it. Alas what has happened. I arrived at 5.25pm and asked about sitting in the restaurant - but was told they don't like people sitting in there until 6pm. I could go away and come back or eat out in the bar... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Clarence St, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-348 6020

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?