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Speights Ale House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options
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38 Dee Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
+64 3-214 5333
11:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

This place has friendly knowledgeable staff who make great cocktails and pretty much whatever your choice of drink is. The bar food was tasty and quick. We enjoyed the band and the atmosphere. Not somewhere to go on a Friday night for a peaceful evening which was not what we were after!

Thank S9207HSemmal
Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

One of my favourite restaurants. Very large meals so bring you A game. The seafood chowder is awesome and you'll struggle to get your mouth around the best chicken hamburger in town, prices are reasonable so you can bring the whole family.

Thank Brent R
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

My hubby and I stopped here for lunch. So glad we did. Both of our meals were absolutely delicious! The service was prompt and friendly. Prices were reasonable and the portion sizes were very generous. Will definitely be back! Needless to say this meal was well worth paying for (a certain barman knows what I mean!) Highly recommended - stop... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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212 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

I'd have liked to be more positive about our experience here - no warning about long wait before ordering and no interest from the wait staff since ordering. Finally flagged one down to enquire about timing - no offers of a time just " there are a lot of tables in tonight". Surely the kitchen can either cope with the... More 

Thank DDFA
Invercargill, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

We had a 21st there and they did a really good job of bringing the cake out all lit up with candles. Food was great and service too. Great atmosphere. Everybody was happy with the evening and the food.

Thank gralea_hillas
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Always a good meal and very good service. I would rate them as one of the better places in the Waikato for hospitality and service. I have never had a bad meal here.

Thank 444adiner
Invercargill, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

This would be one of the best venues in Invercargill. You are greated at the door by friendly bubbly staff, the atmosphere is great, and on a cold night if you are early enough you can get one of the tables by the fire, awesome. The food is to die for and we usually try to get there once a... More 

Thank Tony C
Katoomba, Australia
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208 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Popped in for a drink in a cozy, friendly atmosphere. Popular with the locals and tourists. Menu looked inviting. Served a good pint of ale and a local glass of Sauv blanc.

Thank Narelle B
Te Anau, New Zealand
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

Whenever we are in town we make sure we visit the Ale House, meals are consistently good. Staff always friendly and very efficient. Been to many of the other ale houses in the South Island and this is the best by far! Decent sized meals and very tasty. Seafood chowder, chicken parcels and mussels are always our go to! Yum

Dunedin, New Zealand
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146 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

As with other restaurants in this chain, the meals here were good. A really good selection and generous portions. We did not have to wait long and the service from all the house staff we dealt with was first rate. They are very welcoming and attentive, fairly typical of the Southland people. This was on a busy night in town,... More 

Thank Kelvin L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Bar, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Dee Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-214 5333
The Southern most Speight's Ale House in New Zealand. Offering only the freshest local produce along with the best tap beer selection in Invercargill.Come and experience Southlands friendly hospitality with food and wine to match everyones tastes.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?