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Speights Ale House Wanaka

$$ - $$$, ,
93 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 5459
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good47%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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All hours
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
93 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 755 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Not sure why this place is not as over crowded and over run as others along Ardmore street. We found great service and good pub food.

Thank runtrails
Reviewed 5 days ago

As with other reviewers we are becoming fans of the Speights Ale House having visited three of them during our NZ trip. This one is close to the lake front at Wanaka with plenty of inside seating but also a nice outdoor area where you...More

Thank geordie9Kent
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your comments. This time of year it is certainly lovely to sit back and relax and absorb the beauty of Wanaka.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, friendly service and cold beer! A good atmosphere to hang out in and reasonably priced too. Would definitely visit again.

Thank jaddyxx
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your comments. A cold beer has been the order of the last few months with such a brilliant start to our NZ summer. Glad you could enjoy a cold one at ours.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 6 people who turned up with no booking. We seated ourselves outside under the heaters and were nice and toasty all evening. The food was ordered and it was served quickly. The fish and chips were delicious and the ale...More

Thank LoriYau
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your comments. Your choice of the Blue and Gold was a good one - most popular choice on our menu. Enjoy the rest of your time around our area.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were walk ins. The place was full - always a good sign. Service was friendly and obliging. We were asked to wait 10 minutes and have a drink until a table cleared. Sure enough one came free. We only had a main course having...More

Thank Helot
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your comments. What a great variety of food you ordered. Alongside the Blue and Gold - those would be our most popular dishes. Great choices and we are glad you all enjoyed them.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second Speights I've popped into for food while being in New Zealand and I have to say that they are turning into a fan favourite. Both times the staff, food, and drink were excellent. We went in here while passing through Wanaka...More

Thank foodguru010390
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your comments. Always great to read when someone "pops" into ours for a bite of lunch and everything turns out exactly how you wanted it to. Our staff work extremely hard to ensure this for everyone who pops in. Enjoy the merry lead...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Driving through town we parked at the end of town and found this gem of a place to either sit outside since summer just begun or if you do not want the sun there are umbrellas and plenty of room indoors. planet of local street...More

Thank GARY W
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your comments. You picked a most beautiful time to visit Wanaka as we have had the most outstanding weather so far. We are glad you enjoyed our premises and hope the rest of your travels were filled with meeting more great Kiwis.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered steaks and soup, took 1 hour and when the order came all the steaks were cooked well done. Sent them back to the kitchen and when they came back 30 minutes later one of the 4 steaks we ordered were ok. Wouldn’t recommend. At...More

Thank Gustaf A
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We apologise for your experience. We employed a new chef who boasted impeccable credentials - but when it came to the crunch we found he could not cope. We have now rectified this.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had a nice dinner here. It is a pub environment but very clean. They have both inside or outside seating. The service was great and the food excellent.

Thank Mike_B52033
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for your comments. We are glad you found our food and service excellent. Happy summer travels.

Reviewed 11 November 2017

Had dinner here and I chose the Ribs what a great decision that was YUMMY. The food was great and the Ales just as good

Thank Roman J
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments. The ribs are certainly a favourite on our menu and you just cant go wrong with them.

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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
12 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$24
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail
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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