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Speights Ale House

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$$ - $$$
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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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Buderim, Queensland, Australia
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174 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us enjoyed a great lunch here. I selected the bangers and mash, my partner the spare ribs and the others both selected fish and chips. We all agreed that the meals were great value. My bangers and mash comprised two huge sausages served with a thick gravy on a substantial bed of mashed potatoes together with a large... More 

Thank Mike I
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Relatively big place emphasising sports on the many tv screens. The food is nice and the waiters are attentive. You get a good choice of beer from the tap. It cam get rather noisy.

Thank JSo1954
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100 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The Speights Ale House looks great from inside. Downstairs is a long bar, upstairs it is a bit more intimate. The waiters are all very friendly and try to help you with the menu. It is a pity, that the meals were not as good as we expected. A bit flat fatty taste, especially the fish and chips, and just... More 

Queenstown, New Zealand
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The food was awesome, big portions as well! I ordered the BLT, my mum ordered the most amazing soup we have ever tasted in our lives - Curried Kumara and my dad ordered the flat iron steak (actually quite a big sucker) The service was awesome and the restaurant was nice and clean!

Thank Lawlauz
New Zealand
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79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Staff that don’t want to be there and cold average tasting food was what we got here, there is much better places in town!!!!

Thank NewZealandHugz
Nelson, New Zealand
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72 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

It was speights ale house but off dee st. late lunch and were not expecting greatness but the waitress organised the bread and dips for one rather than two per menu , very good Mrs H said. I am a soup fan so ordered the potato cheese& chilli soup. Well constructed balance soup , was a credit to the chef.... More 

Thank Horotane
Sydney, Australia
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204 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Was recommended by the hotel concierge for a simple good meal. Even though we were warned of the huge serve sizes, we were still surprised when they arrive. My wife's entree grilled lamb was as big as any main. The service was great. We were settled down for a drink before the table upstairs in the dinner area was ready.... More 

Thank David L
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Ordered the $38 venison main which turned out to be more like an entree size, meat overcooked despite menu saying it was supposed to be medium rare, a miserable few beans on a cheesy potato crisp and pepper port reduction was tasteless. Very disappointed, and made worse as it took far too long to come out of the kitchen. Waiting... More 

Thank MadAnn2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Popped in for lunch on a Tuesday, was quiet in restaurant. Lovely restaurant with old charm feeling. Waiter didn't have much on so we got 100% attention and service which was a refreshing change to places I've been lately. Kids ordered ribs for $16:50 and a very generous portion staved off hungry teenagers. Salmon stack was just the right size... More 

Thank michelleo768
Invercargill, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The food - may look overpriced but their menu is outstanding, there is enough for you to choose from. I've had the chicken salad, roast pork (fairly tasteless), wedges, nachos and a few other meals - mostly tasty but otherwise very standard meals. There isn't usually a huge wait- we go most weeks for quiz nights. The service - there... More 

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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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups
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?