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Speights Ale House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This a popular place even on Tuesday night so we thought that a good sign. It was. Service was very good. Good size portions and the lamb shank is superb. Definitely worth stopping at.

Thank Maeva S
Wellington, New Zealand
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133 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived at the restaurant we were told we could expect a 20 minute wait for food- that was fine. The restaurant was far from full with one large group of 15 people. Over an hour later we finally got served, now this place is no silver service fine dining experience. Most dishes involve chips or potatoes so you'd... More 

Thank NZMidds
Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Drunken Steak was huge and basically served on top of a mushroom pie. Chimney Pot Shearer’s Shank "pie" was yum. Service was good and attentive. Lots of nice copper and wood. Great place on a cold evening. Deserts were not outstanding.

Thank mrsyn
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115 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only had drinks here on a couple of occasions. Found the staff - particularly the guy I assume to be the Duty Manager, to be quite pushy. This, coupled with the feeling that the meal prices were a few bucks dearer than the previous Speights we'd been to, meant we ate elsewhere.

Thank DodgeyAus
New Zealand
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86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Speights Ale House in Invercargill serves a great range of Speights beer which are delicious. It's a nice place to be but too manicured and maybe a little soulless. The staff were welcoming and we enjoyed good service. The food was decent but actually average in all ways. There was nothing wrong with the food but nothing that would make... More 

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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203 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Second time in Invercargill and went back here again, this place has a lovely atmosphere but the food is great!! One of the best Ale Houses and again service was fantastic!! with huge beautiful meals

Thank Trina M
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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sleight's calls itself the pride of the South and rightly so. Located in the center of Invercargill it is great meeting place for beer and great food lovers. The bar is decorated tastefully in an antique style and the general atmosphere is very relaxing. The portions of food are huge, the beer great and spending a few hours here is... More 

Thank UAvron
San Francisco Bay Area
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21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We had fish and chips and salmon for our mains, and creme brulee for dessert. The place seemed pleasant enough, as did the staff. Note that we sat on the second floor, and with the heat from downstairs wafting up, it could be a bit warm up there.

Thank qaxalot
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41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

t was cold, wet and windy so we didn't want to walk far from our hotel to have dinner. This pub was closest and actually better than just ordinary. I tried the house special mid ale and it was cold and delicious with no bitter after taste. My wife tried their cider on tap and declared it delicious. Our dinner... More 

Thank Archie1954
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Had dinner at this venue two nights in a row. Arrived late to Invercargill the first night, so was just happy to find somewhere with the kitchen still opened. I admit to not having high expectations when I walked in, however, I was totally wrong. Had a mussel dish followed by ribs, and the food was excellent. The staff are... 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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, 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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