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Speights Ale House Wanaka

$$ - $$$, ,
93 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
+64 3-443 5459
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lambs fry” (9 reviews)
“lamb shank” (48 reviews)
“caesar salad” (10 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
93 Ardmore Street, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had the most sensational and delicious meal here tonight. The pork belly is absolutely to die for. The sauce is yummy and the pork melts in your mouth. The garlic bread was the perfect starter with loads of garlic and cheese. Pretty good service...More

Thank nurseylu367
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice location & with a good outside space in fine weather. Food was very good & service friendly, some decent beers as well. Probably best to book at busy times.

Thank PJ777
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Staying in Wanaka for the night had to call into one of my favourite places any Speights Ale House. This time it’s in Wanaka only for a couple of cool ones, the menu looked great as always and the beer selection only the best.

Thank Waynedvh
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had dinner here on our last night in Wanaka and and so glad we checked it out! The atmosphere and staff were amazing, surface was good, and even though it was really busy we didn’t have to wait too long for our food! A...More

Thank missmollyrc0327
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful staff and food was out standing. Well done crew. Meals are big but staff packed a take home bag for us. We will be back.

Thank shazabutt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nine type of beer to choose from. All great, but we had the dark ale and summit lager. Great snacks as well.

Thank RSOIN52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a big fan of the Speights Ale House. It always delivers high quality pub food and isn't over priced. Great place for a family meal out and you can have all kinds of speights which is great!

Thank hjsgems
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very Pleasant site with small creek outside, great staff, and excellent food. Have eaten here each time we have stayed at Wanaka.

Thank Roving49303540438
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Speight's Ale House for an early dinner and had a nice enough meal. We ate the cheesy chips and gravy, soup of the day, catch of the day and the pork belly all of which were fairly nice although the portion sizes were...More

Thank AvidGlobeHopper
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I recently dined at Speights Ale House and really enjoyed our experience. The food was flavorful, we ordered the fish and chips and Grandmas lamb fry, they had a huge beer and cider selection, which they offered pairings with many of the...More

Thank atmuck
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your comments. The Lambs Fry was a great choice - def a southern taste sensation!

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8 March 2017|
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
16 December 2016|
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
13 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
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
View, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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
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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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