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Speights Ale House Wanaka

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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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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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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had dinner on a Saturday night with our two year old in tow. Great kids menu options, delicious food for us and great service. A lovely meal!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had dinner one night with our baby. The bar has a lot of beers to choose from and they are very happy for you to test them before making a choice. Something my wife took full advantage of! The food was delicious and we...More

Thank Philip H
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had dinner here one evening. My salmon was wonderful, both presentation and tasty spot on. The service was a bit slow, though it was early evening so not too busy. The interior was very dim which is a shame as it was a lovely...More

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for a quick lunch when passing through Wanaka. We both loved how big the place was. Don’t feel crammed in. The staff were friendly and food came quickly. My steak was over cooked but my partner enjoyed the chicken wrap. Could imagine...More

Thank Sinéad C
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for your comments. We are glad you decided to stop into ours for lunch as you passed through our beautiful town.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit, the staff were really friendly and they also ensured a meal was prepared to ensure my mum could have a decent meal. She is celiac which means going out for lunch is very difficult. They ensures her meal was prepared separately.More

Thank Shannon L
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your comments. Yes - we understand the difficulty of going out for a meal if "you" are celiac and we do try to accomodate where possible. We are glad your mother enjoyed her lunch with us - and you also - as you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here 2 1/2 years ago and came back again and were just as delighted with the experience as before. Started with onion rings and dip which was delicious. Being vegetarian in NZ doesn’t equate to much choice but the potato cake veggie stack was...More

Thank Su_lily2013
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your recommendation! Great to read that you enjoyed yourself the other day just as much as you did 2 1/2 years ago. See you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate lunch here and sat outside in the lovely sun! The staff were nice and the burgers were yummy! The location is also good, right near the lake.

Thank Talia W
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sitting outside in the sunshine eating burgers...well you can't really get any better than that can you. Thanks for your comments.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A party of 6 on a busy Friday night. Staff helpful and friendly. All except one enjoyed their meals. The sixth member was disappointed in the steak which was overcooked and subsequently dry. The staff offered to replace but we didn't have time to wait...More

Thank ColHenderson
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your comments, We are glad you all enjoyed your meals and it was pleasing to read how your steak problem was handled and settled satisfactorily.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate in here one lunchtime, the home made soup was excellent ,very spacious and friendly staff, never tried it on evening

Thank Valerie K
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your comments. Glad you popped into ours for lunch and had our home made soup. That changes on a regular basis - with our chefs creating some beautiful, tasty flavours.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not the best start when I walked in with my family and the waitress walked right past me and ignored me and went to my family to ask them if the wanted a seat. Possibly easy to get mixed up but I did try and...More

Thank 622suziej
charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Our apologies on your experience whilst dining with us. We will address this with out wait staff to ensure that this does not happen again.

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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
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$25
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, 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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