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Speight's Alehouse

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200 Rattray Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-471 9050
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11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 46
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  • 8
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Meals

We ate lunch at Speights in July 2014. The restaurant had no trouble accommodating a table for 6 people. The meals were large and resonably priced. The waitstaff were friendly and attentive. There was a good range of beer and wine available. It was one of the best pub lunches we had in the South... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
PerthWA_Sandgroper
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Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We ate lunch at Speights in July 2014. The restaurant had no trouble accommodating a table for 6 people. The meals were large and resonably priced. The waitstaff were friendly and attentive. There was a good range of beer and wine available. It was one of the best pub lunches we had in the South Island.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I went to the Alehouse for dinner with 2 friends on a Wednesday night with no booking. This wasn't a problem and were promptly seated. Our waitress was wonderful. Two of us had the sole fillet special with a small side salad and crispy potatoes. It was all quite good - not mind-blowing, but good food and a large portion.... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very nice meal at reasonable prices. Good quantity of food on plate. Staff were very helpful and friendly. Meals were served in good time even with the restaurant being very full. I would advise to book prior. Lovely fireplace in lounge area to sit prior to being seated.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Have dined on a number of occasions and impressed every time.The staff very friendly and menu choice is great.Good atmosphere but can become a bit noisy if restaurant is busy but most places are like that.Am dure you won, t be dissapointed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

You proably need to like Speight's Beer to really enjoy this place, but that aside, the Cherry Stuffed Chicken was excellent!

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

A nice and friendly restaurant in Dunedin. The brewhouse ambience is comfortable and different from most other restaurants.The food is generally good though some items are perhaps a little over-priced.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We dined at Speight's in a large groups (25+ people) and they were very kind and accommodating. We did the three-course menu which was an absolute dream and left us very full and happy. We had the seafood chowder as our entree which was rich, creamy and flavorful. For our main meal we had the battered fish and chips which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We had a great meal here. Meal was excellent and plenty of it which made me eat too much. Waitress was very good and polite. Fully recommend.

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Ulverstone, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We called in on a wet and cold night. The Alehouse was so inviting with big fire and rustic atmosphere. Found a cosy spot on the sofa in front of the fire. Had a hot mulled wine which really warmed me up. I had a nice homely bowl of soup and my husband had lamb shanks ( a huge, tasty... More 

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Alexandra, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

As usual a great meal that suited all the hungry, fussy and diet challenged. Always great value for money

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 Rattray Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-471 9050

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Doing business, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:45 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?