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Speights Ale House

2 George Street, Timaru 8601, New Zealand
+64 3-686 6030
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Ranked #5 of 42 Restaurants in Timaru
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $25
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Enjoy the award winning Speight's Ale House in Timaru. We have an the immense outdoor courtyard, great southern food and hospitality. Try some of local cuisine, from small/shared plates to larger meals. Private dining rooms available. Come and experience the best in Timaru!
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
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63 reviews 63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Very good, efficient and friendly service but you certainly pay to go to this Ale House - whereas the same money would get you a better deal elsewhere around town. Having said that the meal was very good. Fillet Mignon well presented and cooked exactly right for me. Pleasant environment.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Excellent food, warm pub and friendly staff oh and the beer and cider were good too. Recommended by our host at glen deer.

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Timaru, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

New menu from last visit. Great selection. A hell of a lot of echo inside but great outside. Just a little cold at this time of year. Bring on summer

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Went to Speights last night with family. The meal was faultless. The waitress's very friendly and very helpful as two of us are very fussy eaters. Highly recommend.

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dunedin
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Really nice meal especially for business lunch. would recommend though inside would be a bit dingy during the day

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Timaru, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great service great food helpful staff . I had prawns just beautiful, this dressing fabulous and lime tart for pud all very nice. Group of 4 all enjoyed the meal . Thought the new menu was very well done, meals were huge. Speedie service thank you

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Husband's steak meal good. Brought out the wrong meal for me. When I received my blue cod, hand cut fries and salad it was extremely dissapointing. The lovely salad was absolutely covered in oil, the hand cut fries were soaked through with oil and the batter on the fish was also soaked in oil. The meal was just luke warm... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This beautiful brick and wood brewery, modern in design,fabulous top of the range food. Best wine menu? Try Marisco Kings Barstard Chadonnay simply the best.

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Timaru, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Visited today for a light lunch,meal nice and the service was effecient and friendly.Nigel and staff working hard to provide a good value for money experience,will go back again.

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Armidale, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

What more do you want - excellent service, meal and drinks. Did I mention the place is pretty good to ! Worth a visit.

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