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Speights Ale House

) #44 of 304 Restaurants in Hamilton $$ - $$$ , ,
30 Liverpool Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
+64 7-834 3442
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Overview
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“goat curry” (6 reviews)
“chowder” (7 reviews)
Opens in 23 min
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CUISINES
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
30 Liverpool Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 184 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited on a Thursday night with our 4 boys and my inlaws. The staff were friendly enough but our booking was incorrect (6 places not 6pm) and the waiter looked annoyed that we were late (original was 5pm) we explained the mistake, he moved...More

Thank melissagilbert9691
Reviewed 1 week ago

Evening meal..was great.The service we received was impeccable and our waiter was the most polite person we have come across in along while. We hardly had to wait for our meals and drinks and it was all good!!!

Thank Carrotkaren
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chowder was fine , chicken burgers barely average. Atmosphere very noisy with the Tuesday quiz night, it would have been nice if we had been informed about this when booking. Service very poor, waitress did not know specials and couldn't answer any questions about any...More

Thank karenZ5319TF
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Large meals friendly staff, but not fine dining. This is a pub, so nothing fancy should be expected here. The chowder was very nice, the calamari on Asian noodles was a strange combination, no noodles should have been served. The salmon salad was covered in...More

Thank Hano59
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived 2.20pm, so don't know if this would make any difference to the quality of the food we were served up! Place was dark and cold with no background music playing. Ordered drinks at the bar took them through to the dining section. Two people...More

Thank BeverleyJ16
Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

Nothing to shout about . Been to Speights Ale house a few times, best point is it usually isn't too busy. Had a meeting with a group of friends was quiet enough to have a conversation which was good.

Thank Keithry
Reviewed May 25, 2017

As per title, the cut of meat was horrendous. Mostly sinew and unrendored fat, very possibly from defrosted. The garlic jus was not a jus. It was a thick, flavourless gravy which smothered the entire plate and by the time it hit the table had...More

Thank Dan M
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Good Food Great Atmosphere for a quick business dinner. They also have a quiz night on Tuesdays. I had a Pale Ale and Bangers and Mash. Good value.

Thank Brentwapwap
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Came here as it was right next to Waikato Stadium before the Warriors game on Friday 19th May. They had a limited events menu on... with special high prices! Wedges served in a takeaway container for $16!! You're taking the piss right? I had the...More

Thank Swisscloud
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

The home branded beers are good, and the burgers we all had were excellent from all aspects – taste, presentation, and quality of the products. Service was good and prices equivalent to elsewhere

Thank B B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Liverpool Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +64 7-834 3442
  • E-mail
Description
Speights Ale House in Hamilton is perfectly situated between two of Hamiltons great focal points; the Waikato River and Waikato Stadium. It's the ideal place to meet before or after a stadium event, be it rugby or a concert. The bar may be modern but you'll enjoy the rustic decor with schist rock, exposed wooden beams and copper piping creating a true southern ambience. The menu has hearty southern fare and has its own quirky personality - we reckon it's the only menu featuring 'Moa' or 'Arran's Sore Ribs'. All of which tastes even better when accompanied by and award winning Speights ale off the tap.
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