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“Great food, great staff!”
Review of Speights Ale House

Speights Ale House
Ranked #32 of 197 Restaurants in Napier
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $24
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, New Zealand
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Brisbane, Australia
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103 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great food, great staff!”
Reviewed January 8, 2012

We recently went to Speights Ale House in the Marina Precinct for dinner on our visit to Napier. The venue is stunning in the evening as it looks across the Marina and out into the bay - get a table on the deck - bloody awesome!
We turned up there quite late for dinner (after 9.00pm) after being turned away from another restaurant in downtown Napier and we were concerned that they wouldnt be accepting new orders. Needless to say that the staff were fantastic, really friendly and nothing was too much trouble. I ordered the Salmon which was beautifully presented and cooked perfectly, my husband had the steak and my daughter had the homemade pie. For a pub styled venue, the food is fantastic and certainly above the average. I would highly recommend Speights venues across NZ - we have gone to a few of them in both the North and South Islands and have never been disappointed. Addtionally the range of beer is brilliant.
Definitely a 'must do' when on tour! Highly recommend...

Visited January 2012
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New Zealand
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great Meal”
Reviewed December 26, 2011

The menu had a variety to choose from and was served within a reasonable time. The garlic bread was massive, whole loaves. The bar was packed as the fight for life was showing on the big screens. We sat outside to eat which was pleasant away from the crowds.

  • Visited December 2011
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Palmerston North
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3 reviews
“Great service & meal”
Reviewed December 5, 2011

Service was very quick. Our meals were excellent.
I had a pan fried fish and roast vegetables. This was the nicest fish meal that I have had in a restaurant . My husband had liver & bacon, which was a large meal , very nicely cooked. would recommend Speights Ale House.

Visited December 2011
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Springfield, Virginia
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186 reviews
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“Good food, good beer--a little hard to find”
Reviewed December 1, 2011

The ale house is in an old industrial area by the harbor. It was a little bit of a challenge to find it, but we were glad we did. Speights is some of New Zealand's best beers, and they had a good selection. Be sure to get the bread plate from the appetizer (a.k.a. "entree") menu; it comes with olive oil and dukkah, a blend of crushed nuts and spices.

  • Visited November 2011
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Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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3 reviews
“Great food as usual”
Reviewed November 15, 2011

Great service and food, great location too. Great sitting out on the deck on a nice evening.

Visited November 2011
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