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“great food and beer”
Review of Speight's Alehouse

Speight's Alehouse
Ranked #6 of 346 Restaurants in Dunedin
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
uk
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“great food and beer”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

Whilst in NZ we ate if a few Speight's Ale Houses. The beer really is very good and there is a great choice. Food is great too. My husband had braised steak at the Dunedin branch and said it was the best he had ever had. Well done to them for providing the spring water out the front too (donation is a must) . We filled our bottles daily on the way to the cricket.

Visited March 2013
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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134 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“Love the food and the staff are great.”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

The food is the same each time - hot, tasty, well presented and plenty of it! The menu is comprehensive and you can have appetisers/starters, half meals and full meals. There is a board with specials available every day - soup, pasta, fish of the day, chef specials, dessert of the day and ice cream flavours etc. I like that things change with the seasons on the board but also has the full menu choice also. The quality of food does not change depending on who is cooking which I like - it is always good. There is an extensive bar range and there is great coffee. There are big screens around if you are iinterested or you can ignore them and have a conversation at your table.Oh and the garlic bread? Yummm.

Visited March 2013
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Adelaide
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41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Huge schnitzel!!”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

I was here with a group of about 40 people & found the service to be very good. The staff seemed calm & under control & didn't seem to get too stressed even though it was such a big group & there were quite a few other people there.
I got the alehouse beef schnitzel, which was very nice & alot bigger than i thought it would be & came out with chips & salad, which were also good. The garlic loaf was great for an entree & was big enough to share between 3 or 4 people

  • Visited May 2013
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Nelson
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97 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Excellent standard of above average Pub Grub”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

We have been here on previous trips to Dunedin, and this is a well run establishment that serves good food at reasonable prices. The service was excellent, and the portion sizes are quite generous. Nice atmosphere, but can get a bit noisy at times. Our party of six all enjoyed their meals.

  • Visited May 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Not only a pub”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Very helpful staff. Superbly efficient from waitress to chef. Good quality meal, generous serving. A little more pricey than I expected but overall a good experience and all the meals I saw served looked great.

  • Visited May 2013
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