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“Awesome just what wanaka needs”

Speights Ale House Wanaka
Ranked #14 of 81 Restaurants in Wanaka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $24
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gastropub
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Wanaka Speights Ale House is situated on Ardmore Street next to Bullock Creek and across the road from Lake Wanaka. The outdoor decks afford all day sun with a picturesque view of the lake. Indoor/Outdoor dining is available with a wide variety of gastromeals on the menu.
2 reviews
“Awesome just what wanaka needs”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

The sea food chowder is awesome and the 400gm steak perfectly cooked. Great service, good location near the lake. If you are in Wanaka you must try this place.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank gazzzzzza
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charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are very happy that the seafood chowder was "awesome" and that the steak was cooked perfectly for you. We hope you will visit us again when you are in Wanaka.
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Wanaka, New Zealand
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“Great food service and price”
Reviewed May 9, 2013 via mobile

This is a true southern Kiwi experience and one every visitor to Wanaka should try. The service and hospitality is very Kiwi. This establishment is located on Wanaka lake front in the centre of town.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Patearoa
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charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Thank you for visiting the Wanaka Speights Ale House. We are glad you enjoyed "some good old kiwi hospitality" whilst you were in Wanaka and that you found our meals, service and price all to your liking.
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Singapore, Singapore
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Slightly impersonal”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

Very modern and quite big but had a really nice dinner of liver and mash and some nice wine. Service was very fast.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Priss58
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charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this review, May 9, 2013
Thank you for visiting us at the Wanaka Speights Ale House. We are pleased you enjoyed the Lambs Fry and Bacon - it is a southern specialty. We hope you visit us again.
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Perth
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good pub food!”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

We came for a late lunch & we treated very well by the friendly staff. Good lunch menu that extends until 5pm. We both enjoyed what we ordered, which arrived promptly & tasted great! Cosy pub with good food & service..what more can you ask for on a lazy Saturday afternoon?

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Simonetta C
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charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that we assisted in your satisfaction of a Saturday afternoon with Gastro Pub food that was enjoyed.
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Boulder, Colorado
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“Welcoming”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

The regular dining tables were all full when we arrived but we were kindly seated and waited on near the bar with the full service expected in the dining room. The food was fine, drinks full. We went away very happy.

Visited March 2013
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charlotte k, Public Relations Manager at Speights Ale House Wanaka, responded to this review, April 28, 2013
Thank you for your feedback on your dining experience at the Wanaka Speight's Ale House. We are glad you enjoyed your meals and went away content.
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