What could be better than a beer, a meal and a fabulous view? The Speight's Ale House is on Wanaka's main street and looks straight out over the lake. We went on a Friday evening for a drink and meal. We had two kids - one a teenager, the other age 10. The meals suited everyone and our youngest ordered from the fairly standard kids menu. The beer selection - as you'd expect with Speights - was extensive and it was fun browsing through deciding what to order. They also offer a tasting "plate" so you can try a selection of beers.
The service was prompt and friendly and the meals were good. I had chicken filo parcels which were really good - crisp not soggy as sometimes happens with filo. My husband had a smoked salmon salad and said it was pretty good. The teenager had the fish and chips - thick cut chips which went down well.
Overall a great meal, and we enjoyed the location as well.