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Speights Ale House Tower Junction

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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55 Clarence St, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
+64 3-348 6020
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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252 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took our 12 year-old grandson for a Sunday night treat and everything was just fine. I reviewed this place in April last year, and the food is still as wholesome and large portions as in the past. Most other diners were family groups with quite a number of older people. It was a very pleasant atmosphere. S had a filo... More 

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Thank Kiwi_rua
Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took my family to Speights Ale House for lunch and all 3 meals left very much to be desired. Chicken Filo Parcel all APricots and cheese very little Chicken, ALl day breakfast lacking in appeal and certainly not as advertised, Beer Steak was overcooked and tough. Very disappointed as previous visits had been as expected, this visit not happy... More 

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Thank traveller220949
Christchurch, New Zealand
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always love to pop in for a brunch, lunch or early dinner. Food is great and always big plates to fill you. Service can be a little maddening on nights when there is a rugby game, or concert. It is the meeting place to enjoy a drink but get there early for food.

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Thank Lesley W
Christchurch, New Zealand
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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to meet with friends. Sat in the sun and enjoyed a few beers and good solid pub food. Speights Ale House always a good choice wherever you go. Love their Ribs, always a winner.

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Thank bec_holiday
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked for 6 pm Thursday night for three people for a birthday meal out. Our waitress Jade was lovely, she seated us got us our drinks and took our order in a timely fashion and with personality plus. Good start I thought. We had chips and garlic bread to start with, very nice and we were charmed by the good... More 

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1 Thank Elle W
Rangiora, New Zealand
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was excellent but the rest was not worth the effort. The food was below average and not all that hot. To be honest we cook better at home and we are not chefs. The last straw was the half an effort on opening a packet of watties mixed veggie as the sides, microwaved if we were lucky.

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Thank Geoff G
Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good size servings of fresh produce. Indoor or outdoor dining options.Lots of menu choices. Good service and reasonably priced.

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Thank Born2RunAus
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plenty to choose from on the menu (which you do not get at many other places in chch) god prices and great food, friendly staff also

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Longreach, Australia
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184 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were excellent. Pork ribs outstanding. Ambience average. Shrimp salad - shrimps were tasteless. Steak was over cooked even though we stressed we wanted medium rare. Would give it another try. Staff saved the day.

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Thank LG12363
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Came here tonight with my partner and her children for dinner. The kids ordered a chicken and chips and 2 grilled fish from the kids menu, my partner had the salmon and I ordered the half chicken. WORST MEAL I'VE EVER HAD!! The chicken looked like it had been heated in a microwave, both the chicken and the potatoes were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 55 Clarence St, Christchurch 8001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-348 6020

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?