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Speights Ale House

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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2 George Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
+64 3-686 6030
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Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

great venue ,kids loved it , lamb shanks were great . But children were a bit put off . not too happy half the meal was cold or just more like a big M^s meal .

Thank kinc0
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food & drinks, be sure to have dinner before 21:00 h. Young people staff, sometimes a bit too busy. Check it out

Thank ArNa U
Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A warning to those diners who are using Entertainment Book Offers. Despite the Entertainment Book including Speights Ale House Timaru in their update of Discounted dining the Ale House are not at present honouring the offer. At present they are carrying out staff training - learning how to scratch the number off the card? Ask before you order!!

2 Thank afmck
TheSpeightsAleHouse, Owner at Speights Ale House, responded to this review

Hi afmck Thanks for you review. We apologise for any confusion as we will be part of the entertainment book come June when the new addition becomes current. We are not part of the current book and any update that they have sent out is in fact incorrect. The entertainment book have apologised to us and any issues you have... More 

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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're looking for a really nice night out with great food and service with an ambient atmosphere, then the Speights Ale House should be on your list. This place ticks all the boxes from a table for 2 to a large group, a wedding and large function area, to one of the only indoor/outdoor bars in Timaru and it's... More 

Thank Brian G
Houston, Texas
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a long drive our Glendeer B&B host recommended Speights. Our waiter Mark (Mahk) was delightful. I had the venison small entree and s side salad. The venison was served on mashed potatoes and had a juniper berry gravy. It was done to perfection. The vegetables served with it were a great doneness and perfect. The salad was just the... More 

Thank JcqieA
Raleigh, North Carolina
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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decent food choices , good beer selection staff for friendly and helpful. Music was nice mix and not loud .

Thank t k
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133 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted a steak and this did not disappoint. 250g Rib Eye was cooked to perfection . Excellent service.

Thank SydneyfromOZ
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Us workmates got together and decided to have end of year lunch at Speights on 23 December . We were seated uptairs and the staff were great at checking up on us asking if we were allright for drinks while we waited for the rest of the staff to arrive. All of our meals were absolutely delicous, no complaints what... More 

Thank Melissa C
Merimbula, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, especialy the beef and the fish. Good beers. Waitreses are very friendly and good service. You can eat inside and outside. A very relax and friendly admospher.

Thank Pedro V
Timaru, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

favourite restaurant in Timaru ,always great food, service is excellent and the staff are quick to get you too your table and drinks and food are quick and delicious

Thank lealappie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 25
Bar, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 George Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Timaru
  • Phone Number: +64 3-686 6030
Enjoy the award winning Speight's Ale House in Timaru. We have an the immense outdoor courtyard, great southern food and hospitality.
Try some of local cuisine, from small/shared plates to larger meals. Private dining rooms available.
Come and experience the best in Timaru!

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