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Speights Ale House

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, , Vegetarian Friendly
2 George Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
+64 3-686 6030
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood chowder” (11 reviews)
“lamb shank” (13 reviews)
“garlic loaf” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
2 George Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 299 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped off for lunch on our way back to Christchurch from Dunedin, and we’re glad we did. On a gorgeous sunny afternoon we decided to sit outside in the courtyard and enjoy the warmth. We ordered a pork burger, a chicken burger and he...More

Thank mooseandbok2006
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked for about 25 but ended up with about 40 people for a meal after a family gathering.The food was excellent and the service efficient and friendly despite the ever increasing numbers . This the third time we have used this venue for family...More

Thank Mack1960
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in for a cheeky cider after a long afternoon walk around Timaru. We sat in the beer garden which was set up well with bean bags, bar leaners and umbrellas and a marquee. Checked out the menu and returned that evening for dinner. Although...More

Thank Sharon P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Creamy seafood soup with plenty of fish, prawn and green-lipped mussels.. so yummy. Beer battered cod fish with giant size french fries.. a local specialty. . Food : 4/5 Service : 4/5 Price : $$ Place : 4/5

1  Thank ieatirate
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent service by very friendly staff who looked after us very well. Great food and a great atmosphere.

Thank StuartDunedin
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Atmosphere great garlic bread amazing mains terrible.The lamb shanks were almost devoid of meat,the beans tasteless stodgy and the vegetables were colourful but raw.

2  Thank almo334
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Quick and easy: great food. Taste just as great as dunedins location. Service: servers behind counter talking rather then getting orders.

1  Thank dnk1227
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Great for a casual late lunch with friends . We had a platter between 3 of us and it was heaps! A good selection of other dishes. Wine list was good too. Nice to be able to sit outside in the sun as well !

Thank lynda m
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

A great atmosphere, great decor, the staff were amazing, super helpful & attentive, a good range of drinks to choose from and a good meal.

Thank Helen D
Reviewed 5 October 2017

This restaurant has all the makings of a classy place to take someone special to for a great meal. The food was tasty and slightly on the small side but was still enough to make you walk away satisfied. I recommend this place for a...More

Thank RobbyPinfold
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 24
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
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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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