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Ferrymead Speight's Ale House

) #619 of 777 Restaurants in Christchurch €€ - €€€ , ,
2 Waterman Place, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
+64 3-376 4071
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good24%
  • Average27%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible13%
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“salad” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2 Waterman Place, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The night we attended was a quiz night, the staff seemed more attuned to the quiz and not the guests. Though it was a good environment to be in while having a meal. Had to go to the bar three times for service. Ordered a...More

Thank Ben S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went along to watch All Blacks v Lions test, arrived early so we could get table in the bar. Fire was roaring, staff were all themed wearing All Blacks and lions tops which gave great atmosphere. Ordered mixture of mains and staff were very attentive...More

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having dined happily at many Speights Ale Houses around the country I was disappointed with the food at this one. My husband's lamb shank was smaller than a small chicken drumstick and my salmon dish came out on a very cold plate and looked and...More

Thank Sue617
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in for a platter on a very very quiet Sunday evening. Bar staff friendly. Ordered a platter - it was presented on a plate with spare ribs (not cut, in whole pieces) so asked for a knife. Very hard to share. The ribs were...More

Thank ChrizBee59
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Came here with clients for dinner & drinks and had to say the whole evening was let down due to service. Our meals took 40 minutes to come out and then once arrived, I struggled to find any waiting staff that were aware of our...More

Thank nomadmattm
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We popped in for a late lunch. We were the only people in the restaurant at around 4pm. We were advised to take any table and that the bar snack menu was available and they would "probably" be able to provide meals from the lunch...More

Thank frankiethe
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Great for beersies and to watch a game on the big screen but not so good for food. Food prices are too high and that food quality was very average and disappointing. Wouldn't go back for the food. But would go back for a drink...More

Thank SD2606
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Service in the restaurant used to be appalling and a crime against humanity, let alone the hospitality industry. However, since the recent change in ownership of the establishment things have improved markedly and I have returned to having the occasional business lunch there.

Thank Old V
Reviewed 2 June 2017

Yesterday I had dinner with a friend at Speight's Ale House in Ferrymead. The gourmet Fish and chips, complete with salad were really lovely.The battered fish and chips were beautifully cooked and the salad was really nice, The waiting time was minimal and the waitress...More

Thank andrewknight7
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Mistakenly we forgot to book for lunch on Mothers Day! After visiting two other restaurants with no luck of a table we drove past the Speights Ale House Ferrymead. The bar and restaurant was packed but luckily the staff squeezed us in, the wait staff...More

Thank WMarieA
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Waterman Place, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-376 4071
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