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Bealey's Speights Ale House

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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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263 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
+64 3-366 9958
06:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 23:00
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great mouth-watering meal choices. Massive serving. If you have a small stomach, share a main with a friend. Predictable menu as per usual pub meals. Busy atmosphere.

Thank Pleayo T
Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked lunch for a small group to celebrate a 90th birthday because he had enjoyed blue cod fish and chips there before. This occasion surpassed expectations. The fish was great as always, the wait staff were quietly attentive especially with beer advice, and the chef was very accomodating.

Thank FloandNa
Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a group meal here in which the food was ok but the service was very poor. Had to wait some time for a waitress to see our table then consistently through the evening either had to go to the bar from our table to get our own drinks or stand up abc wave out to a staff member. We... More 

Thank Warickjones
New Zealand
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

went on a busy saturday night - The Crusaders were playing so the bar was full with avid rugby fans. Despite a huge dining room with some empty tables we waited a while for a table however it wasn't a problem. The food was quite generous in proportion and our waitress was charming and helpful. A good venue for a... More 

Thank RobboNewZealand
Dunedin, New Zealand
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84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bar was packed and really noisy when we walked in and I wanted to turn around and run. But, although we were sitting quite close to the bar, noise wasn't a problem. Wait staff were very attentive, meal was average. Have eaten in a few Ale Houses, including this one before, but the menu just didn't excite. Perhaps that was... More 

Thank travellingkiwi255119
Sevierville, Tennessee
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524 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for dinner as it was fairly close to our Hotel. We were exhausted and just wanted something to eat so we could go collapse in our room. Food was very good although I am not to sure about the whole "beets on a Cheeseburger" thing. Still a good burger after I removed the Beets. Prices and service... More 

Thank Gary M
Newcastle, Australia
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97 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always visit this with family....by the fire or outside seating, good atmosphere, good food for kids, just make sure you speak up when getting seated...the waiters dont seem to realise you cant cram 7 people including high chairs snd strollers in betweem couples having a quiet meal!!

Thank millsy123
Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Went for a meal and to watch the rugby. Meal was ok but bar service was very slow. Bar staff unorganized and unable to see who was waiting. Was nice and warm when we arrived (around 6pm) but after a couple of hours staff were hot so they opened all the windows and doors and given it was only 15... More 

Thank 75ajd2014
Phnom Penh
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154 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Speights is sold on reliability and quality, and this one fell a bit short. The staff were fine, and fitted me in on a busy night but the food was well under the mark. Fried calamari was just that, not even a lemon with it but just a small bowl of leaf with a strand or three of carrot. Not... More 

Thank brians1195
Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We came here two days in a row for the buffet breakfast as we were staying at another hotel that didn't offer a buffet (they recommended this place). Food was good and priced well for our party. I'd eat here again

Thank Wayne_Small

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 263 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Christchurch
  • Phone Number: +64 3-366 9958

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