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Speights Ale House

€€ - €€€, , Vegetarian Friendly
2 George Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
+64 3-686 6030
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood chowder” (11 reviews)
“lamb salad” (6 reviews)
“garlic bread” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2 George Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

staff were friendly atmosphere was nice- i had to send my steak back as it was undercooked- as was my lunch partners . Staff were happy to redo it.

Thank Tracy S
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 18 November 2017 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 3 weeks ago

I have been a frequent diner at Speights Ale Houses over quite a few years and Invercargill and Queenstown are consistently great. However, tonight I ate at the Timaru one. I had my favourite, blue cod. I'm not sure what time it closes, but I...More

2  Thank Christchurchbloke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We needed to eat early to meet other engagements, this was not a problem for the staff. We were served promptly for our orders and drinks. The waitress was very attentive, food was great. I had the black cherry chicken dish, loved it, definitely would...More

Thank Kiwi3_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Until lunch today, we haven't dined here for years due to poor quality in the past. Today we decided to give them another chance. However our party of three are left very disappointed!! Another party of three who arrived after us had finished their drinks...More

1  Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Speights Ale House 2 nights on the trot, first night was very good second night not so good. No seats were available either night so we were seated in the bar area, no problem at all with nice seats and very...More

Thank RickPamFin1
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Service was quick, yummy food and super polite staff. My waitress was super helpful, and the beer was delicious.

Thank rachel6062017
Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch on our way through to moeraki for a few days and was impressed enough to go back on the way home. My 400g rib eye was absolutely perfect and the sauce and sprinkle of parmesan was a nice touch,as were both the...More

Thank Mumblegrunt
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Stoped in Timaru and went out looking for a place to eat, busy wee place, were looked after by fantastic server who made us feel very welcome throughput the evening. Lovely food, great atmosphere & well worth a visit.

Thank Clint B
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Loved it. Great food. The lamb salad was perfect. Best I’ve eaten for a long time. Also had the venison. Great too. Would go back if we visit again

1  Thank foxyrocks
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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, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, 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
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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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