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Speight's Alehouse

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$$ - $$$
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200 Rattray Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
+64 3-471 9050
11:45 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:45 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What I like about this pub is they do good pub grub, and give you the option of portion sizes (ie medium or large), I was going to say small, but there is nothing small about the portion sizes. Personally I don't usually drink Speights, but whenever we go here for lunch/dinner I enjoy downing a few pints.

Thank wykecliffe
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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1,644 reviews
657 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 699 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Never great to be away from your soul mate on valentine's day but alas duty called and found me in Dunedin for business. However coming to the Ale house and having my favourite Lamb Shanks certainly softened the blow. Fantastic as always.

Thank Albywon
Abergavenny, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had been told not to miss the mother house and it was great. Had a variety of beers, the fav was the honey beer. The staff were very friendly and helpful and tho we didn't eat here the food all looked excellent.

Thank Anne964
Bristol, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Speight's is the closest thing I've found in NZ to a traditional, English gastro pub. Not the kind of dingy pub buried deep in the dark, tweed riddle countryside, but the kind of modern, cosy pub found in North London or Bristol, where they serve local pale ales, ciders and simple, delicious food. Speight's menu is varied and reasonably priced... More 

Thank PoppyHenderson
Bacolod, Philippines
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is situated next to the brewery. After missing our lunch I invited my better half to have a nice and abundant dinner at Speight´s Alehouse. The interior of the restaurant is very impressive. The selection of meals was very large. The meals we ordered came very quick and the portions were very large, so we left with full... More 

Thank tuna4444
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A number of restaurants were fully booked as it was Valentine's Day. We could not get a table in the restaurant here but sat at a table in the bar. They have a good selection of draught ales on tap and my wife had half of a dark ale and I a pint of their porter which was apparently their... More 

Thank Chris K
Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good place to get a good meal at a reasonable price it not fine dining and neither are the prices. Still goods quality with paying to much.

Thank Ian W
Kelowna, Canada
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great atmosphere and the Blue Cod and Chips as well as Seafood Chowder we tried were awesome. May need reservations at peak times but well worth the effort.

Thank GARY N
Las Vegas, Nevada
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199 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We liked this place so much we ate here twice for dinner. There is a wide selection of food choices and there are Speight's brews that you don't find in other bars. The brewery is right across the street and does tours. The staff was quite friendly and the food was very good.

Thank rosieox
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a favourite, great service from attentive staff. Comfortable setting, tables well placed for crowds or couples. Food menu very extensive and each dish very tasty, portions are very large, so come hungry and share starters! Parking is difficult around this area so be prepared to walk- recommended if you are trying the selection of beers on Speights menu with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:45 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:45 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:45 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:45 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:45 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:45 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:45 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Rattray Street, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
  • Phone Number: +64 3-471 9050

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?