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Speights Ale House

$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
2 George Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
+64 3-686 6030
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood chowder” (11 reviews)
“lamb salad” (6 reviews)
“garlic bread” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2 George Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

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

Thank rachel6062017
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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank foxyrocks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On arriving back to NZ decided to meet with family here at the Speights Ale House, we were fortunate in getting an outside table in the sun. The service was excellent as the staff were attentive and responsive. The menu had the normal selection of...More

Thank Gregory M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thanks for a wonderful evening. We couldn’t fault this place at all. Friendly, welcoming and staff kept checking on table making sure we were all good for drinks etc. we sat downstairs at a table for 6, very comfortable. I liked the bit of separation...More

Thank WalkerFamily2015
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Good location by the information center and bus stop. Reasonable variety of dishes and good choice of fish catches of the day. Drinks are available and of the tap beer, local wine, are the favorites. Good for casual dining with friends and family.

Thank alex311327
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Always come here for a special family get together as they are always consistent from the time you step in. Staff are awesome. Food is well cooked and presented and reasonably priced.

Thank Marty G
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Lovely food at reasonable prices and a wide selection to choose from. We enjoyed dining here several times. Some of the wait staff would benefit from upskilling otherwise this was an excellent venue to dine at.

Thank Rae C
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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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