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Speights Ale House

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38 Dee Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
+64 3-214 5333
11:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went originally just for a drink, but menu looked good. Booked a table as it was sat night, ordered seafood chowder in crusty cob loaf, it was enormous and fantastic. Skipped mains went straight for dessert, lemon meringue stack, again huge and delicious. Staff very accomodating and friendly, reasonably priced for size of meal!

Thank Jan C
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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86 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Friendly efficient staff made for a pleasurable dining experience. Good food and a nice atmosphere, centrally located.sharing your experiences, you're helping travelers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you!

Thank Pam255112
Invercargill, New Zealand
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rocked on into the the Speights Ale House tonight. First up a Cobb Loaf full of Chowder. Not hot enough for me, I like it scalding hot delivered to the table. They get a point for putting it in a loaf but overall the chowder wasn't really impressive. A 7.5 on the Fishy Scale. Nothing wrong with that score but... More 

Thank Tracey-Murray P
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here a few times for drinks and went and eat there one night. Good food selction and meals were good.

Thank graham l
Queenstown, New Zealand
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying at the Victoria Railway Hotel and phoned the Kiln at 9:05 as we were recommended to eat there by a taxi driver and told we could come for a meal. When we arrived, they told us that we were told wrong and the kitchen closed at 9. Very disappointed but luckily for us, the bouncers at The... More 

Thank Marie_Smith83
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a wet miserable day on our summer holiday we called in here at about 2pm hoping for some lunch. What a lovely warm welcome we got ... "absolutely" we could have lunch, so we settled down by the welcoming fire. Lots on the menu and our choices were delicious, as was the also welcome beer. The staff changed during... More 

Thank Christine B
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This a popular place even on Tuesday night so we thought that a good sign. It was. Service was very good. Good size portions and the lamb shank is superb. Definitely worth stopping at.

1 Thank Maeva S
Wellington, New Zealand
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133 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

When we arrived at the restaurant we were told we could expect a 20 minute wait for food- that was fine. The restaurant was far from full with one large group of 15 people. Over an hour later we finally got served, now this place is no silver service fine dining experience. Most dishes involve chips or potatoes so you'd... More 

Thank NZMidds
Auckland, New Zealand
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Drunken Steak was huge and basically served on top of a mushroom pie. Chimney Pot Shearer’s Shank "pie" was yum. Service was good and attentive. Lots of nice copper and wood. Great place on a cold evening. Deserts were not outstanding.

Thank mrsyn
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Only had drinks here on a couple of occasions. Found the staff - particularly the guy I assume to be the Duty Manager, to be quite pushy. This, coupled with the feeling that the meal prices were a few bucks dearer than the previous Speights we'd been to, meant we ate elsewhere.

Thank DodgeyAus

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$28
Bar, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 Dee Street, Invercargill 9810, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Southland Region  >  Invercargill
  • Phone Number: +64 3-214 5333
The Southern most Speight's Ale House in New Zealand. Offering only the freshest local produce along with the best tap beer selection in Invercargill.Come and experience Southlands friendly hospitality with food and wine to match everyones tastes.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?