Cuisine: Bistro, New Zealand, Public House
Price Point: Mains from $20 - $35+

Speight’s has been a regular presence on Stanley Street in Queenstown since 1880. True, the handsome building was originally the Council Chamber, but the cozy interiors and original features such as the vaults where the public records were stored, now an intimate dining room, make it feel as if you’re stepping back in time.

The Speight’s brewery has been producing award winning ales and beers, using only the finest quality Southern ingredients since 1876 and there are 10 options to choose from. Traditionalists should opt for the Speight’s Gold Medal Ale, while those looking for something a little different should try the Porter, a red-black pour with distinctive coffee notes.

Menus focus on pub classics cooked to perfection. Think Black Angus sirloin in red wine jus with chunky fries, locally-sourced seafood chowder mopped up with alehouse bread and vegan curry, served alongside fluffy jasmine rice.

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The Speight's Ale House Queenstown
Cnr of Stanley St & Ballarat Street
Queenstown 9300

Open Hours:
Everyday 11am - 3am

Phone: 03-441 3065
Website: speightsalehousequeenstown.co.nz/

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The Speight's Ale House Queenstown
Location: Queenstown
Cuisine: Bistro, New Zealand, Public House
Mains: $20 - $35+
Accepts:   The Speight's Ale House Queenstown accepts American Express

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Phillippa Thompson

Great food and staff were nice and friendly. Recommend

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Good hearty food. Friendly service.

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Trish Watt

We continue to return to Speights QT simply because the beers are amazing, the food delicious, the service excellent and overall, great value. It is the epitome of “the southern experience”.

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It was already very busy when we walked in at 5:30pm. Staff were very efficient and polite even though it was buzzing. Food portions were very generous but also delicious.

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Holly Hanson

I recently had dinner at Speights with friends and found it to be lovely. The service was great and the food was really fast and tasty. Would not hesitate in going back again.

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Rhyanna Davies

We had a great time, fast and friendly service. Once we were seated we didn’t have to get up again until we paid.

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Lee-Ann VanderLoo

Very tasty food, plenty of it, great service, we’ll recommended

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Friendly help waitress, and a very enjoyable meal

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Gemma Murray

Great food and great service :-)

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Laura Jackson

After a long 48 hours of running and climbing our way around the Milford / Queenstown area, we were just vibing some good quality pub grub. Something with plenty of flavour (and plenty of food on the plate!). We booked the first table two days prior for Speights Ale House and it 100% delivered on what we were after!! Hearty options for both vegos and meat-eaters alike, the meal and dining experience was exactly what we were after. We definitely had our hard-earned fair share of dinner! Such an easy booking and paying process. Speights and First Table, you guys are legends, we will be back!!

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Joyce Morgan

A true Kiwi experience! In a town that is known to be "touristy" Speight's Ale House manages to remain true to being a good kiwi pub restaurant. The atmosphere is familiar and comfortable. The food hearty and delicious! The staff are friendly and bubbly! They don't try to be fancy - truly an example simple food done well!

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Gemma Murray

Lovely food and great service. Very quick and the kids loved there food and the Lolly pop

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We were a family of four and enjoyed our meal

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Sharron Anderson

We really enjoyed our dinner. Everything was delicious!

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ashley richmond

Was very quiet when we arrived, we didn't eat all our meal as it was quite filling but staff were great about letting us take the rest away

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Trish Watt

Amazing as always. Delicious food and great service.

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From the moment we walked in till we left every thing including the food was excellent. The lady that served as was lovely. Definitely would eat here again.

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Excellent! Attentive waitress, friendly service, nothing a problem. The food was amazing! Meals were massive! Beautifully seasoned food, well presented and hot. Would definitely recommend dining here. Easily the best food we had in Queenstown.

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Sharron Anderson

We had a really lovely dinner. Some of our diners have allergies and the staff and chef were amazing in accommodating their needs.
The steak was delicious and perfectly cooked to order.

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Ruby Knight

Excellent food very decent portion sizes and the service was absolutely top notch!! We will definitely be back!

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Lovely food and great service, really good here

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Great service. Delicious food. Will definitely be back.

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Decent food

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Comfortable warm and a very friendly place to dine. The food was great and service exceptional

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We had a really nice dinner at Speights Ale House. Friendly staff, didnt have to wait very long for our food. Good vegetarian options on the menu. Will definitely go back soon

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Wow. If you are hungry after a meal at Speights Ale House you must have been asleep. Seriously, Two of us had the Lamb Shank with seasonal vegetables and creamy mashed potato and rich gravy. Awesome. Not for the faint hearted! The other two in our group had Speights Beef Burger, which filled a teen bottomless pit of a stomach and the other had the vegetarian and feta salad which was copious and tasty. The jug of cider we had was the icing on the cake so to speak. We’ll be back . Speights Ale House is a must do to visit In Queenstown for dinner or just an afternoon drink. We bags go for dinner, it wont disappoint.

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Great food and generous portions. Service was good.

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Emily Hart

Really enjoyed our dinner at the sleights ale house. Very very fast service, delicious food and a great environment.

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Awesome experience here, the food was amazing and the service was great. Food came out quickly and the staff were quick to check if everything was fine. Highly recommend!

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Speight’s welcomed us First Tablers with open arms. The beers were cold and tasty and the food delicious. Can definitely recommend the seafood chowder and bangers and mash. The ribs were pretty good too.

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Elona Riddiford

Amazing food and service. Also accommodated the little ones.

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Isaac Wilson

Great experience the food was perfect and the service was great

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Petra Sloss

Speights ale house produce the best meals. So satisfying. Would recommend to everybody that come and stays in this town! Beautiful setup as well. Bit of country and history mixed place. Love it

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Adam Nagy

Amazing and very personal!
The atmosphere was warm, and really relaxing
My father and I ordered the cheesy, garlic bread and seafood chowder for entree, followed up with Venison and a Drunken Steak.
Fast, timely and very generous portions - cooked the way it is supposed to be!
Our waitress Clare was very helpful with drinks, and made for a completely enjoyable, and memorable evening.
Thank you Speights for doing what is says: Generous to a fault!

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Awesome! Food was fantastic, hearty fare with very generous portions. Great for the family. Would dine there every night of the week!

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Kellie Francis

This was our first time to Speight's ale house in Queenstown and we enjoyed it so much we will be back! The food was great, with large portions and tons of choice. Topped off with excellent service!

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Siqi Chen

Very local environment, large portion of food, and nice service with a big smile.

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Sam Ford

The food was lovely, we really enjoyed our meals but the service was what really sold this place for us. Our waitress was awesome. So friendly and welcoming. It really made it for us. Would definitely go back again.

Thanks for a great night!

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Awesome kai

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Terri Anderson

Delicious food, so warming on a winters night! Great variety of dishes and amazing friendly staff!

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Good choice of meals to cater for those who tend to be fussy! Appreciated the good service.

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Trina Holmes

Value for money, big meals. Thank you

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Was really glad to see this place make a guest appearance on First Table. The staff at Speights are always really lovely and welcoming and the food was lush. Vegan curry was all made from scratch. And they have the best wines and likely the best prices in town. Will definitely be back :-)

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Nicole Mead

We had a fantastic meal at the Ale house. Everything that we had was delicious. Also we had great service from the lovely Clare. We would highly recommend dining here.

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Fantastic meal!

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Great food, great service

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Cleone Blomfield

"Kiwi Cuisine, substantial and at a reasonable price."

My partner and I arrived on Sunday welll before 6pm and half the tables were full. The rest filled quickly before 7pm. The atmosphere is somewhat pub like in an interesting old stone building. We shared one entree and got a variety of meats and cheeses salmon olives onion gerkins onion plus a warm loaf with flavoured butter. My venison main (a medium lean rare steak) along with excellent vegetables was up there with the best I have tasted at pricier restaurants and my partner was a little over whelmed by a delicious sheet of pork ribs covering a huge platter. We manage a desert of fruit crumble accompanied by a little custard jug and scoop of ice-cream.
The beer list is long and detailed and includes six on tap. We like wine and the list is comprehensive and most is $8 a glass. Altogether a very satisfying meal.
Its been a decade since my last visit and what was good then is even better now as Speights have refined their winning formula.

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Arriving early we were welcomed with a warm greeting and shown to our table which had been reseverd for myself and hubby.Water was brought to the table in a Speights 750ml bottle (loved that). The down to earth fun waitresses told us the specials and we were left to ponder the drink menu and food menu.Hubby and I were going to have a bottle of wine.It was good to see a local wine on the menu .However the Speights beer menu was fantastic. Hubby settled on a IPA Speights and I a Speights Cider.
We had a small Antipasto platter which came in three sizes.As recommend by the waitress there is plenty on a small Antipasto platter for two. Fabulous
Loved on the menu were you can read where the food has come from which is all local sourced. I had the Venison and hubby had the squid.The Venison was outstanding and I had the Speights beer match to go with it.Perfect. Hubby almost licked the plate clean.
If you want good hospitality and fantastic kiwi tucker. Speights Ale House is the place to go to.

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Trevdonna McKellar

Exceptional service and food, great menu which also caters for gluten intolerant people, very good selection of drinks, location ok

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