Speight's Ale House
Cnr Stanley & Ballarat St, Queenstown, New Zealand
+64 3 441 3065
Speight's Ale House Queenstown Reviews
Nov 19, 2007
Dinner this evening was in one of the places Paul from the Fly-by-Wire recommended. Of all the places I ate in Queenstown, I would go back to Speight’s in a heartbeat. Paul told us he eats here quite regularly, and I can see why, or should I say I could taste why. The food is delicious!
We decided to dine alfresco and sit in the beer garden. I don’t know why, but I was surprised there was no wine on the menu. Of course there wasn’t... this is an Ale House. Uh oh... I don’t drink beer. Now, I know what you’re thinking, an Aussie girl with German heritage who doesn’t drink beer. Well, what can I tell you...? So I ordered the Cider. What a score!
I was tossing up whether to order the chicken parcels, with marinated chicken, bacon, peach and soft cheese wrapped in golden filo pastry, topped with roast almonds and aioli on a bed of salad greens and crispy potatoes. Or, the Black Cherry Chicken – Bacon wrapped, stuffed with black cherries and cream cheese, oven baked and rested on creamy cumin and kumara mash, drizzled with a red wine (I got my wine) and cherry reduction. Lauren was going for the chicken parcels so I decided on the Black Cherry Chicken. I’m pleased I did, because it was delectable.
The portions were good and hearty, not leaving enough room for any of the delicious desserts; however, we weren’t disappointed as we were looking forward to a gelato from Licks ice-cream parlour (another of Pauls recommendations).
Since my holiday, I have found out that Speight’s is a chain of restaurants in New Zealand, so it doesn’t matter where you find yourself in this fine country, you can enjoy a fantastic meal at Speight’s Ale House.
Part of the Elke's adventures in Queenstown travel blog
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