Speight's Ale House in Nelson Menu

  • Ale House Loaf $6.90/ $11.90
    • Locally baked Speight's bread. Hot and delicious served with garlic or plain butter. Half or whole loaves available.
  • Malthouse Platter $32.00/ $47.00
    • Something to share, a selection of homemade paté, bread, soft cheese, relishes, pickles, dips, vegetable sticks, salami, champagne ham and seasoned chicken. Half or whole platters available.
  • Soup of the Day $12.00
    • Chef's choice of fresh homemade soup served with Speight’s Ale House bread.
  • Bluff Chowder $14.80
    • A local favourite. Seafood bound in a beautiful creamy fish stock, delicately flavoured with fresh herbs, served with Ale House toast.Enjoy this hearty chowder with a Speight's Summit. Beer Match: Enjoy this hearty chowder with a Speight's Summit
  • Crispy Crumbed Camembert $16.00
    • An oldie but a goodie! Crispy camembert with a gooey centre, with spiced plum chutney.
  • Moeraki Mussels $17.50
    • Green lipped mussels simmered to perfection in our homemade green curry sauce.
  • Beef Schnitzel $20.00
    • Beef schnitzel lightly crumbed, served with either mushroom sauce or Ale House gravy, fries and salad greens.
  • Open Steak Sandwich $20.00
    • Locally baked foccaccia bread topped with rib-eye steak, homemade caramelised onions, mushrooms, egg and pesto mayo with your choice of english mustard or horseradish sauce.
  • Ophir Corn Fritters $19.80
    • Corn fritters made with a southern recipe served with streaky bacon and a refreshing tomato and coriander salsa. Beer Match: Everyone's favourite – have a Speight's Gold Medal as well.
  • Gold Medal" Calamari $19.80/ $25.80
    • Seasoned and lightly golden fried, match this with salad greens, lemon and aioli and there you have the makings of a classic. Small or large portions available. Beer Match: Goes without saying. Speight's Gold Medal – perfect!
  • Caesar Salad $19.80
    • The Ale House's spin on the traditional classic that has almost ingrained itself as a key part of the Kiwi dining scene. Cos lettuce, croutons, bacon, parmesan, anchovies, poached egg and our own caesar dressing. Add chicken: $23.60 Beer Match: The full flavours of Speight's Distinction Ale goes perfectly here.
  • Warm Moroccan Chicken Salad $23.80
    • Moroccan style chicken on a bed of tabbouleh salad greens, avocado, grapes and cumin yoghurt dressing.
  • Thai Beef Salad $23.80
    • Marinated beef in authentic thai ingredients with salad greens, roasted cashews, crispy noodles and a refreshing homemade dressing.
  • Warm Roast Vegetable Salad $20.00
    • A combination of oven roasted root vegetables cooked with dukkah spices, feta cheese, cos lettuce, walnuts and olives finished with Ale House dressing and a splash of aioli. Add bacon: $ 23.60 Beer Match: A lovely meal to have with a Speight's nutty and grassy Gold Medal Ale.
  • Speight's Pie $21.20
    • Homemade pie of the day served with side salad & fries. Our friendly staff will let you know what the chef has created today. Beer Match: Your waiter can suggest a suitable beer to have with today's pie
  • Pasta of the Day $24.90
    • Our friendly staff will let you know the pasta of the day special. Beer Match: Your waiter can suggest a suitable beer to have with today's pasta dish.
  • Southern Man's "All Day" Breakfast $22.80
    • A breakfast feast available all day. Fried eggs, corn fritter, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, grilled tomato and Speight's Ale House hash browns. Served with toasted Ale House bread. Beer Match: OK – if you have to have a beer with breakfast, it has to be Gold Medal Ale.
  • James Speight's Porter Sausage & Mash $23.50
    • Porter sausage on potato mash and topped with caramelised onion and gravy. Served with toasted Ale House bread.
  • Grandma's Lambs Fry $23.50
    • Thinly sliced lamb's liver, fried with bacon and caramelised onions, bound in a rich Speight's Old Dark gravy, served on potato mash, with toasted Ale House bread. Beer Match: Just has to be Speight's Porter with this one.
  • Blue 'n' Gold $25.80
    • Great Southland Blue Cod, lightly golden fried in Speight's beer batter served with fresh garden salad and fries.
  • Catch of the Day $29.50
    • Allow our chefs to create for you a taste sensation using daily fresh fish from the markets. Please ask your waiter for today's inspiration. Beer Match: A glass of Speight's Pilsner is just great with fish.
  • Deep South Salmon $33.50
    • Pan roasted fillet of Salmon served on a garlic caper mash, topped with a tomato ragout and horseradish and lime cream. With a choice of garden salad or fresh vegetables on the side. Beer Match: Savour the flavour here with a glass of Speight's Gold Medal Ale.
  • Chicken Parcels $25.00/ $29.20
    • Chicken breast, bacon, Turkish apricots, cream cheese and smoked paprika wrapped in golden filo pastry, topped with plum sauce and toasted almond shavings. Served with green salad and crispy potatoes. Beer Match: Enjoy with a glass of distinctively hoppy Speight's Summit.
  • Black Cherry Chicken $30.80
    • Pan roasted chicken supreme, stuffed with herbs, cashew nuts, soft cheese and bacon. Laid on kumara mash with a black cherry sauce and garden salad. Beer Match: Speight's Porter has the complex flavours to enhance this dish.
  • Speight's Gourmet Burgers $23.50
    • All burgers are constructed with a toasted monster bun, lettuce, tomato caramelised onion and served with golden fries. Choice of: Chicken-Chargrilled chicken breast, bacon, avocado and camembert with plum chutney./ Beef-Homemade beef pattie, bacon, egg, cheddar and beetroot relish with hickory smoked BBQ sauce./ Ostrich- 200g ostrich patty served with blue cheese, mushrooms, lettuce, tomatoes, fruit chutney.
  • Frank Oliver's Spare Ribs $25.00/ $33.90
    • Slow roasted Pork Spare Ribs with lashings of Speight's Old Dark and chilli inspired BBQ sauce, served with buffalo chips topped with bacon, cheese, onion and chargrilled corn on the cob. Prepare to get messy with this one. Small or large available.
  • Shearer's Shanks $28.80/ $36.50
    • Tender and delicious lamb shanks, oven roasted with Central thyme and garlic, topped with Ale House gravy and a mint glaze. Served on potato mash with fresh vegetables. Beer Match: I must say this dish is perfect with Speight's Porter.
  • Drunken Steak $29.90
    • 250g of prime rump steak, cooked to your liking topped with your choice of either creamy mushroom sauce, roasted garlic sauce or green peppercorn sauce. Served with golden fries and fresh salad. Beer Match: Speight's Old Dark of course.
  • High Country Hog $27.90/ $32.90
    • Two giant bacon-cured chops, served on potato, red onion and cabbage hash, topped with apple and pear chutney, finished with lashings of Ale House Gravy and seasonal vegetables. Beer Match: This is great with a glass of Speight's Gold Medal Ale.
  • In the Roar $36.00
    • 200g of Denver leg of venison, grilled to medium rare, resting on a havarti and caramelised onion potato cake with glazed baby carrots and parsnips. Topped with chilli jam and a rich red wine beef jus.
  • Musterer's Roast Lamb Cutlets $00.00
    • Thyme infused lamb cutlets accompanied with kumara, parsnip and ginger hash, roasted vine ripened tomatoes, green beans then drizzled with our chefs special onion sauce and a rich jus. Beer Match: A pint of Speight's Distinction Ale will go great with this.
  • The Highlander $00.00
    • Hearty 250g prime rib-eye, served with potato gratin, buttered seasonal vegetables topped with a rich beef jus and beer battered onion rings.
  • The Fillet $00.00
    • Rosemary infused eye fillet, chargrilled with bubble and squeak potatoes, baby carrots, green beans, a mushroom pastry puff and topped with tomato jam and rich jus. Beer Match: Tough choice here but I would have to recommend Speight's Distinction.
  • Egg $2.50
  • Onions $3.50
  • Mushrooms $6.00
  • Avocado $4.00
  • Mushroom Sauce $2.50
  • Ale House Gravy $2.50
  • Garlic Sauce $2.50
  • Peppercorn Sauce $2.50
  • Streaky Bacon $6.00
  • Fries $4.00
  • Side Vegetables $5.00
  • Side Salad $6.00
  • Crunchy Potatoes $4.50
  • Sour Cream $2.00
  • Aioli $2.00
  • Cromwell Crumble $13.00
    • A bounty of delicious fruit topped with a crispy golden crumble, anglaise and ice cream.
  • Chocolate Mud Cake $13.00
    • Rich, moist chocolate cake served hot with a decadent chocolate sauce, vanilla ice cream and cream.
  • Gourmet Ice Cream $13.00
    • Dunedin's own speciality, gourmet ice cream – Speight's Old Dark, topped with caramel and coffee sauce.
  • Farmhouse Cheesecake $13.00
    • Ask for today's selection.
  • Baby Pavlova $13.00
    • The Kiwi classic surrounded with a salad of fresh fruit, whipped cream and smothered in a wild berry compote.
  • Banana Cigars $13.00
    • Deep fried until golden brown served with French vanilla bean ice cream, topped with a sensational thick coconut palm sugar sauce.
  • Sticky Date and Ginger Steamed Pudding $13.00
    • Grandma's favourite recipe this one, topped with butterscotch sauce,ice cream and whipped cream.
  • Banana Split $13.00
    • With all the bells and whistles!

Nearby Sample Menus

  • Miang Cocktail Salmon $12.00
    • Zesty fresh salmon with red onion, lemon zest, coriander, lemon grass, and fancy lettuce - Salmon (3) / Tofu (4)
  • Crispy Chicken Wings with Caramelised Ginger Sauce $11.00
    • Chicken Wings served with a sweet caramelised ginger sauce
  • Pad Thai Chicken $20.00
    • This Thai classic is a stir fry noodle dish prepared with thin rice noodles, our own special sauce
  • Poached Salmon in Galangal Coconut Soup $25.00
    • Fresh poached salmon in a rich galangal coconut based soup served with mushrooms, baby tomatoes and garnished with coriander and spring onion
  • - Vegetable $13.50
  • Tamarind Lamb Rack $25.00
    • Tender slices of lamb rack, served with an accompanying sweet and tangy tamarind sauce
  • - Prawn $17.00
  • Pad Thai Spring Rolls $8.00
    • Spring Rolls filled with a traditionally prepared Pad Thai filling
  • Sloppy Joe $8.00
    • Potato, Savory Mince, Garlic Butter, Cheese & Sour Cream.
  • Egg $6.20
  • Tahuna Special $9.70
  • $8.00 Pack $8.00
    • 1 Fish, 1 Small Hot Dog, 1/2 Scoop Chips
  • 2 fillings $3.50
  • Kids Burger $4.70
  • Chicken Nuggets $0.90
  • Chocolate Explosion $3.50
  • with miso butter $8.50
  • Salmon Wontons $17.50
    • (4) with sesame dressing and pickled cucumber
  • Steamed Dumplings $12.00
    • (6) Pork, prawn and garlic chives with soy, lemon and chilli dipping sauce
  • Fortune Cookie $1.00
  • Pad Thai with Chicken $26.90
  • Steamed Jasmine Rice $4.50
  • Chai Creme Brulee with spiced plum & ice cream $12.00
  • Pad Thai with Tofu $26.90
  • Two Course Roast of the Day $21.50
    • Slow roasted prime cuts served w. GLUTEN FREE gravy
  • Little “fish & chips” $11.00
    • Battered fish, chips & tomato sauce
  • Wedges $14.00
    • Grilled cheese & bacon, served w. sour cream & sweet chilli sauce
  • Sauces $1.00
    • Sour Cream, sweet chilli, BBQ, Aioli, homemade Tartare, Mushy Peas or Gravy
  • Two Course Roast of the Day $18.50
    • Slow roasted prime cuts served w. all trimmings, rich gravy, Yorkshire pudding & a dessert of the day to follow
  • Fish & Chips $19.00
    • Beer battered or Pan Fried Gurnard. Served w. salad fries & homemade tartare
  • Beef Burger $18.00
    • Beef pattie w. mesclun, bacon, egg, BBQ sauce, beetroot & mayo, served w. fries
  • Shrimp popcorn $8.00
    • Deep fried crumbed shrimp, served w. sweet chilli & fresh lemon
  • Seasonal Oysters $3.00/$3.50
    • natural $3.00/beer battered $3.50
  • Quattro Formaggio $20.00
    • four cheeses – brie, blue cheese, parmesan, mozarella
  • Battered Onion Rings $6.00
  • -Add Bacon & Cheese $4.00
  • Cap On Nz Lamb Rump $30.00
    • with red wine sauce and two sides
  • The Hangover (Fried) $50
    • Battered fish, prawn wontons, mussels, clams,onion rings, calamari, barbecue sauce and homemade tartare, homemade sweet chilli
  • 200G Eye Fillet $40.00
  • Flatbread & Dips $14.00
    • olive oil & balsamic vinegar, pesto and hummus
  • Home Made Garlic Bread $8.00
    • Moist on the inside, crispy on the outside, we hand make our bread each day and then drizzle with natural New Zealand butter and garlic.
  • Open Steak Sandwich $22.00
    • Rump steak served on char grilled bread with lettuce, tomato, caramelized onion and pickle served with thick cut fries.
  • Chicken Nuggets $12.00
    • Small crispy chicken nuggets served with a fresh salad and fries.
  • Prawn Tapa $16.00
    • Garlic and herb marinated prawns served with salad garnish.
  • Asian Platter $26.00
    • A selection of crispy mini samosas, spring rolls and wontons served with seasoned wedges and accompanied by sweet chilli sauce and sour cream.
  • Garlic Butter $2.00
  • Mussels in Bays Pilsner $23.00
    • Green lipped mussels steamed in Pilsner beer, finished with manuka smoked bacon, parsley and garlic, served with toasted bread.
  • Bowl of Fries $7.00
  • Choc Chip N/A
  • Veggie Patty N/A
  • Western Egg and Cheese N/A
  • Chicken & Bacon Ranch Melt N/A
  • Steak, Egg and Cheese N/A
  • Yoghurt N/A
  • Veggie Delite N/A
  • Lettuce N/A
  • Teriyaki Chicken $20.00
    • Chicken thigh with teriyaki glaze and cucumber.
  • Assorted Nigiri - 12pc $34.00
    • Tuna x 2, salmon x 2, white fish x 2, prawn, squid, scallop, flying fish roe, BBQ eel
  • Kaisen Don $25.00
    • Assorted sashimi pieces on a bowl of steamed rice.
  • Ora King Salmon Sashimi $20.00
    • Premium Salmon from Marlborough Sound.
  • Usu-Zukuri $14.00
    • Thin slices of the white fish of the day served with ponzu sauce.
  • Spicy Tuna Bomb $21.00
    • spicy tuna, cucumber, snowpea shoot, topped with spicy mayo, sriraccia, tobiko (roe), and spring onion.
  • Goma-Wakame $7.00
    • Sesame infused seaweed salad.
  • Fried Retropina $10.00
    • Smelt fish from Harihari river of the west coast lightly coated in cornstarch and deep fried. Served with sea salt and lemon.
  • Hawaiian $5.00
    • Ham, pineapple & mozzarella
  • Garlic bread $3.50
  • 5 Spicy chicken wings $6.00
  • Apricot chicken $10.50
    • Succulent chicken, onion, capsicum & melting mozzarella with an apricot swirl
  • Choose from: Hash bites/ Large fries/ Garlic bread/ Onion rings/ Soft drinks 1.5L $6.00
  • BBQ chicken & bacon $11.00
    • Succulent chicken, onion, bacon & melting mozzarella with a tangy BBQ swirl
  • Super supreme $9.00
    • Spicy pepperoni, ham, cabanossi, mushroom, onion, capsicum, pineapple & mozzarella
  • Chocolate mousse $3.50
  • Shoestring fries and homemade tomato sauce $8.00
    • watties sauce available upon request
  • Green salad,parmesan and lemon dressing $8.00
  • Caramel toasted brioche,strawberries and mascarpone. $12.00
  • Cumin roast cauliflower salad, fried chick peas,feta , pine nuts,rocket and pesto. $19.50
  • Slaw with lime mayo $8.00
  • Baileys affogato with vanilla ice cream and almond biscotti. $12.00
  • Butter milk panna cotta,berry cider jelly and boysenberry compote. $12.00
  • Aoraki salmon house smoked nicoise style salad.(gf). $29.50
  • I'm on Fire! $16.50/$25.50
    • Refried beans, fresh tomato, olives, avocado topped with sour cream and served with tabasco sauces on the side
  • Bruschetta - Pizza bread topped with freshly-made salsa $12.50
  • French Chick $19.50/$29.50
    • Slices of wood-roasted chicken breast, brie, sprinkling of chopped nuts, topped with cranberry sauce
  • Chicken Carbonara $21.50
    • Slices of wood-roasted chicken on fresh pappardelle pasta with bacon, free-range egg and parmesan cheese
  • Pizza bread with rock salt and garlic (Add Nelson's Frog's End extra virgin olive oil dip, $2) $8.00
  • Chicken Calzone $24.50
    • Pizza base filled with wood-roasted chicken, brie, chopped nuts and cranberry sauce, folded over to a half-moon shape, then sprinkled with our Neapolitan tomato sauce, served with a mixed green salad
  • Add mixed green salad $7.50
  • Tuscan Ricotta Cheesecake $13.50
    • Crustless, flavours of lemon, orange and orange liqueur, served on a wild berry coulis
  • Mozzarella and pine nut stuffed mushrooms, potato and garlic gallettes and a side of salad
  • Mozzarella and pine nut stuffed mushrooms, potato and garlic gallettes and a side of salad
  • Ribeye steak, garlic butter and your choice of salad and chips or stuffed potato and steamed vegetables
  • Old Fashioned Ice Cream Sundae $10.00
    • With all the trimmings, your choice of homemade chocolate, caramel and strawberry sauces, whipped cream, wafers and finished with a cherry on top on request
  • Creamy Seafood Chowder $16.00
    • A seafood selection in a creamy sauce served with a side of garlic bread, lemon wedges and chopped parsley
  • Honey Soy Buffalo Wings $14.00
  • Main size available $20.00
  • RICE $2.00
  • SALMON NIGIRI (3p) $7.00
    • Grilled main option and vegetables with original miso sauce on hooba leaf
  • FIRE SCALLOP (2p) $7.00
  • - Entree (edamame, salad, octopus ball)
  • - Vegetable Tempura (5pc)
  • SHRIMP TEMPURA ROLL (4p) $7.00
  • Beetroot Carpaccio Feta, Hazelnuts, Honey and thyme dressing, cress (gf, vg) $14.5
  • Home Cut Fries Aioli and homemade tomato sauce (gf, df) $7.0
  • Wangapeka downs Cheese Selection Blue rock, camembert, nettle gouda Served with oat cakes, Falwasser crackers, fruit paste, dried fruit and nuts $24.0
  • Braised Ox Cheek White bean and Dijon puree, crispy Chorizo, Jus $14.5
  • Fresh Homemade Soup of the day Our wait staff will advise $14.5
  • Pappardelle Pasta Nut brown butter, cherry tomatoes, oyster mushrooms, pine nuts, rocket leaves, olives (vg) $28.5
  • Warm Bread and Olives Supplejack olive oil and butter $12.0
  • Sabayon ice-cream Brandy snap wafer, seasonal berries $14.5
  • Falafel Burger (v) $10.00
    • Home made spicy Falafels with Yoghurt and sweet chili jam, salad
  • Calamari
  • Bacon
  • ½ Scoop Handcut Agria $3.50
  • Onion
  • Scoop $4.20
  • Seafood Stick $2.20
  • Cajun Fish Burger $10.00
    • Hot and Spicy oven baked fish fillets with Greek yogurt dressing, salad
Speight's Ale House

Speight's Ale House



99 Quarantine Road, Annesbrook, Annesbrook, Nelson, Nelson, 7011, New Zealand





Opened hours

Monday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM, Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM, Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM, Thursday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM, Friday: 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM, Saturday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 AM, Sunday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
price range


$10 - $20




service level


Table Service



Bar , Gastropub , Gluten Free , New Zealand , Pub Food , Vegan , Vegetarian



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99 Quarantine Road, Annesbrook, Annesbrook, Nelson, Nelson, 7011, New Zealand