Our Food

The Wanaka Speight’s Alehouse is blessed with a myriad of passionate chefs who work hard to consistently create excellent gastro style cuisine in our Wanaka restaurant. The lunch menu extends from 11am until 5pm every day which leads into our evening dining. The menu caters for vegetarians, has a variety of gluten free options and healthy choice options for the kids. Everyone will find something to their taste on this menu.

Lunch 11am - 5pm

Garlic Ale House Loaf (V)

A multi grain fresh oven warmed pull-a-part loaf filled with lashings of garlic butter

9.5

Cheesy Garlic Ale House Loaf (V)

A multi-grain fresh oven warmed pull-a-part loaf filled with lashings of garlic butter and topped with melted cheese .

11.0

Wedges (V)

Seasoned potato wedges with sweet chilli sauce and sour cream.

9.5

West Wanaka Wedges

Seasoned potato wedges smothered with grilled bacon and melted cheese served with a side of sweet chilli sauce and sour cream.

15.9

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Served with aioli.

10.9

Sweet Potato Fries (V)

Served with sour cream and sweet chilli sauce.

10.9

Big 'Uns (V)

Big chips with tomato sauce.
Additional side of aioli  2.50.

9.5

Cheesy Chips and Gravy

Bowl of hot chips with lashings of gravy and smothered with melted cheese.

11.9

Soup of the Moment

The Chef’s creation served with toasted ciabatta. Please see your server for today’s offerings.

9.9

Seafood Chowder

Thick and creamy loaded with mussels, shrimps, calamari and smoked fish. Served with toasted ciabatta.

14.9

Farm House Paté

Chicken liver and bacon pate topped with a red current and orange jelly. Served with hot toast

17.9

Pisa Ranges Platter

A selection of spring rolls, samosas, prawn twisters, squid rings and tempura battered fish bites. Served with sweet chilli and tartare sauces

15.9

Tex–Mex Vege Nachos

A lightly spiced bean mix over corn chips, topped with melted cheese and sour cream.
With Grilled Chicken 18.90

14.9

Musterer’s Big Breakfast

Two fried eggs on toasted ciabatta with bacon, sausages, hash browns, grilled mushrooms and tomato

Beer Match: Speight’s Gold Medal Ale

18.0

Southern Man Steak Sandwich

Porterhouse steak served in a toasted Tuscan square with lettuce, tomato and caramelized onions and drizzled with aïoli. Served with fries.

18.9

Matukituki Mussels (GF available)

Lightly spiced red curry and coconut infused sauce with a side of toasted ciabatta. Choice of 12 or 18 mussels.

Beer Match: Speight’s Cider

17.9/21.9

Moroccan Chicken Wrap

A flour tortilla filled with salad and zesty marinated grilled chicken pieces bound together in a cucumber and mint yoghurt dressing. Served with fries or salad. 

19.9

Caesar Salad (GF available) (V)

Cos lettuce, garlic roasted croutons, crispy bacon and shaved parmesan bound in our own Caesar dressing and topped off with a soft boiled egg
With grilled chicken  22.50

18.50

Squid Salad (GF)

Tender salt & pepper seasoned squid pieces served on a mixed salad with a honey mustard dressing

Wine Match: Wooing Tree Rosé

18.9

Smoked Chicken and Hazelnut Salad (GF)

Mixed salad leaves, toasted hazelnuts and orange segments in an orange and sweet chilli dressing, topped with smoked chicken breast

Beer Match: Huntaway Chardonnay

22.9

The Vegie Patch (V)

A crumbed champ potato cake stacked with roasted field mushroom and seasonal char-grilled vegetables. Dressed with a fresh mint salsa verde 

Beer Match: Name of beer here

25.9

Gold Miners Beef Burger

House made beef pattie served on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato, red onion, cheese, tomato relish and garlic aioli. Served with your choice of one of the following: Fries | Salad | Onion Rings +1.50 | Sweet Potato Fries +1.50 

Beer Match: Speights Gold Medal Ale

19.9

Chicken and Swiss Cheese Burger (GF available)

Grilled chicken breast served on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato, red onion, swiss cheese, tomato relish and garlic aioli. Gluten free burger buns available on request  -  $1 Served with your choice of one of the following: Fries | Salad | Onion Rings +1.50 | Sweet Potato Fries +1.50

19.9

Blue Cod Burger

Crispy Speight’s beer battered blue cod served in a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato, red onion and house made tartare sauce. Served with your choice of one of the following: Fries | Salad | Onion Rings +1.50 | Sweet Potato Fries +1.50

22.9

Blue and Gold

Crispy Speight’s beer battered blue cod with fries, salad and house made tartare sauce.
Half 24.90 | Full 29.90 

Beer Match: Speights Pilsner

24.9

Lunch Special

Please see blackboard for today’s offering

18.9

Evening Menu 5pm-9pm

Starters and Light Meals

Garlic Ale House Loaf (V)

A multi grain fresh oven warmed pull-a-part loaf filled with lashings of garlic butter 

9.5

Cheesy Garlic Ale House Loaf (V)

A multi grain fresh oven warmed pull-a-part loaf filled with lashings of garlic butter and topped with melted cheese 

11.0

Beer Battered Onion Rings (V)

Served with aioli 

10.9

Sweet Potato Fries (V)

Served with sour cream and sweet chilli sauces

10.9

Cheesy Chips and Gravy

Bowl of hot chips with lashings of gravy and smothered with melted cheese 

11.9

Farm House Paté

Chicken liver and bacon pate topped with a red current and orange jelly. Served with hot toast

Beer Match: Name of beer here

17.9

Soup of the Moment

The Chef’s creation served with toasted ciabatta. Please see your server for today’s offerings 

9.9

Seafood Chowder

Thick and creamy loaded with mussels, shrimps, calamari and smoked fish. Served with toasted ciabatta 

14.9

Salt and Pepper Calamari (GF)

Lightly dusted calamari flash fried and served with a salad and house made tartare sauce 

16.9

Pisa Ranges Platter

A selection of spring rolls, samosa, prawn twisters, squid rings and hoki fish bites. Served with sweet chilli and tartare sauces 

15.9

Pork Belly Sliders

3 grilled pork belly sliders, served with hand-cut apple coleslaw and fries 

17.9

Salads and Burgers

Caesar Salad (GF available)

Cos lettuce, garlic roasted croutons, crispy bacon and shaved parmesan bound in our own Caesar dressing and topped off with a soft boiled egg 
With grilled chicken  22.50

18.5

Squid Salad

Tender salt & pepper seasoned squid pieces served on a mixed salad with a honey mustard dressing 

Wine Match: Wooing Tree Rose

18.9

Smoked Chicken and Hazelnut Salad (GF)

Mixed salad leaves, toasted hazelnuts and orange segments in an orange and sweet chilli dressing, topped with smoked chicken breast

Beer Match: Huntaway Chardonnay

22.9

Gold Miners Beef Burger

House made beef pattie served on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato, red onion, cheese, tomato relish and garlic aïoli. Served with your choice of one of the following: Fries | Salad | Onion Rings +1.50 | Sweet Potato Fries +1.50

Beer Match: Speight's Gold Medal Ale

19.9

Chicken and Swiss Cheese Burger (GF available)

Grilled chicken breast served on a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato, red onion, swiss cheese, tomato relish and garlic aïoli. Served with either fries or salad. Gluten free burger buns available on request  -  $1 Served with your choice of one of the following: Fries | Salad | Onion Rings +1.50 | Sweet Potato Fries +1.50

19.9

Blue Cod Burger

Crispy Speight’s beer battered blue cod served in a toasted bun with lettuce, tomato, red onion and house made tartare sauce. Served with your choice of one of the following: Fries | Salad | Onion Rings +1.50 | Sweet Potato Fries +1.50 

22.9

Main Fare

Grandma's Lamb Fry

Thin sliced lamb’s liver pan seared with bacon, mushrooms and onions. Served with creamy mash and gravy.                   

Beer Match: Speights Old Dark

19.9

Mt Pisa Pork Belly (GF)

Twice baked orange, soy and star anise pork belly on kumara mash with steamed vegetables and “crispy as” pork crackling 

Beer Match: Speights Cider

29.9

Shearer’s Shanks

Lamb shanks slow cooked in red wine and rosemary, served with creamy mash and salad or vegetables.
One shank 24.90 | Two shanks 28.00

Beer Match: Speights Porter

24.9

Rob Roy Ribs

Tender pork ribs glazed with a smokey BBQ and maple glaze, served with salad and fries.
Half rack 23.90 | Whole rack 33.90                   

Beer Match: Speights Distinction

23.9

Paddock Bay Chicken Parcels

Succulent chicken pieces, bound with caramelized onions, bacon and cream cheese encased in crispy filo pastry. Served with fresh garden salad and fries.
One parcel 22.9 | Two parcels 27.9 

Wine Match: Roaring Meg Sauvignon Blanc

22.9

Blue and Gold

Crispy Speight’s beer battered blue cod with fries and a crisp garden salad and house made tartare sauce.
Half 24.90 | Full 29.90 

Beer Match: Speights Pilsner

24.9

Catch of the Day

Please see your server for today’s offerings 

29.9

Black Cherry Chicken (GF) 

Chicken breast stuffed with a cream cheese and cashew mix, wrapped in bacon and served on kumara mash with steamed vegetables and a black cherry sauce
(please note the cooking time on this dish is 25 minutes)

Wine Match: Mt Difficulty Dry Riesling

28.9

The High Country Rack (GF)

Pan seared fresh south island rack of lamb cooked to your liking and served on pan roasted garlic and herb potatoes, crushed minted peas and thyme scented jus. Served with a side of fresh steamed vegetables  

Wine Match: Roaring Meg Pinot Noir

32.9

The Plains Pasta (V) 

Roasted red onions, mixed olives and red peppers tossed in a light basil pesto and served over Rigatoni pasta. Finished with dressed rocket and freshly shaved parmesan cheese
Add grilled chicken 24.9

Wine Match: Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc

21.9

The Vegie Patch (V)

A crumbed champ potato cake stacked with roasted field mushroom and seasonal char-grilled vegetables. Dressed with a fresh mint salsa verde 

25.9

The Surf & Turf (GF)

300gm Ribeye steak cooked to your liking and served with 4 garlic butter grilled prawns. Your choice of fries and salad or pan roasted potatoes and steamed vegetables 

Wine Match: Angus The Bull Cabernet Sauvignon

34.9

Steaks from the Char Grill (GF available)

Drunken 300gm Ribeye steak 31.90
Marinated in dark porter beer
250gm Prime Cut Beef Sirloin 27.90 
Served with your choice of...
-  Fries or creamy mash or pan roasted potatoes
-  Vegetable medley or garden salad
-  Mushroom sauce, peppercorn sauce or Speight’s gravy or garlic butter

27.9 | 31.9

Sides

Grilled Mushrooms

6.0

Two Fried Eggs

3.0

Steamed Vegetables

6.9

Mashed Potatoes

4.9

Garden Salad

6.9

Side of Bread

2.5

Beer Bettered Onion Rings

6.0

Fries

5 | 9.5

Aioli

2.5

Dessert

Clutha Crumble

Seasonal fruit crumble with real vanilla ice cream and cream.

12.9

Black Peak Chocolate and Raspberry Brownie

Rich chocolate and raspberry brownie drizzled with chocolate sauce and raspberry coulis. Served with real vanilla ice cream, cream and topped with macadamia nut praline 

12.9

Ice Cream Sundae (GF)

Wanaka’s PURE New Zealand real vanilla ice-cream served with warm chocolate fudge or jelly tip sauce, cream and chopped peanuts 

12.9

Jelly Tip Ice Cream Sundae

Wanaka’s PURE New Zealand real vanilla ice cream. Served with a warm chocolate fudge jelly tip sauce and cream.

12.9

Cheesecake of the Day

Served with whipped cream

12.9

Berry Berry Messy

Our version of the famous Eton Mess. Fresh seasonal berries, crushed meringues, whipped vanilla cream and raspberry coulis served with chocolate dipped vanilla biscuit

15.5

Kids

FOR KIDS UNDER 10 YEARS ONLY. AVAILABLE ALL DAY

Big Boys Burgers

House made beef pattie on a toasted bun with melted cheese and tomato sauce served with fries

12.5

Henny Penny Burger  

½ Grilled chicken breast on a toasted bun with melted cheese and tomato sauce served with fries

12.5

Chicken Hawk Nuggets

Six chicken nuggets, served with fries and a small salad

12.5

Cat’s Revenge

Three mini hot dogs on sticks, served with fries and a small salad

12.5

Shark'n'Tatties  

Six hoki fish bites with fries and salad or mash and vegetables

12.5

Minions Pasta  

Please ask your server for today’s flavour

12.5

GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS

Cocky-Locky‘s Chicken Burger   

½ Grilled chicken breast served on a toasted gluten free bun with melted cheese, and fries

12.5

Little Squirt’s Blue Cod

Grilled Blue cod pieces, served with fries and salad or mash and vegetables

12.5

Grilled Chicken Licken

½ Grilled chicken breast, served with fries and salad or mash and vegetables

12.5

Kids Dessert

Ice Cream Sundae  

Vanilla ice cream served with chocolate, strawberry or jelly tip topping, sprinkles and a wafer 

8.9

Gluten Free Ice Cream Sundae

Wanaka’s PURE New Zealand Vanilla ice cream served with homemade chocolate fudge sauce and sprinkles

9.9