Ale House Loaf
Locally baked Speight's bread. Hot and delicious served with garlic or plain butter. Half or whole loaves available.
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
Chef's choice of fresh homemade soup served with Speight’s Ale House bread.
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
An oldie but a goodie! Crispy camembert with a gooey centre, with spiced plum chutney.
Green lipped mussels simmered to perfection in our homemade green curry sauce.
Beef schnitzel lightly crumbed, served with either mushroom sauce or Ale House gravy, fries and salad greens.
Open Steak Sandwich
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
Corn fritters made with a southern recipe served with streaky bacon and a refreshing tomato and coriander salsa.
"Gold Medal" Calamari
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!
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 24.0
Warm Moroccan Chicken Salad
Moroccan style chicken on a bed of tabbouleh salad greens, avocado, grapes and cumin yoghurt dressing.
Thai Beef Salad
Marinated beef in authentic thai ingredients with salad greens, roasted cashews, crispy noodles and a refreshing homemade dressing.
Warm Roast Vegetable Salad
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: 24.0
The Speight's Ale House Pie
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
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
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
Porter sausage on potato mash and topped with caramelised onion and gravy. Served with toasted Ale House bread.
Grandma's Lambs Fry
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
Great Southland Blue Cod, lightly golden fried in Speight's beer batter served with fresh garden salad and fries.
Catch of the Day
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
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 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
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.
Speight's Gourmet Burgers
All burgers are constructed with a toasted monster bun, lettuce, tomato caramelised onion and served with golden fries. Choice of:
Frank Oliver's Spare Ribs
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.
Slow cooked NZ lamb shank served on a potato mash with seasonal sreens topped with gremolata and served with Speights's Ale House gravy and mint glaze.Beer Match: I must say this dish is perfect with Speight's Porter.
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
One giant bacon-cured chop, 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.
Musterer's Roast Lamb Cutlets
Thyme infused lamb cutlets cooked medium rare 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.
Angus Pure rib-eye, served with potato gratin, buttered seasonal vegetables topped with a rich beef jus and beer battered onion rings.
600g 47.0 Tomahawke
Southern Man Steak
Medium Rare scotch fillet, carved and served with mushroom duxelles and a fresh house made salsa verde. Includes a side of pomme puree and onion gravy.
Apple and mixed berry crumble ade from oats and popy seeds with house made custard and vanilla ice cream.
Chocolate Mud Cake
Rich, moist chocolate cake served hot with a decadent chocolate sauce, vanilla ice cream and cream.
A Trio of Ice Cream
A trio of Kapiti ice cream served in a brandy basket - ask your wait staff for today's flavour selection.
Ask for today's selection.
The kiwi classic surroundedwith a salad of fresh fruit, whipped cream, ice cream and smothered in a passionfruit syrup.
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
Grandma's favourite recipe this one, topped with butterscotch sauce,ice cream and whipped cream.
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