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All 130 Christchurch Restaurants

The Nelson Tavern

75 Mudeford, Christchurch BH23 3NJ, England
01202 485 105
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Ranked #75 of 130 Restaurants in Christchurch
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Bournemouth, UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Good Thai food and English menus too (fish and chips is good) and service in the restaurant - you can also eat in the bar area and on a Sunday night there is live acoustic entertainment from the locals. Nothing fancy but good value for money.

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bucks
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We have visted this restaurant twice and both times we have been happy with the food and the service. We ordered Thai from the menu and really enjoyed it, the service was good and the food came piping hot with hot plates. We paid for the meal with a Tastecard, there was a query about our booking, it was said... More 

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Highcliffe, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

It was a good meal for a very standard price. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was good quality and cooked quickly. The music was a little loud and the room was a little bright. except for that I would recommend it.

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UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Very slow service and very disappointing food. The Green Curry had about as much flavour as it had colour - see photograph. When I complained I was told that the chefs were from Hong Kong and Singapore and not from Thailand. Is that an excuse for an "anaemic" and flavourless Thai standard curry? This was my second and my last... More 

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Ringwood, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

A friend bought me a gourmet society card for my birthday and this was the first place I had visited to use it and we picked this restaurant as it used the card on a Saturday. We had some fussy people in Our group who don't like thai food so it was perfect to have a restaurant that effectively has... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Well done the Nelson. The nearby Sun Inn also serves Thai food, but not as fresh tasting and much more expensive. We'll come again, this time to eat in and enjoy yor live music too.

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Great Asian food but the service leaves a lot to be desired.We went for a meal on a Sunday night and we hadn't booked but there was plenty of space. In fact there was only one other table occupied and one table of 4 that cam in after us.We were seated and given menus and our drinks order was taken.... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A traditional pub with a large restaurant attached. The food is mainly Thai but also has English dishes, so will cater for most groups. The food is good and presented nicely and isn't too expensive, about £20-£25 per head for 2 courses excluding drinks. If you are in Mudeford or Christchurch definitely check it out.

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I dined in the restaurant on Saturday 13th Sept 2014. We booked a table for eight,family members from Northampton,Hertfordshire and Essex . The initial wait wasn't too bad,but when food arrived it was incomplete,as part of starters we had ordered two platters,but were served only one.We asked young waitress where the other platter was,she had to check with the kitchen.The... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Went her for a Thai meal .. Food was awfull chicken Satay was dry and tasteless other dishes tasted more Chinese than Thai towards the end of the meal a scruffy older chat approached our table and asked "how was the meal" we told him what we thought he called his chef I asked the chef what part of Thailand... More 

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Additional Information about The Nelson Tavern

Address: 75 Mudeford, Christchurch BH23 3NJ, England
Phone Number: 01202 485 105
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Christchurch
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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