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62 Vickerman St, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
(03) 546 6614
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic Dining

We ate here with friends form Auckland we all agreed this was on e of the best meals we had eaten highly recommended is the Pork Belly and the Surf and Turf great value for money and we all struggled to finish the meal service was great .The Anchor was recommended to us by a local who said it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
ralph865
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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120 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Blenheim, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

We ate here with friends form Auckland we all agreed this was on e of the best meals we had eaten highly recommended is the Pork Belly and the Surf and Turf great value for money and we all struggled to finish the meal service was great .The Anchor was recommended to us by a local who said it was... More 

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Waikato Region, New Zealand
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Was a good enough meal without being gourmet. Good value and obviously popular with the locals. Very affordable. Good size portions.

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Nelson - New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We are regular diners at The Anchor, their lunch menu is fabulous, lots of variety and the plates are not small! I'm often sad that I have no room for dessert!! Seafood chowder is devine, as are all their seafood dishes. This is a great place to go when your not in a hurry as it's just so lovely looking... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We visited for lunch without making a booking. I found the staff to be very attentive & accommodating, we had our elderly father with us who can't walk far. We were able to be seated close to the door but still with a wonderful view of the yachts. All four of us enjoyed our food & I thought the prices... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Been to this restaurant several times previous but this time was not so good. Made to feel like we were an inconvenience. We hadn't booked just walked in on the off chance. Staff need to be trained better prior to "letting loose" on customers. The duty manager was not friendly at all, would not make eye contact. The meal was... More 

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coventry
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Visited twice in one week after a family recommendation. Beautiful setting, warm welcome, fresh food and the loveliest chowder. Good children's meals too including a complimentary ice cream for little ones.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

Went here on the recommendation of our motel owner and glad we took his advice. At first sight the prices looked a tad expensive, but the serving & quality of the meals make it good value. We had the battered scallops and the lamb fry as entrees, followed by linguine & pork belly and they were absolutely great. Would recommend.

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Cheshire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This is on our must-do list for lunch during our annual visit to Nelson and has been consistently good over the years. My personal favourite is the battered scallops and chips which would not be affordable in the UK in the quantity served here. The menu is interesting and varied. It's a lovely spot to eat outside on a sunny... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We went to the Anchor on a recommendation and we were both very disappointed. My starter of the battered scallops seemed to have been left on top of the salad for too long as the batter was soft and mushy. I had the fish special as a main course and the top fillet was beautifully moist, however the second fillet... More 

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2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Have dined at 'the Anchor' many times in past 2 years. Family Brunch, Lunch or Dinner, Date night with hubby and business meetings. It's fabulous !! Delicious food, charming staff & great view. It's our no1 recommendation when dining in Nelson

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 62 Vickerman St, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: (03) 546 6614

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