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62 Vickerman St, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
(03) 546 6614
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
Mmmmmm chowder

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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coventry
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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coventry
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We were visiting Nelson and on Sunday the 8th Feb we had lunch here. It was the most enjoyable experien our waitress really knew what she was doing and her service was excellent beyond reproach. we ordered fish chips and salad the fish was groper And also whitebait fritters with chips and salad. The ambience is wonderful the view out... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Even though it was bucketing down with rain. We chose the Anchor for lunch. We were not disappointed. The meal was really nice, good size, not too big or too small. The service and price were great too. Had it been a nice day, the view would have been really pretty. We enjoyed it even though it was raining hard... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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129 reviews 129 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Went their for brunch with friends and the outside area is lovely. Views over the marina make it a very pleasant spot to spend some time. The food was ok, normal fare. Staff were good very attentive, but not overly so. Price seems to be a little high for the standard of food that you receive, but I suppose you... More 

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West Coast
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Went for tea on a Sunday with friends, quick service, good choice of food and wine. Menu had plenty of options. Food was good quality. Could have been a bit more flavorsome but still really nice. Would go back again. Lovely outdoor area.

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New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This place is now called Anchor Restaurant but continues to offer the same wide choice of food, big meals and pretty good service to a group. Nice views from many indoor tables to the Marina and appropriate decor to fit a marine theme. Outdoor seating by the water. Plenty of room even if there are a lot of people there... More 

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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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