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Anchor Bar & Grill

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

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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
Family Restaurant

The staff are friendly and obliging. The restaurant is well partronised (as it was on our previous visit a year earlier) so bookings are recommended. We arrived earlier than our booking and were shown to our table. The menu is extensive catering to a wide range of tastes. We eyed up the large... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
Christine W
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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English first
Port Motueka, Nelson, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Awesome sea views. Great food menu with simply delicious food. Service with a smile from the staff. Plenty of room to spread out. Loved the relaxing atmosphere. A pity we didn't have more time to just sit and take everything in.

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Wales
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We were staying at the motel next door and this was the easy option for us however the food was excellent. Generous portions and very tasty. Hubby had fish and chips and says it's the best he's tatsted. I had a veggie option, a mushroom dish and that too was really good. Nothing grand, just a nice comfy place, good... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The staff are friendly and obliging. The restaurant is well partronised (as it was on our previous visit a year earlier) so bookings are recommended. We arrived earlier than our booking and were shown to our table. The menu is extensive catering to a wide range of tastes. We eyed up the large group who were waiting for their mains... More 

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

Had a very enjoyable evening meal . All had something different and the standard was excellent. We had reserved a window table and were not disappointed with the view. German waitress very pleasant and obliging.

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Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand
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64 reviews 64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

The anchor is a wonderful place to be when the weather is nice and have done just that a few times over the years. The food at the anchor is very good and the staff are great service has always been quick and they have something for everyone. We make a point of walking over to the anchor when we... More 

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We have visited several times and sea food chowders and pork meals I have enjoyed more than once over 2014 winter and the recent summer. Good service. Reasonable value for money.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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101 reviews 101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

we went here for dinner recently although I have been many times before. The food is wonderful. The pork belly was tender and delicious, fish and chips always ocean fresh and crispy. My partner had the fishermans choice that was a mountain of seafood of all types. One of our party had the scallops. Again a mountain of beautifully cooked... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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