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Anchor Bar & Grill

62 Vickerman St, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
(03) 546 6614
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Ranked #40 of 122 restaurants in Nelson
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 14, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We booked for dinner for two. After reading the reviews we expected delays and sub par service, and got totally the opposite. Seated at night, in winter the heating was good. We were seated right next to the full length windows and the view over the water was stunning. Service was fast and attentive without being intrusive, after being seated... More

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Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

After a hectic day we looked about for somewhere nice to relax so we could enjoy a meal over a quiet chat and a drink. On arrival we noticed some empty tables so asked the duty manager if they could accommodate three diners. The response was uncertain but we were eventually poked in the corner. I attempted to get drinks... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We visited for lunch on the basis of a recommendation. Maybe we we unlucky because our experience wasn't good. The service delivery was miserably slow - in fact the wait for our lunch was so long we were about to cancel our order when the meals finally arrived. The food was "OK" but I was disappointed to find that my... More

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Invercargill
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We were unsure where to get a nice fish meal in Nelson, looked at menus and location for a few and decided that the Anchor Bar and grill looked good. And it was - great service, food and atmosphere beside the marina and reasonably handy to where we were staying. We all had lovely meals and sould certainly recommend this... More

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Cromwell, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The motel owner recommended we visit this restaurant and we were not disappointed. The groper and scallop meal was excellent. The service and atmosphere couldn't be faulted. We just wished we had another night in Nelson for a return visit.

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west midlands
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

In a good position down by the marina this place serves 'man sized' portions. We both chose the steak, chips & salad ($29). The meat was tasty and the chips were good. The only disappointment was the dessert of chocolate mousse. At $12.50 it was not good value-very sweet, not very chocolatey and full of biscuit.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Took my family there for their birthday celebrations and were delighted with the experience. The view over the marina was unique for Nelson and the food and service exceeded our expectations. The Mega steak at 40 grams was one of the best that we had encountered in our travels, and the seafood was excellent. The demands from my family to... More

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Gosford, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

I had one night in Nelson and my mother highly recommended this restaurant. That recommendation was an understatement. The seafood is top class, a half dozen Bluff oysters followed by Whitebait fritters fitted perfectly. The service was brilliant, staff could not have been more helpful. This is a five star restaurant and would cut it anywhere.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Nelson is a fishing port after all so we chose to find a restaurant that reflected this and we found this on the port. It was a fantastic Day so sat outside by the marina and enjoyed a local STOKES Cider in the sun We ordered the Smoked Salmon Nicose salad and Bacon,Prawn and Scallop salad and a piece of... More

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Waipukurau, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We had a very enjoyable evening - a previous review had suggested that the service wasn't good but we found it to be excellent - food was good, not top notch but perhaps that was because most of us chose the day's special and it was okay but not brilliant - those who chose off the menu had better meals.

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