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Anchor Bar & Grill

62 Vickerman St, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
(03) 546 6614
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Ranked #36 of 121 Restaurants in Nelson
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Sep 7, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Friendly service. Good menu. The salmon dish I had (Salmon Nicoise Salad) was perfect! Nice view of the local marina.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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70 reviews 70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Popped in Saturday evening for a quick meal before the movies. I had the salmon and my husband had the groper both large meals with lots of veges and salad. The fish was cooked to perfection the flavours were devine. Couldn't manage the desserts so will have to try them next time. The service was really good too. We had... More

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Port Motueka, Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

You can sit either inside or outside enjoy watching the boats and get served the most amazing meals.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Had an excellent grouper and scallop meal which was served with a green salad and oven baked potatoes. Also staff very friendly and as I was sitting in a cooler part of the restaurant they brought over a gas heater. Great service, excellent food will make this my regular when in a Nelson. Could also charge back to my motel... More

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
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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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