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Anchor Bar & Grill

62 Vickerman St, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
(03) 546 6614
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Ranked #34 of 119 restaurants in Nelson
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 7, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Cromwell, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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
36 helpful votes 36 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
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us but our experience means that we will certainly not do that! It is in a great location overlooking the marina, and is obviously a busy, popular restaurant. The food was reasonable, but our visit was totally spoiled by the lengthy wait we had to endure. The staff in the dining area appeared to be... More

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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We were advised by the motel where we were staying that this was a very good place for dinner. The meal was great. The entrees we chose were the white bait and scallops - both were absolutely delicious. The mains were fish and both dishes they were great. The service was very good especially as it was a Friday evening... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Fantastic service from lovely friendly staff who went to a lot of trouble to find us a great waterside seat even though they were busy & we hadn't booked. We shared a main of whitebait fritters as well as entrees of local mussels and scallops. Good wine list with plenty of good local wines at good prices. Beautiful location for... More

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Sentosa Island, Singapore
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This restaurant has a lovely view but the service from our waitress was not very good...inattentive, did not want to converse. The fried fish lacked flavour. Not the best experience!

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