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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Seeing double shanks!!!!

Recommended by a trucker to try this place out, I decided to give it a go. Man was I surprised. Place was packed and I ordered the lamb shank. Did not wait for too long and the shank was huge and tasty. And there was two of them, can't finish it but that's ok. Went here again a second time... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I organise a monthly restaurant for a meal for 10-30 people and some places make it very hard to arrange and some are delightful and Anchor is one of the delightful ones. The location is superb with inside and outside dining overlooking the marina. Staff are very helpful and friendly and catering for larger groups is well done. A great... More 

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Called in Saturday night with no booking, place was packed but still managed to find our group of five a table. Wait staff were friendly and attentive and food amazing. The place was pumping and the atmosphere had a good vibe.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Recommended by a trucker to try this place out, I decided to give it a go. Man was I surprised. Place was packed and I ordered the lamb shank. Did not wait for too long and the shank was huge and tasty. And there was two of them, can't finish it but that's ok. Went here again a second time... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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235 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I used to go to the Anchor Bar and grill a lot, and the last time i went there i was sadly disappointed. It took quite a while for our 2 meals to arrive, I had ordered a vegetarian meal, and to say that it was lukewarm was an understatement. My husbands meal was just ok. Staff seemed to just... More 

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

There is nothing worse than going to a restaurant, waiting an hour for your food and seeing people who got seated much after you get their meals before you. After complaints and assurances that our order would be next (which it wasn't) food came out fairly cold and average. I have had previous meals here where the service and food... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This Restaurant has a prime setting with good hardy food and a good price. During daytime, we love to seat outside and watch the boats passing by.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We were about to take a friend's antique yacht from Nelson Marina to Mana in the North Island. This bar is adjacent to the marina. We are there last night. Brilliant meal and service. We came back for breakfast. Again great. The owner was there and looked after us. As we were leaving he asked if we needed a car... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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81 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We come here everytime we visit nelson, its lovely by the marina and there is something that suits everyone on the menu, meals are good sizes, service friendly, wine list ok great chowder and scollops

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Nelson, New Zealand
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

A spur of the moment on a yuk cold day found us discussing lunch out recently. We are close by the Anchor so decided a lunchtime visit would be the thing!lets get to the point here....how lucky are we to have this great place?always good service!always fantastic food!if you haven't been then do go,you will not regret it.. The scallops... More 

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Best seafood chowder! Good service and seems to be quick. Meals are large too. Lovely location slightly dated inside.

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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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