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The Vic Brewbar

281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7001, New Zealand (Formerly The Victorian Rose Pub & Cafe)
+64 3-548 7631
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Ranked #24 of 131 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $26
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Cuisines: Gastropub
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: The Vic Brewbar is the South Island’s first fully-fledged Mac’s Brewbar. Found in the historic Victorian Rose building on Trafalgar Street and known by locals as the “Vic Rose”, the Brewbar is a unique Nelson pub and restaurant that offers live entertainment every weekend, great service from friendly staff, delicious food and all your favourite beers on tap. It’s no wonder The Vic is a staple of the local hospitality industry!
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English first
Blenheim
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

I've eaten at the Vic many times since the Williams family has taken over and it always impresses. Consistent good food, nothing fancy but well thought out. Service was very good and personal despite being busy and meals were very quick to come out. Great for snacks, dinner or a quick bite

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Nelson, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We decided to have a wee drink and a snack prior to heading home for the weekend. A busy pub atmosphere and typical pub food if not a wee bit costly for pub food. Great staff, very helpful and happy. Not the place for an intimate romantic dinner, but perfectly ok for a group of friends or a drink after... More 

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Boston, MA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We had lunch at Vic's today and were unimpressed. The people were nice but the food was fairly mediocre. My pulled pork was not fully heated, as was a chicken sandwich. The onion rings were superior. The beer selection was good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Went to the vic for breakfast. Amazing spot sunny courtyard out The back great service and incredible food. Would definately reccommed and will be back.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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131 reviews 131 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The Vic is a great place to sit in the sun with a cold beer and I always recommend it to people. The staff here are friendly, efficient and nice to deal with. We've had lunch here a few times and it's always been good with super generous portions; burgers, ribs, caesar salad have all been sampled and all were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Good food, great staff, and the singer made the evening really memorable. The perfect venue for a large group. Thanks for a great night.

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Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Food was pretty good and the staff friendly. Table service was very good. Live music on the night we were there was not good, but they have different bands come and go so it would vary.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Very friendly service/ more casual than restaurants over the road (which we've visited), but the beer and food were excellent (the lamb was definitely up to standard). Food well presented and service very quick and efficient. I asked for a slightly sweeter beer, but staff did not flinch or condescend (that was a notable tick for me).

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Nelson, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Good food, good service, good beer. And on occasion - good music. I have always enjoyed my visits here

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Went tonight, the meals were so filling that even my partner couldn't finish. I had the ribs which were so yummy and my partner had the pie! Good atmosphere, love the lights and lamps!! Overall a good meal!

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Additional Information about The Vic Brewbar

Address: 281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7001, New Zealand (Formerly The Victorian Rose Pub & Cafe)
Phone Number: +64 3-548 7631
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Average Prices: USD 8 - 26
Cuisine: Gastropub

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