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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 #12 of 122 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $28
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
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We stopped in at this bar to take a trip down memory lane as my girlfriend's dad used to drink in the barony years ago whilst they were on holiday. It has a good character and very welcoming bar manager. I had the Macs beer tasting tray, it was good value for lovely beers, I changed a few if the... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

The four of us went to the Vic last night and had outstanding, well cooked and presented meals. I am a sucker for pork belly and the dish was great, the accompaniment of chorizo tomato and potato was a great foil for the richness of the pork. The others had steak or the beef burger and were delighted with their... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Hubby and I dined at The Vic for lunch. I had the lamb burger and my hubby had the roast of the day - beef. My burger was very tasty with the burger slightly spicy and served on a yummy salad with a yoghurt dressing. The bun more like a bap so a little bit classier and the french fries... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Good value for money. Generous portions of delicious food and drinks. Recommend the beer flight. Very friendly staff.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I would go with calling this place a restaurant or bar because this ain't just your local! When visiting Nelson last summer I first stumbled across 'The Vic' for a late night bevvy with a friend. I instantly felt the welcoming vibe whether it be the great music complementing the summer night, the gorgeous deco or the cheeky grin from... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Every time i visit Nelson, I'm sure to visit this incredible place. The atmosphere is just perfect, the staff friendly and helpful and the food is just awesome! Not to mention the brilliant array of drinks available on tap. Be sure to check this place out,

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Bergkirchen, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Try the daily menu for dinner. Very good quality for a reasonable price. Friendly staff and good beer also.

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Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit so much we‘ve made it our local whilst traveling through Nelson. A warm and welcoming atmosphere with attentive bar staff and excellent food. This is an authentic pub with top food to match!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Good menu of what you'd expect for gastropub food (and beer). Warm and confortable. Great service. Meals were fast and decent portion size. Good gluten free options

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Wellington, New Zealand
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69 reviews 69 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Had two meals here on our recent trip to Nelson. The roast dinner on one night and snacks for sharing on the second night. Staff were helpful and the service was good. We also enjoyed the live band on the Saturday night - an all round good atmosphere.

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