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The Vic Brewbar

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281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand (Formerly The Victorian Rose Pub & Cafe)
+64 3-548 7631
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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: The Vic Brewbar is the South Island’s first fully-fledged Mac’s Brewbar...
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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Visitor rating
  • 69
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food

Popped in for dinner and enjoyed the food. Nice atmosphere. Service was OK, nothing special. Good variety in terms of pub-type meals ... however well presented. We had the roast of the day and a pie .... both food items were tasteful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
BeautifulMind000
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Hamilton, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

Full ranges of the Mac's beer and cider range. Happy you let you sample before you choose. Options for fine wines and spirits too.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

Popped in for dinner and enjoyed the food. Nice atmosphere. Service was OK, nothing special. Good variety in terms of pub-type meals ... however well presented. We had the roast of the day and a pie .... both food items were tasteful.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Located in a pedestrian friendly precinct part of the city, this pub is ideally situated to wander in at the end of a hard day shopping. The staff were very friendly & the place was warm. We found the menu to be more than adequate, the food well priced and delivered promptly. This visit was not our first & we... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Welcomed with a smile and hello. Loved our lunch which was B.L.T and a dessert. Great place nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Thank you

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Easy place to eat after a long day driving and doing activities! The beer is always good from macs! the food is good we shared 4dishes between 3 and we were all full at the end, it all tasted nice too!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Terribly inconsistent temperature and portion sizes of their meals..have been 3 times and not impressed 1st bad review I have written

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Popped in here while walking around nelson on holiday and was NOT disappointed. From the moment we walked in service was great and friendly meals were very well priced and tasted great. Will defiantly return on our next trip up here!

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Auckland
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had a lovely evening meal here. They have a decent kids' menu, beautiful beers on tap and decent food for the grown ups as well. It's slightly refined pub food but still good.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Enjoyed some Easter drinks and food without paying surcharge the staff was very nice and thoughtful. The interior is beautiful and all in all there is a good atmosphere in the bar. Just didn't enjoy the falafel (they were very dry) but the rest was very good.

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Albury, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We ate or drank at the Vic about three nights in a row on our recent annual trip to Nelson. We love the food here and the atmosphere too. I LOVE the new ciders, in particular the Blood Orange and Cardamom and the Chili and Lime. Can't wait for them to come down south! We were, however, unimpressed with our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand (Formerly The Victorian Rose Pub & Cafe)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 7631

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 26
  • Cuisine: Gastropub

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 3:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?