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Honest Lawyer

1 Point Road, Nelson, New Zealand
03 547 4070
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Ranked #57 of 127 Restaurants in Nelson
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Good pub atmosphere but falls well short in terms of quality and value compared to the restaurant at the Monaco resort opposite, no craft beer and very expensive for what you get, I would go across the road and sacrifice a little of the pub ambiance for better food, drinks and value.

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Geelong, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The food and drinks menu was great. Take your time to have a look around the walls at the displays of early settlement paraphernalia.

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HonestLawyerNelson, Public Relations Manager at Honest Lawyer, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and The unique Honest Lawyer experience. We love it when people take notice of the little hidden gems around the property that make up the character and charm of our establishment. The restaurant features a lot of industrial style décor, which is also... More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

This is the second time we have been disappointed when eating at this restaurant. First time we were over charged. Tonight after being served a different fish stated on the menu When questioned I was told this was the correct fish. However after stating it wasn't the staff member returned to say I was correct. The owner was not interested... More

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HonestLawyerNelson, Public Relations Manager at Honest Lawyer, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for your feedback. We are disappointed to hear you didn't enjoy your experiences with us, and aim to do better in future. Our owners will be notified of your feedback and opinions on 'take your money with no responsibility for issues her customer's have'. This isn't the positive feedback we aim for, and so we wish... More

Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is a great place by the water for lunch on a sunny day. The smoked seafood chowder was very tasty and well presented. This hotel contains many momentos of an English yesterday providing an interesting walk through all rooms.

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HonestLawyerNelson, Public Relations Manager at Honest Lawyer, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for your feedback. We are always pleased when guests and diners understand the look we are going for in our décor and the relaxed and comfortable atmosphere we want to provide. The accommodation on site is certainly be-fitting an English pub style, and so is our Restaurant. We think it gives the place a really unique... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We were cycling part of the Tasman Great Taste Trail from Rabbit Island, saw the Honest Lawyer on our route and decided to stop for a bite. What a lovely place, as soon as we walked in we felt like we were back in the UK visiting an English pub. My partner got excited when he spotted Kilkenny on tap... More

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HonestLawyerNelson, Public Relations Manager at Honest Lawyer, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for your feedback. Aren't we lucky that you stumbled upon us on your bike ride! We are big supporters of the Nelson Cycle Trails and Great Taste Trail, and we are so conveniently located for bikers exploring the Monaco Point area. We are very glad to hear you enjoyed your meals and the atmosphere in our... More

Sydney, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Great spot for a beer and meal. Do not underestimate how good the food is here, it is definitely restaurant quality and clearly the chef is passionate about his/her job.

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HonestLawyerNelson, Public Relations Manager at Honest Lawyer, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for your feedback. You are definitely right! Our Chefs put a lot of love into each meal, and the serving sizes are very generous! An Old English Pub is definitely a good reflection of what we hope to achieve with our décor. We love the relaxed style, with our own little unique Honest Lawyer flair. We... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Great spot in Summer and child friendly area outside especially on Sunday with the bouncy castle. Food is fabulous and generous servings so you know you are going to leave satisfied.

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HonestLawyerNelson, Public Relations Manager at Honest Lawyer, responded to this review

Hi there, Thank you for your feedback. You are quite right about us being 'Chilled Out', we love to offer a home-away-from-home and relaxed atmosphere for guests and diners. The Bouncy Castle Sundays are a favourite of ours, as kids from all over Nelson and beyond can come and have a great time while their parents and caregivers can relax... More

Nelson, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Wow, we have discovered the best stonegrill around - the surf and turf is scrumptious, doesn't look like a big portion but once you get cooking on your stonegrill and eating the delicious food you realise what looked like a reasonable portion is actually more than you can eat. Trust me, once you go and eat at the Honest, you'll... More

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HonestLawyerNelson, Public Relations Manager at Honest Lawyer, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for your feedback and generous comments. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our Stonegrill Menu. It is certainly a favourite in our Restaurant and we love to provide such great food to both locals and people passing through our sunny Nelson. Hopefully we will see you back to try another Stonegrill feast! Kind... More

Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Honest Lawyer is a good attempt at an old english pub. A variety of nooks and seating areas for dining and drinking. Lots of wood and brass but it works well. Didn't eat as it was a bit early but there were plenty there eating so I guess that's a good sign. With its location on the point outside... More

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HonestLawyerNelson, Public Relations Manager at Honest Lawyer, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for your review! You're quite right, we do aim for a unique venue with inspiration drawn from English style elements and rustic touches. We have guests and diners telling us that every time they visit, they notice another new detail, as we have such a lot of intriguing decor. Perhaps we will see you back again... More

Canterbury
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I have stayed at Honest Lawyer twice in last 6 weeks August- September. Year's ago it was very good. Now it may have been sold or leased out. Now a bit tired. Bed poor with virtually nothing between bottom sheet & mattress. No paper in morning. Staff nice but no atmosphere or feeling that they care about accomodation. Had a... More

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HonestLawyerNelson, Public Relations Manager at Honest Lawyer, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you for your feedback and constructive criticism. We are always striving to achieve the best in all aspects here at The Honest Lawyer. Whether in Accommodation, Restaurant food, events, or general service, and it is disappointing to hear your experience with us wasn't the best. We have taken your feedback on board aim to improve your experience... More

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Address: 1 Point Road, Nelson, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 547 4070
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson

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