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“Good pub” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Honest Lawyer

Honest Lawyer
1 Point Road | Monaco, Nelson, New Zealand
+64 3 547 4070
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Ranked #62 of 130 Restaurants in Nelson
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: The Honest Lawyer has become a Nelson icon with friendly service, a relaxing atmosphere, excellent food and unique accommodation, making it a perfect stop for locals and visitors alike.
Newcastle, Australia
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Good pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Stopped in for a few beers in the afternoon and stayed for dinner. Nice pub, friendly staff, well priced pub food and,it was good quality.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Great Food- two nights in a row”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

We had a great dinner on our first night in Nelson. The second night we were in another restaurant, and after reviewing the menu, my wife and I decided to go back to the Honest Lawyer. Great service and great food. Nice decor as well.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nelson, New Zealand
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Attended 40th birthday bash”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We attended a colleagues 40th birthday party. We were most impressed with the venue - mock mediaeval but very well done. I was pleasantly surprised that we had a choice of 4 mains and 2 desserts. The food was good and great value for money and the staff were very helpful. I'd recommend this place for anyone having a party. We had a great time.,

Visited February 2013
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“Great decor, strange service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

What i want is pub fare: big hunk of steak, big hunk of dessert and a pint for the man. The steak was...ok. The dessert....was ok. The pint so far so good. The service borders on "please order fast as i want to go home" to "you can't order that coz the chef has gone home". The decor is great. Sitting on a corner looking at a cow-branding tool is an interesting concept especially when the staff are so blah about the customers.

Visited August 2012
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Nelson, New Zealand
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53 restaurant reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Great Location - Average Food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

The gardens are a lovely place to eat in the summer and the fireplace in the winter provides a lovely ambiance. The food however lacks creativity and is just normal pub food.

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