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The Stables Restaurant & Tavern

$$ - $$$, , European
1 McGlashen Avenue | Nelson, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
+64 3-544 2248
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“filo” (4 reviews)
“ribeye steak” (3 reviews)
“garlic bread” (5 reviews)
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New Zealand, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 McGlashen Avenue | Nelson, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been to this place on several occasions, the last being on May 13. we had a beer each and shared their special wedges (spicy with cheese and bacon). Their menu is actually much more extensive than this.

Thank johncK8340SZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I rang ahead and booked a table for two. We arrived with plenty of time to spare The whole place was very busy. We were taken upstairs to our table There was already one group at a table including 2 children There was quite a...More

Thank huffam-family
Reviewed March 24, 2018

It’s my best fish and chips in New Zeland. Thank you for this meal, and the good lager, watching the rugby’s match.

Thank Bissot
Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

Love the menu here. Such a good range of meals to choose from. Prices are great. Love looking at the pictures on the wall.

Thank 546sherrid
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Great food and lovely friendly staff. We could not fault service. Don't miss the Stables burger it is as god as it looks😊

Thank Cheryl O
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

Visited for lunch with a large group. Service was OK but poor value for money. Expensive for this style of pub food. Ordered a large seafood chowder in the Starter selection as did not want a larger lunch meal. Chowder was nice but small helping...More

Thank Peter T
Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

So slow. Beer gone before food came. Had to go to bar after I was told there was table service because, so slow. Asked for butter, never came. Very bland pot pie. Excellent drink selections reasonable prices.

Thank ElGorrion5
Reviewed January 25, 2018

The food here was excellent, fresh with interesting flavours. The outdoors area was well laid out with plenty of shelter. The only major downside was the music, MTV spouting tasteless songs, and the waitress singing along tunelessly every time she came outside to clear something.

Thank Alia D
Reviewed January 22, 2018

There is nothing special about this restaurant and tavern in the heart of Richmond. It is a fairly typical Kiwi pub and fairly typical pub food. The waiter was friendly and busy, the wine list is ordinary, and the food was good (the chicken salad)...More

Thank WingerJack
Reviewed January 14, 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff, menu, good range of foods. The food is great but the soups are excellent and never disappoint.

Thank Sue C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 McGlashen Avenue | Nelson, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +64 3-544 2248
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Situated in the heart of Richmond, Nelson, The Stables Restaurant & Tavern is located in an historic brick building with a close connection to the early days of Nelson. We pride ourselves on being your relaxed, friendly 'local' restaurant and tavern so why not call in for a meal or to enjoy a relaxing drink with family and friends. We'd love to see you!
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