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Anchor Bar & Grill

Bar, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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62 Vickerman St, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Wellington, New Zealand
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358 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is quite a good option out in the port area. It has a wide range of seafood and grills on the menu, and happily caters for big groups (we were 25 in total) in a very efficient manner. There's a good wine and beer list, and all our folk were very happy with their night out. Recommended.

Thank Rick M
Hastings, New Zealand
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have to add that there is no way you will leave still hungry.The staff are very pleasant which adds to all one can ask for.

1 Thank Alexander S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to this restaurant for my father-in-law's birthday.. I was enjoy this place, and I was not disappointed this time either. Service was friendly and helpful. The meal was enjoyable and well prepared.

1 Thank Nigel C
Nelson, New Zealand
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have not been to this restaurant for a long time so was pleasantly surprised with the sumptuous Sunday morning breakfast recently enjoyed. The scrambled eggs with bacon and delicious toast was tasty and well prepared. Nothing was a bother for our excellent waitress. I will be back.

2 Thank WBuzz
Northland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We pre booked and got a great table with an awesome view. The service was very good and certainly the servings are more then generous but sadly the food was lacking. The question is would we go back? Definitely not for food, but what a spot for a pre dinner drink before dining elsewhere.

Thank Graunt
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here a few times with mixed reviews. The setting is superb - overlooking the marina. The service was good (although had to ask twice for the dessert menu) but food was average. I ordered the "Anchor Catch" (pan fried snapper on a potato gratin with spinach, roasted cherry tomatoes and garlic cream sauce). The snapper was very "fishy"... More 

Thank Tania B
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a good middle of the road family restaurant. Situated on the waterfront in Nelson the outlook is stunning over the marina. Food is good family fare, reasonable priced.

1 Thank pam4967
Cambridge, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Visiting Nelson from north island, found the restaurant online, what a great choice,the staff were friendly, great service the meal was amazing good size servings and beautiful desert, thank you Anchor Bar and Grill will be back for sure.

1 Thank Sandy4464
Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

The food was great, reasonable pricing. We did find a few of the waiting crew not the happiest people there. The place is well decked out with the nautical theme. The fishermans choice was full of different seafood, one of the best meals to get there. The salt and pepper squid was also good, big meals.

Thank Katrina S
Auckland, New Zealand
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

We were staying at the Harbourside Lodge Motel so this restaurant was perfect. A walk across the car park. Stunning views, friendly staff, accommodating considering we did not make a booking on both visits. Meals were tasty and good portion sizes. Everyone seemed pleased and the place was busy on both occasions. It was nice to see many families with... More 

Thank Cruiser1166

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 Vickerman St, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: 6435466614

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