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Anchor Bar & Grill

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62 Vickerman St, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
+64 3-546 6614
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Always have a meal here when in Nelson and have not been disappointed yet. Always have a fish meal and as I am allergic to garlic they always provide an alternative without a fuss if garlic in a meal I choose. Service great as is the view. Desserts are large and lovely.

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1 Thank dip1948
Wellington, New Zealand
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ate here for nearly 2 weeks due to traveling on business and tried nearly everything on the menu. Large portions and tasty food. Enjoyed the pasta dish, fish dish and chicken dishes. Very popular place it was always busy with clientele that varied from families with young kids to elderly and also large groups. Great to unwind after a busy... More 

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Hirwaun
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113 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Harbourside Lodge and the restaurant is close by. We had arrived on a particularly rainy day in January and were so glad to see that we did not have to go far to get a table for evening meal. The restaurant is very popular on a sunny evening with outside tables , but on this rainy... More 

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was excellent (as always). Don and his team went out of their way to accommodate all tastes and our budget. There's nothing like eating good food, drinking great Kiwi wine in the company of great people whilst looking out over the marina

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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all it is nice to have outside seating and staff are very frendly. Meals are on the big scale and range from $20 to $25 but out of three meals one was great and two where just ok. On huge let down was the chilli and cheese bread..... this did not seem to have been in the oven... More 

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband, daughter and myself calling into here for lunch. As soon as we walked in we were met and welcomed by a friendly staff member and decided to sit outside. A staff member followed us out with menus and water. We looked at the menu's and had thought of what we would have. The waitress came out not long... More 

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Wellington
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28 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a nice lunch in a nice location. The kids were well catered for with colouring in books. It was very warm inside, could have had a little more airflow, but we did open a window. The women's toilets were dirty. They needed a really good clean (floors and walls) including the dusty flower arrangement. The peace lillies in the... More 

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New Zealand
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for lunch as have not been to this restaurant for some years. The food was not great at all. Several of our party had the pan fried snapper which before the waitress had reached the table I could smell the fish, maybe the thick gluggy sauce was that was on it was a disguise for it being on... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in the motel next door. In pouring rain the Anchor was the default choice. As it turned out, an excellent one. Delightful staff and excellent food in quantities that no reasonabke person could grouse about.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of 3 ate today for lunch 1 of us had whitebait which was in an omelette like layer of egg and was quite tasty The other two shared a seafood soup which was ok Then we both chose the catch of the day which was described as snapper It was served in quite a heavy sauce with new... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, 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
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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: +64 3-546 6614

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?