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The Vic Brewbar

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New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free, British, Gastropub
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281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand (Formerly The Victorian Rose Pub & Cafe)
+64 3-548 7631
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12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate here a few times on recent holiday. The place was warm and the staff friendly. The Vic has a range of craft beers on tap and the staff were very helpful about which one to choose. The menu is basic but the food is very good, especially the sirloin steak. I would definitely go back.

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Thank bruzer99
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great roast dinner here, with yummy Macs beers on tap. The waitress we had was very accomodating and super friendly. Good value for money and a fantastic old world atmosphere.

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Thank Jamyer
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had the burger/drink special, enjoyed the wine. My daughter had the mussels. She enjoyed them but only ten mussels for about $25 so substituted lack of food with alcohol. Drinks over priced for quality. Probably wont go back.

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Thank Denys F
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice pub with a lovely atmosphere. The staff were lovely and helpful and even managed to get the kitchen to make something that was not on the menu because they knew all the ingredients were there. Definitely come here again.

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Thank KC-NZ1
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Three of us went in to catch up and talk on a grey overcast day. The fires were going inside which made it warm n welcoming. We were attended to by the staff very quickly for our order for lunch food n drinks. My mushroom soup was one of the best ive had. The seafood chowder looked full of seafood.... More 

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Thank vickiap
vicbrewbar, Manager at The Vic Brewbar, responded to this review

Hi Vickiap, Thank you so much for your review. We are over the moon to hear you enjoyed your experience at our establishment with your friends. We do however apologise for the confusion in regards to the wine. Our Mt Difficulty "Target Gully" Riesling is written on our wine list as Mt Difficulty Riesling that comes from the Target gully... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Great deal on a Tuesday -$20 for fish and chips and a glass of beer or wine. A really welcoming bar with a lovely fire and very friendly staff!

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Thank Nicola504
vicbrewbar, Manager at The Vic Brewbar, responded to this review

Hi Nicola504, Thanks for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your Fish & Chip deal, it's a nice early week bargain for everyone. Insuring your food is tasty, your drink is topped up & you're comfy & warm is paramount to us, it seems we've ticked all boxes with your visit which is great to hear. Hope we get... More 

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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Cosy, warm and perfect for some hearty pub food. We came for lunch and were served by a very friendly barman/waiter. I had the pulled beef sandwich with blue cheese which was tasty but could have done with a bit more blue cheese. Hubby had the pork ribs which were falling off the bones and melt in you mouth. We... More 

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Thank Bopnbeep22
vicbrewbar, Manager at The Vic Brewbar, responded to this review

Hi Bopnbeep22, We really appreciate your review & patronage. I'm a particular fan of both the dishes you & your husband had during your visit so it's good to hear our chefs & wait staff are keeping to a good level of consistency. In regards to the blue cheese, due to your feedback, we will review the amount of blue... More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic and great place to go and hang around, love the place and set up. A fab place to hang around and is looking awesome for any foam of casual event. A great team of people and friendlier and choices ( bar-food ) available.

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Thank DuleepK
vicbrewbar, General Manager at The Vic Brewbar, responded to this review

Hi DuleepK, Thanks for your great review. We're pleased that you enjoyed your experience at The Vic. I sure hope the 1 star rating was an error? Based on your great feedback I'm sure it is. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards The Vic Team More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

For a pub this place is great. Nice food, Good Value, Good wines, Nice Atmosphere, Sky Sports TVs in the background. Fires and they turn the lights down low as it gets later so the atmosphere is really nice. Not too noisey and freindly staff with quick service. Great stuff guys

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Thank SkyJetMan
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Saturday lunch, 2 adults and 1 4 year-old. Good menu, good kids menu, attentive staff.Inside seats by the fire, cosy. Background music was relaxed, not to loud. Would return.

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Thank JCS-Nelson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $25
Cuisine
New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free, British, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand (Formerly The Victorian Rose Pub & Cafe)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 7631
Description
The Vic Brewbar is the South Island’s first fully-fledged Mac’s Brewbar. Found in the historic Victorian Rose building on Trafalgar Street and known by locals as the “Vic Rose”, the Brewbar is a unique Nelson pub and restaurant that offers live entertainment every weekend, great service from friendly staff, delicious food and all your favourite beers on tap. It’s no wonder The Vic is a staple of the local hospitality industry!

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