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“Good food, poor service”
Review of The Nelson Tavern

The Nelson Tavern
Ranked #33 of 157 Restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $25
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The newly refurbished Nelson Tavern is now serving a locally sourced menu, cooked fresh by our experienced gastro chef. Family and dog friendly, Cask Ales, Sunday Roasts, and a Friendly atmosphere.
Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

The title says it all. Walk through the pub and you get to a slightly different world, from typical british pub to pseudo fine dinning place. Upon the arrival we got pre-warned that we would only have 10 minutes to place an order. It was 5 of us, so not a good start to impress. Meal itself was prepared quite quickly and was actually very tasty. Each of us tried different meal and everybody was very pleased (Including myself having the pork belly). Unfortunately the service was very poor. Felt we did not get much attention - nothing more after the meal check. Staff was preparing the place for an evening service instead.. Once we paid, the waitress even did not say thank you, and we left completely alone - with no attention at all. Wherever the staff has gone they did not try to make a good impression and give you the good aftertaste in your mind. Paid and business was done.
Surely will try a new place next time..

2  Thank Jan M
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

What a nice meal!! An English pub on the outside, with tradiational Ale's, live music on some evenings and then go to the back of the pub and there is an ultra-modern Thai Restaurant serving Thai and Malaysian food which is of superior quality, with an excellent wine list to match and served by a really friendly and cheerful French Waiter...excellent and highly recommended!

Thank simmo31
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Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

Have been here before and had a brilliant night out. This time however one of the bitters was on the turn, there was only one, very noisy, group in for a birthday and the new bar manager was seriously weird. Once the party crowd had left you suddenly realised there were only a couple of locals propping up the bar.

Will be going to the Ship on my next visit unless I hear better reviews.

Thank SuggyD
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Three or four people looking after the bar with only 6 or 7 customers
leaving 1 lady waiting on tables looking after 14 people why??? Quality of food below standard stodgy sweets expensive for what you get. if you want Thai go to a Thai restaurant if you want traditional food go to the Beefeater.

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1  Thank peter j
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

A birthday celebration that didn't go well. When paying a premium price you expect quality or quantity, sadly neither was the case. The meals really were child size portions.........and over £10 a head. Never again!

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Thank 89KevB
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