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“Like going back in time.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tony's Lord Nelson Restaurant

Tony's Lord Nelson Restaurant
Ranked #78 of 2,201 Restaurants in Auckland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: New Zealand, Steakhouse, International
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Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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71 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Like going back in time.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012

Shared a meal here with 2 friends last week and found that Tonys Lord nelson doesn't seem to have changed since the 1980's which is not necessarily a bad thing. Service was a little slow and the mains didn't all come out together but the food and presentation was first class!! A little expensive for someone who usually visita Asian establishments but at around $200 for the 4 of us it wasn't exorbitant. I had the prawns which were OK but I prefer them fresh rather than from the freeezer, the others had chicken livers and a steak which they said were great.
My one complaint was that there was no Vegetarian section which I would think should be a a must in this day and age.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
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102 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Good Steaks at Tonys”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

Tonys has always had a reputation for a very good steak and our visit was no exception. We wanted a good pre-show meal and advised the friendly staff of our requirements. Our orders were taken promptly and food was on the table in good time but no compromise of speed over quiality. The steaks were excellent - cooked to perfection and we had time to enjoy the meal and get to the show in good time. Highly recommended for a pre-show meal if you are going to anything at the Civic or the Aotea Centre

Visited September 2012
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Best steakhouse in Auckland”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

This is a hallmark of Auckland that has stood the test of time. It has great food that lacks the pretension of over the top highly priced competitors. The menu has great variety with tons if flavour. One of the only restaurants where you have option of booths for a table. The service is prompt and friendly. I am sure it will still be here for at least the next fifty years.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Adelaide, Australia
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25 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

Very busy little place quite small but good food. We ordered a bunch of sides and entress as we werent too hungry and we still didnt finish it all.

Visited August 2012
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Taranaki, New Zealand
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87 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“The best steak available.. They know how to cook them!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2012

Great steak meal in old style pub / restaurant atmosphere.
Extremely good service from the waitresses, prompt, attentive and fun without being 'over the top'.
If you enjoy a steak cooked perfectly to your own preference this is the place to go.

Visited August 2012
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