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“Fantastic casual dining”

Smugglers Pub and Cafe
Ranked #10 of 175 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: SUPREME WINNER TOP SHOP 2014 and WINNER FOOD, BEVERAGE & HOSPITALITY CATEGORY - NELSON The Smugglers Pub and Cafe is famous for its hearty meals, foaming craft ales and great wines all served up in a unique old world atmosphere.Located within easy walking distance from Nelson's Tahunanui Beach and set amongst the areas' busy motel district, the Smugglers is ideally placed to cater for your group no matter how large or small. Food is available all day and into the evening with extensive snack, lunch and dinner menus including gluten free and children's menus for young smugglers. We stock a variety of regional, national and international wines along with Mac's & Speights beers, Guinness, Kilkenny, Becks and Stella Artois.We are open seven days a week including most holidays and absolutely no surcharges ever. So come on down relax and enjoy the award winning atmosphere that is so unique to Smugglers.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 reviews
“Fantastic casual dining”
Reviewed January 12, 2012

On the night we went they had a live, jazz band so we started off with some beer and watched the band before the food came.

Generous serving sizes, ribs were a too sweet but very tender, the grilled mushroom was served with pate which was a pleasant surprise.

Staff were great - friendly and very prompt. One of the better pubs I've been. Definitely worth a visit!

  • Visited January 2012
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MsbeaMsbea
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83 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Huge thumbs up from our family”
Reviewed January 7, 2012

Our hosts at Fountain resort recommended Smugglers for a good family dinner. turned up and it was hugely busy, but the guy found our family a table and the meal was quick at coming out and fantastic and staff were friendly. Prices really good too

Visited January 2012
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Denver, Colorado
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good, not great”
Reviewed December 19, 2011

We saw some good reviews and tried out Smugglers. Service was adequate, and the food was good, but ultimately in our view not great. I had lamb shanks that were a little tough.

Visited November 2011
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USA
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31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fantastic food!”
Reviewed December 6, 2011

The lamb was tender and tasty, with the vegetables and potatoes.

Visited December 2011
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Top pub grub”
Reviewed November 21, 2011

Very good meal in pleasant pub at reasonable price.

Visited October 2011
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