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“A must when visiting Nelson”

Smugglers Pub and Cafe
Ranked #10 of 180 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed January 31, 2014

We had a top class meal at Smugglers, I had the salmon and it was absolutely premo, our 9 year old son wanted to return the next day as he said his meal was delicious. The staff were friendly and couldn't do enough for us, we even had the owner come and ask if we were happy with our meals. This will be a regular stop for us when visiting Nelson and would highly recommend this outstanding restaurant to others especially family's as it is good value for money.

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Thank hokibuild
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Alibeare001, Public Relations Manager at Smugglers Pub and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2014

Thanks for your fab review, we are so glad you enjoyed your meal and experience with us at Smugglers and look forward to seeing you again next time you are in Nelson.

Mike & Paul (Co-Owners)

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Reviewed January 16, 2014

Very good meal cooked perfectly with friendly staff and good service. Portion sizes were large with a good selection on the menu. A relay enjoyable night. I highly recommend to anyone visiting Nelson, Smugglers is a must.

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Thank vickywall1
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Alibeare001, Public Relations Manager at Smugglers Pub and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2014

Thank you for visiting us again whilst in Nelson and we are glad you enjoyed your meal and that everything was to your liking.

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Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

We were at Smugglers tonight for dinner. My husband had a massive plate of ribs and I had the open steak sandwich. We both thoroughly enjoyed our meals both were cooked to perfection. The staff were very attentive and friendly. We would without hesitation recommend and look forward to our next visit.

Thank Daznj
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Alibeare001, Public Relations Manager at Smugglers Pub and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2014

Thank you for visiting Smugglers Pub & Cafe and thanks for taking the time to review your experience..we are glad everything was to your satisfaction and look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed January 5, 2014

Would like to thank the team at Smugglers for opening up early so my family and I could watch the Darts finals on sky, great coffee and nice breakfast, service was fantastic, once again thanks

Thank Jackie R
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Alibeare001, Public Relations Manager at Smugglers Pub and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2014

Thanks for your great review we enjoyed your company and happy to go the extra mile for such a lovely family. Hope you visit us again next time you or your family is in Nelson.

Mike & Paul (Co-Owners)

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Reviewed January 2, 2014

The food here was very tasty, with large portions. There were a few vegetarian options that were also very good. The desserts were decadent and not to be missed.

Thank Karen W
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Alibeare001, Public Relations Manager at Smugglers Pub and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2014

Thanks for visiting us and thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your meals whilst in Nelson

Mike & Paul (Co-Owners)

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