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“Average”
Review of Harry's Bar

Harry's Bar
Ranked #34 of 180 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed April 28, 2014

Harry's has a great fit out in a great location in Nelson. It seemed strange that a bistro style restaurant served Thai food and the food was over priced for what it was.
Our waitress did an admirable job but the front of house person was downright rude and unwelcoming and did not support her at all, preferring to spend most of the evening sitting in the corner with a group of his friends. We will not go back in a hurry for the food, maybe just for drinks.

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Thank Jane F
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

right in the best street in Nelson for eating, you are well supported by top restaurants all around but if you like good food a little spicy you cannot go past Harry's.
I visit Nelson a lot and will usually try to fit in a feed from here, only on this trip it was business dinner and i learnt a little of the history of Harry's.
Apparently it is a bit of a Nelson institution and has had its fair share of drama's
Add a little history to your dining experience i doubt Harry's will disappoint.

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Thank Brent G
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Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Went to dinner with high hopes and was disappointed. Nothing particularly bad with the meals but all were lacking any defined flavours. Tasted like pre packaged wontons and a laska made from off the shelf laska paste. Lamb satay very average. Thoroughly disappointing lime tart. Would definitely avoid in the future especially as for the same price much much better options available a stones throw away.

3  Thank Waimania
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Reviewed March 15, 2014 via mobile

Yes they serve a variety of Asian dishes but what's fusion about a pad thai or curry? If you're after authentic Thai dishes there's better options in Nelson. As others have found before us the pad thai is pretty average, the fish cakes bland, the salmon wontons no experience beyond the 'heat up your oven at home and bake some frozen ones from countdown'.
Fish of the day probably the only dish worth considering fusion while being nothing we'd go back for. Owner is pretty arrogant and seems too cool for customer service.
Only plus from our experience there was that they had 3 non alcoholic cocktails and therefore an exciting alternative to the standard boring ginger beer and LLB selection.

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1  Thank nAndyn
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Reviewed March 11, 2014 via mobile

The food here is inventive Asian fusion. Most of the time it works. Sometimes, superbly, other times it misses. The Pork belly and the squid starters were really excellent. The Thai fish cakes were poor. Regarding the mains, the white fish on noodles was excellent although it could be a touch more spicy, the Pad Thai and Laksa were so-so. The bar is excellent, the cocktails brilliant. The waitress was by herself so she seemed rushed but pleasant. A good evening out.

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Thank EMS52
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