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Verdict Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #139 of 179 Restaurants in Nelson
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Not impressed”
Reviewed August 31, 2013

This was already booked by a friend and we had a large table of 20+. Found that staff we not very friendly. We had to go to the bar to place drink orders and also had to ask if they could come and take our orders for dinner. I had a dead fly in my glass with my drink....bit off putting. They of course gave me a fresh drink and new glass. My meal I felt was overpriced for what it was....a lamb rump with some mash and a tomato cut in half. The lamb was also very fatty and not enjoyable. There were other people at the table who enjoyed their meals but we came to the same thing that was abit overpriced for what it was and they were lacking in customer service. Would not go back a second time

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A Huge meal at a reasonable price with friendly staff and good beer”
Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

On a wet rainy day in Nelson the Burger was just the right order. Huge is an understatement Lots of flavour with caramelised onions tomato egg lettuce and more Served with chunky chips it was a real hunger buster!

  • Visited June 2013
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Nelson, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Eating at the Verdict Restaurant and Bar”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

The food was aveerage, not enough for me to want to rush back again.
My husband found they place very echoey as they had wooden floors. They had a very nice warm fire going out in the main bar but the Restaurant part was very uninteresting.

Visited June 2012
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Nelson, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
“Work day lunch”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

Been there several times now for work day lunches. Only reason we keep going back there is because it is quite handy to where I work and they had a nice outdoor seating area. The last couple of times though I have been disappointed in having to sit with the smokers and end up going inside. Staff are friendly, but there is always a little undercurrent of how they really need the business and they are struggling. This does not make for an enjoyable dining experience. Food is OK to Good. No complaints with food or portions.

Visited November 2012
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Nelson, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good standard pub fare”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

Three of us went for dinner at Verdict and found it enjoyable, but without a 'wow' factor.
Entrees were alehouse loaf with garlic butter, and 'special' wedges (with bacon, cheese & chilli sauce)
Bread was a good hefty size, but wedges were slightly too crispy and overpriced.

Mains were open pork sandwich, ribeye steak with portabello mushrooms, and the Verdict burger.
Comments on the pork were too much (tangy) sauce, but otherwise quite nice.
The steak was slightly disappointing, although a good size & cooked nicely (medium).
Verdict burger was very substantial (two patties), and although I had it without egg, I still couldn't finish it. Very substantial portion of fries with the pork and the burger.

Service was simply ok, when cutlery was dropped, replacements took quite a long time, but the waiter was friendly and accommodating with fetching salt (why wasn't it on the table in the first place?) and another glass of wine.

All in all, reasonably priced, and extremely good portion size, but nothing outstanding.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Alli J
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