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“Delicious!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Honest Lawyer

Honest Lawyer
Ranked #57 of 170 Restaurants in Nelson
Cuisines: Bar, European, British, Pub, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Honest Lawyer has become a Nelson icon with friendly service, a relaxing atmosphere, excellent food and unique accommodation, making it a perfect stop for locals and visitors alike.
Nelson, New Zealand
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92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

I love eating here. I had a chicken salad and it was super yummy. They do a big range of things and the service is great. Portion size is usually quite big too.

Visited December 2012
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English first
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A great gastropub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012 via mobile

Very busy when we turned up but the service was sharp with a minimal wait. The theme is well executed with some interesting paraphernalia hanging from the roof and documents/maps on the walls. Lamb shank was awesome, pies were homemade and the stone grilling was a nice twist to discover. Have eaten here before, but last time outside where there is a spacious and beautifully positioned lawn area to eat near the seafront.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“good for families”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

if you've got kids the bouncy castle & playground etc will sure keep them entertained. If you would like to have lunch without the racket your better off somewhere else. Not too impressed with the menue selection either and pity that the hich walls /hedges spoil the views.

Visited May 2012
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great location, lovely staff, honest food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2012

We've been to the Honest Lawyer twice in the last four weeks and really enjoyed it both times. The location is just lovely and you have the option of sitting in the scenic, sunny garden with its water views or inside where you get to enjoy the quaint interior. My partner has really enjoyed the quality burger and chips option during our first visit and then the white bait fritters today. During my first visit I had the feta tart, and today a garden salad with the best crispy-skinned potato wedges of my life (a big call, but one I'm prepared to make!). Both times the staff have been really great - energetic, attentive, and friendly. In summary, high quality pub food in an outstanding location.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Christchurch
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“May we approach The Bar Your Honour?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

Had drinks here one evening and from the number of people, it is obviously a very popular place. Another day we enjoyed a late lunch with beautifully cooked and presented food and excellent service. Although we didn't choose it, the menu also offered a stonegrill option. The restaurant resembles an old English pub with lots of 'olde world' memorabilia which makes for a most interesting atmosphere. There is extensive outdoor seating (with sun umbrellas) - a lovely setting with a view from The Point at Monaco. For those who enjoy a game of chess there is a large outdoor set available - a most pleasant experience and would certainly go back.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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