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“Good spot for a work dinner” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nelson's - CLOSED

Nelson's
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
192 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Good spot for a work dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2013

There were six of us, and this was a comfortable place to eat. Although not quiet, you could carry on a conversation and here people along the table. Service was good. The consensus was that the food was all round very good, offering a variety of food from the simple to the exotic. While I was happy with my prawn and calamari salad, for my palate it would have benefited from a little more chili or use of a hotter chilli.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Malimover
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pefect spot for a meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

I have been travelling to Williamstown each week from interstate for a year now and make a point of eating at Nelson's once or twice a week. The atmosphere is very friendly with Megan, Max and Abby always making you feel welcome. Meals are wonderful from the steak special to the more upmarket offerings. Megs I still dream of that pork belly, with pumpkin puree, fennel and apple salad - best ever.

Looking forward to seeing you all again new years eve!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Steve M
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Geelong, Australia
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fit for Lord Nelson!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2013

This restaurant is sent in sumptuous and stately surroundings. Although there is a bit of dust lingering around, the room for dining is clean and well appointed with many paintings and patterned features. Although the staff were not too attentive and personal, they were attentive nd friendly and checked how the meal was going.The starters are very good, especially their Cobb bread, fairly crispy on the on the outside and soft and fluffy and the inside. It was warm/hot and home baked. Their seafood platter is also good value for money and contains excellent old-time favorites. The duck is an excellent main, with the rich, tasty duck being accompanied well by crispy beans. The beet root gratin was also tasty. Their dessert tasting platter had good flavours and consisted of well-made desserts.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Bartholemew D
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Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nelsons has raised the bar again! Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

Nelsons is one of those places where you immediately feel like a local or part of the family. The service and attention you receive is always amazing, be it your first visit or your tenth.
The recently refurbished wine bar in the front of the restaurant is now a relaxing, warm and cosy spot to unwind with a bottle of red and one of the well put together cheese platters.
The food has always been good at Nelsons but with the addition of a another chef the food has gone to another level again. You can see and taste the passion and care that goes into each meal. A few new additions and specials were featured on the menu and they all look amazing.
With a great wine list to match, Nelsons is a place that has it going on.
Either it be for a relaxing drink in the lounge, a beer in the sun or an amazing lunch or dinner, Nelsons is a must.
Keep up the good work.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank KURTandLISA
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Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Delicious Breaky. Fantastic Lattes”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

Today is our 12 years wedding anniversary and we decided to go out for breakfast to wiiliamstown and came to nelsons again as our previous visits here was unforgetable.
Having our 2 1/5 year old daughter with us made it even more special.
The service, food atmosphere and the beautiful log fire is just amazing.
There coffee (as i like it) better than anywhere else I've had.
I can't fault this restaurant our experience has been great every time and will be definately coming back.
Great job guys

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Vicky C
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