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Smugglers Pub and Cafe

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, European,
8 Muritai Street | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-546 4084
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Overview
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (48 reviews)
“steak” (32 reviews)
“chicken” (21 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:30All hours
CUISINES
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
RATINGS
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Value
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LOCATION
8 Muritai Street | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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51 - 60 of 467 reviews

Reviewed 26 March 2017

the smugglers is a great pub with great atmosphere Very enjoyable food and fast efficient service a real joy

Thank Gjn347
SmugglersNelson, Manager at Smugglers Pub and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Hi there, Thank you for you positive comments - it is really appreciated. It sounds like you enjoyed everything. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you next time.

Reviewed 24 March 2017

Visiting from out of town, this is the second time we have been to this Restaurant. We went on a Monday night and couldn’t get over how busy it was. We enjoyed a beer from their good selection as we waited for our meal. Our...More

Thank traveller35302
SmugglersNelson, Manager at Smugglers Pub and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review us with such positive comments. It sounds like you really enjoyed everything. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in town.

Reviewed 19 March 2017

Busy little restaurant in Tahunanui , loads of character and nice food. The Chicken was good, i had the small portion fish and chips and the fish was small.... VERY small. So go for the large. We were there in the weekend and it was...More

Thank Stormpipes
SmugglersNelson, Manager at Smugglers Pub and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to visit our lively establishment. We do get very busy and noisy on the weekends but it sounds like you enjoyed yourselves. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I have to start by saying that my partner and I are pub food lovers always looking for a good meal in a relax atmosphere. Probably we were expecting too much after reading some of the reviews, but although we cannot say the food was...More

1  Thank Guillermo M
SmugglersNelson, Manager at Smugglers Pub and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review is with some honest comments but we are sorry to hear that you just thought that it was okay. We do hope that you let us know on the night as we are always more...More

Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Visited twice in a week with our small children and they loved it! Kids menu had lots of options and the kiddie cocktails were a nice touch!

Thank ingraef2
SmugglersNelson, Manager at Smugglers Pub and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review us after dining with us a couple of times. It sounds like you all enjoyed yourselves. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you again next time.

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Tried this place because of its close proximity to the motel we were staying in and the reviews on this site. Good atmosphere about the place and the meet and greet was warm and friendly. Overall the meals were good - great steak and an...More

Thank Bill T
SmugglersNelson, Manager at Smugglers Pub and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review us after dining here. Sorry to hear that you thought the customer service was let down. We do hope that you come back to dine with us again.

Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

50 of us from a Ladies Social Club made a 50km trip to celebrate. No disappointments. Management and staff top service. Brilliant Chef. We all got a hot scrumptious meal. Great surroundings with a log fire. Plus other parties of private people. We will visit...More

Thank Miriam G
SmugglersNelson, Manager at Smugglers Pub and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review us with such wonderful comments after lunching with your group. It sounds like you all enjoyed everything. We look forward to seeing you all again.

Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Pirate themed pub, with great claim chowder and fish and chips. Green Lip mussels were new to us, and were very good. A must try for anyone in the Nelson area who like mussels. Fish and Chips were fantastic, very fresh fish. Reasonably priced for...More

Thank bdorrington
SmugglersNelson, Manager at Smugglers Pub and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review us with such positive comments. It sounds like you really enjoyed everything. Thanks again.

Reviewed 10 March 2017

Over the last six years we've always paid a visit to this restaurant with our sons family. Although I have to say the service was very good, the quality of the food and drinks for the price charged is definitely not up to the standard...More

1  Thank Mike L
SmugglersNelson, Manager at Smugglers Pub and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review us. Sorry to hear that you did not find your experience as enjoyable as usual. Hopefully you made us aware of this on the night as we are always more than happy to take on...More

Reviewed 9 March 2017

The food was good, the place was clean, and the staff was friendly. We went for lunch, and they have a very reasonably priced lunch menus for seniors. Would definitely go there again.

Thank yank
SmugglersNelson, Manager at Smugglers Pub and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review with positive comments after dining with us. It is great to hear that you enjoyed everything. We look forward to seeing you again next time.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:30
Thursday
11:00 - 23:30
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Muritai Street | Tahunanui, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-546 4084
  • E-mail
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.
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