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Anchor Bar & Grill

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62 Vickerman St, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
+64 3-546 6614
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 December 2016

.The menu was slanted towards fish but had steaks, curries and veg also.Seating both indoor and outdoor was fine with good views of boat harbour, etc. The service could have been improved eg very long wait for a coffee. 3 adults for an evening dinner mid week.

1 Thank W968TNjonathanl
New Zealand
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89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I ate here two years ago. Loved the food but off hand service meant a 4 rather than a 5. Not this time. The service was excellent. The food was just as good. Faultless medium rare eye fillet with Dauphinoise potatoes, bacon, portobello mushrooms,broccoli, carrot, roasted onions etc etc. with a delicious jus. At $36 we thought... More 

1 Thank Kiwipj
Robina, Australia
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71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Nice view over the marina, plenty of room (tables not crammed in), quick service, good seafood (our party had the fish special, mussels, seafood chowder, all good). We walked from Nelson CBD along the river, freshly landscaped walking path, about 15 mins on foot. A very pleasant meal and a very pleasant stroll. Recommended.

1 Thank MrandMrsDespot
Nelson New Zealand
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

A great place where nothing was too much trouble. Anticipated our needs and very accommodating on a busy night when we hadnt booked. Service n food good.

1 Thank sue c
Golden Bay, New Zealand
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Excellent local seafood dishes. Friendly staff. Lovely casual and friendly ambience. Good wine list and beers available. Lovely outdoor dining option. Ask for your own options if you want your fish done differently. THE best ever apple boysonberry crumble dessert !!

1 Thank Jude G
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The food was very average and the service almost non existent as if we were an inconvenience. The view was about the only thing worth going for.

Thank HeatherAbbie
Australian Capital Territory, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We visited twice in one week the grouper Thermidor with scallops was sensational as was the surf n turf.... service was humorous, attentive, professional, engaging and our food came in a timely manner, well worth a visit we'll be back that's for sure. Great local wines and beers too....

2 Thank stcowen
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Terrible meal... over priced for the tiny piece of chicken, tasteless with a mountain of mashed potato that was dry because no sauce had been exchanged for the mushroom one as requested (even though the waitress said it could). We were all sure the chef must have gone home early and left someone else to cook... the other meals werent... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We dined here 2 nights in a row. Friendly staff. Meals are huge so we both opted for two entrees which was achieved gracefully. I highly recommend the citrus salmon! Wine is a good price. View of the marina adds ambience

1 Thank jumping4j0y
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I was amazed when I had dinner at the anchor bar and grill. Firstly greeted by a lovely waitress called Kayla who gave me and my partner the most fantastic and lovely customer service we had ever encountered. Not only did Kayla provide us with outstanding customer service but she also went the extra mile and provided me with coeliac... More 

2 Thank jenmlgrant

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Bar, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 Vickerman St, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-546 6614

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?