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The Vic Brewbar

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281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 7631
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“roast dinner” (4 reviews)
“ribs” (15 reviews)
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New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a recommendation and we had a pleasant evening. The staff were welcoming and we soon had a drink the beer was good as was the food along with a good atmosphere. We would thoroughly recommend The Vic.

Thank Kohinoor12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a tasting board of their beers. 5 tasty beers for only $20. The service was really friendly and fast. Didnt eat here however the groups around us seemed to be enjoying the food.

Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was very busy on the evening we visited and we nearly left as there was a very noisy group of people in. The waitress found us a quieter spot near the back. We had a very tasty Pork Belly with roast potatoes and...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I popped by the Vic Rose (as its known by the locals) on my way out for dinner. I had a pint of the Macs pale ale and took a table outside. The beer was great, service quick and the overall ambience of the pub...More

Thank hlmackenzie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good pub food with a nice vibe, able to eat outdoors in warm weather. Enjoyed the pork. Would recommend.

Thank philippagoile
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was really busy and were told when we ordered meals would be 45 min and that was fine but they were out in about 30 and i had the camembert and blue cheese balls and my husband had the pulled pork baguette which he throughly...More

Thank 786Nicola
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely great location, service and food. The atmosphere has a great vibe. Ordered the seafood and meat platters to share and was ample for 4 people!

Thank Theresa G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Nelson for a few days as we tour around New Zealand on holiday from the UK. Decided to have dinner here but unfortunately it wasn't good. We waited 30mins for food, we were told it would be up to 45 mins wait so far...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff...great selection of Mac's beers and various others (plus spirits)...prompt service to all tables...able to smoke...i requested to buy a bar t shirt and was given a t shirt,glass and stubbie holder..all with bar logo. Will return/recommend. Cheers

Thank jafa70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 2.40pm for lunch. The bar menu was the only thing going, but when I asked the staff said from 3pm bar menu only!! It was a tiny menu with only one decent main meal. Then I saw loads of burgers and other...More

Thank Ian R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 26
New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand (Formerly The Victorian Rose Pub & Cafe)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 7631
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The Vic Brewbar is the South Island’s first fully-fledged Mac’s Brewbar. Found in the historic Victorian Rose building on Trafalgar Street and known by locals as the “Vic Rose”, the Brewbar is a unique Nelson pub and restaurant that offers live entertainment every weekend, great service from friendly staff, delicious food and all your favourite beers on tap. It’s no wonder The Vic is a staple of the local hospitality industry!
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