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The Vic Brewbar

) #12 of 124 Restaurants in Nelson ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , ,
281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 7631
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (44 reviews)
“roast dinner” (4 reviews)
“fries” (17 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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Reviews (389)
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11 - 20 of 389 reviews

Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Nothing more than average at best. To be referred to as a gastro-pub is way off the mark, and if reviewed as such my rating would be poor. As it is my rating is based on standard pub food, which is obviously expected to be...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Everything was perfect. The burger was excellent. The chips were cooked to perfection. The service was exceptional especially to the younger members of our party. 10/10.

Thank hallidayfamily
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Great gluten free menu with lots of options. The meal I ordered came with fries which were cooked in a separate gf fryer too, rare to find anywhere that does this! Will definitely be back

Thank Jessica464
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Service was great for a pub and the food was alright but ordered the onion rings and now need a heart bypass for all the oil in them . Shame as the rest of the pub was really good

Thank meoverworked
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Worth it to try the range of amazing Mac's craft beers. Food is good and reasonable prices also. I tried this amazing Honey Bee Mead. Where do you ever see this except for medieval times. It was a refreshing change and easy drinking.

Thank Glasharris
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Hubby and I go on a date night to a restaurant once a week week and Vic Brewbar has been on our list of "want to try" places for this for a while. The place has a neat atmosphere with different musician acts or open...More

Thank Gemma R
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Went for dinner and they accommodated us even though we were a large group which was nice. The nightly specials are a good deal with a meal + drink although the fish and chips were very average. Overall a good experience nothing exceptional.

Thank Rachel643
Reviewed 8 April 2017

We have dined out at the Vic Brewbar on numerous occasions always leaving satisfied with the quality food and service we had received, and even on this occasion the service was still very good. Unfortunately the food was terrible! My wife and I ordered the...More

Thank MSKD01
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We are local and drink and dine out a lot. We had the unfortunate happening of being given the wrong tab to pay. As you do after a few I glanced at the last two drinks on tab and mmmmm...yep, that's mine. My bad I...More

1  Thank Neil C
vicbrewbar, General Manager at The Vic Brewbar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2017

Hi, Thanks for placing your review and bringing this to my attention. I apologise sincerely that your experience of the Vic was spoiled by poor handling of the bill mix up. I am very keen to look into this further as we take a lot...More

Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Had an awesome chicken Cajun sandwich!Perfect for a casual lunch with friends and really nice staff.Would like to come back!Toilets were nice and tidy.

Thank DiCo2511
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 25
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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
  • E-mail
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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