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“Fun, Fun Fun and great food.”

Smugglers Pub and Cafe
Ranked #15 of 198 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place with good atmosphere and fun staff. It was Easter Sunday and the place was rocking just managed to get a table before it got really busy. I had the ribs and went large which was a mistake it should have said massive on the menu. The ribs were fantastic (even gave some away) and my wife's sea food Linguini was was excellent. Great range of beers and local wines plus coctails.

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Thank Martin G
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Ted S, Manager at Smugglers Pub and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my partner and his family over Easter weekend and was not disappoint! The meals were huge and of good quality, and the prices are really reasonable. I’ll definitely come back on my next visit to Nelson!

Thank Samarah007
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Ted S, Manager at Smugglers Pub and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou for taking the time to review us, we appreciate this great feedback. Please drop in next time you visit sunny Nelson.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed nearby at the Tuscany Gardens Motel so walked down for dinner. Excellent welcome from the main host with very nice meals. Overall service was good, no issues - would certainly eat here again.

Thank GizzyBoy
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Ted S, Manager at Smugglers Pub and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou for taking the time to review us, we are glad to hear you enjoyed your services and meals and hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little spot for a hearty feed and a good selection of beers. The only venue in Tahunanui with Guiness on tap, great. Extensive menu with plenty of choice and great options for kids. It won't win any Michelin stars, but good grub that will fill your tummy at a reasonable price for the portion sizes.

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Thank MoanaNZSUP
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Ted S, Manager at Smugglers Pub and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thankyou for taking the time to review us. Appreciate the great feedback and glad to hear you enjoyed your time here at Smugglers.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here twice during our three night stay as the food was delicious and the eating options are plenty. I honestly think my Eye fillet I had on day 2 was one of the best I have ever had.

Thank mikejones365
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Ted S, Manager at Smugglers Pub and Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow thanks for such a fanastic review, we are happy to hear about your Eye Fillet experience.

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