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The Sands Brewery Bar & Kitchen

623 Rocks road | Tahunanui, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 6230
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible14%
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Open Now
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
623 Rocks road | Tahunanui, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Had a pretty standard visit. Nothing memorable about it. Staff were pretty disinterested and food was acceptable for the price. Would be back for a drink and maybe a snack purely for the location as it is close to Tahuna Beach.

Thank SiobhanMcGibbon
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Using the F word and I felt 'put down'. It is very hard for Solo travelers to find nice places to eat that they feel comfortable in, this was not the place.

1  Thank TripChick2015
Reviewed 22 March 2018

We special enjoyed the Happy Hours here each day 4pm to 6pm Great Monteith lager and Graling Pinot Grie The Ribs looked amazing but we didn't try.

Thank Merg_5
Reviewed 14 March 2018

The service was of the completely disinterested variety without smiles or greetings. The food was quite good. My companion had steak and chips and he was very pleased. Steak cooked just as he asked and tender. Chips were fat and delicious. I had the Thai...More

Thank Kleonz
Reviewed 12 March 2018

This bar has lovely views and a good choice of food and drink all tasty. Even better they have Jake the bar Labrador!

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Not a bad place, a bit noisey as it's by the main road. Only Monteiths on tap, so not the greatest brew bar. Staff are great and very friendly. Food available, and if you want to throw money away there is a gaming room with...More

Thank Eric C
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

My partner and I visited for dinner. I had the chicken Cesar salad and my partner had the chicken stack . Hers was great but my salad was average, the lettuce looked sad and discoloured and the dressing was tasteless. The service was swift and...More

Thank Twochilledoutkiwis
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Having booked a table ahead of time, we went early for a couple of quiet drinks and while we found the Australian gentleman behind the bar to be a very pleasant person, other female staff members seemed to really not want to be there. Lucky...More

Thank MurrayTania J
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Visited on New Years day with 8 people. We got there about 1o'clock and where seated. The couple next to us where receiving food off the regular menu ,we were told we could only order off the "snacks" menu which was okay. We ordered our...More

Thank Melina T
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Got the chicken stack. The description is much bigger than the meal! It was nice but there was barely anything above the kumura chips. Just 2 tiny pieces of chicken and a couple of drips of sauce. I ate half my mates ribs aswell. Not...More

Thank Brian M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 623 Rocks road | Tahunanui, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 6230
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The Sands Brewery Bar and Kitchen The Sands Brewery Bar & Kitchen is a Monteiths themed brewery bar specifically designed for good times, great beer and awesome hospitality! Located directly opposite Nelson’s famous Tahuna beach on Rocks road in the Sands Apartments building with the sunniest court yard in town and plenty of parking. Food is available all day. Start the day with a fabulous breakfast from 7am, stick with us and roll into lunch until 5.00 pm, followed by dinner menu items designed to satisfy everyone’s appetite. Seafood, antipasto and our platters available for sharing all day. Just wanting coffee by the beach? Serving Halo Coffee have in or takeaway. Chef’s freshly baked declicacies available daily in our new deli cabinet. What can we offer you to drink? Traditional Monteith’s Beers on tap such as Original, Golden, Radler, Pilsner, Black, Mid strength & of course the very popular Apple Cider. Unique to the Montetihs Brewery Bars is the Monteiths Brewer Series craft range. Currently we have American Pale Ale & the Southern Pale Ale. Ever popular Heineken & Heineken Light are also on Tap along with assorted bottled brewer series beers & ciders. Local Wines from around the Nelson/Tasman region. We are open 7 days (with no surcharge on public holidays). Bookings are welcome but not essential. To make a reservation Click here. Our friendly staff will only be too pleased to make your day/evening experience a great & memorable one. Also we have courtesy van operating 7 days a week so call us and book your ride. Book your next mid winter Christmas function with us now!! set menu to suit So come on down & enjoy Nelson's newest pub by the beach.
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