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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%
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“burger” (44 reviews)
“roast dinner” (4 reviews)
“fries” (17 reviews)
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New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere , excellent food and good choice of beers and wines . We sat outside in the sunshine and watched the world go by . Staff were attentive and service was fast .

Thank Vicki C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a relaxed meal here for lunch while visiting Nelson. Comprehensive menu with some smaller meals and larger serves. Our meals were both great and I enjoyed the Hopt watermelon and mint soda for something different Great beer selection too. Nice window seat table areas...More

Thank junismum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a yummy meal chicken burger with onion rings crunchy clean taste nice flavours and lots of ingredients in the burger all balanced good piece of chicken with a nice house crumb nice to have a burger full of good stuff avocado bacon slaw...More

Thank Helena L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

All the thumbs up. The staff was super friendly and nice and seemed happy to work there. The food was brilliant, tasted fresh and crunchy and yummy (I had the Cajun Sandwich, best sandwich ever), absolutely recommend the place.

Thank bunny_deluxe
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Always a great atmosphere at the Vic the staff are all really friendly and welcoming! The live bands make it feel like a real old school pub which is why I love it so much. The food is outstanding honestly the gravy you get with...More

Thank RichardHuckvale
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We dropped in for a dinner while on holiday. It looked like a pub with bistro meals but is more like a restaurant with pub seating. The food was great and really lifted this review from the trash. The service was almost non existant and...More

Thank Warren K
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Booking made for 7.30pm, waiting staff very friendly and attentive. A little disappointing that the Blue Cod and Spare ribs were off the menu. Dining area , toilets very clean and tidy. Well worth a re visit

Thank Christopher And... B
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We went out for the evening and found this pub style restaurant still open quite late. We dropped in for some pub food and found it very tasty indeed and for a very reasonable price. I ordered the beef burger and my partner ordered the...More

Thank Markyboi75
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The Vic is a great place to hang out with friends - often a good band on to dance the night way to, foods good, service is great. Love the atmosphere there

Thank Raewyn S
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Loved it here. We came on the burger + drink for $20 night which was great ! And the food was delicious, the drinks tasty and the staff (Howard the owner) very pleasant.

Thank Lee S
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
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
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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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