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Honest Lawyer

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1 Point Road | Monaco, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-547 4070
08:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 01:00
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were staying in the Monaco across the road and had attempted to walk into Nelson but the rain forced us into a taxi back so as my wife needed some relaxation I decided to have a Sunday lunchtime pint. I had a pint of Speits, my adopted tipple, and decided to try something new and the very helpful barmaid... More 

Thank FutureTimeMan
Dannevirke, New Zealand
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

good outdoor eating with view across inlet and water ski lane. Outdoor chess available. Indoor dining available in period designed dining and bar.Good selection of food and beverages available. Food well prepared and served within reasonable time.

Thank Rich L
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately didnt have a chance to eat here but we stopped in for a drink late afternoon as the sun was going down. Lovely outlook, very relaxing and lovely friendly staff

Thank Stormpipes
Canmore, Canada
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192 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great English pub style Bar and Deck Food tasty, good options, lots of choice, staff friendly and wonderful. Good value for a meal and drinks out

Thank Coreen S
Gold Coast, Australia
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180 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started with a 'share' meal called "The Honest Plank". This was a combination of cheap pieces of supermarket cold cuts, two pieces of cheese, some lettuce type greens, roasted tasteless capsicums, nondescript precooked seafood, snack biscuits and bread...for $25.90. Hardly a meal to share so ordered a Stone Grill Lamb Rump. Can't blame the chef here as it is... More 

Thank HoneyAndPaul
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a meal & drinks, service was good but meal a bit pricey. Had a voucher for $100 was told no change given as owners don't like doing that. Bill came to $89 was asked if we would buy more drinks said no as driving ended up getting a pudding (we didn't want) & still had $3 on voucher so... More 

Thank tmurray111
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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118 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great English pub over the road from the village at Grand Monaco. Lovely meals and great sitting outside under umbrellas.

Thank ggsboss
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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169 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The setting is lovely, stunning but that's were the positives end - drink order was wrong, food took ages to arrive even though the place was virtually empty - rare steak was medium and virtually cold, cold dry tasteless potatoes and no sauce - very expensive for what you got, not an enjoyable experience.

Thank MissFloopy123
Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went twice for dinner in the past week on both occasions the service was good and all meals were well presented and on the generous side Good place for a casual drink or meal

Thank J8006CQbills
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Adequate. Our food was very good and the staff were friendly but....not enough of them to provide the service one would expect.

Thank Neil C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, European, British, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Point Road | Monaco, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-547 4070
The Honest Lawyer has become a Nelson icon with friendly service, a relaxing atmosphere, excellent food and unique accommodation, making it a perfect stop for locals and visitors alike.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?