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Honest Lawyer

$$ - $$$, European,
1 Point Road | Monaco, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-547 4070
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“steak” (23 reviews)
“pie” (11 reviews)
“pastry” (5 reviews)
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Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Point Road | Monaco, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Had a hamburger with chips and the trimmings and it was very tasty. Also had deals on wine, both bottle and by the glass.Good selection of beers. Staff friendly and on the ball. Not the most lengthy of menus but enough to cater for most...More

Thank DaveBAmersham
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We recently met friends here for lunch while visiting Nelson. Our lunches were lovely - fresh, good portion sizes and exactly as described. I can recommend the fish and chips - the fish was super fresh with a lovely crunchy batter. The setting was idyllic...More

Thank Neeky1
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Called in with friends after a walk, for coffee and scones and muffins. Both the scone and the muffin were close to be uneatable. Very dry, tasteless, old, hard, really would be the worst i have ever tasted. Service was slow, and there were not...More

1  Thank danjonelson
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

It's been 1 hour and just received our mains Ran out of wine .... waited 50 mins to be asked Absolute crap service

Thank foodiesandwine
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Called in early (5.45pm) after a day hiking in Abel Tasman, staff couldn't have been more friendly. The food was good (and honest). Will be back :-)

Thank Doug G
Reviewed 26 September 2017

We were initially waited on by an obviously very inexperienced waitress who really didn't know what she was supposed to do, then our food orders magically disappeared and we had to wait a full hour (that's actually no exaggeration) for another waitress to come over...More

Thank Miriam H
Reviewed 11 September 2017

The interior is a bit gloomy but the service from all staff was excellent. A nice location for lunch, food was very nice and good value for money. Steak sandwich, chicken sandwich and BLT x 2. All diners in our group completely satisfied.

Thank graeme638
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The bar staff were cheerful and friendly - it was a great night out. It was nice that separate rooms were able to be hired for a private function so that we weren't disturbing the locals.

Thank cathnsn
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

From the greeting we received we should have taken that as a sign and turned around and walked out then. We ordered 3 times Fettuccini, plus child size meal, one specifically ordered with no mushrooms. Our table happend to be opposite the open kitchen. When...More

1  Thank HardyCampers
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner twice to the Honest Lawyer while staying across the street. Great atmosphere with a very nice patio. I'm really enjoyed the food and drinks! I would highly recommend.

Thank jrbro123
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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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