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“Impressed with first visit since revamp”

The Sands Brewery Bar & Kitchen
Ranked #121 of 193 Restaurants in Nelson
Description: 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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Description: 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.
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Mid week dinner out. Seated immediately, drinks order taken while we checked out the menu.

My favourite always is lamb and my husband likes the more traditional burgers. Both beautifully presented and tasted delicious, and after much thought decided to share dessert - a Banana Split. Unfortunately, the presentation of this let the side down - no nuts or wafers and light on the sauce.

Reasonably priced for what we got.

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Thank Sheryle G
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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

With the amount of work that the new owners have put in to this place we were looking forward to dining.

We were not expecting fine dining, however even pub-grub has standards. Two of our group ordered mains - average for the prices, two ordered off the snack menu. Wedges came out with what looked like an entire tub of sour cream dumped on the side of the plate, the nacho's looked (and tasted) like yesterday's leftovers.

No table service for drinks, so had to continue heading to the bar to order.

We decided to go back again the following weekend as a group of us were meeting for drinks and our local was too busy. 7 people drinking - no table service. A couple ordered snacks, despite being only one of two tables that night the food took forever to arrive..... and again below average. The onion rings were served with a small side salad however no cutlery was provided to the table. Chrispy chips - I think the name should be changed, not crispy at all.

The food and service let this place down, which is such a shame as it's such a great spot. Unless I am only stopping for a beer in the sun, I won't be returning.

Thank LisaMarie8998
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Reviewed 2 April 2017

Excellent bar / restaurant within walking distance of the beach at Tahuna. The food was fantastic and the service very good. Great atmosphere and the owners were very friendly.

Thank 22keys
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

Love spending time at The Sands bar. Staff are very helpful and friendly, service is first class and the food is amazing.

Thank Gareth R
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Came in for the first time with a couple of friends and they had food and all I wanted was a decent Sundae. I cannot believe what they gave me. A half-melted Sundae with Neapolitan ice-cream and crappy fake chocolate sauce (not the proper stuff). I was disgusted! MacDonald’s Sundaes are better and 1/3 of the price. I was so disappointed I didn’t even eat it, yuck and I cannot believe you would think to serve a half-melted ice-cream anyway. When you are at a restaurant you wouldn’t expect something like that to be served especially when you could make something 10 times better at home. I wouldn’t even buy cheap ice cream like that for at home.

Thank aamethyst
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