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Verdict Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #156 of 205 Restaurants in Nelson
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 4 January 2016

I have been here many times before and have noticed a decline in the decor and the quality of the meals.
The restaurant unfortunately has the smell of ?old oil and the decor is dated and worn.
The meals are of reasonable quality but are pretty ordinary, which might be fine occasionally. They are priced in the high mid range.
My friend and I lunch out every week and use our entertainment book vouchers, so we try and visit all of those in the book. Not sure if we will give Verdict another try or not
They used to have music videos playing which was ok but this time the radio was on and was very annoying.

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Thank Granma_13
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lpeter123, General Manager at Verdict Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2016

hi granma-13, we feel the decor has been changed quite a lot in the time we have been here but yes there is more work to be done. Not sure what music the correspondent wants but we are happy to change what is on if requested - no request made at time. Menu is in state of change come in for a look again.

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Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

We dined here with a group this weekend. A booking had been made so it wasn't a surprise to have 16 diners. The staff were friendly but really had no idea.
A lovely drinks menu including craft beers but all drinks over priced.
The food.........where do I start. This would be the worst food I have ever seen dished up in years. Our group of diners experienced pasta dishes that were served cold and had to be sent back to reheated. It was very bland. The squid entree was a frozen rubber meal and the garlic bread was so basic. The chicken ceasar salad was served with iceberg lettuce and and boiled egg rather than a poached egg as menu stated, and what looked to be frozen chicken strips. The burger was bland and bun not even heated/toasted. The only food that was OK was the fries and tomato sauce.
Would i go back? Absolutely not. The place is an embarrassment for Nelson.

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Reviewed 3 December 2015

Visited in May this year and thoroughly enjoyed my experience and food. Delightful service and food so well cooked I had to thank the chef, lovely english woman. Don't even waste your time giving this place a go now. No concept of hospitality what so ever. Some rude lady who clearly hasn't been in the industry very long. Food wasn't fresh, feel as if they had froze my meal months ago and reheated it... not impressed at all. Over priced beverage menu, bummer because they had really nice craft beers but noone is paying that much for a pint. Sort it out guys, Nelson is too small to have terrible reviews like these. Bring back the old people

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lpeter123, Manager at Verdict Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2016

this review has been entered by an x member of staff who left the business under a cloud of disagreements

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Reviewed 29 October 2015

A group of us made a second visit to this establishment. There were 3 tables of us and we had phoned through to let them know our preferences in terms of food. After 50 minutes the 2nd and 3rd tables were finally served but by this time the first table had already finished. The food was very mediocre- no sign of any Brie or cranberry in the fillo, one person had to send her fish back as it smelt very unpleasant.
The first time we visited the food and service had been good. What has happened to this restaurant?

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Thank DeeDeeArusha
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

We went here for drinks and a platter. The platter looked average, not well presented, just tossed on a breadboard and the bread was stale. when we pointed this out the bread was replaced with some that had obviously been microwaved. Would give this place another try as the menu looked good.

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