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The Stables Restaurant & Tavern

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1 McGlashen Avenue | Nelson, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
+64 3-544 2248
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“wedges” (10 reviews)
“garlic bread” (5 reviews)
“burger” (8 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Hours
New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 McGlashen Avenue | Nelson, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Two recent lunches both worthy of a high class restaurant in a relaxed setting. All three courses were excellent. The first was good old prawns (Spanish style) Tapas. Second Meatballs in a smoky garlic sauce with tagliatelle and lastly the best Pavlova I have ever...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Julie_OCR
Reviewed October 10, 2018

looking around Nelson region, we were pleasantly surprised to find this bar/restaurant. It's down side streets off the main highway to Nelson. Very friendly staff and promptly made meals, which went down quickly. Not too sure about the fingers of bread (capsicum? Had an odd...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Hungrykiwi29
Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

I was very happy with my salmon meal and family were happy with the seafood baskets. A good place to go in a medium priced meal range. The booths are great for groups. Service was good as they weren't too busy. Will come again when...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jenny S
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

Service is a little lacking, foods not much better, have been for functions here before few years ago and it's been good. Really dropped the ball this time!

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank BenS6137
Reviewed September 24, 2018

We were there on a Monday night so it was pretty quite. As such the service was very good and quick. We both had the Pot pie which was quite tasty and enjoyable. Compared to a top class restaurant this is not good enough but...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank New_South_Woodies
Reviewed September 10, 2018

This restaurant situated in the shopping area of Richmond has a bar/dining room, a separate dining room and outside undercover dining. The service was prompt and the staff friendly. We chose the Seafood Platter which was very good and plentiful and the drinks were reasonably...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Pearl_Don
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful cheeses, dips, meats but 6 crackers and 3 small pieces of bread to eat it on. Had to ask for a cheese knife, napkins, water and some more crackers and was told we would have to pay for the crackers....?

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank KathM256
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Great food and very friendly staff. Have dined here a couple of times and always the same....keep up the good work guy's.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank tedebear2017
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

As a family we decided to have a lunch here as a nostalgic visit to a family member who we lost recently and enjoyed going there in the past. To be honest the food was average looked to be prepared and just heated as requested....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank dnlcompton
Reviewed July 14, 2018 via mobile

Lovely place to eat or catch up over a drink. It’s has a warm inviting feeling. They meal are fantastic, well presented and don’t take long to be ready. They have a few games for kids to play instead of colouring. Will definitely be going...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank kerstym2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 McGlashen Avenue | Nelson, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +64 3-544 2248
  • E-mail
Situated in the heart of Richmond, Nelson, The Stables Restaurant & Tavern is located in an historic brick building with a close connection to the early days of Nelson. We pride ourselves on being your relaxed, friendly 'local' restaurant and tavern so why not call in for a meal or to enjoy a relaxing drink with family and friends. We'd love to see you!
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