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Tony's Lord Nelson Restaurant

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37 Victoria Street West, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
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Gisborne, New Zealand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely waitress serving us, however, our steak was well under cooked (raw in the middle) and requested it to be redone which took 10 minutes so the rest if our meal went cold while waiting. Both the chef and owner argued the fact that the steak was how we wanted it. Sorry but raw steak is not medium!. Neither the... More 

Thank Lynne M
Harstad, Norway
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276 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Over the years I've taken visitors both to Tony's Lord Nelson and the original Tony's on Wellesley St (running parallel with Victoria St). The late Tony White opened the first one in 1963 and over the next decade or so there were seven of them around various parts of Auckland. Some of them have closed the doors now but if... More 

Thank seadragon99
Cool, California
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent food. Must try green tipped muscles. The sauce was delicious. I had a skewer of shrimp, scallops and muscles. Very good. Our Irish server of our drinks was delightful. Our good server must have New as she struggled with understanding our orders. All in all a good experience.

Thank desro35
Vancouver, Washington
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133 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Located right next door to the Best Western President hotel, this restaurant provided a very good meal. The focus of the menu is clearly meat; a vegetarian need not think of eating here. Among the meat choices, steaks are clearly the focus. Very pleasant and efficient staff. A favorite while in Auckland.

Thank greekmermaid13
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95 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Amazingly quick service, but it was only 6pm! Reef and beef was really good, however homemade chunky fries and interesting salad would have made it. Hubby had the sirloin - big piece, but slightly chewy

Thank Happywanderers20
Blue Mountains, Australia
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84 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We attended as a large group of 15 and all efforts were made to see that we were seated comfortably and together. Plenty of room in the upstairs area for this. Found the food to be somewhat expensive and of varying quality. The staff attentive to our large group with no great delay to our requests.

Thank Sally P
Chicago, Illinois
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1,407 reviews
466 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 412 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

The restaurant decor was rather dated and uncomfortable seating - but the food was tasty. I had the seafood brochettes and my husband had the chicken schnitzel. Both wine and beer were also good.

Thank Diane K
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

What a cool little place tucked away off Victoria Street. Our meals came out super fast and were absolutely spot on. We also ordered the camembert which had a 'secret sauce' on top to die for - I could have had it as dessert! Waitresses were lovely and very accommodating as we were tight from time (as were the chefs)... More 

Thank AMay99
Matamata, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

On 21 January I held my 60th birthday celebration dinner here with 30 of our good friends. As always Tony's were very accommodating. The food and service was great and well timed and the staff were very attentive and helpful. We had a wonderful night in our own area upstairs and the staff were all happy to hang around quietly... More 

Thank graemejanlee
Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Us 4 get to order different steaks which all were cooked property and taste great. However for the oyster dish, it wasn't as fresh as we were expected. How unfortunates that it was pricey dish as well. So... Great place for steak, but not so much for oyster.

Thank Natt M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
New Zealand, Steakhouse, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Victoria Street West, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: 379-4564

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?