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Anchor Bar & Grill

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62 Vickerman St, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
+64 3-546 6614
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed outstanding, generous portioned, seafood meal with my husband. The snapper and groper dishes were extremely good. The snapper fish of the day with a base of risotto was delicious. Finished the meal with a piece of salted caramel cheesecake. We shared the dessert and that was plenty.

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SW England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very friendly professional staff. Superb waterfront location. Good choice of food and excellent quality.

1 Thank Paul U
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great location next to the marina, we stayed at the Harbour City Lodge next door, good service and selection, the seafood chowder was the best I've had.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always have a meal here when in Nelson and have not been disappointed yet. Always have a fish meal and as I am allergic to garlic they always provide an alternative without a fuss if garlic in a meal I choose. Service great as is the view. Desserts are large and lovely.

1 Thank dip1948
Wellington, New Zealand
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here for nearly 2 weeks due to traveling on business and tried nearly everything on the menu. Large portions and tasty food. Enjoyed the pasta dish, fish dish and chicken dishes. Very popular place it was always busy with clientele that varied from families with young kids to elderly and also large groups. Great to unwind after a busy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Harbourside Lodge and the restaurant is close by. We had arrived on a particularly rainy day in January and were so glad to see that we did not have to go far to get a table for evening meal. The restaurant is very popular on a sunny evening with outside tables , but on this rainy... More 

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was excellent (as always). Don and his team went out of their way to accommodate all tastes and our budget. There's nothing like eating good food, drinking great Kiwi wine in the company of great people whilst looking out over the marina

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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all it is nice to have outside seating and staff are very frendly. Meals are on the big scale and range from $20 to $25 but out of three meals one was great and two where just ok. On huge let down was the chilli and cheese bread..... this did not seem to have been in the oven... More 

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband, daughter and myself calling into here for lunch. As soon as we walked in we were met and welcomed by a friendly staff member and decided to sit outside. A staff member followed us out with menus and water. We looked at the menu's and had thought of what we would have. The waitress came out not long... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a nice lunch in a nice location. The kids were well catered for with colouring in books. It was very warm inside, could have had a little more airflow, but we did open a window. The women's toilets were dirty. They needed a really good clean (floors and walls) including the dusty flower arrangement. The peace lillies in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 Vickerman St, Nelson 7001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-546 6614

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