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The Vic Brewbar

$$ - $$$, ,
281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 7631
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (48 reviews)
“ribs” (16 reviews)
“fish and chips” (21 reviews)
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New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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11 - 20 of 423 reviews

Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

The beers on tap here are very tasty, sure to suit any palate. Both indoor and outdoor seating options. The outdoor has two options: out the back or alfresco on the main mall strip. Very chill and enjoyable. Great service and friendly staff. Didn't eat...More

Thank mickreal
Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

Great pub. Fantastic food friendly staff and best of all it has plenty of seating in the afternoon sun

Thank kiwibird14
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

Took a while to get served or noticed by staff and it wasn't that busy .. might be back to give them another try, we all have our off days.

Thank Bobby K
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Waited for 15 minutes until the waitress finally decided to serve us. Just to find out we would not be served any beer, as we look too young and don‘t have passport on us (i‘m nearly 30 years old). Never again!

Thank Fabian J
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

Dinner and drinks with friends on a busy Saturday night. The meat platter was really tasty, and good value at $46 (I think). They had some cocktails on special for $10. At 9 a band started to play, they were really good, just a bit...More

Thank Miriam G
Reviewed March 2, 2018

The pork belly was flavorful, accompanied by potatoes deliciously cooked in duck fat. The ribeye was perfectly cooked and seasoned, and the chips with it crisp and hot.

Thank akmommela
Reviewed March 2, 2018

Friendly staff, reasonably priced compared to other restaurants around and awesome food. Really enjoyed king prawns, squid was good, monk fish bites were awesome, I’m not a big carb eater but, kumara chips were great. Can’t fault it. Mac gold is one of my old...More

Thank Billybullturds
Reviewed February 11, 2018

good meals nice selection of beers and wine friendly staff option of seating inside or out busy but quick service

Thank zulu80
Reviewed February 8, 2018

Managed to nab an outside table which was awesome! Food was yummy pretty good range on the menu and not as dear as some of the other restaurants in the same area. Service was pretty good too. No complaints.

Thank Holly M
Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

We ordered a platter to share, some of the items in the platter weren't available so they just gave us extra chips. I asked 2 different waitresses for a drink and they never returned to take my order. The food we were given was tastey

Thank nurseylu
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:45 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand (Formerly The Victorian Rose Pub & Cafe)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 7631
  • E-mail
The Vic Brewbar is the South Island’s first fully-fledged Mac’s Brewbar. Found in the historic Victorian Rose building on Trafalgar Street and known by locals as the “Vic Rose”, the Brewbar is a unique Nelson pub and restaurant that offers live entertainment every weekend, great service from friendly staff, delicious food and all your favourite beers on tap. It’s no wonder The Vic is a staple of the local hospitality industry!
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