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The Stables Restaurant & Tavern

$$ - $$$, , European
1 McGlashen Avenue | Nelson, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
+64 3-544 2248
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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New Zealand, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 McGlashen Avenue | Nelson, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So slow. Beer gone before food came. Had to go to bar after I was told there was table service because, so slow. Asked for butter, never came. Very bland pot pie. Excellent drink selections reasonable prices.

Thank ElGorrion5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here was excellent, fresh with interesting flavours. The outdoors area was well laid out with plenty of shelter. The only major downside was the music, MTV spouting tasteless songs, and the waitress singing along tunelessly every time she came outside to clear something.

Thank Alia D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is nothing special about this restaurant and tavern in the heart of Richmond. It is a fairly typical Kiwi pub and fairly typical pub food. The waiter was friendly and busy, the wine list is ordinary, and the food was good (the chicken salad)...More

Thank WingerJack
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Friendly staff, menu, good range of foods. The food is great but the soups are excellent and never disappoint.

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We called into this restaurant a year ago and were not able to be seated. The staff were rude. This year the female staff were lovely. We were seated straight away, the food took about 10 minutes and was lovely. There were only about another...More

Thank Lorraine T
Reviewed 10 December 2017

We met up with friends from out of town for a meal and catch up. There is a good range of wine and beer available and indoor.outdoor options. We dined in the dining room. Our waitress was keen for us to order as they had...More

Thank Christine W
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Very quiet night on a Sunday, but we enjoyed our meals. There was a decent range of vegetarian options which I much appreciated. The only negative was that I was sitting near a window which was very drafty (even though it was closed) and it...More

Thank Wendy G
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Very good menu with specials up on the black board. Waitresses friendly & helpful. There is parking for customers but not always easy to access if coming in later on. Alot of Richmond's Queen Street is blocked off at the moment. Completion date of work...More

Thank jOnathOn49_19
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Solo business trip so stopped in on passing and wss not disappointed. Some nice local craft beers and the dinner (fettuccine - chef's special) was outstanding.

Thank 447steve046
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Overall a good place to take kids, meal was held up abit as another team was there bug all in all good well priced meals

Thank WilsonFamilyNz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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
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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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