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The Sands Brewery Bar & Kitchen

623 Rocks road | Tahunanui, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 6230
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible18%
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Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
623 Rocks road | Tahunanui, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Over cooked,over priced and disinterested service........the perfect trifecta. Medium rare shouldn't be over cooked ever. No use complaining as We felt staff thought that they were doing us a service by even looking at us. Not even a thank you when I paid for this...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I went to eat here after trekking Abel Tasmin all day so STARVING. It took one hour for our food to come out. Other tables around us who came after got there meals before us. When ours finally came, I had a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank steffwilson07
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice looking bar, staff were friendly. However the food was seriously bad, had to wait 1 hour for my meal which was a fat filled piece of steak, salad that tasted like pesticides, peppercorn sauce that was gravy with a few peppercorns put in it....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank LewisL402
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sat down with a cold jug of lemonade on this hot day when the person who I assume is the owner came over to us and yelled at our table accusing us of not spending enough money. We had only been sitting for less than...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Nelsonlocal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here this morning for breakfast as it looks very nice both inside and outside. Unfortunately that’s where the positives end! Once directed to a table we were ignored and had to fetch our own menus after a few mins wait. Then ordered and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Tmcg91
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

Food was amazing! Service is horrible, only served once to order and add another drink. Not very busy so no excuse for lack of customer service. Polite but very inattentive.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ShannC55
Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Three ladies enjoyed our business brunch so much we returned for dinner. The gentleman that served us breakfast (smashed avo and fruit salad were both delicious, and huge sized helpings) was possibly the owner. Very friendly and helpful with directions etc for a trip out...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Q2076FSteresah
Reviewed 8 November 2018 via mobile

Visited with a friend November 2018. The place is a short walk from the beach and has a casual summery atmosphere. Had drinks and snack bowl and we were happy with the quality of the food, good portion size and good range. Wide selection of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MaegenJ
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Really great atmosphere food here was awesome huge meals nice relaxing visit at the end of a really busy day . Would definitely recommend this establishment

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank joannemI1285PG
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Popped in for a meal and was a bit let down by the food quality. Fish and chips and hot wings. The fries were great. The location is wonderful and right near the park for post activity beer. Good atmosphere for a beverage but that’s...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jdwhitemaui
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 623 Rocks road | Tahunanui, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 6230
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The Sands Brewery Bar and Kitchen The Sands Brewery Bar & Kitchen is a Monteiths themed brewery bar specifically designed for good times, great beer and awesome hospitality! Located directly opposite Nelson’s famous Tahuna beach on Rocks road in the Sands Apartments building with the sunniest court yard in town and plenty of parking. Food is available all day. Start the day with a fabulous breakfast from 7am, stick with us and roll into lunch until 5.00 pm, followed by dinner menu items designed to satisfy everyone’s appetite. Seafood, antipasto and our platters available for sharing all day. Just wanting coffee by the beach? Serving Halo Coffee have in or takeaway. Chef’s freshly baked declicacies available daily in our new deli cabinet. What can we offer you to drink? Traditional Monteith’s Beers on tap such as Original, Golden, Radler, Pilsner, Black, Mid strength & of course the very popular Apple Cider. Unique to the Montetihs Brewery Bars is the Monteiths Brewer Series craft range. Currently we have American Pale Ale & the Southern Pale Ale. Ever popular Heineken & Heineken Light are also on Tap along with assorted bottled brewer series beers & ciders. Local Wines from around the Nelson/Tasman region. We are open 7 days (with no surcharge on public holidays). Bookings are welcome but not essential. To make a reservation Click here. Our friendly staff will only be too pleased to make your day/evening experience a great & memorable one. Also we have courtesy van operating 7 days a week so call us and book your ride. Book your next mid winter Christmas function with us now!! set menu to suit So come on down & enjoy Nelson's newest pub by the beach.
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