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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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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible14%
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“salad” (6 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
623 Rocks road | Tahunanui, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Q2076FSteresah
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank MaegenJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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

Thank GZPCManager
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Great location but the food is definitely pub grub. We ordered Fish and chips. The service is friendly but lackluster and hard to find, even with the restaurant nearly empty. There is so much potential here. I hope they take advantage it.

Thank AubreyHord
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately a terrible performance today. Understaffed , the young server had no support, was clearly stressed and at least 7 people left while we waited 45 minutes for our coffees. over priced breakfast and very average food. Would never return.

Thank Thedannibal
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We have eaten here 3 times over the last week and the food has been delicious 😋 The pork ribs were so good and the garlic bread was to die for 😍. We had great breakfast and coffee there today and had no complaints. We...More

Thank Louise T
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Had a pretty standard visit. Nothing memorable about it. Staff were pretty disinterested and food was acceptable for the price. Would be back for a drink and maybe a snack purely for the location as it is close to Tahuna Beach.

Thank SiobhanMcGibbon
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Using the F word and I felt 'put down'. It is very hard for Solo travelers to find nice places to eat that they feel comfortable in, this was not the place.

1  Thank TripChick2015
Reviewed 22 March 2018

We special enjoyed the Happy Hours here each day 4pm to 6pm Great Monteith lager and Graling Pinot Grie The Ribs looked amazing but we didn't try.

Thank Merg_5
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, 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
  • E-mail
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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