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Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popped in twice over two nights for beer and chips. Great beers, nice food and the staff were excellent - short walk from our Motel Simple but nice

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tasty food with a mex/tex twist and great service, just not the fabulous that I would return for... or maybe I would to try the ribs. Friendly staff and good beers on tap, maybe you should see for yourself.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service and a welcoming ambience was backed up by a meal which has the freshest ingredients with huge flavours! We shared 4 starters and were impressed with each dish!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 20 January 2022

This is our 2nd visit to Smugglers while visiting Nelson. Found the main meals overpriced for what they were. But the garlic bread was our high light of our meal. It was so so good.!!! Would probably not return if visiting Nelson again.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 9 January 2022

Smugglers is one of my favourites to take friends and family. There's a great piratey aesthetic that makes it fun, and the food is great.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 28 December 2021

My husband and I popped in for dinner. They were very busy and advised there could be a delay in getting our meals out. The waitress also let us know. We had no problem with that and appreciated being told. Both of our meals were...lovely and generous portions. Staff were very friendly and attentive.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 27 December 2021 via mobile

Awesome staff awesome food and a good vibe! Definitely a go to if your in Nelson!! Ribs and fried chicken were absolute fire! 🥵

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 23 December 2021 via mobile

For the past years we have enjoyed delicious economical lunch dinners most Sundays, and are always greeted with enthusiasm and our food and drinks have always been consistently excellent, no matter who we were accompanied by, children or adults. Our guests were always catered for,...with attention and their particular needs met. We can give the highest recommendation for this restaurant.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 3 December 2021

Great food, super friendly and helpful staff. It was a wonderful night out. I really recommend Smugglers 🙂

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 26 November 2021 via mobile

We went to the Smugglers pub and cafe on our holiday to Nelson. I read a few reviews who related it highly. They weren’t exaggerating. The food was amazing with the beef brisket to die for and the fried chicken just so crispy. We also...had great service and the kids enjoyed the kids cocktails. All on all highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about Smugglers Pub and Cafe

Yes, Smugglers Pub and Cafe offers takeaway services.

Smugglers Pub and Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5