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The Vic Brewbar

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281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 7631
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish and chips” (21 reviews)
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CUISINES
New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 420 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

seated immediately and good service. Food relatively basic but quickly prepared and nicely presented. Friendly staff. Relatively simple pub grub done very well.

Thank Chuffer81A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Used to frequent this restaurant / bar once a week over a 3 month period when working in the district. I liked the menu choice as well as sampling the different Mac’s beer types. Visiting the district again for a whistle stop I had to...More

Thank Max_O6363
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is by far one of the best places I've eaten yet on this 5 week holiday in NZ. Portions are huge and food is top quality. Really beautiful meal, great attention to detail, beautiful laid back atmosphere and attentive and lovely staff. The cocktails...More

1  Thank BeckyButters
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here as we were still hungry for a snack. Shared calamari with asian slaw and kumara covered in chickpeas. Calamari was tasty but asian slaw awful. In fact all it was was shredded cabbage with a couple of slices of red onion. Not...More

Thank Sassysas1970
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the Vic on St. Patrick's night and enjoyed the guinness and a very good guinness and beef pie. The atmosphere was great.

Thank tanpic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant on a Sunday night and as the weather was warm, we were able to sit outside. Staff were very polite. We went for the pork belly with roast potatoes, green beans, red cabbage and the best crackling! Would happily go...More

Thank Whitehalltraveller
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Returned here time and again on a recent visit to Nelson (Mar 18) The staff were always friendly and welcoming even on the busiest days. Great to be able to sit outside and watch the word go by especially with the road being closed off...More

Thank MadgeMagic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 12 March 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 11 March 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
Cuisine
New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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
Description
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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