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Honest Lawyer

$$ - $$$, European,
1 Point Road | Monaco, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-547 4070
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (26 reviews)
“pie” (11 reviews)
“quinoa” (3 reviews)
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Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Point Road | Monaco, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went for a evening walk and thought we would stop for a pint. Asked the barmaid for 2 x pints. Super dear at $22 plus was only 425 mils. Will not be going back there again. If you want a good atmosphere it's the place...More

Thank tmurray111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I chose gluten free option fish & chips I told them that I only had a intolerance, the menu said batters fish with crispy chips but what I got was fish that looked like it been panicked on starchy mash potato I won’t be backMore

1  Thank Tania P
HonestLawyerNelson, General Manager at Honest Lawyer, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Tania P. Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the Honest Lawyer. I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies. At The Honest Lawyer, we strive to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Looks nice from outside. Waitress was pleasant, but more intent on chatting with the locals at the bar (fair enough I suppose, as we were only visiting). The table wasn't very clean, but there again, it is a pub, not a restaurant. Went for the...More

Thank simonr211
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love it here. Food is the best. Kids can safely run around. Menu is good. Lots to choose from. I cant recommened anything as everything is so nice youll struggle with what to order everytime you go.

Thank 546sherrid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the staff come off a little standoffish and a bit terse and very, very pushy - we almost left after being asked twice if we were ready to order by the same waitress, when we were still waiting for our drinks! - the food...More

1  Thank MurrayTania J
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

The place has a good atmosphere and lists themselves on first table which is a real bonus. We found the delivery of the meal to be quite quick and service friendly enough. We didn't think the steak meal was too flash in the end. Far...More

Thank Gemma R
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Went to this restaurant because it was recommended. The waitress who served us was a bit aggressive. Totally lacking in customer service. We ordered 3 roast meals. The other two meals were ok but I found a dark wavy hair on mine. What’s more, when...More

1  Thank eClaire_7
Reviewed 3 June 2018

Great for family get together’s, awesome food & service. Large outdoor area with umbrella’s overlooking Monarco.

Thank Gralyn73
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Great place to stop and have a cold one on a sunday afternoon without the kids. Service is friendly and the beer is always cold. The best bit is they have Stella Artois on tap! Nice relaxed and warm atmosphere. We love this place

Thank sachasmith999
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Love the location of the honest lawyer but unfortunately every time I’ve been there I’ve been slightly disappointed with the food and service until yesterday when we were treated absolutely terribly by one of the staff members. She was incredibly rude to us all which...More

1  Thank Nicola S
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2 February 2018|
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Response from DaveBAmersham | Reviewed this property |
Hello We arrived at our hotel and later visited the premises and booked a table for that evening so pre- booking is available. Suggest checking for a website and E mail or phone the premises direct. Hope this helps. Dave... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Point Road | Monaco, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-547 4070
  • E-mail
The Honest Lawyer has become a Nelson icon with friendly service, a relaxing atmosphere, excellent food and unique accommodation, making it a perfect stop for locals and visitors alike.
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