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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” (27 reviews)
“pie” (11 reviews)
“quinoa” (3 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Point Road | Monaco, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 308 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch here recently, nice atmosphere, food was good, service not too bad, menu was well priced, good pub food.

Thank 158christinej
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant at the hotel where we stayed (just across the street) was booked solid so we made a reservation at The Honest Lawyer. Cute “British” theme, large spaces inside, plus outside dining. The table arrangement was nice - not all crammed together. The bartender,...More

Thank tatoland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

... After so many great times here in the past we dropped in for a pint and a meal. We got the feeling the 'specials' had been concocted from last night's remains. Undercooked potatoes, grissly pork in the soup, and yes we did complain, only...More

Thank Simon T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Honest Lawyer is across the road from the Grand Mercure Monaco whose dining room looked very unappealing. We were surprised to find the venue very busy on a Monday night. There was a very large group of seemingly unparented children the night we visited...More

Thank Linda0615
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The Honest Lawyer is in a great location and has so much potential but it really falls short in the food and service area! Last time I went, our food came out and was cold. The staff aren't overly friendly or helpful. If you ask...More

Thank Lucy8989
Reviewed 19 August 2018 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 29 July 2018 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 7 August 2018

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 28 July 2018

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 23 July 2018 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 21 July 2018

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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Groups
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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