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Honest Lawyer

$$ - $$$, European,
1 Point Road | Monaco, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-547 4070
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (23 reviews)
“pie” (11 reviews)
“pastry” (5 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Point Road | Monaco, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 285 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this place multiple times over the space of a week, for lunch and just for a casual drink. Loved the outdoor seats under the trees for a bit of shade or out in the sun if you prefer. Never sat inside. Meals were good...More

Thank Holly M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited here every night while stayed across the road at the Grand Mercure. The outdoor area is great and was good to sit out under the trees on hot days / evenings and watch the planes land (they literally approach the runway right in front...More

Thank Dunnersfireman64
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Try the steak and ale pie - best I have had for many a meal. Plus the Emmerson Pilsner is a fabulous beer - chock full of character.

Thank stugross
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Girl time was needed, we looked around and found what a beautiful setting and surroundings. Inside and out side seating, meet with very hospitable receptionist, and although the Chef had no oven that day, what a delicious meal we both had, no complaints, Recommend you...More

Thank Miriam G
Reviewed 8 January 2018

We came here for lunch with a friend when visiting the area and what a gorgeous location there on the water! Inside they have an old English pub look going for it, quite cosy. I loved the outdoor area with the big garden and picnic...More

Thank SD2606
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

My friend and I enjoyed hot chips and a beer hear. The view of the water ( make sure the tide is in) and the old English look of the pub made us feel relaxed as we sat outside in the lovely garden. Would be...More

Thank chickenleggs
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Wow what a presentation of food. Team work was out of this world. I have traveled many places between NZ & UK. Including stop overs in posh hotels. This was up there with the big companies. Just try it. Well done having to cater for...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Had a hamburger with chips and the trimmings and it was very tasty. Also had deals on wine, both bottle and by the glass.Good selection of beers. Staff friendly and on the ball. Not the most lengthy of menus but enough to cater for most...More

Thank DaveBAmersham
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

We recently met friends here for lunch while visiting Nelson. Our lunches were lovely - fresh, good portion sizes and exactly as described. I can recommend the fish and chips - the fish was super fresh with a lovely crunchy batter. The setting was idyllic...More

Thank Neeky1
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Called in with friends after a walk, for coffee and scones and muffins. Both the scone and the muffin were close to be uneatable. Very dry, tasteless, old, hard, really would be the worst i have ever tasted. Service was slow, and there were not...More

1  Thank danjonelson
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Bar Scene
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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