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New Zealand, Bar, Pub
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very poor in all aspects. Service was indifferent and 2 of 3 meals very poor both in terms of size and flavour. I should have checked reviews before booking. Lots of flies buzzing sound, no drinks table service offered or dessert. No need to book...as only one other table eating. We did provide feedback so hopefully this is passed on.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 October 2023 via mobile

Do not eat here, a complete rip-off. My 80 year old Father took our family for supper, they charged him for drinks we didn't order, $5 for a very, small extra pot of tomato sauce for our chips and $7 for an extra piece of...bread for our mussels. One $30 main course, shared between 3 people, turned into a $130 bill he was too polite to question. It's empty for a reason, don't go here.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 11 June 2023

Wow what a wonderful Atmosphere and the service was amazing and the food was amazing . Would definitely recommend this place if you are looking for fantastic food and fantastic service . Thank you for a fabulous dinner and night . We will be back

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 12 January 2023

I have visited here a few times. The food is of a good standard; but service varies from excellent to being ignored. My experience is you have to ascertain the mood of the staff before eating here.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 29 December 2022 via mobile

6 of us ate tonight at the Stables. The meals were very good, our wait person was very good but we were somewhat amazed to be charged for vinegar with our meals and for mayonnaise Considering 3 people had the fish and chips, and the...mayo was for a burger that was just the bun and chicken (no lettuce, onion, bacon or tomsto) I would have thought vinegar was an expected condiment for fish and a small dish of mayo could have been supplied given the burger was minus all those extras. Just seemed very stingy especially since we all had desserts too. Not a good look.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 11 December 2022 via mobile

Rather yum dinner out last night celebrating 15 years of marriage for our friends. Such a good time 😀 the stables definitely impressed with dinner and I’d recommend going back. Pork belly, roast veggies, apple sauce and gravy. Super yumm!!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 8 May 2022 via mobile

We had a really nice meal today and we all enjoyed it. My southern fried chicken was the best -tender and tasty. Mum enjoyed her chowder and husband thought fish was really good. The service was really friendly and fast. Didn't have to wait long...considering it was a busy day. We'll be back!More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 15 April 2022

Had an amazing night as always the food was outstanding and the service was excellent thank you Katrina for being so attentive you looked after us the whole time. Highly recommend! Thanks team love your work.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 30 November 2021

Meal was ok although thought it was weird the pork belly had no crackling but was an ok meal. Pretty disappointed with the lack of mask wearing, especially as covid has arrived in Nelson. Hopefully they pick their game up come Fri nd the new...laws. Probably would return but after covid.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 28 November 2021 via mobile

The meal had absolutely no taste. I had to cut 1/3 of the steak off due to fat and gristle. When I told the lady at the bar of my bad experience there was no reaction at all. Sadly it was a waste of money.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 13 October 2021

. Average dinner experience. Food was fine, what you’d expect from a pub meal. We had 3 different waitresses serving us. One of them was young and very friendly, polite and attentive. Another young girl that was fine, didn’t put in too much effort but...no complaints. The third was older, rude and disinterested in our customer experience. She was the one who took our order and read it back to us CORRECTLY. But when our food came, a burger was missing. We started eating as we were starving and by time we had finished, I was still missing my burger. Flagged down the friendlier waitress to check on it and she apologised and said she would go check. The older one came back after 5 minutes with no apology and bluntly stated we hadn’t ordered a burger. I assured her that my partner had ordered it, which she replied with an attitude “I read back your order and you didn’t say anything”. We didn’t need to because she initially read it correctly. She asked if we still wanted it, which I did. Because I was starving and she said it would only take 5 minutes. The burger arrived within 10 and was fine but was unhappy with the fact that not only did she not apologise, but insinuated that it was our fault. This is the first time I’ve ever written a bad review. I work in customer service as a waitress myself and I know that things get missed sometimes. But you always apologise with a smile on your face. You do not blame the customer and have an attitude. We went to pay anticipating whoever was at the till would check how our food/service was but was not asked. I checked the bill and they had charged us for someone else’s double G&T. Usually when you mess up, you comp something, or offer a discount. Not charge for someone else’s drink. I’d suggest management run a refresher course in their customer service department. As a reminder to some of your older staff of proper protocol when dealing with mistakes and complaints.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 10 October 2021

Nice atmosphere warm welcome from the wait staff very accomidating. Unforntunatly the food was a real letdown. My wife struggled to butcher the poorly cooked steak with the blunt knife they provided. We asked for a blue steak and not only was it a nasty...cut of meat it appeared as if it had been microwaved. The chef watched us from the kitchen as my wife tried desperatly to hack away pieces of the steak. All the theatrics aside my wife and i managed to giggle our way throu our meals. I had the chicken breast wich was good. But still steak isnt that technical.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 30 August 2020

We loved the interior and the ambience of an English Tavern. My husband was impressed with his steak and the mocktails we had ordered. However, I had only 1 or 2 options being a vegan.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 23 May 2020 via mobile

Our waitress was lovely and understanding but our food took two hours to come out, they ran out of two different lots of food and by the time our food came out there was stone cold potatoes, pasta, undercooked chicken and pork belly (which wasn’t...actually pork belly). We received a Drink that had a bug in it. Entrees took nearly an hour and then the mains were an extra hour plus since we had to rethink the mains more than once for food that had run out. Returned the ‘pork belly’, rest of food was mainly eaten as we were starving by the time the food got out we just needed to eat. Went to pay and asked if we had to pay for the porkbelly as we returned it but because the vegetables were eaten they’d only take off half of the porkbelly cost. Out of the 9 of us who all made complaints about the wait time and state of the food we were offered no discount or refund on anything. Boss was very rude to us and the waitress when we asked about some sort of discount for the meal, she didn’t know the policy and didn’t know what to do about it and then was unhappy that we had asked about it even and that we only had to pay for half of the pork belly. Would not recommend or go back again if this is how we are treated. I’ve attached a photo of the ‘pork belly’ that was $30 and we still had to pay $15 for it. I won’t be returning for a long time, the wait time was horrid and no warning of it being so long and the food was atrocious they didn’t even serve the food on heated plates. Need a serious changeMore

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed 14 February 2020

Last time we were here it was somewhat unwelcoming but THIS time, a lovely server and good food and drink at OK prices. We will be back.

Date of visit: February 2020
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The Stables Restaurant & Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5