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The Stables Restaurant & Tavern

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££ - £££
New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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1 McGlashen Avenue | Nelson, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
+64 3-544 2248
10:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:30
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Nelson, New Zealand
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has been a couple of months since we were last here, but each time we come back the standard of service and food is always of a high standard. Staff are always friendly and happy to help with fussy kids or for that matter fussy adults.

Thank Jane B
Auckland, New Zealand
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We (2 couples) rocked up on a Friday night without booking and were lucky enough to get a table. An older style building so a bit of atmosphere. Pleasamnt wait staff, good menu selections, generous portions, reasonmably priced and beer from a local brewery. Would visit again if in the area.

Thank SmithyNZ
Whangarei, New Zealand
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great St Pats night at Stables. Awesome staff. Great atmosphere. Good meals. Great menu selection Don't miss it!

Thank JudithC007
New Zealand
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62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

After missing out on a table on a previous night we finally booked and had a good table. Service was good, staff friendly. We chose the chicken in filo. The meal was nicely presented. the filo parcel was full of chicken, but the thing that let it down was the fact the the cranberry sauce used in the dish discoloured... More 

Thank sandl68
Auckland, New Zealand
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101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I walked into the Stables and was greeted with a great smile and hello from Nicole . Nicole was very welcoming. She was very pleasant and great to see that someone enjoying her job and nothing was a problem. After I ordered Nicole came to check that the food was fine and nothing wrong. She asked and was there anything... More 

Thank Cam P
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Helpful, cheerful staff. Three vegetarian dishes on the menu - all of which were outstanding. The building is reclaimed brick from the old racing stables and there are many mementoes of the time. Good food, good beer,good service. what more could you want?

Thank Robert J
Ashburton, New Zealand
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65 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Tired after a long 8hr drive in need of a decent meal and not a takeaway. Drove around Richmond and saw the building, walked in and greeted by friendly staff. Sat down outside and grabbed our spoilt pooch who was given a water bowl! We sat away from other diners as not to inconvience them. The Seafood - tick, The... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Food excellent. Pub/bistro style. Good size portions. Caters for children with a kids menu available. Pleasant atmosphere and surroundings. Good fast service. Parking convenient both outside the restaurant and in the mall car park accross the road.

Thank Elizabeth W
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Awesome Bar & Restaurant with great staff and an excellent Chef. We dropped in for a "late breakfast" and the staff were so accommodating. They have a great outdoor area that is sunny and welcoming. Looking forward to going back soon a MUST visit.

Thank T6675KOad
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

My hubby and I went to the Stables for lunch today and left feeling less than impressed with our lunch and service! We had the chicken nachos and I found chicken that wasn't cooked throughly. I voiced my concern to the waitress who replied with sorry I'll tell the chef. She also asked if I'd like to order something else.... More 

Thank Nicole T
karenpnz, Public Relations Manager at The Stables Restaurant & Tavern, responded to this review

Sorry you felt you weren't satisfied and thanks for notifying us at the time. From your comment it seems we did apologise and offer to rectify the situation for you so I am not sure why you felt we were ignoring your concerns as it is always our focus to ensure people are happy with their food. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 McGlashen Avenue | Nelson, Richmond 7020, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +64 3-544 2248
Situated in the heart of Richmond, Nelson, The Stables Restaurant & Tavern is located in an historic brick building with a close connection to the early days of Nelson. We pride ourselves on being your relaxed, friendly 'local' restaurant and tavern so why not call in for a meal or to enjoy a relaxing drink with family and friends. We'd love to see you!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?