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The Vic Brewbar

££ - £££, ,
281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 7631
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (32 reviews)
“fish and chips” (20 reviews)
“ribs” (15 reviews)
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New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 406 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

good meals nice selection of beers and wine friendly staff option of seating inside or out busy but quick service

Thank zulu80
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Managed to nab an outside table which was awesome! Food was yummy pretty good range on the menu and not as dear as some of the other restaurants in the same area. Service was pretty good too. No complaints.

Thank Holly M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered a platter to share, some of the items in the platter weren't available so they just gave us extra chips. I asked 2 different waitresses for a drink and they never returned to take my order. The food we were given was tastey

Thank nurseylu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Treated well as ‘walk-ins’ (opposite restaurant booked out) with plenty of tables. Food was good (we had steak and chowder) and service very friendly. Drinks a little exxie ($10.50 for a decent wine) but overall a nice night 👍

Thank DOug57_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here with my niece, wasn't even busy but wait staff seemed to be busy, rushing through everything without a smile while 2 lady behind the bar were chatting away. Burger ordered were bland, I had to add barbecue sauce to it. Onion rings were...More

Thank Stephy_SL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time knocking around Nelson for a few days only for the trip to be topped off by our trip to The Vic. The service was friendly, quick & efficient. Our waitress went the extra yard to accommodate us & persuaded us to...More

1  Thank briancrenshaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During a trip to Nelson we visited the Vic Brewbar on a Saturday evening. Nice vibe , very busy and lovely weather. We had a few of the local drinks while waiting for an outside table to become free. Got the nod from the accommodating...More

Thank Grifficx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great meal and drinks here! Sat outside as it was a beautiful evening, such a great atmosphere outside. Staff were also great!

Thank Dunnersfireman64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I popped into this place for dinner, I’d been before. I did ch class trip advisor prior but took my chance. Unfortunately I left after 5 minutes because I got no service. Everyone looked at me but no one bothered to come over. So I...More

Thank mattinthehat25
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went in a family group of 6. Some of the dishes were fantastic (salt and pepper squid, tuna, pasta. Some were ok (pork belly and halloumi sandwich). A good place to go with a large group.

Thank Louise P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$26
New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand (Formerly The Victorian Rose Pub & Cafe)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 7631
  • E-mail
The Vic Brewbar is the South Island’s first fully-fledged Mac’s Brewbar. Found in the historic Victorian Rose building on Trafalgar Street and known by locals as the “Vic Rose”, the Brewbar is a unique Nelson pub and restaurant that offers live entertainment every weekend, great service from friendly staff, delicious food and all your favourite beers on tap. It’s no wonder The Vic is a staple of the local hospitality industry!
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