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The Vic Brewbar

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand (Formerly The Victorian Rose Pub & Cafe)
+64 3-548 7631
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a large group looking for somewhere to eat late on a public holiday. The team at the Brew Bar were great at sorting us out. Good menu, friendly atmosphere, fun evening with family.

Thank KaritaneMartin
Christchurch, New Zealand
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352 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been here several times before. Luke the beers, but I had the monkfish fish and chips main. Not overly impressed. Too much batter and very little fish. The salad was a garnish. Other Brew Bars across the country do the F & C better. On the plus side, my wife's pork ribs were melting off the bone. Talk about food... More 

Thank Buckoinchch
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped mostly to do finish our bookings in comfort of a wifi. Apparently, the infrastructure was so bad that it took 15min to connect and then it was unusable slow, even though the place wasn't too full. Besides that, it clearly brings attention with the design above the local standards, but nothing more than that. Average food limited to... More 

Thank mikocot
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Exactly as the other person wrote. Till error and forgot our food and drinks. 1 hour of my life I will never get back. When I asked what was going on got terrible service. Skip this place

Thank Travel S
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here with another couple to try their burgers which were so yummy. The flavours were great, the portion size was great and the atmosphere was really great too. Service was good and we didn't have to wait long for our meals.

Thank Alysha V
Nelson, New Zealand
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I havent been here for ages due to previous menu and only a "pub Grub" feel. Went last night The food is now excellent - with range from the pub Grub, burgers, f&C';s etc to some fantastic Salmon,pork Belly and steak meals. we were really impressed. PLUS they havent done the typical Nelson thing and priced themselves into a different... More 

Thank Drivelking
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57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good place for dinner. There's plenty of variety on the menu and the prices are good. The staff are all very friendly too!

Thank Jossun
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Burger and a drink or glass of local wine good value. I had the bean burger and my partner the beef burger. Pleasant evening in warm sunshine so we sat out in the street.

Thank Helen S
Attadale, Australia
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201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We felt like a beer and pub meal and this place looked the business. Got two pale ales and sat outside. Was not impressed with the pale ale. Worse we were surrounded by smokers. Decided we did not have to eat there and moved on.

Thank Peter B
Singapore, Singapore
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45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dropped by for a drink with a group of friends while waiting for our dinner reservations. The al fresco area outside the bar is nice. The bar is quite big and has a wide variety of local brews which is quite good. The bar also has a daily promotion for NZ$20 which comes with a main plus a beer/wine.

Thank KY28

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, 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
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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