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“It was a great night out”

Smugglers Pub and Cafe
Ranked #10 of 179 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: SUPREME WINNER TOP SHOP 2014 and WINNER FOOD, BEVERAGE & HOSPITALITY CATEGORY - NELSON The Smugglers Pub and Cafe is famous for its hearty meals, foaming craft ales and great wines all served up in a unique old world atmosphere.Located within easy walking distance from Nelson's Tahunanui Beach and set amongst the areas' busy motel district, the Smugglers is ideally placed to cater for your group no matter how large or small. Food is available all day and into the evening with extensive snack, lunch and dinner menus including gluten free and children's menus for young smugglers. We stock a variety of regional, national and international wines along with Mac's & Speights beers, Guinness, Kilkenny, Becks and Stella Artois.We are open seven days a week including most holidays and absolutely no surcharges ever. So come on down relax and enjoy the award winning atmosphere that is so unique to Smugglers.
Nelson, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“It was a great night out”
Reviewed 24 March 2014

I booked a table for seven people. The service was prompt and the wine list good. The meals were delivered without undue delay and the servings were of a good size. I thoroughly enjoyed the fish I ordered and everyone was tucking in and commenting positively on their meals. I noticed a patched motorcycle gang member being asked to remove his jacket which was pretty good. All in all, a positive experience.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Mark B
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Alibeare001, Public Relations Manager at Smugglers Pub and Cafe, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Thanks for Choosing Smugglers for your evening out, we are glad you enjoyed your meals and the service and hope to see you again soon..

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Perth
Level 6 Contributor
160 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“A good pub meal”
Reviewed 19 March 2014 via mobile

The fish was very fresh although the accompanying chips and salad, covered in dressing, were a little ordinary.

Visited March 2014
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Alibeare001, Public Relations Manager at Smugglers Pub and Cafe, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Thanks for your review, and thank you for visiting Smugglers Pub & Cafe.

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Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“If you are staying in Nelson you should definitely visit here”
Reviewed 19 March 2014

Truly great pub with amazing and unique decor (most have cost a small fortune to get this place looking how it is), brilliant customer service, reasonably priced drinks and brilliant food with a diverse menu. I highly recommend a visit to Smugglers Pub you won't regret it.

Visited March 2014
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Thank John_Sydney_Wildlife
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Alibeare001, Public Relations Manager at Smugglers Pub and Cafe, responded to this review, 24 March 2014
Thank you for your fab review glad you enjoyed your time with us at Smugglers.

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Nelson, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Enjoyable”
Reviewed 12 March 2014

Have had lunch and evening meals at smugglers and had good portion size and value for money with both. If I had to complain at all it would be change the menu more often. But I strongly recommend the great value and quality of the food.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Donna W
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Alibeare001, Public Relations Manager at Smugglers Pub and Cafe, responded to this review, 13 March 2014
Thanks for your great review and glad you enjoy visiting Smugglers, we change our menu twice a year, but admit a lot of the dishes remain the same as they are too popular to get rid of.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Awesome pub meal”
Reviewed 11 March 2014 via mobile

Lovely quiant pub great for all the family and large groups food was just amazing generous portions ...ribs devine.... Steak perfect would recommend

Visited March 2014
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Alibeare001, Public Relations Manager at Smugglers Pub and Cafe, responded to this review, 13 March 2014
Thanks for taking the time to write a review, we value all our guests comments ...

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