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“Character plus!”
Review of Honest Lawyer

Honest Lawyer
Ranked #49 of 179 Restaurants in Nelson
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: The Honest Lawyer has become a Nelson icon with friendly service, a relaxing atmosphere, excellent food and unique accommodation, making it a perfect stop for locals and visitors alike.
Lake Macquarie, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
358 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Character plus!”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

The restaurant and bar are major eye candy for those interested in an eclectic mix of memorabilia. The food menu is delightful and the scones are to die for. A good range of beverages are available as well. Inside and outside dining are available. The staff were cheery and bright and customer focused.

Visited May 2014
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English first
Havelock North, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
174 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Cool pub and restaurant”
Reviewed 16 May 2014

Loved this place - location, friendly staff, décor and the food. It is a bit off the beaten track but well worth visiting. Highly recommended.

Visited April 2014
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice pub if you're in Monaco”
Reviewed 15 May 2014 via mobile

I was staying across the road at the Monaco apartments. Rather than driving back into town I decided to try the Honest Lawyer. The food was traditional pub grub - I had the steak and Guinness pie. The beer was ok - mainly Macs.

The outside courtyard is nice and overlooks the water

Visited May 2014
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Thank Phil W
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Nelson
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Honest Lawyer outside and inside dining”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

Well, have been twice in last few months. Our outside dining was punctuated with a live band, and a good atmosphere. Waitresses served meals with no cutlery or condiments on the tables, and had to walk some distance to get these. Would it have been more practical to serve the meals and have the customers being able to eat while still hot.
We tried a meal inside as the weather turned colder, but found the band so loud by the bar, that we seriously couldn't talk with our friends. Found our meal also to be bland and unappetising.
Would be keen to try again, but hoping staff read this and maybe make some changes.

  • Visited April 2014
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Hard to find, but worth the drive”
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Tucked away just outside Nelson, this place serves up really good pub grub & huge portions. You can even cook your own steak at the table on a stone grill! A great imitation of an Olde Englishe Country pub, its well worth a visit. Has live music some nights. Would love to revisit in the summer.

Visited April 2014
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Thank Carole T
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