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The Vic Brewbar

) #13 of 126 Restaurants in Nelson €€ - €€€ , ,
281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 7631
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (45 reviews)
“roast dinner” (4 reviews)
“fries” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 374 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic service, couldn't fault any of the friendly staff working this Sunday afternoon. Everyone was super friendly and it was topped with great food. Everything was great - food, ambience and service, definitely gave us a great start to our outing in Nelson!

Thank ohnoitsnellie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in off the street, very friendly helpful staff, nice selection of beers and wines. We all ordered a different burgers and all arrived nicely presented and all enjoyed. Good service great meals. Recommend a visit.

Thank PaddyKerryBlue
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It had been a while since we had been to the Vic Brewbar and it was great to return to the warm and genuine atmosphere of this iconic Nelson Pub. Being a Thursday night the place was packed to the seams and the meals took...More

Thank Harold M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely place to sit and eat while looking out the window. Warm and cosy atmosphere inside. I recommend their chicken burger and loved their chickpea battered kumara chips!!!!!! The service was great too!!!

Thank Alisonxxx
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Have been here for drinks - nice casual setting which is spacious and well decorated. Staff are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, as well as patient when you're not sure what to order. The menu looks good and I'd return to try some of it.

Thank lani77nelson
Reviewed 4 July 2017

$1 wings, how can you go wrong. They were tasty, they were decent size, they were $1. Could they have been spicier, sure. But hey, they were cheap, and good. Plus, the beer is always good at the Vic. Last time we went, we had...More

Thank Smackcroker
Reviewed 29 June 2017

I've only been here for lunches, but always great. Excellent choices of wines and beers, and the food is typical pub grub - plenty of it, very filling, and very nice. Warm inside on a cold day, outdoor seating on a fine day - excellent

Thank mikeK3161RW
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Great atmosphere , excellent food and good choice of beers and wines . We sat outside in the sunshine and watched the world go by . Staff were attentive and service was fast .

Thank Vicki C
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Had a relaxed meal here for lunch while visiting Nelson. Comprehensive menu with some smaller meals and larger serves. Our meals were both great and I enjoyed the Hopt watermelon and mint soda for something different Great beer selection too. Nice window seat table areas...More

Thank junismum
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

Just had a yummy meal chicken burger with onion rings crunchy clean taste nice flavours and lots of ingredients in the burger all balanced good piece of chicken with a nice house crumb nice to have a burger full of good stuff avocado bacon slaw...More

Thank Helena L
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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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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