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The Vic Brewbar

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$$ - $$$
British, 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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All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place for good pub-ish food. Kind of dark inside but it was a good place to take refuge from the rain. The service was great. Friend ordered the roast meal and I ordered the pork belly. We thought both were pretty good.

Thank Starzar
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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201 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Poppped in for early evening dinner. It was a Sunday, so DH had the Sunday Roast, with included pudding. The roast was very very average. He had the lamb. Reminded us of the trays of sliced lamb you got at school. Veg accompaniment was ok. Pudding was an ice cream sundae - again it was ok. Luckily it was a... More 

Thank moxxy-girl
Perth, Australia
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very attentive staff even though it was busy. We did a tasting tray of beers which is great value. NZ$20 for 6 large tastings. We didn't eat, but the meals that did come out looked great.

Thank GregWA
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Just got to Nelson and was famished so we headed here as we knew the beer would be good. I had the chicken burger and my partner has the pulled beef with blue cheese sauce sandwich. Both absolutely delicious. Would return!

Thank Leanne D
Dunedin, New Zealand
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I like the Vic, its one of my regular haunts. Great food, Good selection of beers, lagers etc etc, Friendly staff, Good promotions. Central location. What more do you want? Have yet to be disappointed as lives up to my expectations

Thank toddytom
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had delicious food, rather unusually good for a "bar-type" establishment, however the space was very nicely arranged with respect for the old-style of the building and with a warm and pleasant atmosphere. The staff were courteous, very friendly and efficient. I left my jacket there on my way to Queenstown, but no problem, it was mailed to one of... More 

Thank TrouweKlant
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123 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We popped in for dinner when visiting Nelson and noticed the burger and beverage deal advertised on the table so we ordered that. Awesome value and great quality food, very generous serving sizes too. Popped up to order another round of drinks and was asked if I would like to sample one before buying it. A great touch which I... More 

Thank Antarisha
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

we came at noon after we enjoyed mac`s in our backpeker. wonderfull time, must try the tap beers, the food was very good and the place is clean and comfy😃

Thank tamardaliot
Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The friendliness of the staff left us with a good impression of the pub. We were seated straightaway and the service was fairly quick however pub was not full as it was a Tuesday night. The prices were good for what the food was but I would have like to have seen more variety especially for the main menu. I... More 

Thank Edwin V
Paeroa, New Zealand
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Met up with friends from Blenheim for the day. Had no idea where was good for lunch, but they had been to The Vic once before, and said it was good, which it was. Nice atmosphere, and it was fine having kids with us, even though it is a bar. Love seafood chowder, so very pleased to see that on... More 

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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
British, 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, 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
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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