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The Vic Brewbar

$$ - $$$, ,
281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 7631
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“burger” (48 reviews)
“fish and chips” (21 reviews)
“ribs” (15 reviews)
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New Zealand, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Popped in here a couple of times over the weekend for a drink. The first night we ordered wings for a snack and they were very good. The staff were friendly and helpful and recognised us from one night to the next. The place has...More

Thank KiwiKerry53
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Shared a platter and drinks with my partner. The food was full of flavour and great variety. The ribs and chicken especially were cooked perfectly. Good entertainment afterwards with a live band playing. Great atmosphere

Thank SiobhanMcGibbon
Reviewed 17 April 2018

seated immediately and good service. Food relatively basic but quickly prepared and nicely presented. Friendly staff. Relatively simple pub grub done very well.

Thank Chuffer81A
Reviewed 13 April 2018

Used to frequent this restaurant / bar once a week over a 3 month period when working in the district. I liked the menu choice as well as sampling the different Mac’s beer types. Visiting the district again for a whistle stop I had to...More

Thank Max_O6363
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

This is by far one of the best places I've eaten yet on this 5 week holiday in NZ. Portions are huge and food is top quality. Really beautiful meal, great attention to detail, beautiful laid back atmosphere and attentive and lovely staff. The cocktails...More

1  Thank BeckyButters
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

We came here as we were still hungry for a snack. Shared calamari with asian slaw and kumara covered in chickpeas. Calamari was tasty but asian slaw awful. In fact all it was was shredded cabbage with a couple of slices of red onion. Not...More

Thank Sassysas1970
Reviewed 29 March 2018

We went to the Vic on St. Patrick's night and enjoyed the guinness and a very good guinness and beef pie. The atmosphere was great.

Thank tanpic
Reviewed 22 March 2018

We went to this restaurant on a Sunday night and as the weather was warm, we were able to sit outside. Staff were very polite. We went for the pork belly with roast potatoes, green beans, red cabbage and the best crackling! Would happily go...More

Thank Whitehalltraveller
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Returned here time and again on a recent visit to Nelson (Mar 18) The staff were always friendly and welcoming even on the busiest days. Great to be able to sit outside and watch the word go by especially with the road being closed off...More

Thank MadgeMagic
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

The beers on tap here are very tasty, sure to suit any palate. Both indoor and outdoor seating options. The outdoor has two options: out the back or alfresco on the main mall strip. Very chill and enjoyable. Great service and friendly staff. Didn't eat...More

Thank mickreal
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$24
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
12:00 PM - 11:45 PM
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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