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The Vic Brewbar

) #12 of 120 Restaurants in Nelson $$ - $$$, New Zealand, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly
281 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 7631
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“burger” (43 reviews)
“roast dinner” (4 reviews)
“fries” (17 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 yesterday

Always a great atmosphere at the Vic the staff are all really friendly and welcoming! The live bands make it feel like a real old school pub which is why I love it so much. The food is outstanding honestly the gravy you get with...More

Thank RichardHuckvale
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We dropped in for a dinner while on holiday. It looked like a pub with bistro meals but is more like a restaurant with pub seating. The food was great and really lifted this review from the trash. The service was almost non existant and...More

Thank Warren K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booking made for 7.30pm, waiting staff very friendly and attentive. A little disappointing that the Blue Cod and Spare ribs were off the menu. Dining area , toilets very clean and tidy. Well worth a re visit

Thank Christopher And... B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went out for the evening and found this pub style restaurant still open quite late. We dropped in for some pub food and found it very tasty indeed and for a very reasonable price. I ordered the beef burger and my partner ordered the...More

Thank Markyboi75
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Vic is a great place to hang out with friends - often a good band on to dance the night way to, foods good, service is great. Love the atmosphere there

Thank Raewyn S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it here. We came on the burger + drink for $20 night which was great ! And the food was delicious, the drinks tasty and the staff (Howard the owner) very pleasant.

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing more than average at best. To be referred to as a gastro-pub is way off the mark, and if reviewed as such my rating would be poor. As it is my rating is based on standard pub food, which is obviously expected to be...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything was perfect. The burger was excellent. The chips were cooked to perfection. The service was exceptional especially to the younger members of our party. 10/10.

Thank hallidayfamily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great gluten free menu with lots of options. The meal I ordered came with fries which were cooked in a separate gf fryer too, rare to find anywhere that does this! Will definitely be back

Thank Jessica464
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was great for a pub and the food was alright but ordered the onion rings and now need a heart bypass for all the oil in them . Shame as the rest of the pub was really good

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