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Honest Lawyer

$$ - $$$, European,
1 Point Road | Monaco, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-547 4070
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“steak pie” (5 reviews)
“quinoa” (3 reviews)
“peas” (3 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Point Road | Monaco, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 296 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great for family get together’s, awesome food & service. Large outdoor area with umbrella’s overlooking Monarco.

Thank Gralyn73
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Great place to stop and have a cold one on a sunday afternoon without the kids. Service is friendly and the beer is always cold. The best bit is they have Stella Artois on tap! Nice relaxed and warm atmosphere. We love this place

Thank sachasmith999
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Love the location of the honest lawyer but unfortunately every time I’ve been there I’ve been slightly disappointed with the food and service until yesterday when we were treated absolutely terribly by one of the staff members. She was incredibly rude to us all which...More

Thank Nicola S
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Called in wile cycling past mainly because it looks like a great place to stop. I was starving so ordered the large Nachos which at $25 I thought would be - you know - large. Unfortunately all it was, was a large bowl of corn...More

Thank nomadikiwi
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Stayed for a couple of nights in May 18 and can't fault it at all. The staff were all very friendly, and the room was quaint but completely suitable for my requirements. The burger was tasty, the bacon jam on the burger was great, and...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 6 April 2018

The food at this English themed pub is good but not remarkable. The beef and venison pie special was very good but the fish, chips and salad were average. The food and beers are reasonably priced and the pub has a nice atmosphere.

Thank SuzieLee71
Reviewed 5 April 2018

This is a themed pub (faux English) which offers plenty of space inside and out for diners. Beer is standard but rather flat and, for vegetarians, the menu is restricted to salads. These are ok but some elements are rather overloaded. Cooked meals looked pretty...More

Thank graeme54-11
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The 3.5 star rating of the restaurant is spot on - it provides good pub food in a nice setting, the drink list offers some good local wines.

Thank Wolf_W
Reviewed 10 March 2018

We went there for a quick and hearty meal, and were not disappointed. We had the steak pie, some beers and wines. It was all well priced, and the portions really generous. It’s a pub, so we didn’t expect the same as we would from...More

Reviewed 5 March 2018

We booked a tale for 2 about 90 minutes before needed and it was reserved when we arrived. The sharing platter of meats, cheeses, bread crackers and dips for 2 was enormous and would be suitable as a main course. My wife had fish and...More

Thank Jerry D
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2 February 2018|
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Response from DaveBAmersham | Reviewed this property |
Hello We arrived at our hotel and later visited the premises and booked a table for that evening so pre- booking is available. Suggest checking for a website and E mail or phone the premises direct. Hope this helps. Dave... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Point Road | Monaco, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-547 4070
  • E-mail
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.
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