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Honest Lawyer

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
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1 Point Road | Monaco, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-547 4070
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 08:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 01:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went twice for dinner in the past week on both occasions the service was good and all meals were well presented and on the generous side Good place for a casual drink or meal

Thank J8006CQbills
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Adequate. Our food was very good and the staff were friendly but....not enough of them to provide the service one would expect.

Thank Neil C
New Zealand
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62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been here a few times over the years and unfortunately this was not one of their better efforts. They were obliging and swapped the garlic potaotes for fries in my meal (I don't like garlic). I have no complaints about the meat portion as I chose the stone grill and cooked it myself. However, the salad was poor. Everything... More 

Thank sandl68
Auckland, New Zealand
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83 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped off at the Honest Lawyer at the end of a cycle trip with the Gentle Cycling Company. It was a weekday afternoon so was relatively quiet. We sat outside in the shade overlooking the estuary. Service was quick and friendly and the scones were fresh. Staff were very helpful in warning guests about the marauding seagulls. And they... More 

Thank 367john
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great food. dining outside is great if it is a nice day, however inside is quite dark, but that is a log fire effect

Thank inspire a
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Caught with a bunch of friends here for drinks and nibbles. Staff were great, location is beautiful, especially when you can sit outside in summer /when warm and sunny. You may need to remember insect repellent and sunscreen although I think they have some. Hot chips were nice and crispy and bread and dips were good.

Thank SuaveWellington
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us had two bottles of Pinot noir And dinner was a combination of salads steak and seafood chowder . All very well presented and prepared .

Thank Wanaka17
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called in whilst on a bike ride along the coast road because we remembered the pub from a visit to Nelson many years ago. A pint of beer & cider were ridiculously expensive. So although it's a nice location we won't return

Thank 2moby59
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place, good food, very poor service. Not much help when ordering (too busy sipping their drinks. It was a late lunch, around four o'clock. We still had some food on the table when they placed a sign on the table "Reserved from 6 o'clock " Never felt so unwanted. Maybe our accent? who knows.

Thank mihokcs
Clarksville, Maryland
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a warm and friendly environment with good solid pub food. I had the salmon which was excellently prepared on a quinoa base that was quite tasty. My friend at the honest burger, which he liked as well. The food is not amazing, but it is solidly good quality food for a good price. The staff were all warm... More 

Thank SamiSay

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?