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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 good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
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“steak” (23 reviews)
“pie” (11 reviews)
“pastry” (5 reviews)
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Bar, European, Pub, New Zealand, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Point Road | Monaco, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Honest Lawyer was definitely on our list of pubs to try on our visit to Nelson, and we're very pleased we did. The day was lovely so we sat outside in the courtyard. You can even watch the planes come into Nelson airport from...More

Thank foodlover27264
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate a few meals over the weekend which we enjoyed all. Service was always great, even when the place was busy and we had no booking

Thank Ian Y
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Visited this place multiple times over the space of a week, for lunch and just for a casual drink. Loved the outdoor seats under the trees for a bit of shade or out in the sun if you prefer. Never sat inside. Meals were good...More

Thank Holly M
Reviewed 2 February 2018

Visited here every night while stayed across the road at the Grand Mercure. The outdoor area is great and was good to sit out under the trees on hot days / evenings and watch the planes land (they literally approach the runway right in front...More

Thank Dunnersfireman64
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Try the steak and ale pie - best I have had for many a meal. Plus the Emmerson Pilsner is a fabulous beer - chock full of character.

Thank stugross
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Girl time was needed, we looked around and found what a beautiful setting and surroundings. Inside and out side seating, meet with very hospitable receptionist, and although the Chef had no oven that day, what a delicious meal we both had, no complaints, Recommend you...More

Thank Miriam G
Reviewed 8 January 2018

We came here for lunch with a friend when visiting the area and what a gorgeous location there on the water! Inside they have an old English pub look going for it, quite cosy. I loved the outdoor area with the big garden and picnic...More

Thank SD2606
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

My friend and I enjoyed hot chips and a beer hear. The view of the water ( make sure the tide is in) and the old English look of the pub made us feel relaxed as we sat outside in the lovely garden. Would be...More

Thank chickenleggs
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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
Bar Scene, View, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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