Anchor Restaurant & Bar

Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #2 of 10 restaurants in Nelson

Head to Anchor Restaurant and Bar for an unforgettable dining experience on the marina!

Anchor Restaurant serves superb New Zealand cuisine in an idyllic location. Their menu is full of flavour and flair, showcasing the region’s freshest seafood and quality produce. With warm service and stunning views, waterside dining doesn’t get any better than this!

Renowned as one of the best restaurants in Nelson for steak and seafood, Anchor also offers tasty vegetarian, gluten-free and dairy-free dishes. From market fresh scallops and pan-fried grouper, to succulent steak, twice-cooked pork belly or even crusted mushrooms, there’s plenty to please all palates.

Having run for 16 years, Anchor Restaurant has just treated itself to a fresh refurbishment, so you can relax in their stylish interior, or out on the sunny deck. Join the locals and experience a delightful dinner at Anchor Restaurant, located on Vickerman Street, Port Nelson.

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Anchor Restaurant & Bar
62 Vickerman St
Port Nelson 7010

Open Hours:
Sunday - Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday - Saturday 9am - 10pm

Phone: 03 546 6614
Website: www.anchorrestaurant.co.nz/

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Ranked: #2 of 10 restaurants in Nelson 2
Anchor Restaurant & Bar
Location: Nelson
Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35+
Accepts:   Anchor Restaurant & Bar accepts American Express

Reviews

The service was great, the food was excellent, I had a friend over from the UK who loved that we could look over the harbour while eating the freshly cooked food, will definitely be going back

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Service was excellent food was good

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Fiona Gallagher

Love the beautiful location right by the port looking out over the boats. The Anchor restaurant served a great value meal alongside a decent wine selection and the front of house team were lovely and friendly even though we dined on a busy weekday night. I highly recommend the fillet steak and sticky toffee pudding!

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Linda Hobden

Thank you 'Anchor' peoples! Amazing food and service. Lovely decor and fantastic view over marina. Couldn't fault our night, thanks again.

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What a lovely dining experience ,comfortable chairs with fab view topped off by delicious food. Two of our party had the whitebait and they smelt devine I was assured they tasted just as good. Another member the lamb and that was juicy amd tender. I had the stuffed Portobello mushrooms which were an explosion of taste and texture.The chocolate decadence and crunchy apple and fruit crumble were the pudding choices and very good choices indeed.The chocolate cake was melt in the mouth gooey deliciousness and the crumble hit the right spot.The service was friendly and prompt.Would highly recommend the Anchor and and grill we look foward to dining there again soon and testing many more of their wide range of delectable delights.

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Lovely outlook at the marina. Lovely meals, with great presentation. Very yummy. Friendly and helpful staff. No reservations in recommending this restaurant if you are in Nelson.

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Anchor Restaurant is consistent with their high standard of service and food and we are always made welcome. The service is fast, friendly and always with a smile. Their dishes are always plated beautifully and full of flavour. A highlight is the shrimp salad which is fresh and tasty and a very generous size. We fully recommend Anchor Restaurant for any occasion.

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Jenni Lindsay

Lovely view from our table, the seagull looking in was quite envious. And he should have been! From the delicious soup to the divine tiramisu everything about this dining experience was a pleasure. The main meals were totally succulent, we both had a different fish meal and each of us thoroughly enjoyed them. Our plates were scraped clean to enjoy the last of the sauces

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We are so pleased with our dinner experience at Anchor Restaurant and Bar. It was a very special birthday for me and what I wanted the most was not to cook and have a memorable meal out with my children.
All of us thoroughly enjoyed everything we ordered off the menu. We were so glad we weren't disappointed with the meal sizes and the manager was very attentive to our requests and his staff were all very delightful. It was a perfect way to end a very special day. Thank you Anchor Restaurant and Bar.... we will definitely be back!

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Maria Holden

A Gem of a Seafood Restaurant only 5mins from Nelson City.... One of The Best Seafood Chowder's around town, a huge variety on the Menu, and a Great Wine List ... Hard to choose what to pick. It was nice to dine early before the Restaurant was packed out. A perfect setting while dining inside or out, admiring the boats and munching on Whitebait Fritters, and an Awesome Surf n Turf... My friends also couldn't resist the Chowder ; and they really enjoyed their Scallops and Bluenose Mains... with Delicious Chunky Fries and Fresh Salad.. Next time i'll try and save a bit of room for Dessert : )
Lovely unobtrusive Service, and lots of Staff on to cater perfectly for all the Festive Diners

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Very good service and great food thank you

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Daz Page

Thx Anchor Bar & Grill, another great dining experience in a relaxed setting by the marina

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The service was great, the food was excellent, I had a friend over from the UK who loved that we could look over the harbour while eating the freshly cooked food, will definitely be going back

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All very good nothing to complain about

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Pleasant evening. Food was good. Wait time was really good between meals. Thank you

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Service was excellent food was good

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Delicious meal and excellent service.

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Phillippa Thompson

Great experience at Anchor Restaurant and Bar. Best Creme Brulee I've ever had A+++

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Erina Tuhakaraina

Great food, great service! Thanks

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Fiona Gallagher

Love the beautiful location right by the port looking out over the boats. The Anchor restaurant served a great value meal alongside a decent wine selection and the front of house team were lovely and friendly even though we dined on a busy weekday night. I highly recommend the fillet steak and sticky toffee pudding!

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Beautiful meal as always in this fine resaurant

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Had a lovely evening, food and service very good. Chose the more expensive meals as we were only paying half price, win win all round.

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Great food, great service, awesome location and view

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Excellent food and service, neat location and view. Highly recommend to visit and experience great atmosphere and lovely meal. Definitely would come again.

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Sandra Case

Dined there last night to celebrate our 51st anniversary. Excellent food and service. I had the salmon main which was cooked perfectly. My husband had the steak which was beautiful and tender with lovely sauce. I went for the Creme Brulee for dessert and it was as good as any I have had. We will certainly be back

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Sharon McKenzie

Seafood chowder a must. Great location and great service. Thank you.

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Linda Hobden

Amazing service and fantastic food yet again Anchor - you never let us down! Love looking over the marina too, great views. We'll be back :-)

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Nicki Alexander

Had a nice dining experience using First Table for the 1st time. It was hard choosing what to have from the menu as lots of yummy choices. The four of us all choose something different and we all enjoyed our meals. The service we received was very good.

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Tony De Lorenzo

Good sized and yummy feeds. All of us happy with choices. Drinks range was limited but sufficient to cover most tastes.

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Sue (SungAe) Ko

almost food was good,
especially arancini was nice!

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Beautiful view and amazing food. Will definitely be back, and would highly recommend!

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Ali Ross

We hadn't been for ages and were not disappointed when back, with beautiful chowder and fish chip and salad meals. Service was great and we will be back for sure

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Thankyou great offer and lovely food and service was A1.

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Great food, great company only thing was the very loud table that arrived detracted from the evening

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A most enjoyable experience with delicious well presented food from friendly attentive staff -Thank you.

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Frances Hasson

Super location for generous tasty food! Enjoyed by all!

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Awesome food, service and location!

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Joanne Hoffman

Delicious food and great service, would definitely go back again

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Sandy Hampton

Always a lovely meal with great service at Anchor Restaurant and Bar. There’s plenty of delicious meals to choose and the setting is fabulous with the view of the harbour

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Diane Adams

Food and service were great lovely atmosphere all round enjoyable experience thanks

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we all ordered the surf and turf it didn't come as described
my apple crumble came out cold

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Linda Hobden

Thank you 'Anchor' peoples! Amazing food and service. Lovely decor and fantastic view over marina. Couldn't fault our night, thanks again.

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Amanda Taylor

Great food and service :)

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Natascha van Dien

Great place for the family! Lovely vareity of food and nice ambience in a great location. Easy parking as well :)

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What a lovely dining experience ,comfortable chairs with fab view topped off by delicious food. Two of our party had the whitebait and they smelt devine I was assured they tasted just as good. Another member the lamb and that was juicy amd tender. I had the stuffed Portobello mushrooms which were an explosion of taste and texture.The chocolate decadence and crunchy apple and fruit crumble were the pudding choices and very good choices indeed.The chocolate cake was melt in the mouth gooey deliciousness and the crumble hit the right spot.The service was friendly and prompt.Would highly recommend the Anchor and and grill we look foward to dining there again soon and testing many more of their wide range of delectable delights.

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Nice view of the marina while we enjoyed a delicious meal at the Anchor. Friendly staff.

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Tim Othy

Awesome service and amazing food! Highly recommend

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Lovely outlook at the marina. Lovely meals, with great presentation. Very yummy. Friendly and helpful staff. No reservations in recommending this restaurant if you are in Nelson.

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Pleasant meal and staff were very helpful when a piece of fish was not cooked properly. Not an issue to replace the meal. Very good service

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Great atmosphere . Great food. Great staff.

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Fast turn around of food and friendly service. The main was more enjoyable than dessert.

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Daz Page

Great food & service to sit alongside a great 'first table' deal

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Ainsley Boyne

Delicious! Portions were huge and very tasty! Service was great. I’d go back tomorrow if I could

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Karen Wilson

To start with the scallops were delicious crispy crunchy golden battered morsels with whitebait as an entree we shared. Then the eye fillet beef cooked to perfection which has a slight charred flavour which is a marriage with the Jus and with my favourite dauphinoise potatoes. Then the sticky date pudding is a must also. Wowee totally satisfied again....

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Fantastic dinner

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Staff were fabulous, lovely location and the portions generous. A lovely meal.

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Very good service. Big meals. Would dine again :o)

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Lovely meal husband enjoyed his whitebait patties, scallops meal crispy and tasty service fast and friendly thanks

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Linda Hobden

Fabulous experience as always. Plenty of parking and great views over the marina top off a lovely evening of delicous perfectly cooked food and friendly efficient service! Thank you

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Nicky Wiren

Lovely meal as always, great staff, family enjoyed themselves. Thanks sooo much

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