Anchor Restaurant & Bar

Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #2 of 6 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 6 restaurants in Nelson 2
Anchor Restaurant & Bar
Location: Nelson
Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35+

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loved the meal. But the entree shared by both of us was whitebait patties, it came out as an omelet .disappointed. The steak was 10/10 delicious .
desert for my husband only , but I managed to get to spoonfuls.
we would go again delicious.

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Thankyou we had a wonderful meal and it was awesome service.

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Joanne Hoffman

Really enjoyed our meal. The atmosphere was nice meals were great. Service was friendly and relaxed.

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Seafood was very, very good. Generous portions. John was our waiter and he was friendly and fun. I plan on returning.

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Lovely food and staff.

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Tanya Kumagai

Fantastic food and service...

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Jeff Tattley

Great dining experience. Plenty of yummy food and service was friendly and attentive. Seafood chowder was awesome, big chunks of fish and creamyness. As mains we had scallops and whitebait. It was cooked superbly and big servings. Very happy.

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We really enjoyed the seafood dishes and also the lovely setting with views over the marina.

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Michael Mahon

Good food, service, location is good, enjoyable night out

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Adrian Courtenay

A good experience. Anchor offers a wide range of dishes. We enjoyed the Grouper and surf and turf options. Whitebait patties and Cajun squid were good starters and dessert was generously sized. Efficient service and a good view made this a pleasant evening's dining.

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Great food and venue over looking the marina service wonderful can't fault it very enjoyable experience

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We had a lovely meal and experience at The Anchor last night! Our host was very in tune with the needs of the 3 year old dining with us which made for a very enjoyable evening. Will definitely be back!!!

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Nicky Wiren

Lovely meal, kids enjoyed there, excellent customer service! Will be back thanks heaps

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Hayley Davis

Fantastic night! Love the mussels and the sauce! Yum! Will definitely be back for the fisherman choice platter. Some much to pick from! Delicious.

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Good size portions and a good choice of menu. Always busy but that means it's good value. Great view over Nelson marina ask for a table by the window.

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Great service with a smile, perfect seaside setting overlooking yachts and food fabulous, such handsome portions and value for money

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Linda Hobden

Amazing! Food was absolutely delicious, service was spot on, ambience and view were incredible!!! If we had to find a fault it was that we didn't get straws with our drinks and the spiced tomato juice had all the spice on top. We could've asked but the staff were busy. I say this to help Anchor and paper straws are the way to go. A fantastic evening - thank you Anchor staff :-)

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Excellent food and good choice of menu. The meals are very large so being elderly we stuggled to finish our food! Could have shared a meal or had an entree size but no complaints. It was nice sitting outside viewing the boats in the mooring.

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Robyn Black

The manager and staff went out of their way to assist us. They were informative and friendly. The food was well presented and of good quality. Being close to the Marina, the restaurant has an interesting 'outdoor' seating option. We would certainly eat at the 'Anchor' again.

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Lovely evening
Great service
Food was served quickly and all very
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Large serving for deserts

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Really good service and excellent location and ambience

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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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Lovely meal, great friendly service. Definitely recommend and will go again.

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Susan Galbraith

Lovely meal and great service.

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A nice summer night and had seat next to open doors
Great service lovely meal - surf and turf and tiramisu lovely dishes.

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Michelle van der Hoeven

Lovely food, large main serving. Beautiful surroundings and the décor looks a lot fresher since we last dined here.

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Jed Tong

Great seafood! Wait staffs seemed really busy when the restaurant was 20% filled but service was good. Highly recommend the Iced Coffee

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Wow if your hungry, this is the place to go! We ordered a seafood chowder and the chilli garlic bread which was really tasty. Then ordered a pork belly and a steak meal and they were massive! The food was really delicious and will certainly be back again. Staff really cool too

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Linda Holloway

Great portion size, well presented and friendly staff:)

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Excellent meals, pleasant surroundings.

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Absolutely amazing food had a salmon starter and the scolaps starter then we both had the pork belly for our main! We were way to fill to even think about the pudding, had a lovely seat looking out at all the boats in water. Nice warm clean friendly environment, thanks guys !!

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Good food,friendly service and a great location.l always enjoy dining here

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Over all very good. Enjoyed our meal. Would dine there again.

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Sharon Fenemor

We have always enjoyed going to the Anchor Bar and Grill so was interested in anything would be different if going using First Table. I am very happy to say everything was just the same. Great food, and service. We went on a Thursday night at 5.30pm, didn't feel rushed or anything, and we left just after 7pm. Loved the battered scallops, but there is a large variety on the menu.

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MIchael Harris

If you want plenty of quality seafood, this is the place to go in Nelson.

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The service was extremely good and the food was great, big meals aswell.

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Shaun England

Great meal and super service

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Deborah Witty

Lovely atmosphere and good view out to marina. Staff very good and extensive menu. Whiteboard meal was yummy. Fish n chips also good.
We were too full for any dessert but menu had some nice desserts on it.

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Lilian Wenzel

Lovely views and setting , generous portions and yummy food ( if a bit more deep fried than I usually would eat ). Warm and friendly service and great desserts . We really enjoyed our meal here ! Would recommend. Thank you .

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Julie Peters

Delicious meal, super service. Great. Highly recommend.

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Anne Cox

Wonderful as normal.
Food and atmosphere great. Being able to sit and look out over the boats is lovely.

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Hannah Harris

We had a great time and the food was amazing thank you. Even split the kids dessert into two which was great thank you. The view is lovely down by the water and the yachts. Place was busy which was nice to see it doing a great trade. Toilets where really clean too.

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We were welcomed to the restaurant and enjoyed a few drinks at the bar before the meal. The staff were friendly, the food was amazing and the serving sizes big. Scallops to die for and lamb perfectly pink. Highly recommended, we will go there again.

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Great food! We really enjoyed our meals, good size portions...we didn't leave still feeling hungry. Service was a little slow at times to take orders but the food arrived pretty quickly and was delicious. Would definantly go back again.

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Francine Mitchell

Lovely view, great staff, food was fantastic. Will see you again

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Karin Strooh

The food was excellent, the staff friendly and the view over the marine great. Will definitely visit again.

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Sandra Case

We had a very enjoyable evening with lovely food. Sat by the window looking out at a great view with attentive staff. I had the pate for entree which was big enough for 2-3 people and Richard the scallops. His turf'n'surf and my salmon then dessert of creme brulee were scrummy. Will be returning

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Nicky Wiren

First time taking the kids to a restaurant and the waitress was very helpful, even gave 1 of my children the lunch menu as he wanted to have a steak she went out of her way to help us. Water and drinks served straight away. Food was yummy as will be bringing the family back again :) Thank you

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Melanie Scott

Beautiful food and beautiful view

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Joanne Hoffman

Really enjoyed our meal. Relaxed atmosphere, service great and meal excellent

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