Anchor Restaurant & Bar

Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $25 - $35+
Ranked: #2 of 8 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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Anchor Restaurant & Bar
Location: Nelson
Cuisine: A La Carte, New Zealand
Mains: $25 - $35+
Accepts:   Anchor Restaurant & Bar accepts American Express

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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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Great food and amazing service!! Food is so yummy and the vibe of the place is just lovely! Highly recommend

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Pip Parker

Food was lovely. Good sized meals and great selection, something for everyone. We all went away with a full tummy but not feeling heavy. Only thing I could say is that a non alcoholic beverage list on the table with the wine list would be great and possibly a different brand of pepper. Seems to be a bustling restaurant and nicely tucked away location is good and relaxed. Ample off and on street parking. A most enjoyable experience. Thanks, will be in again.

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Great service considering we had a 3 year old with us. He was well catered for.

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Janet Tavener

Dined at Anchor Restaurant and Bar on 28 May 2019, booking through First Table. There was a large and varied menu to choose from, food was well presented and very tasty. In my party of 3, we all had something different and we all enjoyed our meals. Recommended.

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Enjoyable meal with pleasant staff and good service

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Erina Tuhakaraina

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Great food!

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Nice food and good size portion

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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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Sandra Case

Really enjoyed the dining experience.Food was great and we had an entertaining waitress.

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Fantastic, friendly staff made the experience a great one!

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Fantastic service food wasn't the best we have had there before. Overall a good experience will be back.

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Great view from our table. Food and service very good aswell. Recommended for a good seafood meal!

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A great visit to this well established restaurant situated next to the Marina in Nelson. Service was very good the food arrived on time and small requests were completed very quickly. Would visit again top value in nelson

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Fantastic service, friendly staff, great environment and fantastic food. Awesome place to go for a meal by the sea.

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Maria Holden

Such a Great Restaurant and Our Table had a Fabulous View of The Marina. Very decent sized portions and very tasty Whitebait Fritters, and Mushrooms Main, although the 2 x Special of The Day Bluenose were overcooked.
A Great Variety on the Menu to choose from. Floor Staff still need better Training. It would be more Professional to have Staff looking after their own section; being aware of which Guest ordered which meal, checking up on how the meals are, and asking if we'd like another drink with our meals... We had 4 different Staff ; one of whom was quite blunt.

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Vicky Degroot

We went to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The meal was amazing, people were lovely. It was a relaxing environment.. will go back again for sure.

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Loved the food! The menu had lots of great choices and the meal sizes were more than ample. The food was presented well and tasted lovely. The service was friendly and helpful. We had a window seat and enjoyed the view of the yacht marina and hills beyond.

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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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First Table was a Prime Table! I expected to be seated at the back of the restaurant in the “cheap seats” but we had a table at the window with a view of the marina. Nelson’s version of Monte Carlo. The staff were friendly, funny and efficient. There was no irritating “musac” or background noise to stifle conversation and it was a relaxing, casual dining experience. Oh! I almost forgot. The food was delicious. Ample portions, especially the mussels, and a menu to suit all tastes and diets.

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Jean Phipps

We had a great time together as a family celebrating a 21st and 51st birthday!
We were looking for a resturant that served seafood so we were very happy to find Anchor Bar and Grill on First Table.
Our meal and the staff were both great. We'll definitely be eating at The Anchor Bar and Grill again.

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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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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
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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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