The Honest Lawyer

Cuisine: A La Carte, British, New Zealand
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35

This locally owned ‘olde worlde’ pub and restaurant offers delicious Kiwi fare with English flair. Packed with curios and memorabilia, you’ll love the quirky décor and traditional pub vibes. Oh, that big tree in the middle of the bar is sure to be a talking point too...

Fresh, local cuisine is sourced to create the menu which features New Zealand favourites alongside classic English pub food. Think tasty entrées like seafood chowder and crumbed camembert followed by a hearty main dish like braised pork belly or grilled halloumi salad. Other favourites include the Honest Burger – available with a beef or veggie patty and The Honest Lawyer’s famous steak and Guinness pie.

A children’s menu is available and comes with a ‘smarty fun bag’. For the grown-ups, there’s a wide range of wine, beer and other tasty beverages. After your meal, relax by the roaring open fire in winter, or, when the weather suits, take a seat on the lawn overlooking the Waimea Estuary.

Map

Map Loading...

The Honest Lawyer
1 Point Road
Monaco
New Zealand

Open Hours:
Sun - Wed: 10am - 9pm
Thu: 10am - 10pm
Fri: 10am - 11pm
Sat: 10am - 11:30pm

Phone: 03 547 4070
Website: www.honestlawyer.co.nz/restaurant.html

Sample Menu *may not be current

Click on menu to enlarge.

Book a First Table

The Honest Lawyer
Location: Nelson
Cuisine: A La Carte, British, New Zealand
Mains: $15 - $35

Reviews

Great meal, lovely friendly staff, couldnt fault the experience at all, well worth trying for a classic pubstyle meal.

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Very happy with the food and the service - good family dinner and everybody happy!

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Liz Attree

Went to the honest Lawyer for lunch. Had really lovely main and sweets.. Along with coffee and orange juice. Husband and I both were very inpressed with the food, service and venue. Sure doing this again. And, with a young lady serving not being long in the area we had a good chat about how to pronounce "Motueka" properly, not the chewing acre way! Lol. Over all, a great experience we will repeat with friends and family

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Jandel Llewellin

From the time we arrived till we left we were made to feel welcome. Nothing was a bother; we were not rushed. Food very good and all staff great. We will do this again.

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Holly Conyers

Absolutely delicious food with a good range of gluten free options which are clearly marked on the menu, very helpful!
A really nice atmosphere and decor, with good, friendly staff. I would 100% eat here again

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Jenna Soane

1st time we have dined out using first table and our experience is one that will be hard to beat. Not only was the food amazing the service from our waitress was absolutely amazing. She made our evening extra awsome. We had a 7 and 1 year old and she went over and beyond with then that we even had a moments silence eating our gourmet food. 10/10 from us.

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Excellent, friendly service. My husband and I shared the chowder starter which was a generous portion. We had the rib eye and pot pie for mains which were both exceptional! We then shared the chocolate dessert which we feel is the only thing that could be improved on.

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

The service was absolutely outstanding! We felt well looked after and felt we as customers mattered most. The waitress was so lovely and super helpful with the menu as we couldn't decide what to get!
The size of the meals are bigger and filled us up (and we are a family that eat a lot!). More importantly, the meals were amazing!!! We all had something different and we were all rolling our eyes in indulgence. We will be back for sure!!!

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Amanda Taylor

Staff nice and friendly, adapted menu to suit my dietary requirements, thanks for a great meal :)

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Good service and the food was nice

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Great food, great helpful staff, had a great time, Thankyou

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Alyssa McCormack

Amazing service. Particularly recommend the honest platter to share, yum!

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Great meal, lovely friendly staff, couldnt fault the experience at all, well worth trying for a classic pubstyle meal.

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Jenny Meggs

We had a great time. The food was lovely and the service was very good.

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Very happy with the food and the service - good family dinner and everybody happy!

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Great meals, lovely staff and perfect location

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Pam

Really loved the service, attentive and friendly waitress who attended to our group. Our mains were amazing, specially the Publican Choice ( 250g prime Rib eye steak). Baked sweetness and Chocolate goodness melts in the mouth. Loved the whole experience..thank you :)

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Ali Ross

We enjoyed a nice meal at this quaint Restaurant with an old style atmosphere. Very enjoyable though with a choice to sit outside on a sunny day. Our Japanese friend loved the fish and chips

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

chris Turton

Food was plentiful and catered for vegetarians. Service was great and the overall environment was lovely and old worldly and quiet to have an intimate family time. We were indoors as it was cool outside but lots of outdoor options to for summer. Thanks

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Karen Winton

Good service and beautifully presented meals

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Liz Attree

Went to the honest Lawyer for lunch. Had really lovely main and sweets.. Along with coffee and orange juice. Husband and I both were very inpressed with the food, service and venue. Sure doing this again. And, with a young lady serving not being long in the area we had a good chat about how to pronounce "Motueka" properly, not the chewing acre way! Lol. Over all, a great experience we will repeat with friends and family

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Ali Ross

Haven't been here for a while but did enjoy our meals and nice sunny seating. WIll be back for sure.

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Pretty expensive for the offering. First table discount brings it back to value. Wouldn’t dine there otherwise.

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Jandel Llewellin

From the time we arrived till we left we were made to feel welcome. Nothing was a bother; we were not rushed. Food very good and all staff great. We will do this again.

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Holly Conyers

Absolutely delicious food with a good range of gluten free options which are clearly marked on the menu, very helpful!
A really nice atmosphere and decor, with good, friendly staff. I would 100% eat here again

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Sacha Pennefather

Food was good. We had the roast... Yum! Service was friendly too.

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Karen McNicoll

Lovely pub setting and food is typical English pub (not gastropub). Found this mulled wine far too sweet but was happy with the outcome

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Ramarihi MacDougall

Great service! Warm and cosy establishment with lots of interesting things hanging around the place. The food was delicious. I had, and recommend the seafood chowder.

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Judith Rodgers

Great service very tasty steaks

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Pauline Edwards

We took out grandchildren to Honest Lawyer first table. The booking hadn't shown up but no bother for the staff, they simply told us to choose a table and looked after us. The food was excellent, the staff friendly, and we all enjoyed our evening.

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Julie Peters

Delicious. A lovely evening

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Great service.

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Jenna Soane

1st time we have dined out using first table and our experience is one that will be hard to beat. Not only was the food amazing the service from our waitress was absolutely amazing. She made our evening extra awsome. We had a 7 and 1 year old and she went over and beyond with then that we even had a moments silence eating our gourmet food. 10/10 from us.

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Good food. Not many people around so was very quiet/not many people there.
Would have been nice if the fire was lit as it was a cold winters night. Service was pretty good

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Joan Thompson

Attentive and.very helpful waiter made for an enjoyable experience.
We will definitely be dining there again soon.

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Alyse Serfontein

Amazing service. I went there with my two small children and they were given a kids pack each straight away and the food came quickly. I had the steak pie and it was delicious. We will be back again!

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Vicky Degroot

Food was lovely, service was a little slow

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Service was excellent, meal timely, hot and tasty. Most impressed with First Table pricing. A definite “you should try this”!

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Nice food and good service. Would definitely dine here again. Nice and relaxed

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Judith Rodgers

Great service, 2 different meals both tasty and enjoyable.

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Mikayla Hill

The staff member who served us was great! Our requests and needs were well attended, and allergies noted and helped with.
The country pub atmosphere is great, and the options are varied.
Would definitely dine again!!!!

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Mary Cleall

Friendly, welcoming and attentive staff.
Seafood Chowder was full of seafood. Highly recommend.
Steak burger not so good. Too much gooey coleslaw.
Great outside venue or inside by the fire if cold.

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Donna Brunsden

We had a lovely evening watching the sun go down and then enjoying a lovely meal inside, The staff were very helpful and did their best to accommodate my special coffee although it seemed they hadn't made one before?

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Lynn McCarthy

The restaurant had a lovely relaxed atmosphere. The staff were fantastic! Really kind to the kids which always makes a dining experience better. Food was good. Overall very happy with our first first table experience!

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

James Brown

Really good professional waiter and helpful staff, a good experience. Also the setting is great :)

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Judith Rodgers

Good selection of food on the menu, Steaks were tasty, excellent service.

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE - NOT YOUR USUAL PUB FARE!

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Michael Koster

Friendly staff and Tasty, well portioned food. Made sure my 1 year old was looked after also.

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Friendly staff and a great quiet table in the window by the fire. Our waitress was attentive but not imposing. We shared our dishes, and the table favorite was your spring rolls! The brisket nachos were a bit bland for our taste and tricky to eat as the pulls off meat were so long, but all in all we enjoyed ourselves very much. Thank you for a lovely experience!

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Excellent, friendly service. My husband and I shared the chowder starter which was a generous portion. We had the rib eye and pot pie for mains which were both exceptional! We then shared the chocolate dessert which we feel is the only thing that could be improved on.

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Janet Growcott

We had a nice night, food was spot on, steak cooked to perfection,medium to well done, still tasty and tender. Delicious :)

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Divine food in a warm atmosphere. Loved it!

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Lovely food & great service

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

We all had a lovely meal. The service was very friendly, with the children given a activity pack.
The beef pie's were a great choice and were the best beef pie's ever tasted
Thanks, great evening

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Werne Schmalewsky

We had a lovely meal and service very good

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Very friendly atmosphere and wonderful service. Great food - Lamb Rogan Josh delightful. Great selection of wines & beers - would have been nice to have a pint glass. Definitely be back.

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Cheril Lindsay

Good sized portions of pub food, and timely service.

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

The service was absolutely outstanding! We felt well looked after and felt we as customers mattered most. The waitress was so lovely and super helpful with the menu as we couldn't decide what to get!
The size of the meals are bigger and filled us up (and we are a family that eat a lot!). More importantly, the meals were amazing!!! We all had something different and we were all rolling our eyes in indulgence. We will be back for sure!!!

- dined at The Honest Lawyer on

Overview

78 reviews

Food
Service