Smugglers Pub and Cafe in Nelson Menu

  • Lightmeals
  • From dr syn's kitchen
  • Skulking loafer (v) $10.90
    • Oven warmed mini garlic and caramelised onion leaf served with a side of garlic herb butter
  • Wrap $13.90
    • A soft shell tortilla filled with grilled bacon and crumbed chicken, shredded lettuce tomato and beetroot relish
  • Captains camembert (v) $14.50
    • Crumbed camemebert wedges deep fried golden brown with a picy plum sauce and salad garnish
  • Wenches chicken nibbles $14.50
    • Oven roasted chicken nibbles covered in a spicy peanut sasay sauce with salad garnish
  • Scarecrows salmon patè $15.50
    • Homemade smoked salmon paté made with cream cheese, dill, lemon and horseradish served with crusty bread, crackers and salad garnish
  • Synful seafood chowder $17.90
    • Smoked fish, shrimps, mussels & squid poached in a white wine cream chowder, served with crusty bread
  • Chicken filo $17.90
    • Sautéed chicken mixed with cranberries and cream cheese, wrapped in filo passtry and baked golden brown, finished with a hollandaise sauce and house salad
  • Fresh fish tacos $19.50
    • Three soft shell tacos filled with pan seared fresh fish, shredded lettuce and topped with a fresh mango, pineapple, red onion, coriander, herb and tomato salsa finished with a citrus wedge and side of lime aioli
  • Ploughman's platter (v) $20.90
    • A shareable selection of cold meats and cheeses served with pickles, chutney, bread and crackers.
  • Steak and ale pie $20.90
    • Homemade steak and ale pie served with potato mash, seasonal vegetables and gravy or served with salad and fries.
  • Black market fish and chips $21.90
    • Beer Battered fish of the day served with house salad, seasoned fries and tartare sauce
  • Bandits chicken burrito (v) $23.90
    • A soft tortilla parcel filled with spicy chicken, tomato, corn and bean salsa, topped with cheese, oven baked and served with crispy nachi chips, sour cream, guacamole and house salad
  • Tinkers vegetarian dish $23.90
    • Your Inn keeper will inform you in today's creation
  • Bosuns beef burger $23.90
    • Prime beef patty grilled and topped with cheese, caramelised onion, tomato and lettuce with beetroor relish and aioli, served with seasoned fries
  • Asian chicken and prawn salad $28.90
    • Chicken and prawns sautéed in hoisin sauce served on a salad of soft rice nooodles, mixed leaves, fresh herbs, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and fresh orange finished with a sesame oil and citrus dressing garnished with spring onion and toasted seame seeds
  • Fresh local catch POA
    • Your Inn keeper will inform you in today's catch
  • The outlaw $32.90
    • 300gm Chargrilled ribeye steak cooked to your liking served with caramelised onions and garlic butter, seasoned fries and a house salad
  • Billy bones ribs
    • Our infamous slow roasted pork ribs covered in house made tangy bbq sauce with seasoned fries and house salad
  • small $24.90
  • large $32.90
  • Side of fries $4.50
  • Side of wedges $6.00
  • Side of salad $5.00
  • Side of vegetables $5.50
  • Side of potatoes $5.50
  • Please advise your server of any dietary or allergy conditions
  • Gluten free menun available
  • (v) : can be prepared vegetarian

Nearby Sample Menus

  • The Honest Plank $25.90
    • Crafted to share with a selection of meat, seafood, cheeses, pickles, bread and crackers
  • Garlic Ciabatta $12.90
    • Toasted ciabatta smothered in garlic infused butter
  • All kids meals come with a kids fun bag and vanilla ice cream cone
  • Fish Fillets $19.90 or $25.90
    • Fresh fillets of fish coated in a crispy macs gold beer batter served with crispy fries, seasonal salad, house tartare and a lemon wedge
  • Sticky Date and Orange Pudding
    • Rich salted caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream
  • Crumbed Camembert $15.90
    • An 80's retro hit served with pear and fig chutney, green leaves and fresh bread
  • Cheesecake of the Day
    • Ask for today's flavour, served with vanilla ice cream and berry coulis
  • Our Famous Steak & Guiness Pie $23.90
    • Traditional English steak and Guinness pie served with creamy mash and peas
  • Capricciosa S $11/ M $22/ L $27
    • NZ Ham, Mushrooms, Italian Artichokes
  • Italian Pizza Bread (V) $6.00
    • Pizza bread with mozzarella and your choice of garlic, rosemary oil or onion & olives
  • Popeye (V) S $11/ M $20/ L $25
    • Spinach, Feta
  • Parmigiana S $13/ M $26/ L $33
    • Parma Ham, Parmesan Cheese
  • Marinara (LD) S $8/ M $15/ L$20
    • Oregano, Anchovies, Garlic Oil, (without mozzarella)
  • Patacca S $15/ M $26/ L $33
    • Mushrooms, Blue Cheese, Bacon
  • Padrino S $15/ M $26/ L $33
    • NZ Ham, Salami, Capsicum, Blue Cheese
  • All pizzas with tomato base and topped with mozzarella cheese
    • West Coast whitebait cooked in the traditional Anchor manner mixed with whisked eggs, salt & cracked pepper, cooked on the grill, served with fries, seasonal salad & tartare sauce.
    • 110g Porterhouse steak, honey streaky bacon, leafy greens and tomato, on ciabatta bread with garlic aïoli and onion marmalade served with golden fries.
    • A real big breakfast – 110gms porterhouse steak, streaky bacon, sausages, eggs, French fries & roasted tomato, served with toasted bread.
  • LIVER AND BACON $19.50
    • Caramelised lambs fry with bacon, mushroom tossed through a rich cream reduction served on mash potato, topped with summer greens.
    • Two fillets of grouper fried in our Mac’s Gold batter served with a fresh seasonal salad, tartare sauce & golden fries.
  • West Coast whitebait pattie $ 8.00
  • A skewer of four scallops $14.00
  • ANCHOR SEAFOOD MEDLEY A delicious combination of cooked battered seafood served with dipping sauce, seasonal salad & golden fries. $26.50
  • Chicken Liver Parfait $25.50
    • Served with Quince Fruit Jelly, Pickles, Fruit, Blue Cheese, Brie, French bread and Walnut Toast (GF Bread $2 Extra)
  • Spinach And Feta Fritters $21.50
    • Served with Salad Leaves and Yoghurt Riata Sauce
  • Caesar Salad $20.50
    • Cos Lettuce tossed with Creamy Dressing, Croutons, Crisp Bacon, Parmesan, Anchovies and Soft Egg (GF Available). With Chicken add $5.00
  • Kids Flapjacks $9.50
    • Two Pancakes served with Crisp Bacon, Banana and Maple Syrup
  • Kids Breakfast $10.00
    • Wholegrain Toast, Egg, Bacon and Hash Brown
  • Tomato Sauce $0.50
  • Rindless Bacon $5.00
  • Smoked Seafood Chowder $18.50
    • Served with Toasted French Bread
  • Green Salad $5
  • Chicken & Bacon Open Sandwich $22
    • Our cranberry relish, brie, house baked bread, hand cut chips
  • Pulled Pork Burger $19
    • BBQ sauce, apple & hazelnut slaw, hand cut chips
  • Watermelon Salad $21
    • Watermelon, cucumber & Halloumi cheese, caramelised fig balsamic
  • River Kitchen Squid Salad $19
    • Asian slaw, coriander, chilli, citrus miso dressing, peanuts
  • Thai Noodle Salad $23
    • Vermicelli noodles, radish, sprouts, cabbage, chilli, sesame, coriander, chilli & capsicum dressing - Grilled chicken
  • Chips $7
    • Rosemary & sea salt, aioli
  • Fish & Chips $21
    • Today’s beer battered fresh fish, rosemary & sea salt chips, tartar sauce & lemon
  • Fish Cakes $3.00
  • Fish of the day $4.00
  • Lamb/Chicken Burger 'n' Chips $7.00
  • Tomato, Onion, Pineapple, Cheese, Bacon, Beetroot, Eggs, Avocado $1.00
  • Sauce Sachets $0.50¢
  • Bread and Butter x2 $1.00
  • Prawn Twister $1.00
  • Coned Wedges $4.50
  • Choose any two sides & steak sauce
  • Braised Pork Belly $28.00
    • with apple sauce and two sides
  • Tandoori Pork Kebabs $22.00
    • tender pork rubbed with a mix of tandoori spices served with Raita and naan
  • Waitoa Chicken Salad $16.50
    • house spiced chicken thigh, salad mix and crispy noodles
  • King Prawn Cocktail $20.00
    • marinated king prawns, iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, lemon, parsley verde finished with a traditional marie rose sauce
  • -Add Bacon & Cheese $4.00
  • Battered Onion Rings $6.00
  • 400G Wakanui Blue Rump $34.00
    • A juicy 1/3 pound of flame grilled 100% Angus beef with two slices of cheese, spicy jalapeños, crispy golden onion chips, tomato, lettuce, creamy mayo and a dash of our secret Angry hot sauce all on a lightly corn dusted bun. Take a bite out of the Angry Angus Steakhouse the next time you get hangry
    • Say hello to our HERSHEY'S® Chocolate Pie. One part crunchy chocolate crust and one part chocolate crème filling, garnished with a delicious topping and real HERSHEY'S® Chocolate Chips
    • One world famous WHOPPER, one BK Chicken, and two nugget-tasty burgers. Two large hot fries plus four small soft drinks seal the deal. All of this for just $24.95
    • Our toasted English muffin served hot with butter and Craig's raspberry jam goes great with a hot cup of tea
    • If you feel like you need something extra fresh and crunchy, try our garden salad. Crisp, fresh vegetables with a zingy dressing
    • Our Hamburger Kids Meal is a signature flame-grilled beef patty topped with a simple layer of crinkle cut pickles, yellow mustard, and ketchup on a toasted sesame seed bun
    • Our new Chicken Muffin is a combination of our juicy, crispy Chicken patty, Heinz Seriously Good Aioli and melted cheese nestled inside a warm English muffin
    • Three delicious, signature flame-grilled beef patties topped three slices of melted cheese, crinkle cut pickles, yellow mustard, and ketchup on a toasted sesame seed bun. Add a regular fries and regular soft drink to make it a value meal
  • Grain fed angus ribeye steak, hand cut potatoes, salad, red wine jus $30
  • Organic southern style free fried chicken, lemon mayo, crispy onions, hot sauce $19
  • Beef, jalepeno relish, slaw, cheddar $18
  • Free farmed crispy pork belly, slaw, fiejoa, chilli, preserved lemon $18
  • Side salad N/A
  • Maketu pie, Beef and blue cheese, Seafood Mornay, Vegetaria $8
  • Red wine braised lamb shank/s, mash, seasonal greens, jus $22 / $30
  • House cut chunky chips, paprika salt, BBQ sauc $7
  • Fish Bites & Fries $9.00
  • Mini Hot-Dog & Fries $9.00
  • Small Mixed Platter $16.00
  • Baby Sausages & Fries $9.00
  • Mini Spring Rolls & Fries $9.00
  • Large Mixed Platter $30.00
  • Samosas & Fries $9.00
  • Chicken Nuggets & Fries $9.00
  • -Handmade egg pasta, carbonara $15.00
  • -Ricotta and figs jam $15.00
  • Tagaliatelle al ragu or pesto $15.00
  • Insalata mista $8.00
    • Mesculin tomato cucumber balsamic
  • -Calamari soup $12.00
  • Panna cotta $12.00
    • cream berries, chocolate
  • Tagliata di pollo al rosmarino $15.00
  • Ricotta marmellata di fichi $15.00
  • King Prawns $21.00
  • Fish, Seafood $19.00
  • Cashew Nuts $3.50
  • Seafood $19.00
  • King Prawns $19.00
  • E.8 Full Moon $8.50
    • Moon-shaped crispy pastry filled with minced pork seasoned with Thai spices, served with a side of sweet chilli sauce
  • Chicken, Vegetarian $17.00
  • M5. Pad Bai Kra-Praow
    • Fresh basil stir fried in our assortment of herbs, chilli and fresh vegetables with
  • Callos a la Madrileña $12.00
    • Stewed tripe "Madrid style" with tomatoes and red wine.
  • Pescado Del Dia POA
    • Fish of the day. Ask waiting person or see board.
  • Croquetas de Pollo $11.00
    • Creamy chicken croquettes.
  • Lomo Adobado $14.00
    • Grilled Pork Loin marinated in Spanish "adobo" served with mash potatoes "revolcona" style.
  • Bacalao a la Vizcaina $14.00
    • Grilled Icelandic de-salted cod topped with a red capsicum and garlic sauce "Biscayne style" served with "revolcona" mashed potatoes.
  • Fideus Rossejats $24.00 pp
    • Roasted vermicelli "paella" with chicken, shrimp, mussels, fish and diced vegetables cooked in stock to create the perfect pasta dish Spanish style. (Minimum 2 people, wait 30-40 minutes or pre-order).
  • Sopa de Marisco $22.00
    • Basque style seafood chowder with a base of creamed vegetables and tomatoes, white wine, rice, monkfish, mussels, shrimp, cockles and calamari. Served with ciabatta.
  • Alitas de Pollo Al Ajillo $9.00
    • Spicy chicken wings with garlic, herbs and sherry.
  • Soup of the Day $12
    • made with fresh local produce served with fresh warm bread.
  • Arancini Risotto balls $12.50
    • filled with camembert cheese and served with petite salad.
  • Tofu chermoula $24
    • spiced tofu sautéed with seasonal vegetables enjoy with spiced Couscous and organic yoghurt.
  • Chocolate Mud Cake $12.50
    • accompanied with ice cream, berry compote and chantily cream.
  • Thai Vegetable Curry $22 with Tofu $24
    • seasonal vegetables cooked in mild coconut curry sauce served with jasmine rice.
  • Salad Mediterranean $12.50
    • Salad mixed lettuce tossed in balsamic vinaigrette with artichoke, olives, sundried tomato, and cucumber and feta cheese.
  • Warm Poached Pear $12.50
    • delicately poached in wine infused with ginger and spices, together with ice cream and crème anglaise.
  • Field Mushroom $12.50
    • roasted Portobello mushroom with rosemary and fire roasted capsicum with crumbled feta cheese.
  • Salt and pepper squid $12.50
    • deep fried with sweet chilli sauce
  • Scallop $13.00
    • half dozen served with garlic aioli
  • Chilli Penne $22.50
    • prawns, scallops, pine nuts, spinach, with sweet chilli lemon sauce
  • Quattro $19.50
    • ham, mushrooms, olives, shrimps, aioli
  • Margarita $16.50
    • with fresh basil, fresh tomato
  • Hawaiian $17.50
    • with pineapple and diced ham
  • Tandoori Chicken $19.50
    • mango chutney, red onion, cashew nuts, banana
  • Lasagne Bolognaise $17.50
    • with bechamel sauce, mozzarella served with side salad
Smugglers Pub and Cafe

Smugglers Pub and Cafe



8 Muritai Street, Tahunanui, Nelson, Nelson, 7011, New Zealand





Opened hours

Monday: 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM, Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM, Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM, Thursday: 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM, Friday: 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM, Saturday: 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM, Sunday: 11:00 AM – 11:30 PM
price range


$20 - $30




service level


Table Service



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8 Muritai Street, Tahunanui, Nelson, Nelson, 7011, New Zealand