Anchor Bar & Grill in Nelson Menu

    • Straight from the oven and oozing with flavour, heaps for two.
    • Very, very tasty- so good you will want more but plenty for two.
  • BREAD & DIPS $13.50
    • Selection of bread with our homemade dips and spreads.
    • A thick slice of rich, smooth pâté, flavoured with herbs and a dash of port, wrapped in bacon and baked in a terrine. Served with roasted pears and toasted bread.
    • An Anchor favourite-our famous recipe, full of fish, scallops, mussels from The Sounds, fresh cream and a dash of local chardonnay, and served with warm garlic bread.
  • SOUP OF THE DAY $11.50
    • A fusion of flavours using our beautiful Nelson region’s fresh produce, combined with subtle herbs and spices - served with warm garlic bread.
    • Traditionally cured salmon using vodka, dill salt and lemon, served with, leafy greens and herb salad, with glazed beetroot, lemon and dill crème fraîche.
  • CHICKEN SALAD $19.50
    • Tender confit chicken breast tossed through a fresh garden salad with ruby cranberries and soft brie cheese, dressed with honey mustard vinaigrette. >>
  • LAMB SALAD $21.50
    • Lemon, rosemary and garlic marinated lamb tenders served with leafy greens, spinach, cherry tomatoes, roasted pumpkin, sweet potato, capsicum and cucumber, dressed with creamy feta and honey mustard vinaigrette.
  • SHRIMP SALAD $18.50
    • Succulent shrimps wrapped in “Thousand Island” dressing served on lettuce with tomato concise finished with crispy sliced crouton.
    • Crispy crusted salt and pepper calamari drizzled with a smoked paprika aïoli dipping sauce served with French fries and a garden fresh side salad.
    • Cheese topped grilled chicken breast, bacon, lettuce, tomato & cucumber, on bread, drizzled with roasted garlic aïoli dressing served with golden fries.
  • ANCHOR SEAFOOD MEDLEY A delicious combination of cooked battered seafood served with dipping sauce, seasonal salad & golden fries. $26.50
    • A real big breakfast – 110gms porterhouse steak, streaky bacon, sausages, eggs, French fries & roasted tomato, served with toasted bread.
  • PASTA OF THE DAY $18.50
    • See our friendly waiting staff for daily specials.
  • ANCHOR STEAK $29.90
    • An Anchor favourite, scotch fillet steak cooked to your liking on the char-grill, topped with bacon, onions & mushroom, served with seasonal salad & fries, finished with a beef jus.
    • Panko crumb crusted portabella mushrooms topped stuffed with cream cheese, caramelised onion, and spinach, fresh garden salad.
    • Two fillets of grouper fried in our Mac’s Gold batter served with a fresh seasonal salad, tartare sauce & golden fries.
    • Pan fried fish served with gourmet potatoes, seasonal salad & finished with a mushroom & mustard cream sauce. See our friendly waiting staff for today’s catch.
    • 110g Porterhouse steak, honey streaky bacon, leafy greens and tomato, on ciabatta bread with garlic aïoli and onion marmalade served with golden fries.
    • 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.
    • New Zealand scallops fried in our Mac’s Gold beer batter, served with fries, seasonal salad & tartare sauce.
    • Marlborough mussels steamed open in a red Thai curry, lemon and coconut cream broth, served with toasted bread and seasonal salad.
    • Pork belly rubbed in rosemary, lemon & garlic, slow roasted to perfection, served with lightly roasted baby potatoes seasonal vegetables, apple purée and crackling, and drizzled with a rich jus. >>
    • Sautéed chicken thigh, aromatic lemongrass in a Thai-inspired coconut cream sauce, garnished with peanuts, fried shallots and accompanied with fragrant jasmine rice.
  • ARANCINI $18.90
    • Delicious risotto balls, stuffed with mushroom, spinach, mozzarella, crumbed and fried, served with spiced plum chutney and a garden salad.
  • 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.
  • A skewer of four scallops $14.00
  • West Coast whitebait pattie $ 8.00
  • New Zealand battered scallops $3.50
  • Fried egg $1.20
  • Extra fillet of battered fish $6.70
  • Side of salad $ 5.00
  • Bowl of fries $6.50
  • Side of seasonal vegetables $6.00

Nearby Sample Menus

  • Crumbed or Pan Fried Fish of the Day $28.00
    • Salad greens, citrus hollandaise & your choice of olive oil mash or gourmet potatoes
  • Eggs Benedict $17.00
    • Homemade muffin with your choice of salmon, spinach, mushrooms, ham off the bone or bacon served with two poached free range eggs topped w/ hollandaise
  • Kids Sundae $4.00
  • House Smoked Fish Cakes $16.50
    • W/ wilted greens & pebre salsa
  • - For Two $48.00
  • Five Tempura Scallops $15.00
    • W/ cos lettuce & whole egg mayonnaise
  • Fresh Seasonal Vegetable Pasta $25.00
    • Changing daily (please ask your waiter)
  • Crispy Calamari Salad $15.50
    • W/ locally picked salad greens, roasted pumpkin & kumara & a poppy seed dressing
  • Mustard Mayo/Aioli $1.50
  • Thai Green Chicken Curry $21.50
    • Tender Chicken Pieces, Seasonal Vegetables combined with Green Coconut Sauce served with Jasmine Rice
  • Beef Wellington $27.95
    • Beef Fillet (MR) wrapped in Pastry with Portobello Mushroom & Herb Farce, gourmet potatoes, Green Salad with Béarnaise Sauce, Jus
  • Open Focaccia Sandwich $19.25
    • Our own Fresh Baked Focaccia with Bacon, Egg, Avocado Spread, Tomato, Onion Jam and Brie
  • Nachos $9.00
    • With Cheese, Beans and Sour Cream
  • Seafood Salad $23.75
    • Prawn Cutlets, Marinated Fish, Poached Salmon with Fresh Salad Leaves and Lemongrass and Chilli Dressing
  • Thai Prawn And Sweet Potato Fritters $21.50
    • Thai Prawn and Sweet Potato Fritters with a hint of Chilli, Coriander and Ginger, with Tomato Chilli Sauce and Salad Leaves
  • Bowl of Fries $6.50
  • Cashews and tempura battered chicken $12.50
    • sweet chilli jam sauce cooked with battered chicken and vegetables.
  • (Gf )gluten free * can be made gluten free( v )can be made vegan
  • Squid, mussel, prawn, fish, organic tofu, cashew nuts, roti, kumara crisps $3.50
  • Red curry gf v $12.50
    • succulent cuts of meat or seafood cooked in coconut cream and fresh vegetables. Chicken, beef, pork or vegetables & tofu
  • Coconut cream soup gf $12.50
    • spicy yet smooth and tantalising to the taste buds, similar to tom yum but with added coconut cream, distinct flavours of lemon and fresh coriander. Chicken or vegetables & tofu
  • Black pepper stir fry v * $12.50
    • fried potatoes and fresh vegetables stir-fried with cracked black pepper and garlic sauce. Chicken, beef, pork or vegetables & tofu
  • Garlic prik thai v $12.50
    • fresh garlic strips fried in the wok with a selection of vegetables – a must for garlic lovers. Chicken, beef, pork or vegetables & tofu
  • Served with steamed jasmine rice our salads are served warm and are mainly meat based. Vegetables are used sparingly and the salads are dressed with very light tasty sauces.
  • Seasonal salad
  • Ricotta gnocchi, slow-roasted tomatoes & onions, pinenuts & pecorino cheese $24
  • Roast kumara & bacon salad with aioli & toasted cashews
  • Angus ribeye steak on roasted garam masala potatoes with coriander & tomato butter $36
  • Pork & NZ Paua burger, wakame & watercress salad served with karengo kumara crisps $18
  • Ōra King Salmon sashimi wonton tostada with cucumber, spring onion and sweet & sour dressing $18
  • Watermelon with Kalamata olives, feta & mint
  • Milkdrop mozzarella, chargrilled nectarines, basil, salted almonds & local Frogs End olive oil $22
  • ½ Scoop Kumara $3.50
  • Bannana Fritter $2.50
  • ½ Scoop Handcut Agria $3.50
  • Fish Burger $10.00
    • Fillet of battered fish served with our home made tartare sauce, salad
  • Fresh fish of the day
  • Cajun Fish Burger $10.00
    • Hot and Spicy oven baked fish fillets with greek yoghurt dressing, salad
  • NZ Natural Ice Cream 125ml Cookies & Cream or Vanilla $4.00
  • Seafood 7” $12.50 / 12” $18.50
    • Calamari, anchovies, mussels and white fish, capers, cheese
  • Loaded Fries Sweet Chilli & Sour Cream N/A
    • Bring your fries to life...Try our legendary crispy french fries topped with smooth sour cream and finished off with tasty sweet chilli sauce. Your tastebuds will be screaming for more!
  • Chicken McWrap® Aioli - Grilled N/A
    • Introducing the new delicious Chicken & Aioli McWrap®, with grilled 100% NZ chicken, juicy tomatoes, crisp iceberg lettuce drizzled with creamy garlic Aioli all wrapped up in a warmed tortilla and ready to eat on the go.
  • Barbeque Sauce N/A
    • Sweet? Spicy? Tangy? Savour it all, with this rich blend of tomato, vinegar and spices.
  • Crispy Chicken Snack Wrap® N/A
    • We take a strip of succulent, marinated and crumbed 100% chicken breast fillet. Then we add fresh iceberg lettuce and creamy mayonnaise and carefully hand wrap it all in a soft tortilla wrap.
  • Quarter Pounder® N/A
    • Take a whole quarter pound* 100% beef patty provided by beef farmers from the King Country and Canterbury. That’s the beef sorted. Complete the tasty picture with cheese, onions and tangy pickle. Bet your mouth is watering right now.
  • BBQ Cheeseburger Combo N/A
    • A tangy BBQ Cheeseburger, a chilled medium soft drink, and medium fries. You’ll never forget that time there was a BBQ in your burger, a party in your wallet, and you were invited.
  • Cheeseburger N/A
    • Our legendary cheeseburger is a combo of 100% beef, onions, pickle, ketchup, mustard and cheese, all in a soft burger bun.
  • Chicken McWrap® Caesar - Crispy N/A
    • Introducing the new delicious Chicken Caesar McWrap®, with crispy 100% NZ chicken, tasty bacon pieces, shaved parmesan and crisp iceberg lettuce drizzled with creamy Caesar sauce all wrapped up in a warmed tortilla and ready to eat on the go.
  • Rib Eye Steak $9.60
    • mayo, lettuce, beetroot, cheese onion, BBQ sauce Egg
  • Vegetarian $8.00
    • mayo lettuce tomato, beetroot veggie pattie onion mushroom, tomato sauce
  • Egg $8.00
    • as plain + Egg
  • Chicken Chargrill $8.00
    • mayo lettuce tomato cheese
  • Chicken Tropical $9.00
    • as chicken fillet + pineapple + bacon
  • Village $10.00
    • mayo lettuce tomato beetroot pineapple onion cheese bacon pattie tomato sauce
  • Kids Cheese $4.50
    • as kids plus cheese
  • Bacon & Egg $8.80
    • as plain + pineapple + ham steak
  • Spinach & Rocket Salad Small $8.00 Large $13.00
    • Blend of fresh spinach and rocket, red onions, mushrooms, roasted red capsicum, sun-dried tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and our house made pesto-vinaigrette dressing.
  • Chocolate Mousse $9.00
    • Our rich and decadent chocolate mousse is made fresh in house!
  • BBQ Chicken $17.00
    • Barbecue sauce base, mozzarella, smoked chicken breast, roasted red capsicums & red onion
  • Mushroom Medley $18.00
    • A mix of mushrooms, roasted garlic, mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, marinara tomato sauce topped with fresh basil.
  • Chicken & Pesto $15.00
    • Fresh made focaccia bun with Oven-roasted chicken breast in a pesto-mayonaisse sauce, artichoke hearts, roasted-red capsicums, red onions, topped with mozzarella cheese and toasted.
  • Buller $22.00
    • Built for those wanting a hearty pizza! Pepperoni, locally made Italian sausage, ham, spicy jalapenos, mozzarella & marina sauce.
  • Whitewater $22.00
    • Rich and creamy alfredo sauce topped with mozzarella, fresh spinach and smoked chicken
  • Californian $19.00
    • Bursting with flavor from an olive oil and garlic base, fresh tomatoes, sundried tomatoes, feta and mozzarella cheeses, capers & topped with fresh oregano.
  • PINEAPPLE RING $1.50 each
    • battered and fried and coated in cinnamon sugar. Selection of baked goodies & sweeties also available on the counter
  • The Bullseye Burger $15.80
    • The king of burgers! Juicy tender rump steak marinated in garlic, herbs & spices, layered with grilled bacon, egg, B.B.Q sauce, cheese & topped with Tui salads, caramelised onion, relish & aioli and completed with beets. Legend. >>
  • Chips $3.00/ $4.00
    • punnet / scoop
  • The Muss $13.80
    • A local fave, homemade mussel patty topped with cheese, drizzled with homemade tartar & sweet chilli sauce finished with loads of salady goodness, aioli, relish & avocado -yum!
  • Fish of the day $6.80
    • fillet of, battered & deep fried
  • Seasoned crispy wedges $4.80
    • served with sweet chilli sauce and sour cream
  • Mussel Pattie $4.80
    • our own homemade speciality
    • packet of three rolled in cinnamon sugar
  • Toasted Sandwich (3 fillings) with hand cut chips $10.00
  • Roast of the day with gluten free gravy
  • Cheesy Garlic Bread $8.00
    • Homemade bread smothered in roast garlic and fresh herb butter topped with cheese and grilled
  • Pan fried tarakihi, garden salad, hand cut chips and homemade tartare sauce
  • Old School Beef Burger $16.00
    • Homemade beef pattie, cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, beetroot chutney, aioli and a fried egg. Served with a helping of hand cut chips
  • Dessert
  • Choc Pot Brownie, whipper cream and ice cream
  • Crispy Chicken Salad $23.00
    • Chicken breast strips tossed in our blend of spices over salad greens, tomato, capsicum and crispy noodles then drizzled with roast garlic mayonnaise
  • Chipotle (Med)
    • (Smoked Jalapenos have their ways)
  • Tacos-soft or Crispy,
    • 100% corn tortilla (Gluten free) is heated and served with you choice of filling.
  • -Regular $10.50
  • “Chipotle” Beef
    • (Roasted With Smokey Chipotle, A Bit of heat with Mexican Soul)
  • -Salsa
  • -2 Tacos $8.00
  • Burrito Bandido $5.50
    • Chicken or our Mild Beef in a soft Tortilla with Rice, Cheese and Salsa
  • Burrito or Burrito Bowl
    • Rice, Cheese, Black Beans, Salsa, Soft Flour Tortilla is Heated and Served with your Choice of Filling
  • Breakfast Extras $9.00
    • House smoked salmon
  • Eggs Benedict $19.50
    • 2 Poached eggs on toasted Housemade buns, baby spinach & Hollandaise sauce. With your choice of approx. 150gr Pestell’s bacon OR a generous serve of Crusoe’s “Magical Mushrooms” OR *150gr House hot smoked salmon *House Smoked Salmon - Extra $6.00
  • Breakfast Extras $6.00
    • 2 Pestell’s GF, preservatives & MSG free sausages
  • Sin In A Jar $12.00
    • Ask us about our delicious Housemade Sin In A Jar desserts variety!
  • Vegetarian Fava Fettuccine $21.30 / $16.30
    • Broad beans, green beans, sun-dried tomatoes & garlic confit in creamy white wine sauce with Fettuccine noodles. Served with parmesan cheese (Regular / Small)
  • Housemade Paleo Sun Kiss Surprise $10.00
  • Prawngos $22.10 / $17.80
    • Skewered prawns coated with Crusoeʼs crunchy mixture served with crispy shoestring fries, fresh salad & Housemade Aioli. Kumara fries extra $1.00. Housemade Olive Oil Aioli extra $0.50 (Regular / Small)
  • Housemade Espresso & Sillan Paleo Truffles $10.00
  • - Assorted Sushi & Sashimi (9pc)
  • VEGETABLE ROLL (4p) $7.00
  • FIRE SCALLOP (2p) $7.00
  • Main + $7.00
  • EGGPLANT $17.50
  • SALMON $22.50
  • SALMON NIGIRI (3p) $7.00
  • Lemon Assiette Lemon and chilli cake, Lemon posset, chilli syrup $14.5
  • Seasonal Vegetables of the day Our wait staff will advise $8.0
  • Braised Ox Cheek White bean and Dijon puree, crispy Chorizo, Jus $14.5
  • Deconstructed Pavlova Passionfruit cream, Pineapple and mint Carpaccio, mango salsa (gf) $14.5
  • Confit Duck Ravioli Nut brown butter, pine nuts, Oregano, chilli and lemon $18.0
  • Poisson du Jour Chef’s daily preparation of the markets freshest local seasonal and sustainable fish $31.5
  • Beetroot Carpaccio Feta, Hazelnuts, Honey and thyme dressing, cress (gf, vg) $14.5
  • Pan Roasted Mahi-Mahi Warm vermicelli noodles, Tempura soft shell crab, Cherry tomato and lime salsa, snow pea shoots $32.0
  • Battered Scallop $2.60
  • Mussels
  • Scoop $4.20
  • Olives
  • Anchovies
  • Wedges $6.50
  • Wheat & Gluten Free Burger extra $2.00
  • Swiss Cheese
Anchor Bar & Grill

Anchor Bar & Grill



62 Vickerman Street, Port Nelson, Nelson, Nelson, 7010, New Zealand





Opened hours

Monday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Thursday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Friday: 9:00 AM – 9:30 PM, Saturday: 9:00 AM – 9:30 PM, Sunday: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
price range


$10 - $20




service level


Table Service



Bar , European , Fish & Chips , Gluten Free , New Zealand , Seafood , Steak , Vegan , Vegetarian



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62 Vickerman Street, Port Nelson, Nelson, Nelson, 7010, New Zealand