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Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Reservations, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tapas in a relaxed atmosphere with super friendly staff. What more could you want? Oh, how about an excellent view of the cathedral? (And the best ladies toilets in New Zealand (apparently)).

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 January 2024

Christmas eve was big dissapointment… and we all left hungry and pissed off. Main complaint: it is WAY too expensive for what you get. We spend just shy of $200 for 2 people and were still hungry. The food is okay, but nothing special. The...beef plate was just a small piece that was $40(!), $10 more expensive than a normal night. And the size of an entree plate. The cheese cake dessert was the size of a petit fours and $15. We also had a few plates that never arrived to our table even after asking several times. Then they claim they are all share plates, but they dont come in easy to share presentations. And did not feel inviting to share. It just felt like really expensive small portions of food :( The waitresses however were great! They were working really hard to get everything sorted and look after everyone. We used to go to Mama Cod every year in Christmas eve, and I am afraid our tradition is ruined by the change if ownership.. :(More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 October 2023

Super flavourful and delicious food, on the rather small size. Beautiful setting and chill environment. Friendly service. I really enjoyed the experience and would recommend for a fancy brunch 😊

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 10 September 2023 via mobile

My wife & I. We shared the beef cheek hash with poached egg,, Potato Rosti & Pork Belly with apple & broccoli and a delicious Chardonnay. Excellent. Finished off with an affagato to share also. Friendly personal, attentive service.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 26 June 2023 via mobile

We had birthday lunch my 3rd visit ! We ordered pretty much everything almost 8 plates (didn’t have dessert) it was ALL Delish and the cocktails were bloody good too ! Will def be back THANKU

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 3 June 2023

We had a great night, with fabulous food & wine. We sat upstairs, there were 3 sections. Where we sat was roomy, warm & with a beautiful ambience. A special thank you to our wonderful waitress Maddie, she was professional, fun & friendly. We’ll be...back. Thank you.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 29 May 2023

Really excited to try this new venue following a very positive article in the local paper. Overall it was a good experience. Food was good and reasonably priced - meatballs, ceviche, beef cheeks and potato rosti plus 2 drinks for a little over $100. So...not bad at all. The service was a little too attentive at times - I had to stop my server from running off with my drink twice. However, it was the seating which we found odd. We were put upstairs into a small side room that had another couple in there when we arrived. There was one other table in there which thankfully was empty - it would have only made things more awkward had someone else turned up. As it was there was no room and no atmosphere and no motivation to stick around with maybe a few more drinks once the food was done. If you’re the kind of person who likes things buzzy and with a little more ambience then make sure you request a table downstairs. On our way in and on our way out it looked much more fun. Overall, I’d say put it on your list but don't be too disappointed if you have to wait a while to get in.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 29 May 2023

As locals we went in to this new bar/eatery. Our experience surpassed our high expectations. The staff were professional yet warm. We had cocktails then wine by the glass. The wine list was interestingly different. The food courses, 4 plus a side, were quite superb....for example, the cauliflower 3 ways seemed to focus the flavour and deliver with different textures and styles. Can't wait to go back.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 28 May 2023

The food was absolutely amazing, cool experience unlike anything else in Nelson. Small but amazing plates of different styles all individually tasty. Our favourites were the polpette and the cauliflower. The cocktails were also 10/10!!! Service absolutely exceptional, would go again in a heartbeat!!!!

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 20 May 2023

Sophisticated taste treatment...including great vegetarian options. Lovely atmosphere, presentation and service. Quality choice.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 17 May 2023 via mobile

I have visited here on a handful of occasions since its launch and have found this venue to be outstanding. The new layout of the venue is airy and spacious and really ensures a relaxing environment and experience. The coffee is possibly the best in...town, and the brunch menu varied and very well executed. Haven't had the chance to visit for dinner yet but after seeing the newest menu online it is only a matter of time. Keep up the good workMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 15 May 2023

Just wish we had this place in Hawke’s Bay! Unforgettable night of the most amazing tasting vegetables with an edge, plus delicious tender meat dishes.. Clean plates says it all. Great ambiance, excellent service and the cocktails on repeat. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2023
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