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Blue Haven Fish & Chips

268 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 7969
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible12%
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“fish and chips” (25 reviews)
“snapper” (2 reviews)
“order” (12 reviews)
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Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
268 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

The chips are really worth the wait, however the fish of the day was disappointing. I don’t believe they could cut the the thickness of the fillet any thinner. So consequently the flavour is bland and fish is dry. The presentation was good but I...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

Gave this place a go after a beer next door at Styx.. Its right next to a fish market. How bad could it be right? Well the fish of the day "southern kingfish" was grey and tasted weeks old. I've studied fish deterioration and trust...More

Thank paddyak
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Treated ourselves to a fish and chip supper. Phoned ahead to avoid waiting. We chose the fish of the day which was fine and great value, with lovely crispy chips.

Thank karenjG2649DT
Reviewed 19 April 2018

The fish is fresh from the cabinet, (fried once only), tasted excellent just as it should. The chip scoop size appeared quite small but they were tasty. Unlike other I found the salt on the chips not overdone. The shop does not have a very...More

Thank RossofIslington
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Service not very friendly, chips way too salty, fish of the day was very dry. Far from the best that NZ has to offer in its 'national dish'

Thank David W
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

This place is located right next to a fish market...thought that might be a good sign. WRONG. The fish and scallops along with the chips were extremely salty and oily. This has to be the worst fish n chips I have ever had. Trash can...More

Thank Anne and Greg R
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

My wife really wanted grilled fish but they only deep fry. The fish and chips we did get we thought was a bit greasy and the oil featured too much in the taste of the food.

Thank Paul_n_Cris
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Found this by chance but great Fish & Chips and you can sit down a few yards away eating them looking over the harbour.

Thank Nick A
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Blue cod freshly cooked fish and chips were delicious. From a beautiful morning weather had turned cold and wet, we found this place by accident and it rounded off our day wonderfully.

Thank yvonne572016
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Really great feed of fish n chips. Tried Blue Cod and Snapper which we’re both excellent. Were not huge fish but very fresh and tasty. Almost the best chips I’ve ever had from a chip shop.

Thank KiwiGav27
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  • Value
Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 268 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 7969
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