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$3 - $20
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Brew Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 15 February 2024 via mobile

One of our favourites on a lovely Nelson day - sit outside in the great courtyard area and have devine food and local drink. The food is always good here and the hardest part is choosing as i could happily have everything on the menu....so many favourites - where do i start? the tacos are really good, so is the ceviche, flatbreads, burgers, pizzas, bao buns, poke bowl, arancini, buttermilk fried chicken. Last night we loved sitting outside with the setting sun and shared small plates of ceviche, flatbreads and tacos. devine. Its so good im meeting friends at the beach for a walk today and then we having lunch.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 13 July 2023 via mobile

Definitely made the right choice of restaurants in Nelson tonight. Went with the family of 7. (4 adults & 3 children) A very warm, friendly welcome from Mark, behind the bar on arrival, who also informed us of the night’s specials and was most helpful...with drink selection. He really set the relaxed tone for the evening out. The menu was quite extensive and the food we chose was delicious!! Talitha & Olivia were also very helpful, friendly and customer focused. Definitely left feeling we’d made a great choice of the many restaurants on offer in Nelson.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 11 April 2023

After hanging out at the beach, our family and two other families with us decided to head to KFC for a quick feed and get back on the road. After trying to order a twister (haha), they had none so I decided to look for...something else nearby. So while the other 10 smashed some fried chicken, I ducked next door to the Spring & Fern and ordered the Pulled BBQ Jackfruit Pizza (takeaway). It was seriously one of the best pizzas I have EVER had. A spicy twang and perfect combination of the jackfruit, jalapeños and red onion on top. It was so good, I had to jump on here and let everyone know.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 22 March 2023

Good food, happy staff and live music - what a fun place on a Saturday night. Food was delicious and cold beer on tap was excellent Highly recommended

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 7 March 2023 via mobile

Friendly staff, beautiful setting eating outside, delicious food. Especially the loaded pulled pork wedges. My son never tries veggies but he went back for more and there was beautifully cut veges sprinkled on these. It was a scrummy. They also let us feed a child...with our own food.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 30 January 2023 via mobile

We had a burger with fries Fries hopeless overcooked Hamburger was dreadful Chicken Burger also out of Any taste. Don’t go there

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 10 May 2022 via mobile

Just had the best burger Pork and Black pudding with Potato svone and bacon egg. Wicked and so filling. Great place and awesome service

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 April 2022 via mobile

Busy Friday night and we (2) managed a leaner table at the street front. Food was great (monkfish burger, small plates - mushroom arancini, and popcorn shrimp) drinks (beer flight) a treat and the staff friendly and helpful. Definitely worth the visit and I can...see why it was recommended.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 27 December 2021 via mobile

Dropped in for a late lunch wine, beer & Pizza after a beach stroll. Covid management was excellent. So was the service, pizza and refreshments.

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 18 June 2021 via mobile

Best pumpkin and cumin soup ever , well done. Highly recommended to friends and family Members! Will be back soon for more.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 18 June 2021 via mobile

Amazing bar and great food. Had a Cumin and Pumpkin soup that's was so good. Very tasty. Totally recommend it for a great meal and friendly team. Well done Chef Tim

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 7 May 2021

The recent addition of the expanded outdoor area and tables is fantastic. a great atmosphere. Near the beach and overlooking the sportsfields this is a great location. The beers on tap. And the food was really good. All made onsite we were told. We selected...four small meals to share falafels, arancini balls, thai pork bao buns, ceviche and all were really good. The falafel were the surprise yum. Delicious dip and pesto and all food prepared well and presented nicely. Thank youMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 17 April 2021 via mobile

Great pizza, lovely outdoor area. The Spicy Chicken Fajita pizza is fab. Too many flies in the outdoor area unfortunately.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 13 March 2021 via mobile

So an excellent selection of craft beer i must say! Decor is really cool here really down to earth. Pizza we picked was amazing we were tempted to buy a second ae. Were in level 2 at the time of visit. Someone/a customer coughed on...the door handle and didnt use hand sanitizer provided before leaving, really gross! But they did have all the correct covid and ppe and signs and sanitizer around which is good. Good customer service too. Would definitely go back and would bring a group of people with us. We went for lunch but id say this place would be epic at dinner too. Did i say the pizza is amazing! Yes! Get the pizza people its awesome! My only slightly negative comment would be the opening hours are a bit off ae could be open earlier for normal lunch hours but yeaMore

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 24 February 2021 via mobile

Came here for a casual dinner as the reviews were good and it was handy. We had a classic burger and Cajun salmon Bau buns. The burger was ok, the fries quite good but spoiled by bargain basement tomato sauce on the side. It was...so bad we asked for some aioli as thought it might be better but were told this would be an additional $1.50. Which we weren’t prepared to pay as shouldn’t really be charged if happy customers are valued. The salmon bao buns lacked real flavour and would have been so much better with a nice Thai/Vietnamese sauce (easily made in 5 mins). I guess the Sprig & Fern fills a gap in the market but could actually be far better with little extra effort We couldn’t fault the bar staff who were super friendly and helpful.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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SPRIG & FERN TAHUNA, Nelson - Restaurant Reviews, Phone Number & Photos

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Sprig & Fern Tahuna is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5