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The Sands Fish and Chip Shop

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623 Rocks Road | The Sands Complex, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-539 6161
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
623 Rocks Road | The Sands Complex, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Raining hard but carpark access meant we stayed dry. Welcomed by the owner who chatted as he cooked our lunch. Great meal - fish perfect and hand cut chips with a nice amount of crunch. Excellent

Thank Coila2537
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing quality of fish and chips, easily the best I've had in NZ! Fish was cooked to perfection. Would definitely reccomend to anyone! Thanks for the full belly!

Thank Rhys B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this place when looking for lunch and it turned out to be great! The food was excellent and probably the best Fish'n'Chips I have had in New Zealand since being here. Good service!

Thank owenjohn515
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopping after a long drive, this was the perfect fix for some typical fish and chips! I had the mixed platter which was perfect for two, everything was really good, a classic fast food, and great location out of town and across from the beach.

Thank Tor W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice kiwi feed, fish and chips and can go across and eat it down the beach, very nice. Food hotdogs and chips, had the jamwrap which was amazing as always.

Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We deliberately sought out this F & C as we had been there before. It has a great range of gluten free options. I had GF fish bites which are actually two smallish pieces of battered fish, salt and pepper calamari and chips (which hubby...More

Thank SusanMaree1954
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped because of the sign BLUFF OYSTERS! The fish'n chips is located next to the Nelson beach, which is very nice as well. The price for the oysters were absolutely alright, we all tried oysters for our first time and we were super happy...More

Thank PriceMTL
Reviewed 22 March 2018

We where visiting Nelson and stayed nearby Sands fish & chips. We had Snapper and Blue Cod which where excellent with very nice chips. Would highly recommend this place if you love a good fish and chip. There are table and chairs outside if you...More

Thank Merg_5
Reviewed 20 March 2018

Simply the best GF takeaways ever. Fabulous service and great tasting food. . These guys are really friendly and helpful. Lots of Gluten free choices which is fantastic. The chips are perfect. Well drained and not greasy. I highly recommend this place . What better...More

Thank Sharon M
Reviewed 20 March 2018

My wife and I had lunch on Monday 19 March. Blue cod and chips, cooked by BRUCE just as we like them. Still the very best in the area. Thank you.

Thank silverhead2016
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Television, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 7:30 PM
11:30 AM - 7:30 PM
11:30 AM - 7:30 PM
11:30 AM - 7:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 623 Rocks Road | The Sands Complex, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-539 6161
Takeaway seafood and fried chicken. Chips/fries available. We also have a wide range of glutton free food. Outdoor tables for your convenience. Home delivery after 5.00pm. our hours of opening are as follows. mon to thurs 11.30 am till 7pm frid sat sund and public holidays 11.30 am till 7.30 spring hours
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