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The Sands Fish and Chip Shop

623 Rocks Road | The Sands Complex, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-539 6161
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“fish and chips” (65 reviews)
“snapper” (10 reviews)
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Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
623 Rocks Road | The Sands Complex, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a gem of a place..enjoyed our takeaway immensely. Sparklingly white oh so fresh Blue cod coated in a light and crispy batter with thick cut chips all packed in an eco-friendly cardboard tray then wrapped in paper. Kudos to you for your delicious...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank steve-diana
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an awesome feed for a couple of adults and a child, the counter staff and staff who brought the food to the table were very friendly and witty. We were are large group and some had gone to a health food place next...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Bedouin29
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the sands chippie just after NY. A group of us were playing cricket and keen for a burger so i went an picked them up for us. 7 people. 6 vegetarians. Everyone was full and happy as. I love this place and...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank EmD2388
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day, we found this shop. We ordered the fisherman's basket and a couple of Snapper. Everything was cooked perfectly and the food was delicious and very fresh. Highly recommended and the staff were friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank lizwaynerobert
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seen the reviews on here saying this place was good for gluten free options so thought I would give it a go. The products are GF however upon asking about their fryers found that everything was cooked in the same fryer, meaning that nothing really...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank jenmlgrant
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If I could give this place more than 5 stars I would.. service is flawless and the fish burger is the best we have EVER had..and we are picky Auckland’s so that’s saying something Cheers Roy, your a legend..

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Lvc_heat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just had the best Christmas fish and chip lunch, super yummy food, generous portions and fantastic friendly service.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Topofthesouth
Reviewed 5 December 2018 via mobile

We were driving out of Nelson towards Takaka and we stopped off at this well-reviewed business on the coast road. Totally agree with the favourable reviews on Trip Advisor, the blue cod was delicious - freshly cooked to order. The chips were piping hot. The...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Owen_thesaints
Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Good food, great persons who's working there! We were 4 and had a meal that's was great and enough for us! I recommend this place to everyone for sure!! We had great time and food! We'll come back! To prove it this is done and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Wesley G
Reviewed 27 November 2018

Had been advised to try the blue cod in Nelson, but couldn't seem to find it on restaurant menus. Drove past this takeaway but turned back and ordered what we wanted, managing to park near the beach to eat (although there was a table outside)....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JoTheTyke
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Television, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
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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