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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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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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Closes in 22 min
11:30 AM - 7:30 PMAll hours
Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
623 Rocks Road | The Sands Complex, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to The Sands Fish and Chips last week for lunch on a sunny Saturday,the seafood basket was not of their high standards,they appeared a bit greasy but the coffee from the next door cafe was excellent so all was not lost,a pleasant Saturday lunch,

Thank Dunca2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent fish, chips and so many other menu options including an extensive list of gluten free and dairy free options. The taste is great, its clean, affordable, great service and its one of the best fish and chip shops I have experienced. Really outstanding, every...More

1  Thank trinnysgirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This traditional fish and chip shop is just across the road from Tahunanui Beach, so it gets pretty popular, and open all day until mid evening even on public holidays. Our fish pieces of southern blue cod were cooked to order, meaning they were freshly...More

1  Thank Michael W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Phoned in an order and was told it would be 20 minutes wait time. Drove to the store and waited 30 minutes only to be told it would be at least another 15 minutes wait. When I asked to cancel the manager/owner was rather surly...More

Thank talisker707
maturechef51, Manager at The Sands Fish and Chip Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there thanks for posting your review, however when anyone calls an order in we give them an estamte on how long the wait will be, if we are a while after the said wait time i do appolagise for its summer now and extrem;ey...More

Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Fresh and good tasting food. Good variety of dishes. Good and fast service. Watch out for 'rush hours'.

Thank GwaiLoh07
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We were staying upstairs at the sands apartment and visited this spot numerous times. The chips were the best part of the meal . The fish (blue cod) was fantastic also but I found it a little pricy ($9.30) Apart from that the service was...More

1  Thank Twochilledoutkiwis
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Very tasty and a popular stop for many. Don't expect large pieces of fish but the snapper we had was delicious.

Thank Mark G
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

My friends & I just flew in from Singapore and were walking around Nelson, looking for a late lunch when we chanced upon this eatery. They had around 5 choices of fish with the special of the day at $4.50 only which is an excellent...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

My partner went in and she was treated very badly, she got into the car and was in tears. I went back in to ask why they were rude to her and the guy responded that she has no sense of humour. They were really...More

Thank Roxanne L
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We visit regularly almost always have the chicken bits. Real meat not the mechanically extracted mush so many places have gone over to. Fresh crunchy chips and a wide range of other foods. Delightful setting cross road to sit and eat on beach or by...More

Thank NJdeCB
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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
Child-friendly, Groups, View, Kids, 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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