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Boat Shed Cafe

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351 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-546 9783
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“chef's menu” (32 reviews)
“seafood” (45 reviews)
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
351 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by our hosts Ian and Ali at Te Koi - Lodge at Bronte, we ate at the Boat Shed two of the three nights were in Nelson! It was THAT good. The food, scene, and vibe all make it worthwhile!

Thank magglerox
Reviewed 9 April 2018

We were here early in January on a family touring holiday. It was our favourite dinner of the trip. The combination of a glorious sunset and fine food was intoxicating, the kind of evening that stops you in your tracks and makes you think just...More

Thank GlinysW
Reviewed 10 March 2018

You have to sit outside for this one, overlook the water literally, food is great and hard to beat a cold beer. parking is a huge issue, so be prepared to walk a bit.

Thank ian a
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

A wonderful dining experience sadly so badly damaged by a sea surge of extreme proportions the restaurant is now not open. Hopefully it will be rebuilt.

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 21 February 2018

My friend and I shared a few seafood entrees and a couple of glasses of rose at sunset. Service was great .... we really enjoyed it. Can highly recommend

Thank Karen559
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

We went there 1 time hope they back again soon after 1 Feb disaster, they was always packed with people, must be good food

Thank ThaoBarry
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Had coffee here many times but never a meal. Now we probably never will. The coffee was good but we always felt a little unwanted like we weren't spending enough but the views and location kept us coming back. Good luck.

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a local friend but when we arrived on 11 feb it looked like it was closed. Or maybe it was under construction or sth? I really hope its not! We went to dine at Cod & Lobster instead, glad they...More

Thank couch_potatos
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

This was my favourite meal in New Zealand! I had the mussels and clams which were delicious, and the view was to die for- perfect setting looking out at the sea! I could not recommend this more:)

Thank Mags Z
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic food, one of the best meals we had in NZ. Great setting on the seafront. Friendly staff. Must place to eat if you’re staying in Nelson.

Thank yorkandbeyond
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 351 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-546 9783
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