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Boat Shed Cafe Restaurant

) #7 of 127 Restaurants in Nelson $$ - $$$ Seafood, European,
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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“whitebait” (61 reviews)
“chef's menu” (31 reviews)
“carpaccio” (14 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 22:00All hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
351 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good food, nice ambience and great service. An amazing experience to sit on the deck over the water, looking out across the water, watching the sun set below the hills.

Thank HaydenBaylis
Reviewed 5 days ago

We popped into the Boat Shed Cafe for a light lunch & we weren't disappointed, the food was delicious & the service was excellent. The portions were a modest size but really tasty & it was very pleasant sitting by the window & enjoying the...More

Thank Borokodog
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It's our restaurant of choice if we want a special night out! Location could not be better sitting right over the water and the food is always amazing! Trust The Chef option is my favorite covers all the bases!

Thank Prue P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Not much else to say other than the service and food were perfect. Attentive (but not intrusive) staff and cracker food. Excellent quality and a generous serve. Also extremely well priced with breakfast options under $20.

Thank 962ginnyr
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went to this cate for dinner,ordered the salmon salad,seafood soup,they sure were small and not up to a very good standard of a meal,then had a desert that was below average,nothing at this place is up to the standard of either The Tides or Flames...More

Thank Dunca2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for couples or groups...The Chef's Choice is amazing... certainly a must try.. you wont be disappointed.

Thank Campbelltons
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped off here mid Sunday morning for a coffee and something to eat prior to flying home. We were lucky, the Café was basically booked solid, its popular, but we were found a table for two. A rustic venue sitting over the water so lots...More

Thank PaulD17230
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely setting over the water with a very good menu offering plenty of choice. We ended up eating 3 courses here and everything was amazing. Good portions, perfectly cooked and presented. I highly recommend the Crispy Pork Chicharrones for a starter. We had the...More

Thank Kiwidrifter
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped off here for a quick bite/coffee on our way through Nelson & were very impressed ... The staff were friendly including the chefs who acknowleged us when we were looking for somewhere to sit down. We chose 2 different slices to have with our...More

Thank 61Foodie61
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a beautiful lunch here last week! Great spot on a nice day over looking the water. Would have been a five star though the service let them down somewhat!

Thank Warickjones
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
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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