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Boat Shed Cafe

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” (47 reviews)
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
351 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

We popped in for a late (3pm) lunch and the kitchen was more than happy to accommodate us. The food is really very nice- although small portion sizes. The butterscotch dessert is out of this world. Very friendly staff and lovely place to eat.

Thank Lucibel1
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We were pleased to enjoy a lovely evening at the Boat Shed. Staff attentive and friendly. Food delicious well presented albeit a little pricey for what you get. Great selection of beverages and nice menu to select from. We called and booked a table (advisable)...More

1  Thank kiwisolargal
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Right on the water just on the main road into or out of Nelson. High quality food. Good price. Excellent staff. Always enjoyable even by yourself or as a romantic lunch or dinner or as a family.

Thank whateverwherever
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed a beautiful dinner on Saturday night with friends. Had the duck breast for main and partner had the braised beef short rib, both dishes outstanding. Staff were great and wine selection food. Would definitely go back when in town and would recommend anyone to...More

Thank Jacqueline M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great view, great staff, the food is of a high standard and staff can speak knowledgeably across both the food and wine menus. Premises look great following the re opening. Try the salted caramel dessert... you won’t be disappointed!

Thank KiwiOakley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Despite discussion over serving gluten free food for a celiac both prior to booking and at meal time my wife had a serious gluten reaction to the flounder meal she was served. We will not be dining here again. Not recommended for anyone is a...More

1  Thank 778nodrog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We welcomed and shown to a lovely table in the sun. The menus offers a great selection of dishes to share or you can enjoy your own selection. The food and service was excellent and very tasty, fresh and delicious. They can also provide a...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Boat Shed café for a family birthday on Saturday evening. 8 guests. We had the private dining room. From the very moment we entered the restaurant the service was attentive but not overbearing. The food was excellent, fresh and local. Everyone enjoyed the...More

Thank Priscilla K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit back since the storm was epically beautiful with extraordinary food and extraordinary service, we came in for a birthday, we had Steak and Ribs with Broccoli and potatoes and left knowing that we will be back very soon, plus the setting you...More

Thank ruakoura
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently opened after rebuild after storm damage. Not a big menu but our choices were taste delights, with subtle unusual flavour combinations.

Thank Sally G
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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
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 9:30 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
9:30 AM - 9:30 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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