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Boat Shed Cafe

$$ - $$$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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“chef's menu” (31 reviews)
“seafood” (46 reviews)
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
351 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautifully decorated dining by the sea. Lovely flowers on tables and seaside vibe. Staff are excellent and go above and beyond. Beautiful bubbles and lunch

Thank Pam R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The premises are great as is the "verandah" overlooking the bay. Nothing wrong with the menu - I was unable to get "Trust the Chef" as my dining companion had already decided on the evening's choice. Being a kiwi, I went with a whitebait entree...More

Thank KarleyKat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the pleasure of eating here last night on our tour of New Zealand and this was our best meal so far. Crisp Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough green lipped mussels, pan fried trevally with a cracking coriander salad followed by a sensational pud - Pics peanut...More

Thank paulwacca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can’t complement this place enough. Value for money, excellent blend of flavours (I had a great steak perfectly cooked), unmatched views of the sea and sunset, quirky setting with the sea beneath your feet and superb friendly and efficient staff. What’s not to like? Having...More

Thank Binny67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good food and imaginatively presented. We chose the ‘Trust the Chef’ option and were not disappointed. Several courses, all superb! And being outside when the sunsets is stunning.

Thank cwillz56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was great having a nice meal overlooking the water with boats sailing about etc. Food was good too. Tasty , well prepared and presented.

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for my wife's birthday after a recommendation from our hotel. Very nice food and lovely views of the water.

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delightful waterfront setting with a quality menu. The lunch entrees were quite large servings and quite adequate for our group of 4 friends. A bit disappointed that the famous Myall prawns were not available. I guess if you want them fresh you just need to...More

Thank Greg K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic setting and beautiful food. Only let down slightly by the service which, judging by accent, must have been back packers. But, not meaning to be negative, the food was amazing. We had four entrees to share between us which made for a really tasty...More

Thank Jason S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Make a reservation. Make an effort to sample as many things as possible. Pan fried cheese was well seasoned and the fish had a great butter sauce. The salad that came with the fish was a bit of a disorganized mess and I would have...More

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