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The Tides Restaurant & Bar

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66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 7049
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07:30 - 21:30
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Sun 07:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 21:30
Fri 07:30 - 22:00
Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just a quick note to say "Thank You" for a fantastic night on Saturday. Food and wine were excellent. Many of our guests commented on the excellent food. Thanks for making it so easy to organise a party for 30 people!

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Thank Gordon M
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are glad you and your guests enjoyed your meals. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As soon as we walked into The Tides we were welcomed with very friendly staff and after checking the menu the hostess made us feel we were very special.I had the Lamb backstrap cooked to perfection while my husband, the fish of the day... groped steaks. Fantastic service, awesome meal.

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Thank br0ad0aks
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Tides experience right from when you walked through the door! We hope to see you again in future More 

North Richland Hills, Texas
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767 reviews
489 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 398 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I only did breakfast here before going out for the day. I did not do a lunch or dinner here. It is inside the Trailways Hotel in Nelson. The first morning it was a buffet. The second morning, I had to order off the menu. Both were fine. Nothing to make it exceptional or memorable, but the food portions and... More 

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Collinsville, IL
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186 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is close to a collection of hotels/ motels and very convenient to them. It is situated next to a stream bed. We had the Thai fish cakes (just ok) and the seafood chowder, (choose something else, no flavor). For our entrees we both has the salmon. It was served over a potato casserole and a very good cream sauce.... More 

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Thank Mark1Rob
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the 3 course set menu Choice of 5 entrees, mains & desserts. We had the seafood components and they were excellent. Well priced with great range of wines and good atmosphere

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Thank Sheryle S
Nelson, New Zealand
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant has been operating from one of the main hotels in Nelson for many years. The food is consistently good and plentiful servings. The atmosphere is pleasant. With the Maitai River flowing past the windows, it is a relaxing place on the fringe of the city. It caters for conferences, celebrations, or just a great place for a family... More 

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Thank Elizabeth W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a fantastic meal with my partner, ex wife and daughters last night (23/2/2017) Everyone enjoyed their choice of meals and the way we were looked after -culminating in an impromptu candle desert and 3 waitresses sing "Happy Birthday" -a pleasant night enjoyed by all -will definitely return for more!

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Thank Sophia J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food good service. Over looking the river We enjoyed the ambience of a warm summer evening good company and delicious food my steak was cooked to perfection and the salted cheesecake was rich and light . Yum

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Thank Alexa W
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your steak and salted cheesecake! I will definitely pass this on to the chefs. Many thanks More 

Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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489 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a long and tiring drive we came here at the recommendation of our motel owner (opposite). Very nice location by the river. Service was good and friendly. We went for one of the specials - the lamb roast dinner - and while it wasn't quite an English roast dinner (we don't do roast sweet potato!) it was very good... More 

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Thank Christine R
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your meal and drinks in our restaurant - I hope you enjoyed your short visit to Nelson. More 

Sydney, Australia
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94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Very hotel driven yes ok if you stay at the hotel as we did one night, Nelson is great place so go out an enjoy the many bars and retautants.

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Thank Tony M
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and review. We try our very best to ensure we cater for all our different client base and each individual customer is important to our team. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:30
Monday
07:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 21:30
Thursday
07:30 - 21:30
Friday
07:30 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 7049

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?