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The Tides Restaurant & Bar

) #17 of 124 Restaurants in Nelson $$ - $$$ European, , Gluten Free Options
66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 7049
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 243 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

I was given a $50 voucher for dinner at this restaurant so we used it. My overall impression of this restaurant was "an airport stop over restaurant" . The music was appalling. The food was very average. I ordered fish of the day with a...More

Thank Harriet W
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Harriet W, thank you so much for taking your time to leave us feedback. We take on board all comments we receive and are very disappointed to hear you didn't enjoy your choices in our restaurant. I will pass on your feedback to our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All the meals I had here while staying on business were excellent. There is a good choice of food and wines on the menu and the staff were attentive but not intrusive. Because I was on my own I was seated thoughtfully, in a corner...More

Thank Finona68
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Finona68, thank you for taking your time to write us a review for our Tides Restaurant and Bar. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your solo dining experience and had a lovely view over the Maitai River. We look forward to welcoming you...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had our anniversary dinner here. The food was very good, this is our third time visiting The Tides restaurant. The staff were particularly friendly and went the extra mile knowing it was our anniversary. Thank you.More

Thank Carl G
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Carl G, How lovely that you chose to dine with us on your anniversary! We loved your feedback and glad that the staff went the extra mile for you both on your anniversary. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, The Team...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

On the shores of the Maitai River you can sit and enjoy the bird life and a drink or snacks before dinner. Dine inside with the river view. Great service with very generous sized meals. Consistently good.More

Thank Neil C
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Dear Neil C, It is so lovely to hear you enjoyed our service and generous portions. We are so lucky to have the beautiful Maitai River running alongside The Tides Restaurant and Bar it makes for a lovely outlook whether you are having a meal...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017

I experienced a great meal at this restaurant, with an amazing choice of food on the menu, something for everyone. The food was very tasty and well presented, the service was a little quirky but friendly. There was a lot of people celebrating and a...More

Thank shazzzalongley
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Dear shazzzalongley, Many thanks for taking your time to write us a review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us and loved our choices we have to offer on our menu at The Tides Restaurant. We hope to welcome you...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

We chose this as was recommended but also was walking distance to our motel and as it was raining we didn't feel like going to far. Food was very good as was the wine. Service great. A little pricey but we enjoyed it.More

Thank Helen N
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Dear Helen N, many thanks for taking your time to write us a review. It's so nice to hear you enjoyed your meals and our wine selection and a bonus we were in short walking distance from your motel. We hope you enjoyed Nelson -...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Booked by phone Tom was great to talk, arrived and we're immediately seated. Menu is fantastic, had entree Thai Fish Cakes, White bait Patty and Garlic bread all really well presented and stunning to eat. Went straight to desert absolutely stunning Wait staff and bar...More

Thank ignatiuspug
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Dear ignatiuspug, Thank you for your fantastic feedback - I will pass your comments on to Tom and The Team who will love to hear how much you enjoyed their hospitality and your meals. We look forward to welcoming you back tonight. kind regards The...More

Reviewed 22 April 2017

Awesome food, great menu choices and variety, good vegetarian choice also. Portions were great, price good. We thoroughly enjoyed the roast, presentation was nice and staff really friendly and helpful.More

Thank Yvonne A
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

Dear Yvonne A, Many thanks for your review. We are so pleased you thoroughly enjoyed your dining experience in our restaurant. We pride ourselves on excellent food and service and our customers are our number one priority. I will pass on your positive comments to...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017

A nice friendly & elegant vibe greets you in this in-house riverside restaurant. Our hiking group had plenty to choose from in a 3-course menu - generous portions, beautiful vegetables & side dishes from this fruit & veg rich district! Good friendly table service, thanks...More

Thank hikeforcalm2
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

Dear hikeforclam2, thank you very much for writing our restaurant a review! We are so incredibly lucky to have so much wonderful fresh produce available to us that have been grown in our district. Hopefully see you again one day kind regards, The Team at...More

Reviewed 27 March 2017

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!

Thank Gordon M
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

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

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Eliza Q
You are right - it was Xmas Eve dinner and the meal and experience was disappointing
4 January 2015|
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Response from Trailways | Property representative |
Many thanks for your clarification. Once again our sincere apologies for this, your comments will be taken up with all concerned on Christmas Eve. If you would like to advise a phone number, I am happy to update you on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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