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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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Waikawa, New Zealand
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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.

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Thank Carl G
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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

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 or drink and the birdlife makes it that much more amazing. Thank you so much... More 

Auckland
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238 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 great place to do it.

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

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 back again in the future, kind regards, The Team at Trailways Hotel More 

Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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

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 - even if it was raining! kind regards, The Team at Trailways Hotel More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 staff were great. Thanks Tom, Angeline, Vinnie, the Chefs and kitchen crew a stunning dining... More 

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

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 Team at Trailways Hotel More 

Nantong
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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

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 our team. Kind Regards More 

New South Wales, Australia
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69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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 ladies!

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Thank hikeforcalm2
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

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 The Tides Restaurant and Bar More 

Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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!

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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
Reviewed 21 March 2017

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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796 reviews
505 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 406 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

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

Dear stevenwilhite, Many thanks for your review we appreciate you taking your time to pass on feedback and are disappointed to hear you found our breakfast just ok- We have an a la carte breakfast menu and do a continental buffet every morning. Our cooked buffet is only available when we have big groups in house. I offer our sincere... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?