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Cod & Lobster Brasserie Restaurant

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300 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-546 4300
09:00 - 22:00
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Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was recommended by the innkeepers at Ambleside B&B. We started with martinis at the bar which stocks over 120 gins. The bartender was very engaging and creative. We let him pick the gins and we were not disappointed. The dining room was very comfortable and the service very good. There was no problem with us splitting a lamb rump... More 

Thank johnhazlett
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband brother and his wife had dinner here for my husband's sixtieth birthday. I had the gnocchi as I am vegetarian. It was absolutely sublime. My husband and brother had the fish of the day and there was a lot of oohing and aahing as they tucked in. My sister in law had the tuna and she was blown... More 

Thank 344mireillel
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really amazing service and great selection of wine and various drinks. Food was exceptional. We did shard a few plates to try a bit of all and it was amazing. Very cozy and staff really friendly!

Thank Leticia S
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great for lunch or dinner. Friendly staff, fresh food, strong menu with plenty of choice, pleasant ambience.

Thank Churps
Newport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great local food and wine. Interesting combination of ingredients, excellent flavours, beautifully​ presented. Friendly and accommodating staff. Comfortable atmosphere.

Thank Sally K
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food is good quality local pacific / asian fusion, I'd say. Proud to recommend this restaurant to out of towers. Fun cocktail menu.

Thank Sally P
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We often drop in for one of Nicky's fabulous cocktails or a glass of wine from their comprehensive wine list, or to sample one of his 78 gins. We dined there last night and were treated to the complete dining experience. First a glass of Chardonnay at the bar then we were ushered to our table at our reserved time.... More 

Thank Neil C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant came highly recommended on TripAdvisor and I really enjoyed it. The staff were lovely and friendly and the fish meals were so fresh and delicious! The mocktails (which were custom made) were spectacular - they captured your request perfectly. Wonderful overall. :)

Thank Kiwifarmgirl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff very attentive and food for lunch is delicious. Blue eyes tuna was spot on and everyone else enjoyed there meal . Well worth investigating. The custom made mocktail for my daughter was brilliant.

Thank meoverworked
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very nice dining room with very friendly staff and great menu. The restaurant has a comfortable feel and we enjoyed it. Food is tasty and well presented. Thank you

Thank Peter E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
New Zealand, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-546 4300
Cod & Lobster Brasserie is a seafood restaurant and cocktail bar located in the heart of Nelson. Enjoy the best seafood from around New Zealand, meticulously mixed cocktails and fresh, regional fare - including beef, lamb and venison. Open for brunch, lunch, dinner and tapas

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