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The Sands Fish and Chip Shop

623 Rocks Road | The Sands Complex, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-539 6161
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
623 Rocks Road | The Sands Complex, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We have had fish & chips twice here and both times were beautiful. Recently we had the blue cod, the best I have had in a long time. Easy parking over the other side of the highway. I'll be back next time in Nelson

Thank howham
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best I've been to in Nelson, owner is extremely friend and funny and keeps the place very clean. Food is great and the burgers are up there when it comes to a fish and chips shop. Definitely will be back!

Thank neepz706
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived just as they were closing up. But they took my order, and gave us a great tasting, generous serving and a few laughs while we waited. - Thank you very much!

Thank 649aj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for lunch - there were six of us. The menu was wide enough to cater for all of our tastes, and the food was good without being memorable. Lovely that every person found something they wanted to eat and were happy with...More

Thank miriamferg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love that they have gluten free battered fish and a superb gluten free menu with lots of options! We had to wait a while but for our order but for our little girl it is a special treat and worth the wait.

Thank jennifer418
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Our group ended up ordering 4 Blue Cod fish and while I ordered 4 chips, the cashier cut that to two and I can see why. The two orders were more than enough for the four of us. Fish was nice and crispy on the...More

Thank CosmosBuddy
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Had fish & chips here recently, the fish was very disappointing, frozen fillets from the supermarket! It was so over cooked, just about inedible. Expected fresh fish in Nelson. Waste of money.More

Thank MOT1950
maturechef51, Owner at The Sands Fish and Chip Shop, responded to this review

Hi there first of all thank you for your review, i must say yes the Tarakihi is frozen we buy it from our supplier, like this and although we have sold hundreds of pieces of this fish we realise that its not everyones cup of...More

Reviewed 9 April 2017

Possibly the worst Fish and Chip meal we have ever tasted. We ordered Terakihi which was breadcrumbed, that should have been a warning for us. The fish was paper thin and quite dark flesh, with such a strong taste that it was unedible. Terakihi is...More

Thank slats2014
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Yum, the fish were perfect. They don't accept credit cards. Fast service. Easy to find, good parking

Thank Jennie S
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Fantastic tasting food, great service all at a great price. Perfect place to grab some food and then walk over to the beach and enjoy the view

Thank Gareth R
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Television, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 18:30
11:30 - 18:30
11:30 - 18:30
11:30 - 18:30
11:30 - 19:30
11:30 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 623 Rocks Road | The Sands Complex, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-539 6161
Takeaway seafood and fried chicken. Chips/fries available.
We also have a wide range of glutton free food.
Outdoor tables for your convenience.
Home delivery after 5.00pm.