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Boat Shed Cafe

$$ - $$$Seafood, European,
351 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-546 9783
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (29 reviews)
“chef's menu” (31 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
351 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Coming from Wellington my experience was above and beyond what was expected. Every dish was exquisite! Beautiful Gnocchi, White bait and Pork Belly. The Chef is first class and the staff are friendly and provide a top notch dining experience. A must visit for a...More

Thank Ruth O
Reviewed 1 week ago

The sun finally broke through and we were in the Tahunanui area, headed back to central Nelson. Having read the Tripadvisor reviews for the Boat Shed Cafe, and upon finding a parking spot close by, I figured lunch there was meant to be. We were...More

Thank Eatsmeister
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything about the Boat Shed is great ! Love the atmosphere. Everything in their slogan is true: "Fresh and Simple". See you again soon

Thank Arthur-NZ
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing spot and served a lovely light lunch . It is also very reasonably priced . Try the whitebait while it is still in season !

Thank j0hnburt0n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overlooking the Nelson harbour and entrance. The Boat shed is one of the best dining places in Nelson. We enjoyed the specialty "Trust the Chef". This is never a failure. Six courses presented in a 'degustation' style minus the wine which is your own choice....More

Thank dscltd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere and ambiance in this quaint "over the sea" restaurant is always very appealing to family and friends alike who dine with us at this establishment. As soon as you walk in the door, you know straight away that there is something quite special...More

Thank nzk7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing New Zealand food , fresh innovative taste mixtures and great service - fab place , the menu has great taster dishes and the taste combinations are amazing , happy to give sharing plates and we had a really tasty lunch

Thank Helen15814
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us had some of the sharing plates and they were devine! Absolutely loved the salmon carppacio. Highly recommend eating here.

Thank Sheryn S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has been about the best resturant I have been too in a long while. From the wait staff too the food everything was brilliant. This was the best squid I have ever had, on the bruschetta it was wonderful. The gnocchi were light fluffy...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A group of six of us enjoyed an evening meal and a superb sunset. Great service and good food. Nothing to complain about. Not cheap but not ridiculously expensive. Solid, all New Zealand wine list which was interesting - and not extortionate pricing like in...More

Thank gcb100
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 351 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-546 9783
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