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Tosswill's Restaurant

$$ - $$$
European, New Zealand
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168 Tahunanui Dve, Nelson 7001, New Zealand (Formerly Sandcastles Restaurant)
+64 3-548 6815
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016

The Sunday Diner roast was dry and inedible I thought it had been left over from the lunch time, Very basic vegetables, the desert was a joke, Last time visited the place was three years ago, It’s gone down hill big time

Thank David1952_12
Nelson, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

if you like really good basis food at an excellent price you can't go past this place, built into a sports/RSA bar it is worth the visit and at times has some very good entertainment avialble in other areas of the club.the food consitst of soup of the day, a salad bar, hot vegtables, roast meats, fish as well as... More 

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Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

This buffet meal was surprisingly good. I expected a pub roast and dessert. There was soup if wanted, a very good choice of salads, and two roast meats with plenty of hot vegetables to choose from. The roast pork was delicious and I had to stop the server from loading up my plate with the meat. I avoided the crackling... More 

Thank Alys847
Nelson - New Zealand
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

This was a lovely surprise as I was expecting a pretty typical pub meal. The choice of salads was eight,all delicious and fresh. Crumbed fish was light and tasty. The roast pork and beef was so tender and the veg was perfectly crisp on the outside with a soft centre. The desserts were a selection of pastries,Lamingtons,cheesecake,pavlova and a Berry... More 

Thank CJandT
Wellington, New Zealand
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103 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

for $25 all you can eat dinner and desert buffet, worth every $. The atmosphere is lovely and a good selection of food cooked perfectly is on offer. The drinks are very cheap compared to other restaurants. The wait staff are lovely and you can eat till you can't possibly stuff anymore. There is a deal going at the moment... More 

Thank Gemma R
Nelson, New Zealand
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Interesting variety of food and salads in good surroundings. Smorgasbord style where you take your plate and fill it yourself. Generally a choice of two roasts, and there is good old fashioned crackling available with the pork. Reservations a must at busy times. A great place for families and hungry teenagers, and of course a reasonable range of wines and... More 

Thank Andrew035
Nelson, New Zealand
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015

Good variety of food. Delicious soup. Salads for entrees followed by a very good roast. Usually pork & beef with roast vegetables. This is followed by a selection of desserts and tea or coffee. only down side is that when you go there often you find the menu never changes. Would still recommend it though.

Thank 450Eileen450
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105 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2015 via mobile

You know when a sign says that its members only but if you become a member for $25 you get a $25 dinner voucher .... well, you know that they are twisting the rules So it was no surprise to find a very average buffet which was cramped into a side area served by well meaning but average staff Of... More 

Thank Rodney T
Feilding, New Zealand
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2015

I came here when I was a kid with my family when it was under the name of "Sandcastles". We loved it then, and we went twice during that particular holiday. This time was very good too. The whole restaurant had been done up, all brand new and looking very flash indeed. The food was very good. I enjoyed the... More 

Thank Robyn_256
Stockport, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2015

Liked that it is convenient to my home...good parking, tasty, fresh food with diverse selection. Pays to book.

Thank worldlylois

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$25
European, New Zealand
Restaurant features
Seating, Buffet
Good for
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 168 Tahunanui Dve, Nelson 7001, New Zealand (Formerly Sandcastles Restaurant)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 6815

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