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Boat Shed

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33 Toru Street | Leisure Park, Mapua 7005, New Zealand
+64 3-540 2656
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely indoor, outdoor space, pick a sunny day . Best home made chips I have had in ages! Fresh , well presented food. Cheerful service and efficient . Everyone in our group enjoyed their meals.

Thank Yvonne A
Nelson, New Zealand
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a nice warm sunny Sunday we found ourselves on the deck overlooking the water and Rabbit Island. Lovely waitresses, a little bit slow with coming wiht menu's and checking up, but as it was so lovely it didn't really matter. Wonderful menu, hard to choose, had haloumi and pork belly and fish sandwich. Also dessert the pavlova and pannacotta,... More 

Thank elem7142
Wellington, New Zealand
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You know you're in a good place when you can't decide what to have because it all looks and sounds so good! we settled on 4 dishes and each was delicious! the chargrilled beans, banh mi bun (superb, the bun is home made), chicken wings and squid. All were outstanding. An unpretentious place with friendly staff, will definitely be back.

Thank Karen C
Nelson, New Zealand
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126 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service at boatshed cafe was really good our waitress was nice and friendly. We sat outside because it was a really nice evening looking onto the estuary great spot great atmosphere had a good time with my family. Unfortunately the meal for all 10 of us was just average I had steak served with fancy lettuce leaves and sauce... More 

Thank Donna R
Nelson, New Zealand
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126 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate lunch beside the estuary on a stunningly beautiful day and thoroughly enjoyed our meals. The service was great, the menu extensive and all the food was delicious and well-presented. To be recommended!

1 Thank Janelizabeth56
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Consistently excellent food. Good wine list. Excellent for sundowner drink or proper meal. Unpretentious and worth it.

Thank Marcus B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We had dinner and drinks here on Saturday night and the view was breath-taking along with friendly, attentive service. The food was delicious, fresh and unbelievably good. Highly recommend the mussel starter it's magnificent in its simplicity. Overall a truly memorable experience from start to finish.

Thank Julie B
Brussels, Belgium
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561 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 307 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

One of the good chef in the bay...nelson area. His 2d restaurant. The meal are tasty, innovative, more like tapas style ( without spanish flavour). The location and the structure are so and so. A camp for the location. A shed for the restaurant: maybe modern concept but not really confortable for the diner. In summary, yes if you forget... More 

Thank HDLBruxelles
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130 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Very popular restaurant. The seating is semi- outside and I felt a little cold because I didn't anticipate the evening temperature to drop so much. So I recommend taking a warm jumper. The atmosphere is informal and the food is tasty.

Thank WestSussexCaroline
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Great food and good service! Very accommodating to food sensitivities. Lovely location on the water.

Thank GoingForIt77

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Toru Street | Leisure Park, Mapua 7005, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Mapua
  • Phone Number: +64 3-540 2656
Open 7 days - All day dining 10.30am till late!!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?