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Mint Dining Room

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European, Fusion, New Zealand
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20 Harley Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-546 7092
17:30 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

My mother and her boyfriend were visiting me and my boyfriend from Canada. We are all foodie-types and haven't found too many places in South Island, New Zealand that I would rave about. Mint Dining Room was the exception. Fine dining, fantastic customer service, knowledgeable staff and food was exceptional! Would definitely recommend and will be back!

Thank KristinThorogood
Hong Kong, China
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84 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

As a budget traveler, we feel thankful and lucky to have our first fine dining experience in Mint Dining Room. We were so nervous to go in but staff is so nice. She introduced and explains us about the menu and drinks even though we have no idea about any wine. Food is delicious and well presented. It is interesting... More 

Thank VickyVickyC
Tasman, New Zealand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016

a truly wonderful evening with great friends; the food and service were of the highest calibre; Grant weaves magic from that little kitchen! Do not miss this when next in Nelson, and if you live here already, lucky you!

Thank grapeman
Hikutaia, New Zealand
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Booked here for dinner and what a great find ! The Chef here is amazing with a great choice on the menu and everything was just delicious . Nice dining area also .

Thank margo c
Nelson, New Zealand
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Didn't manage to get a review up until now. The service was excellent. Went for a friends birthday and the four of us had a marvellous time. Food was all on point. Stunningly presented and impeccable taste. 100% worth a visit.

Thank kaylalucy
Anger, Germany
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

My wife and i visited the Mint Dining Room on a friday evening. Both of us ordered a salad. We asked twice if they forgot about our order: the first salad came after 45 minutes ! The second one took 1 hour and ten minutes to be delivered !!! Apart from the long time to wait for A SALAD the... More 

Thank Peter F
gdnz, Owner at Mint Dining Room, responded to this review

Hi Peter, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We love to hear all feedback, and know that only through embracing and learning from criticism can we improve our offering. Perhaps you ate at The Free House? (the pub next door) and not actually in the restaurant as at that time we never offered a salad as... More 

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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

This is a special little Resturant.Had wanted to go for a long time so it was great to finally get there on our last visit to NELSON. Sometimes when you look forward to something over a long time it does not always match the experience but this well and truely did. Chef Grant Dicker has created a special place supported... More 

Thank Phil39
Nelson, New Zealand
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

I have dined at The Ritz London and fine dining in Paris and Switzerland and I can honestly say that my experience at Mint took the cake, for all the wrong reasons. While the food was outstanding the service certainly was not. Our waitress was belligerent and rude, and that is being generous. After a confusion over drinks, she was... More 

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gdnz, Owner at Mint Dining Room, responded to this review

Hi thank you for your feedback. I am shocked to read your review. We pride ourselves on our service and have been awarded for our standards in the past. Clearly, we have fallen short on this occasion. We do value all feedback, without it we can't judge where we have faults. We would love the opportunity to make your evening... More 

Chorley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

A bit out of the way from all the other restaurants, but definitely worth going. The food was at a very high standard and glorified in the fact that most of the produce was local. We had the lamb and it was the best we have had. Magnificent! My photos speak volumes.

Thank Bridgewilks
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

My husband and I first experienced the stunning food and service at Mint in the middle of 2015, and were so impressed we made it the focus of our summer visit to Nelson. We enjoyed dinner on a Friday night, when the restaurant was nearly full, and returned for brunch on the Sunday morning before our trip back home. Both... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$27
European, Fusion, New Zealand
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Harley Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-546 7092
From an iconic 19th century cottage within the quiet city fringe of Nelson, with a maximum seating of just 28, it has garnered notoriety with discerning diners since quietly opening towards the end of 2009. With a passion for fine food, using only the freshest of local ingredients and combining them with internationally award winning culinary expertise to make dining out an occasion. A stellar wine list, including vintages carefully selected from vineyards locally and abroad. Intimate dining, comfortable high quality surroundings and attentive service; dining out the way it should be.

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