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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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10:00 - 22:00All hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
351 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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The service was good but the portions were tiny and I felt like a *hungry* fool at the end of it. Paid almost $15 for two tiny bruschetta (one mushroom, one salmon tartar) and a flat white. The bruschetta were tasty but at $4.00 a...More

Thank nzdzeni
Reviewed 3 days ago

We shared a lovely lunch on the water on a Monday in Nelson. The Boat Shed Cafe has a perfect setting on the water & on a still day the deck is open and you can watch the world go by! The menu is outstanding....More

Thank Hannah_xo_89
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My goto fab for a great view and meal. Stunning team and menu. Have never had a bad experience and the food quality is always spot on

Thank scoobsnz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hard to believe it has been 3 months since I had dinner here! We opted for the chefs recommended tasting menu for two (see photos) which proved to be delightfully fresh and tasty. Goid quality and reasonably priced - what more can you ask for?

Thank Albywon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything on this birthday dinner was as we hoped. We pre-booked (recommended) and had a table on the outside deck area with the sun setting. The weather was perfect and atmosphere serene. It was busy but food was served quite quickly and very well presented....More

1  Thank Oamaruvian
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked five of us in for our lad's 18th Birthday. It was his choice as he liked the idea of dining overlooking the water. He was not disappointed. We had a perfect table over the water and even though the weather was rubbish we...More

Thank Ngaizone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An impromptu evening with an elderly relative---What an excellent choice we made. Booked for dinner at late notice --no problem they could squeeze us in. When we arrived and they realized the age of the third member we were offered and accepted a change to...More

Thank seaoh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always enjoy the food and service here. Hard to decide what to order. Nothing a problem for friendly staff. They a wonderful with our two year old.

Thank 360amber
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were visitors in Nelson but had driven past and admired this quaint building out over the water. We thought it would be nice to stop for a coffee but eventually made it for a glass of wine as the sun was setting across the...More

Thank Helen B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A superb meal at short notice and served with smiles and charm! The sun set at the right moment too!

Thank Patricia R
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
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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