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Boat Shed Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Seafood, European, New Zealand
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351 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-546 9783
09:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 22:00
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Adelaide, Australia
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152 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had our first taste of whitebait here and enjoyed it very much. The whitebait were coated and fried...very nice. Also tried the berry meringue which was very tasty. Service was friendly, ambience pleasant.

Thank SUE D
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of my friend suggested me to dine in the Boat shed cafe.me and my two other friends drove from Picton to nelson try there menu, the food was good but the service and the Duty Manager was terrible. waitress who looked after us suggested to try"Trust the Chef" and we have asked her that is it possible to get... More 

Thank 465srikanthp
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic food with brilliant service. Regret not getting the chefs menu. Every dish served was fantastic

Thank FadingToGray99
Nelson, New Zealand
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Make sure you have an empty stomach if you decide to choose "Trust The Chef" offering :-) During the first two dishes of TTC you may wonder whether or not you will leave the resto still hungry. Once you pass the third dish and just about starting the fourth, you are getting full... by the time the fifth arrives, you... More 

Thank ArieR
Oamaru, New Zealand
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had dinner at this place on Sunday evening with family members. The meal was very good, the oysters were fresh and succulent with the red wine vinegar. The whitebait was presented in a manner that I have had only once before. Instead of a pattie the were battered individually. VERY NICE.

Thank rosscoe1951
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went for breakfast 10am - lot's of reserved tables so recommend booking as they get busy. Managed a table for two and had a superb breakfast and lovely coffee, with a stunning view over the sea.

Thank Sue B
north yorks
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119 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

good night lovely views at sunset food drinks all good nice staff good atmoshere worth going . not expensive for new zealand

Thank alfie08
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with our 3 kids - who were well looked after with food and friendly service My husband and I had the trust the chef menu which was lovely - but we were probably better off choosing our own menu to share (personal taste really- and it was a bit too much to eat in one sitting!). But the... More 

Thank Danielle M
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I do not review very often but I have to say it was one of the best dining experiences I have ever had! The staff knew the wine list so well and were so friendly and professional! The food was also amazing with beautiful fresh seafood available !!

Thank Emily L
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Once again, we chose the Trust the Chef option on the menu and were not disappointed. Something for everyone to enjoy. The service was prompt, efficient and friendly. We had a sea front table, fabulous sunset whilst we were eating.

Thank Lesley E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, New Zealand
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?