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Golden Bell Thai Restaurant

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104 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-545 9388
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Wellington, New Zealand
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103 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We can thoroughly recommend Golden Bell. We decided to get one of the grab one vouchers and head out for a date night. The entree was delightful and the satay kebabs would have to be the nicest satay we have ever had. The meals were served to us quickly, were very good value and tasted delicious. The chef accidentally put... More 

Thank Gemma R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I came to Golden Bell for a BYO and it was probably the best service I've had for a long time. Delicious food, friendly staff, and tidy premises. Highly recommend!

Thank Emma H
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Have visited 3 times lately and no disappointment here. Everyone loved their meals which were presented well with great flavours. The service was excellent and meals came out very quickly plus the staff are very keen to see that you enjoy their food. I highly recommend this Thai restaurant - authentic flavours and quick service making it an ideal place... More 

Thank krisnz
Nelson, New Zealand
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249 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Had takeaways from Golden Bell the other night. I must say the food was some of the best Thai takeaways I have had in a very long time. I had peanut satay chicken that actually tasted like it was real, instead of made with trashy peanut butter; and sweet and sour prawns. The first came with heaps of salad; the... More 

Thank whosemother
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Great service and atmosphere together with good reasonably priced food make the Golden Bell a very enjoyable place to eat.

Thank Ann C
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

We dined there on a Saturday night for our wedding anniversary The staff were most obliging & helpful the service was great, we all enjoyed our meals, we had children with us & they too enjoyed the atmosphere. we will return.

Thank 918Helen
Christchurch, New Zealand
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58 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

Welcoming staff who offered a cup of ginger tea when we arrived on a cold wet night. Unfortunately, perhaps because of the weather, the restaurant was empty so hard to tell the atmosphere when busy. I ordered the samosa and although the presentation was impressive I was disappointed to be served something out of a box from the supermarket. My... More 

1 Thank Ali C
Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

Booked and asked for a Birthday Cake. A family dinner on a quiet Tuesday evening. These new owners certainly wanted to lay down the challenge to great food and service. Well impressed with the new bright lighting and happy staff who manged to take a few pictures for us. The Cake was then lit and given to me. They insisted... More 

2 Thank 66Muzzy
Nelson, New Zealand
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120 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We had a grab one to eat here. Excellent value. First time we'd been and thoroughly enjoyed the food. We've been back since (not on a grab one)as we enjoyed the food so much. Highly recommended, medium spicy is just about right if you like a little heat but are not up to 'hot'.

1 Thank dolly070759
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Saw this restaurant on TripAdvisor and the rating was not bad, so gave it a try. Friendly staff - must admit, but food isn't that great. Tom yum soup is worse than we made from Tom yum paste which we bought from supermarket :( Beef from Green curry was very chewy and dry. Not recommended if you want to have... More 

Thank Vivienne L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-545 9388

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