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The Tides Restaurant & Bar

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€€ - €€€
European, New Zealand
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66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 7049
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07:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 07:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 21:30
Fri 07:30 - 22:00
Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited using a discount voucher.. We thought that we excellent value for money and paid a little extra for a side dish and wine. The food was nicely presented and tasty. The service was very good. Sitting in the sun and admiring the pleasant view was also great.

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Thank Zoe S
Auckland, New Zealand
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful food, nice quiet location overlooking the river. Friendly staff, would recommend visiting this restaurant

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Thank Waltersj1
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and recommendation that people try The Tides Restaurant. It is a wonderful time of year to be enjoying the outlook onto the Maitai River and we are pleased you enjoyed your dining experience with us. More 

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went to the Tides for dinner two weeks before Xmas and were joined by friends to enjoy the evening. We all agreed after we had finished our meals how great the presentation of each dish had been and the staff were so very helpful and professional. I had a steak main which was top class with... More 

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Thank _alanscontact
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Hi Alan, Thank you for your positive feedback and recommendation that people try The Tides Restaurant. I will ensure to pass on your comments to both our team of chefs and our Wait Staff. We look forward to seeing next time. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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181 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great and pleasant surprise. High quality food presented well at the plate. The starters of scallops and scrimps was great. For mains my partner had the JD fish dish and it was awesome the combination with risotto was spot on. I had the rib eye steak and it was awesome. The service was second to none. A great dining... More 

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1 Thank Knutus
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and positive feedback. We are so pleased that you had a great dining experience at The Tides Restaurant and enjoyed your meals. I will certainly pass on your compliments to our team of Chefs and Wait Staff. More 

London
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great restaurant spot have dined here several times and found the sunset river side bar for drinks ideal and restaurant suitably efficient with good genuine service, great kiwi food and a lovely wine selection. Reasonably priced for a hotel restaurant but just a lovely spot away from the main stream thoroughfare.

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Thank adam_cre8ive1
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments and review. I have always found the river and sunset in the evening at Tides Restaurant to be a wonderful atmosphere at am pleased you are able to enjoy it. It is also great to hear that you equally enjoy our service and meals. We look forward to seeing you next time. More 

York
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the cooked breakfast and my partner had the cooked with the continental buffet too. What a selection on the buffet side of things, they catered for everyone's tastes and it was delicious and fresh. The cooked breakfast was so tasty and cooked to our liking. We thought the price was very reasonable considering it is in a hotel... More 

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Thank PrincessYork
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Many thanks for your positive feedback and review. The continental buffet does have a great selection and we are pleased you were able to enjoy both the buffet and a cooked breakfast. I will ensure to pass on your comments to our great team of staff. More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm from Christchurch and out to dinner a lot. Was in Nelson for a trip and went here for dinner. It's the nicest restaurant I have ever been to. The look is amazing, food was even better! Good, tasty food! The presentation of the food was outstanding. They had heaps of seating and a nice outdoor area as well next... More 

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Thank Kayla C
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and positive feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed dinning with us and your meals. It is a lovely time of year to experience to the Maitai River view and soak up the sunshine. We hope to see you next time you visit Nelson. More 

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Service excellent & friendly. Food always good, but as a beer drinker, I feel poorly served with the selection available. With plenty of local craft breweries in the region making excellent products, why not showcase a few of these?

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Thank LiamNZ1
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. It is pleasing to read that you enjoyed our great service and food at The Tides Restaurant. We have tried to reflect the craft breweries in our menu with a minimum of 14 craft beers, several of them local, on offer as well as a number of other tap and bottled beers and a wide... More 

Punakaiki
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Your greeted by very friendly staff, after the oder an amuse bouche is served, the portions of the courses are nice, the dishes are well balanced and include a lot of ingredients which match very well, prices are moderate.

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Thank Hanni R
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am pleased that our great team of staff continue to smile and warmly greet our customers. Our chefs try to ensure every meal is made is care and precision and we are pleased you enjoyed your treat. More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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197 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Quality dishes and well prepared, cooked and presented. Good service with views out to the estuarine river.

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Thank JohnandTracy_L
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased to hear your positive comments and you enjoyed your meals. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:30
Monday
07:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 21:30
Thursday
07:30 - 21:30
Friday
07:30 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 7049

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