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Reviewed 10 August 2021

The space is lovely, and the waiter was attentive, but my flounder was really just a fish floating in a sea of melted butter, with overcooked capers on top. I expected more.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 8 August 2021 via mobile

Too much butter and salt especially used in these meals. Felt totally unhealthy to eat. I had the Monk fish and cabbage prawn role. Was smaller than expected as illustrated in the Nelson magazine. My partner had the sole and was swimming in butter. The...ambience and staff are lovely. It was also disappointing to have two people coughing consistently close by. Couldn't wait to leave sadly and won't be in a hurry to return.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 16 July 2021

We went here for dinner to celebrate my husband's birthday and had a lovely night of awesome food and wine. Everything was very delicious... from our starters of roasted cauliflower & cheese croquettes, Polenta fried calamari...mains of Ricotta gnocchi, lemon sole with mama slaw and...mushy peas...finished off with chocolate tart with orange & chocolate gelato. They also had a very good selection of wines & cocktails. The service was excellent.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 14 July 2021 via mobile

The menu doesn’t list all the ingredients and they served me food I couldn’t eat. When I stated the issue, they offered a replacement meal, however, when it came to payment they charged for both meals even though I didn’t touch the original meal. The...manger who said she was the owner was rude and abusive. The meal was not very nice. This was the worst service I ever experienced. I would highly discourage anyone with self respect coming to this place.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 8 July 2021 via mobile

Consistent perfection. That's how I sum up the great cocktails at muma cod. Pete has an appreciation and knowledge that is second to none in Nelaon (if not NZ). His skill and manner are an absolute God send in an industry of cow boys. Highly...recommend an experience at the top of trafalgar st. You won't regret it......More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 22 June 2021

Thank you so much for our fantastic Conference dinner. Your food was fantastic, generous and beautifully presented – pleasing to the eye and the palate!! Our guests were equally impressed and there was more than plenty for all. Well done and thank you, we were...more than happy with the dinner, the quality of the food and fabulous drinks menu. Definitely recommend you for any catering requirements or a fantastic dinner out. I look forward to coming back to Nelson on my own time and having a leisurely meal!!!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 18 June 2021 via mobile

Totally enjoyable experience. Friendly staff and delicious food. The Bluff Oysters were so good natural and the chowder was full of flavour. The Cocktail menu was huge. So excited to try a few 🍹

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 8 May 2021 via mobile

Delicious dinner with excellent wine and the usual excellent, friendly service. A good vibe and excellent choice of cocktails and gins.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 20 April 2021 via mobile

Great night out, Beautiful meal and really engaging staff. Just needed a bit more light for my fading eyes. Will definitely come back.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 30 March 2021

Our first time to Nelson and I was looking where to go to find something for dinner with fresh good food, nice ambience, child friendly and keto friendly. FOUNT IT! Just go and see for yourself! Fantastic food, amazing service, wonderful drinks and child friendly!!...SO YUMMY!!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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cod and lobster com. Take out all the spaces and put a dot after lobster.
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  • Food: 4.5
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