If you are looking for a bite to eat there is nothing wrong with the Black Rooster, just don't expect homemade flavour and quality. Compared to some restaurants in Nelson the quality of the food just does measure up. Service is good, decor is nice. Years ago this restaurant had an excellent chef, but they have cut costs and it shows. I recently had a starter which was supposed to be jumbo prawns and garlic bread...the garlic bread was just a piece of regular toast with the tiniest amount of garlic butter, and watery small prawns...$15 for a starter so not impressed.