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The Monaco Kitchen

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6 Point Road | Monaco, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-547 0792
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07:00 - 22:30
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had booked into the Grand Mercure Monaco and on our last night we decided to dine at MK. On arrival the server was distracted and almost dismissive. I ordered a glass of wine and my husband a ginger beer as we sat down. We had to remind the server about our drinks after 15 minutes later... More 

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Thank 344mireillel
Nelson, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Without the front of house guy this restaurant would be in serious trouble. The Waitress was inattentive, did not engage, and seemed annoyed that we were walk-ins rather than had a booking. She wouldn't last 5 minutes in our establishment. The front of house guy on the other hand was a seasoned professional and salvaged our night. He's an asset... More 

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Thank sports_model
Grand_Mercure_Nelson, Guest Relations Manager at The Monaco Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks sports_model for your review/feedback. We appreciate your feedback, especially as you're also in the hospitality business. Your comments/observations will be passed on to our Food and Beverage team, and the team in the kitchen. The front-of-house guy is Tommy, as you say he's a seasoned professional and a super star at TMK. Thanks again for your feedback. Warm regards... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have returned several times to the Monaco Kitchen for good reason. Top reason is the delicious, artistic food. A noticeably friendly front of house waiter, and happy staff make a pleasant, and even entertaining, night out - so nice not to see stressed employees around you when you are relaxing and dining out. Thank you guys. Well priced and... More 

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1 Thank LynKiwi
Grand_Mercure_Nelson, Guest Relations Manager at The Monaco Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi there LynKiwi Thanks so much for your review/feedback - it's always a pleasure to read feedback like yours, "delicious", "friendly", "happy staff", "entertaining" - these are exactly what we're striving for, so it's great to read that we're hitting the mark and delivering a wonderful dining experience. We look forward to welcoming you back again! We launched our brand... More 

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sitting at your table looking out over the sea view, a mixed and varied selection of wonderful foods , the ability to mix and match entrees , mains and deserts is great

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1 Thank Dougyr13
Grand_Mercure_Nelson, Guest Relations Manager at The Monaco Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi there Dougyr13 Thanks for your review/feedback... it was terrific to read that you enjoyed the view/aspect and location whilst dining at The Monaco Kitchen, and that the "mix and match" nature of our menu suited you. We launched a new Autumn Harvest Menu last Wednesday (12 April) - so if you didn't get to try out the new menu... More 

Paraparaumu, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the friendliest front of house staff I have ever seen in a restaurant, we really made feeling very welcome by Tommy. The food was great, reasonably priced and was prepared for us really quickly. Best squid I ever had in my life by the way. The wines on the list are superb. Constructive feedback that TMK can improve... More 

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1 Thank DaanH84NL
Grand_Mercure_Nelson, Guest Relations Manager at The Monaco Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi there DaanH84NL Thanks so much for your fantastic feedback/review! Tommy is (one of) our front of house superstars! I've pass on your feedback to the team in the restuarant - they'll be chuffed! We look forward to welcoming you back again at some point in the future. Warm regards Nick On behalf of the entire team at The Monaco... More 

Wollongong, Australia
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217 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The emphasis is on shared platters at this spacious, inviting, modern restaurant. The food was excellent. We had three entrees between two of us and one dessert and that was ample. Each dish was a delightful surprise. The waiter was extremely helpful and courteous. Not too expensive either. The view of Monaco Bay was pretty good too.

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2 Thank Emjmeakin
Grand_Mercure_Nelson, Guest Relations Manager at The Monaco Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi there Emjmeakin Thanks for your review ... lovely to read that we managed to provided "a delightful surprise" ... we'll take that compliment - thanks! Seriously, it was lovely to read that you enjoyed your dining experience at The Monaco Kitchen and that you found your waiter helpful and courteous, and the food appropriately priced. We've had some lovely... More 

Seattle, Washington
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my mother for her birthday and they made a bit of a deal that we hadn't made reservations. After they set a table for us and seated us, it took around 25 minutes until someone came to take our order. The food was great though and the menu looked fantastic overall. Recommend the grouper sliders and the... More 

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Thank emjunck
Grand_Mercure_Nelson, Guest Relations Manager at The Monaco Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi emjunck Thanks for your review/feedback on The Monaco Kitchen. I'll pass your feedback on the rather slow service and the "big deal" that you didn't have a reservation on to our Food and Beverage Manager. It was great though to read that the food passed the taste test when you dined with us - those grouper sliders are great... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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574 reviews
366 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Dined with a group of six. The restaurant is not very large and the service could be improved. The wrong orders were placed in front of the wrong person but luckily we figured it out and swapped them. The food was good. I ordered a steak dish that was really tasty and while it didnt look a lot, it was... More 

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Thank Ah62
Grand_Mercure_Nelson, Guest Relations Manager at The Monaco Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi there Ah62 Thanks for your review which I've shared with our Food and Beverage Team and the restaurant supervisor, I'm pleased you found the food very good, tasty and filling. It was a bit disappointing to read that the service did live up to our expectations, but glad you enjoyed the location and the view out the windows and... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Incredibly slow service and we were billed incorrectly - complete incompetence. The food was flavorful but all the patrons around us had the same slow service experience with at least one not even receiving the meal they had ordered after waiting for over an hour. It was almost comical about how horrible the service was. It was at least a... More 

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Thank Kathryn S
Grand_Mercure_Nelson, Guest Relations Manager at The Monaco Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi Kathryn S Oh dear, thanks for your review, it was disappointing to read that your dining service experience didn't live up to your expectations (nor ours) - but at least you found the food tasty. I've shared your review with our Food and Beverage Manager who will discuss it with the team. I do hope you will try us... More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Spent 2 nights in this very charming and particular hotel. The meals were generous and very tasty. The staff is friendly,available and professional. Views are great specially on a sunset. Special thanks to Michael & Ane Sarah ..

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3 Thank Olichur
Grand_Mercure_Nelson, Guest Relations Manager at The Monaco Kitchen, responded to this review

Hi there Olichur It was lovely to read that you enjoyed your two night stay with us, equally lovely to read that you enjoyed your meals at The Monaco Kitchen and that you found the portions generous and tasty. I'll pass your comments on the "friendly, available and professional" staff on to our Food and Beverage Manager for him to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 28
Cuisine
New Zealand, European, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 22:30
Monday
07:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
07:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
07:00 - 22:30
Thursday
07:00 - 22:30
Friday
07:00 - 22:30
Saturday
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Point Road | Monaco, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-547 0792
Description
The Monaco Kitchen is in a well-known location on the Monaco peninsula (Nelson, New Zealand), presenting a new dining concept in a stunning location. Championing our local produce we aim to provide a sharing experience with small bites, sharing plates and feasts that you can enjoy with your friends, family or your sweetheart

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