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Milton Street Fish & Chip Cafe

$$ - $$$Seafood, Fast food,
136 Milton Street | The Wood, Nelson City, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-546 6730
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible12%
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“fish and chips” (18 reviews)
“burger” (16 reviews)
“sprig fern” (9 reviews)
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Hours
Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
$$ - $$$
136 Milton Street | The Wood, Nelson City, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

We had come in off an 8 day tramp and hungry, our credit card didn't work. The staff were so understanding and we came back the next day to pay. We returned 4 times over our week in Nelson. Highlight being delivery to the pub...More

Thank Ehehe
Reviewed 8 April 2018

The chips are probably the best I've ever had, but the fish is always disappointingly small, compared to virtually every other fish and chip shop in Nelson. Still, they make an effort.

Thank Rory H
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Had a beer next door at the tavern and was able to order food delivered to the table from the local takeaway shop. Had a specials menu item which was the pulled pork burger. It was the best pulled pork burger I've had. The bun...More

Thank mickreal
Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent service from the staff. They can even bring your meal to the pub next door and enjoy a quite ale.

Thank Matt S
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Had previously ordered chips from here a few days before and found them quite nice. Decided to try out the fish and "calamari rings". I was absolutely disgusted by what we were given! What you call calamari rings where 5cm lines of what you probably...More

1  Thank AdRob3317
Tony C, Owner at Milton Street Fish & Chip Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Hi AdRob So you have managed to place your review on all social media posts.. hope this makes you feel like you have got the word out ..!!! I can’t under stand the fact that if you are so pissed about your calamari why didn’t...More

Reviewed 23 February 2018

We wanted a quick takeaway, so came here for fish and chips. I had the gluten free option. We thought our takeaway was well cooked and good value. Be aware that they do not take credit cards!

Thank chrysalis77
Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Fast, accurate service. I was glad someone told us that they would deliver to the sprig & fern next door - what fun!

Thank Gail C
Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Over a year ago we vowed never to go back here after getting 2x awful portions of fish & chips - undercooked & greasy. At the time we phoned up as soon as we got home & opened out TA. The customer service we received...More

Thank LulaBird
Tony C, Owner at Milton Street Fish & Chip Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2018

Actually we find your review quite unfair. All of your required order was there for your husband to collect. It was beside YOUR fish and chips on the counter for YOU to take. This was your mistake not ours but even so we happy offered...More

Reviewed 21 January 2018

Hadn’t been to Milton street for a while after a bad meal. Decided to try again with some friends from Auckland. Still not good! Come on Milton street you have always been good but i’m afraid poor service and blue cod and chips even worse...More

Thank Jmcspirit
Tony C, Owner at Milton Street Fish & Chip Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

That’s disappointing, can you give me more info as to when you were in for your food and time so I can address the issue.. Thanks Tony

Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

Third time from ordering takeaways and every time they have forgotten something. Let the first couple of times go but rung and complained about 3rd time... was delivered to us promptly... food ok.. chips nice... got Cajun fish burger. Obviously frozen fish... 1 slice of...More

Thank Rachel T
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I have fond memories of my childhood (28+ years ago) when we would have our 1 night a week take away dinner. I always chose Miltons because they gave me the Crispy's,lol..and if there were none they would do our order a few orders behind so there were Crispy's from other peoples orders =) Then they brought in the Chocolate donut,OMG...was like the in Lava Cake back then.lol.i ordered 1 or 2 each time. Born & raised in Nelsom but then left 16+ years ago...Every F&C place i would go to in the north island none of them had heard of thr chocolate donut (some use to be certain there was no such thing,but id always say, there is in Nelson at the Milton St F&C). Fortunately my father is flying my daughter to Nelson this Wednesday for a day trip, Im hoping to get him to take her to the 1 place her Mum ate when growing up =) Maybe she too will bring me a Chocolate donut or 2 back with her for me if you still do them?? Unfortunately i cant travel as im about to have my baby, but im happy that my daughter will get to see the beautiful place i grew up in & eat at the best F&C shop i always have fond memories of.#MiltonStreetChildhoodMemories#
16 May 2016|
Response from Tony C | Property representative |
Nice memories of Milton St Takeaways.. Thank you for your post. The shop has been through a lot of hands since you where last in town.. 16 years. Your father and daughter will still be able to experience the very best fish... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Milton Street | The Wood, Nelson City, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-546 6730
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