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Boat Shed Cafe

351 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-546 9783
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“chef's menu” (34 reviews)
“seafood” (47 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 am - 9:00 pm Hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
351 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

4 of us had dinner here - service was great very friendly and quick. The food was average. Probably wouldn’t go back

Thank Jackie13w
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is our favorite cafe in Nelson! Fresh food, such a range of beautiful choices. We totally recommend trust the chef. The wine selection is amazing with such a choice of local wines too. And to top all this off .... the view is perfecto...More

Thank foodiesandwine
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful view of the harbor! The service was outstanding and the food was very fresh. We had the fish of the day and it was outstanding!

Thank SteelerPSUfan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Group of 5 - gorgeous views - lovely staff - good service. I had the scallops which were amazing just melted in your mouth. For my main I had their sirloin which I felt should have had some kind of jus with it was lacking...More

Thank AmandaJP1970
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My sister and I had 2 divine evening meals at the Boat Shed. The food was amazing, the staff were knowledgeable, and the meals were delivered promptly. We will be back!

Thank kathsuzy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here as a table of 12 and was ready for a good night of food and drink. We was not disappointed. They had us in a private room as we was a big table, which suited us and the other patrons as we...More

Thank Excursion823025
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were worn out after a long day at Abel Tasman, still in our outdoor gear and hungry. A very friendly welcome by the staff, great table without reservation, nice drinks and a fantastic view, sunset and sea. Happy. We had mussels baked and goat...More

Thank Anna M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a business lunch meeting here, great location, great friendly attentive staff. The views on the back deck are fantastic, great little restaurant with character and ambiance. Great wine list and food match options. Will certainly be back to sample more. Well done great place...More

Thank Keith W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking along the sea front on a Friday we stopped in here for a quick icy cold adult beverage. It’s a large room with a great view of the bay and Haulashore Island, perfect for watching the sun go down. The bar has odd lights...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the boat shed during the school holidays, the ambience was spot on! The staff were very professional and the clear fish soup & John Dory were both simply fantastic. All in all a very enjoyable meal!!

Thank Mongdori
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
9:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 351 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-546 9783
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