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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” (31 reviews)
“seafood” (46 reviews)
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
351 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Location is lovely. We had different appetizers to share such as bruschetta and salmon gaspacho (i recommend!) That also have kids menu in large or small size. Their steak was delicious with proper potatoes not simple fries. The market fish was very well prepared but...More

Thank Geraldyne1601
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of the menu choices for this popular restaurant is called “Trust the Chef”. It is the simplest thing to do so that’s what we did. The food was excellent. Service was very friendly and helpful. The views from the balcony over the sea are...More

Thank Blessup
Reviewed 2 days ago

I cannot count how many times I have dined at the Boatshed, each time we visit Nelson we cant go past this place whether its for breakfast/lunch or dinner. There have been times like last week we did breakfast AND dinner! The staff are always...More

Thank KellyA2012
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

On a summers afternoon there is no where better to sit for a coffee. Sliders were delicious and service perfect

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago

Called in with a friend and had a lovely breakfast.Fast,friendly service with a great outlook.Recommend the Bubble n Squeak.

Thank hrm2
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Myself and my new wife had the most amazing lunch after selecting the "trust the chef" option. Unsure of what the Champagne was but it was beautiful. Great view. Very happy.

Thank Timmy N
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Today 3 of us had fish of the day which was grouper. It was so fresh and cooked absolutely perfect. Great job guys😜

Thank GRL1951
Reviewed 4 days ago

Last visit was a great experience, we come again on Jan. 10, a very bad weather evening, though this time we got table by the waterfront because we booked very early. With more expectation since it is our second visit, ‘Trust the Chef’ menu still...More

Thank khingkwl
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had brunch on a wet and rainy day overlooking the water. Great food great service, lovely staff. Would definitely go again😎

Thank TowerPark
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went there based on trip advisor reviews but we're a little but disappointed. The coffee was terrible but eggs bene we're good and you can't beat the views from the deck!!!!

Thank isabel v
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:30 am - 10:00 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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