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Golden Bell Thai Restaurant

104 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-545 9388
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“thai food” (26 reviews)
“tom yum” (6 reviews)
“green curry” (9 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
104 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there on Friday night - it was not particularly busy but we had a bit of a wait as several groups had arrived at the same time. Our waitperson was suitably apologetic, but it was well worth the wait as the food was...More

Thank NeilM3380
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

I come to this restaurant craving a thai green curry. Instead we had to wait 15 minutes to be served, another 10minutes for the service staff to remember the other 2/3rds of the drink order,and overall 50 minutes to receive a half cooked entree. Left...More

Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Arrived at 5.45 to be greeted by a confused old woman who didn't know where to seat us. Waited 15 minutes for a waiter to turn up and take our order. First drink arrived about 30 minutes after sitting down - and it was not...More

2  Thank Del S
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Tried and failed to book a table for Friday night (no -one picked up phone or answered Facebook messenger request). Went on spec and as place was only half full, got a table. Ordered reasonably quickly, then waited. And waited. And waited. No apologies or...More

2  Thank MsMartini
Reviewed 3 July 2018

We used to have nice lunch here, so we decided to come back again. But unfortunately this time was not great. Both of us chose duck noodle soup, but soup was too sweet, and vegetable in the soup was just only a little bit of...More

2  Thank arepita_rellena
Reviewed 16 June 2018

The dishes here are very fresh, tasty and sumptuous. The curries were great. The ambience was good and all staff were nice and friendly.

Thank TravellerPorirua
Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Haven’t been for quite a while but was assured it hadn’t changed hands from the original owner. Methinks it has. Very poor service. Doubt wether be back even though food was ok.

Thank StephB1382
Reviewed 22 April 2018

We ordered, waited over an hour and got served our entree. The food was not great, over cooked. While there were only 3 other couples in the restaurant the staff could not tell us when our main would come. Not being able to wait any...More

Thank Ehehe
Reviewed 19 April 2018

This was the most disgusting meal we have ever been served in our lives and that is no exaggeration!!! We are local and have been to the Golden Bell a number of times in the past and it was always great but I believe it...More

Thank bevmcshea
Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Dined alone as in town on business and apart from me, there were only 6 others whilst I was there. As you can imagine the service was prompt and the older of the 2 front of house staff was definitely friendlier. I chose a Penang...More

Thank Jim K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 104 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-545 9388
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