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Boat Shed Cafe

) #7 of 124 Restaurants in Nelson ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Seafood, European,
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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“whitebait” (61 reviews)
“chef's menu” (31 reviews)
“carpaccio” (14 reviews)
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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351 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviews (1,167)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had a night out last week and had a super meal at the Boat Shed. Nice ambiance with views of the chefs from the table. The service was very pleasant with attentive, happy staff. The food was very good with nice flavours working together. The...More

Thank Andy M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I went here with family for my birthday. I love the 'Chef's choice' menu where you get to taste lots of their different dishes (I lose count but feels like 7 or 8). The serving sizes are larger than I expect, the quality is superb...More

Thank KonHoliday
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed an evening at the boat she'd cafe. We both elected to chose the trust the chef and all of the courses that arrived were awesome. The staff and service was great too.

Thank Scot_in_0z
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning Nelson day so walked to beachcafe for coffee and slice. Location is fantastic overlooking the water. The display salted caramel and chocolate brownie looked gooey and yummy. Unfortunately when my coffee and slice was delivered it didnt look like the front display one at...More

Thank nzp0ppy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by our hosts at the nearby Villa Victoria as a suitable lunch spot. It was lovely, right by the water, awesome friendly staff, great wine list and gorgeous mussels and bluff oysters. Headed back the next day for another lunch. You need to try...More

Thank Gayle H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here on the recommendation of my brother and family when we were on a whistle stop visit to Nelson. We were definitely not disappointed! We sat out on the deck which we were initially a bit shocked about considering it is winter but...More

Thank Michelle L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a delicious meal there last night, thank you. All the food was superb. The seafood soup, devine. John dory so juicy and tasty, however the menu said it was with a green papaya salad. I certainly didnt taste or see any papaya. The...More

Thank mabel132
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was recommended to the Boat Shed but was disappointed. Food was generally good but then you can't overcook oysters. Cramped seating inside with waitresses scuttling around like scared rabbits in the headlights of cars. No eye contact from the staff or friendly conversation....all too rushed!...More

3  Thank Martin L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome coffee and the slices were to die for. Right on the water with lovely views. Very busy place but I can see why.

Thank lynley m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautifully cooked meal with the simplicity of ingredients.Good variety of food on menu for selection.

Thank Helen P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
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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