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Mint Dining Room

20 Harley Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-546 7092
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Ranked #17 of 127 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $78
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: From an iconic 19th century cottage within the quiet city fringe of Nelson, with a maximum seating of just 28, it has garnered notoriety with discerning diners since quietly opening towards the end of 2009. With a passion for fine food, using only the freshest of local ingredients and combining them with internationally award winning culinary expertise to make dining out an occasion. A stellar wine list, including vintages carefully selected from vineyards locally and abroad. Intimate dining, comfortable high quality surroundings and attentive service; dining out the way it should be.
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English first
New Plymouth, New Zealand
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I wish this restaurant was in my home town.Great food great service lovely setting. Highly recommend, another great reason to visit Nelson.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is a late review, but I went here last year with my fiancé for our anniversary and all I can say is wow! The ambience was wonderful, the food was amazing and the overall experience was just fantastic. I can't wait until the next time I am in Nelson to have a meal here again! Highly recommend.

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Came in for puddings a wee while back and was make to feel welcome immediately upon walking in the door. The whole atmosphere of the place was very enjoyable from the service, the nice cosy warm feeling of the restaurant to the music. And then the puddings was exactly what my mother and I was expecting, a treat on a... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Another wonderful evening for a birthday dinner, we had a lovely quiet evening . Thanks guys We will be back

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

Had dinner with 6 in this restaurant last night. The dining room is small, cosy and warm, nice music and friendly host. The food is very nice, although the portions weren't that big. One guest had monk fish and afterwards he made a remark that his portion was very small. The only big BUT I have, is that it takes... More

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Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We had a lovely dinner here late on Christmas Eve, and never felt rushed. First we had a leisurely glass of wine in a small sitting room before going to the dining room. The starters--roasted asparagus and spiced duck breast--were very good but the highlight was the lamb cooked 3 ways. Very friendly service.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We have been to this restaurant on several occasions and always thought it was very good but our experience this week means we will not be going back. We picked the restaurant especially because of guests from Canada. The service was slow ( an hour to deliver the main course) and the waitress was very off hand in her style... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

We had an enjoyable meal, good quality in this initially formal but friendly service. The menu was what we liked, short but interesting combinations of flavours. The mains we selected of belly pork and lamb cooked 3 ways were delicious. The taster desert for 2 also hit the spot. The only reason we did not give a 5 was ambience,... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

lack of fineness in service. We didn't feel welcome----even after a long wait. The service is like the cottage cold and old. lace of fineness in food. Some Asian ingredients, some micro-green leaves, some unintelligent, random pairing----That's all there were. My 13-year-old daughter can put things together in a more artistic way if you think fine dining is about presentation... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014 via mobile

Limited menu but a few options that I could have eaten. Started with asparagus which was ok with the sheep cheese soufflé a good complement. Partner wants to upsize her duck entree to main, no problem from the kitchen and I had fish of the day which was the meal highlight... Dessert a creme brûlée with apricot three ways yummy.... More

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Additional Information about Mint Dining Room

Address: 20 Harley Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-546 7092
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
Average Prices: USD 26 - 78
Cuisine: New Zealand

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