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“Always lovely...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Relish Waterfront Dining - CLOSED

Relish Waterfront Dining
322 Wakefield Quay, Nelson, New Zealand
(03) 539 1307
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Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: email info@relishdining.co.nz
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
“Always lovely...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

Service outstanding, food delicious and always a great dining experience.

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English first
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Five Star Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012 via mobile

Had an excellent meal at Relish last night. Every dish was a winner from starter through to dessert.
Highly recommended.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Christchurch
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Stunning outlook, great food, excellent experience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012 via mobile

We went to Relish for a special occasion. The birthday boy had carefully researched and chosen the venue. We were warned that they were slightly short staffed, and so knew to take that into account.
Two of our party unfortunately had their backs to the stunning view, and had to put with the oohs and ahhhs as the sun went down on an absolutely stunning vista. It's hard to see how this can be helped.
We had a bread and dips selection as a starter, and enjoyed it, although it was not as generous as some similar platters we recently had sampled.
The mains were excellent, the salmon was cooked to perfection, and the accompanying taste delights enhanced... I loved the coriander creme fraise. The lamb went down well, and was considered a serious amount of meat, and the pork although not what was expected was declared delicious and tender. The vegetarian enjoyed the arancini.
On the downside, no one suggested we order any sides, and so we were light on accompanying salad or veg, expecting that something would come with the main, and that the sides were extras for those who desired LOTs of healthful vitamins.
I was satisfied with the amount of food, but the Birthday boy had run part of the Abel Tasman that day, and probably should have ordered extra bread and dips just for him!
We enjoyed the atmosphere, the service and the food...just a little bit more of it, and it would have been perfect. We shared desserts and they were all delicious, my favorite if I had to choose, was the apple cheesecake. Bringing the dessert out with a candle, and having the whole restaurant spontaneously join in singing Happy Birthday was a lovely touch!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nelson, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“servise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

good quality fine dining with fabulous views and professinal yet friendly service

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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“Very nice food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

The food was delicious but service was terrible. We went during world cup time and there was one staff member in the kitchen and one looking after front of house which was certainly not sufficient! Long wait for food but the meals really were nice- well presented and very tasty.
Prices were reasonable and the views really are magical- especially at sunset!

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