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The Monaco Kitchen

6 Point Road | Monaco, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-547 0792
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good26%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Open Now
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6 Point Road | Monaco, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fantastic service, couldn’t be friendlier. Weren’t overbearing but were genuinely great and willing to do what they could to make our experience enjoyable. The food was fantastic and surprised us.

1  Thank pj86nz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just finished a meal at The Monaco Kitchen and enjoyed our experience so much so that I had to put it in writing. We dined as a group of 3 this evening and although walking in at 9pm we were warmly greeted and welcomed...More

1  Thank Ellena M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing food and perfect service to match!! Thomas and Jacob were amazing hosts and greeted our small group into a warm and friendly environment with a smile. I love the fact you can see the passion and drive they have for great honest customer...More

2  Thank Daniel W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful service from Jacob and Tommy every time we come. Food wonderful, setting beautiful, service fantastic very friendly staff. Thanks for a great meal and evening.

1  Thank Simon O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always hate to write bad reviews but for an expensive restaurant, this one lacked in many aspects. Our waiter, while nice, was very awkward. His attempts at conversation were uncomfortable, and unnatural. He didn’t know his menu, and wasn’t able to make recommendations to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food amazing....service from Tommy and Jacob was friendly after we recovered from a booking miscommunication. Really happy with the meal, venue and ambience....it is a bit of a different experience ...which made it what it was....relax and enjoy... the food was just awesome

1  Thank CMXNZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After waiting 5 minutes for service/to be seated we assumed no one was interested in our business and returned back over the road to the Honest Lawyer who where happy to oblige with yet another great meal.More

Thank Ian Y
Grand_Mercure_Nelson, Guest Relations Manager at The Monaco Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Ian Thanks for your review/feedback, our sincere apologies that your visit to The Monaco Kitchen was not the success we both would have wished for. Your arrival should most definitely should have been promptly acknowledged with a warm greeting, and quickly shown to an...More

Reviewed February 15, 2018

We live locally and normally visit the Honest Lawyer for a Friday night meal. We decided to try out TMK as the prices are nearly the same, yet one is fine dining and one is a pub meal. We were not disappointed. We shared Pork...More

2  Thank Greiggarious
Grand_Mercure_Nelson, Guest Relations Manager at The Monaco Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

hi there Greiggarious Thanks for your lovely review/feedback, we're delighted that you enjoyed a lovely view (with a great view). It was terrific to read that you enjoyed some delicious fare! Thanks also for the feedback on the attentiveness of the service - as you...More

Reviewed February 8, 2018

This place has a really nice setting to eat your meals in. The staff were awesome. Meals were yummy. Always pretty busy though so good idea to book a tableMore

1  Thank Holly M
Grand_Mercure_Nelson, Guest Relations Manager at The Monaco Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2018

Hi Holly M Thanks for your review - it was fantastic to read you enjoyed a 'good brekky and dinner' with us and that you enjoyed the setting of the restaurant. We're delighted that you found the meals yummy and the staff helpful and friendly....More

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Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

Very simply - WOW! The best restaurant we have ever had a meal at! Fast, friendly outstanding service with food that was overwhelmingly delicious! Sincere gratitude and THANKS to both Rebecca and Tommy!More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Grand_Mercure_Nelson, Guest Relations Manager at The Monaco Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Kelly and Rod Thanks for your review/feedback - wow, that's some compliment - best restaurant you've ever had a meal in! Thank you so much, we're delighted with that feedback (which I've shared with the team). We look forward to seeing you back again...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Point Road | Monaco, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-547 0792
  • E-mail
The Monaco Kitchen is in a well-known location on the Monaco peninsula (Nelson, New Zealand), presenting a new dining concept in a stunning location. Championing our local produce we aim to provide a sharing experience with small bites, sharing plates and feasts that you can enjoy with your friends, family or your sweetheart
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