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Boat Shed Cafe

$$ - $$$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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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
351 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Its nice to eat in a place with atmosphere. We enjoyed the food, the service and especially the spot which has great views as the Boat shed sits out over the water on poles. Book a table under the canvas. Even on a cold night...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Perfect place for a morning or afternoon break!! The most divine cheese scones around and perfect coffees! The view can't be beat. Great service thanks guys!

Thank Savvysav123
Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our breakfast at the boat shed cafe, simple and delicious. We will visit again, maybe next time for dinner.

Thank Malene J
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Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Pretty quiet on a Tuesday night at 8.50. Proposed a walk in booking for a family group of six before 9pm but declined. We accept this prerogative but slightly surprising. The refusal was a tad unfriendly so we decided against the Boat Shed the following...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed July 11, 2016

Had dinner here, absolutely superb. We ordered a la Carte, but would definitely do the chef's surprise next time! Our food was divine but the food that came out for the "surprise" looked exciting!

Thank Peter D
Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Very disappointed with this Cafe, we used to visit when we lived in Nelson and it was great. Visiting Nelson again we decided to go back. My wife has gluten problems so we googled their menu and found it would be OK. When we received...More

Thank mortein
Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick drink on a fabulous clear blue sky day. Sat out on the deck overlooking the ocean. There really is no better place that I know of in Nelson with that kind of view!

Thank LisaKS_12
Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Visited Boat Shed on a Monday night with work colleagues, found food to be exceptional and great tasting. Presentation was great. Good wine list. Recommend.

Thank hcleventis
Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Food was wonderful and refreshing. Simple menu but done so well. Location is a thumbs up, being right on the water on a stunning day. Highly recommended.

Thank DeoSan
Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Very welcoming and friendly staff members! Food was great and we totally loved the atmosphere. Our first time in Nelson-very impressive

Thank kevinjunseoko
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view
Open Hours
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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