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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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“chef's menu” (31 reviews)
“seafood” (46 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
351 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 4, 2016

We came here for dinner. Firstly we were told that we would have to vacate by 8pm as the table was booked ...didn't mention this on booking. Secondly.....the food is just overpriced for nothing that is terribly startling. My main was the pork belly which...More

1  Thank Samantha M
Reviewed June 3, 2016

Came here for dinner with family and friends. Enjoyed the atmosphere, though it got a bit noisy at times. We were in a small room and it was just us to start and then others came in through the night. As it was such a...More

Thank jasmine c
Reviewed June 2, 2016

Went for Sunday breakfast which was excellent. Returned on Monday for afternoon tea. Great to sit out on the deck over the water even in winter. We will be back when next in Nelson

Thank petitekiwi
Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Went out for a rare date night with my partner when we were home from Chch for the weekend. Amazing food and service from start to finish. Very highly recommend.

Thank hhaddock66
Reviewed May 28, 2016

It shouldn’t be hard to do; so why do so many places get a fail for breakfast? Well, this place receives three ticks from me. Firstly: a decent cup of tea. Piping hot and made with real tea leaves. Tick number two: eggs benedict made...More

Thank Rocky_and_Biglegs
Reviewed May 24, 2016

Such a gorgeous spot overlooking the amazing Nelson Harbour...the sea was calm it was freezing cold but the heating was on so it was warm and cosy inside. The tables were beautifully decorated with fresh flowers, tulips in their splednour and every table had a...More

Thank nickyg611
Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Loved the place , it's all about the view and setting. Also, the food was pretty good, too. Impressive menu and good presentation. Desert menu was a little lacking , and the service was slow even for the area. The reason I wouldn't rate higher....More

Thank george60898
Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

A really good restaurant with an amazing view . The food is very fresh and well presented . The only minus about this excellent restaurant is the choice of music, which sounds like someone bashing a tin can.

Thank jskwhiteh0use
Reviewed May 22, 2016

had lunch and dinner at various occasions. Classic setup with good food and service. Typically smaller portions well presented

Thank GwaiLoh07
Reviewed May 21, 2016

Popped in with a group of friends for a coffee. Were seated in a private room upstairs and had a great view while having coffee. Coffee was good,service a little slow but being Mothers Day they were busy. Would love to go back for a...More

Thank sueW8090JH
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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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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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