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The Tides Restaurant & Bar

66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 7049
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“salmon mousse” (4 reviews)
“steak” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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LOCATION
66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 358 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here yesterday with a group of over 70 people. A 2 course set Menu with plenty of choices. All tables were served table by table very quickly and efficiently. The food was excellent. I asked for my Salmon to be served rare...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Glenis S
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Glenis S, Thank you for your lovely review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your function, we try our best to make sure we are very quick and efficient, as well as making sure guest requests are all met to a high standard. Thank...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked in on a busy night with several Christmas functions going. The bartender got us sorted with a drink in the bar with apologies for a delay but got us seated by the window within quarter of an hour. Regulars to dine here so we...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KoF127
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Kof127, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are thrilled with your review, it sounds as though you had a wonderful dining experience with us at The Tides Restaurant. Kind regards

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and service at THE TIDES is top notch. Such a good menu it is difficult to make a choice, however, what ever you pick I can assure you will be good. Sam and his team are very professional and look after their customers...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank silverhead2016
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Silverhead2016, Thank you for a great review. It sounds as though you had a very pleasant evening with us. Kind regards Trailways Hotel Nelson

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a hotel restaurant that misses the mark. In all fairness, the location along the river is pleasant, but that is about it for ambiance. They play a soundtrack of hits from the 60’s and 70’s (too loudly). Disco, The Beatles’ Penny Lane, and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank James S
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many Thanks for your feedback. Kind regards Trailways Hotel Nelson

Reviewed 1 week ago

Dined here for dinner with a Grabone voucher. Sat outside which nice with river views and the tide was in too. Great wine, entree was nice, main was ok but the main came out quite quickly after our entree, about 5 mins, so we couldn't...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AlyshaV711
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Alysha, Thank you for your review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your evening with us at The Tides Restaurant. Kind regards

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came for dinner and were delighted to be allocated a table by the windows with a view onto the river. The service was prompt and efficient. The decor was fresh and sparkling clean. We enjoyed the complimentary salmon mouse appetiser and then our Seafood...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PatriciaJoy
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello PatriciaJoy, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your evening with us, and yes we will defiantly address youyr comment. kind regards

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was no shortage of purported fine-dining options in Nelson. The Tides Restaurant & Bar was advertised as having "an accent on seafood" and was conveniently located between the City Centre and our hotel. It offered "lovely river views" and seemed like a good choice...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank eelSeattle
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Eelseattle, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Our booked guests are our priority, we are a very popular and busy restaurant so bookings are essential. In regards to our Trainee Scott looking after your table, we would rather him...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have stayed at many Hotels, and a lot of them could take lessons from The Trailways of Nelson. Every thing from the friendly staff to the cleanliness and service was absolutely top notch. I can highly recommend without any reservations at all that this...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Forenzexc
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Howard, Thank you for a great review. It has been a pleasure to host you at our complex, we hope you enjoy your last night of accommodation with us and we do hope tyo welcome you back at Trailweays Hotel again soon. Kind regards...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was great, menu offered a lot to choose from! Steak was cooked prefect! Waitress/front of house was awesome. Great spot

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank fomonz
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello KarlR53. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very pleased you had a pleasant evening with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Trailways Hotel Nelson

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this hidden gem and were so happy we did. The service and food were excellent and the bartender made us a fabulous martini! Our table was near the window and we had a pretty view of the river. The Tides is highly...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank KellyMarie1963
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello KellyMarie1963, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you back again soon. Kind regards The Tides Restaurant

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Ashlei08
March 31, 2018|
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Response from Trailways | Property representative |
Yes, we can serve alcohol through room service - during the hours our Tides bar is open.
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Eliza Q
January 3, 2015|
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Response from Trailways | Property representative |
Many thanks for your clarification. Once again our sincere apologies for this, your comments will be taken up with all concerned on Christmas Eve. If you would like to advise a phone number, I am happy to update you on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 7049
  • E-mail
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