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The Tides Restaurant & Bar

66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 7049
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“filo pastry” (5 reviews)
“truffle mash” (3 reviews)
“steak” (17 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We dined outside the main restaurant on a table outside by the riverside on a very pleasent evening in Nelson. Good service by our waiter Sasha, great dining location and very good food. What more can was ask for.

Thank peterwV975TL
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we entered staff were friendly yet professional.The menu had a wide selection and the food! seriously, it was excellent! The restaurant was very busy, buzzing with conversation and the tables maybe a little close,yet we still felt reasonably private. We were seated...More

Thank alison622018
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Alison622018 Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review, we love to hear that you found the service efficient and food tasty. We are pleased you came in and dined with us in Nelson and enjoyed our beautiful outlook over the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service here is outstanding! They have just the right balance between being there when you need them and hovering. Food was very good. My parents had whitebait fritters that were full of fish, as opposed to the omelette with a fishy whiff so often...More

Thank Kiwifeefi
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Kiwifeefi, Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us and enjoyed your meals on our riverfront restaurant with the service to match. we hope to see you again soon...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we have been to the Tides a few times now, and we keep coming back because of the lovely food lovely service we received thanks again for a lovely romantic evening.More

Thank _moletarockglen
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear moletarockglen, Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us and enjoyed your meals at our restaurant by the river. We hope to see you return again, Kind regards, the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner by the river, pleasant atmosphere attentive staff. Excellent meal reasonably priced good company pleasant evening

Thank Hellfire28
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Hellfire28 Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review, we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us . Kind regards, the team at The Tides Restaurant and Bar.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was delicious , staff were lovely and patient with kids who ordered their own meals Our friends arrived in Nelson later that evening and we recommended this restaurant, the kitchen was closing so they ordered takeaways. Not much later back at our hotel, we...More

1  Thank mumbub
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mumbub, Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review, we love to hear you found the service of top standard. We hope to see you again real soon. Kind regards, the team at The Tides Restaurant and Bar.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The first time at the restaurant and the staff from the start had been so friendly. I was sat down without a reservation on a very busy night The menu had a good choice of which I must say from the meals I had I...More

1  Thank GarethNifty
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Garethnifty Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review, we love to hear that you found the service efficient and food tasty. We are pleased you came in and dined with us in Nelson and enjoyed our beautiful outlook over the...More

Reviewed January 13, 2018

We intentionally selected Tides due to its menu, riverside views and good reviews. We rang through our booking around 10a.m., requesting outside seating for 6pm, then rang back after a late lunch to change the booking to 7pm and an indoor window seat if forecasted...More

Thank bjandco
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear bjandco, thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear you chose to dine with us because of our menu options, riverside views and our good feedback. We love to hear you found the duck to be delicious and loved the recommendation of...More

Reviewed January 12, 2018

Very efficient service and food was awesome. We were in and out within an hour (having mains and dessert). A complimentary taster (tomato and basil mousse) was given which was a nice thought. We had a "GrabOne' voucher which I noticed quite a few diners...More

1  Thank Juliet S
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Juliet S, thank you for taking your time to leave us a review we love to hear you found the service efficient and food was awesome. Grabone vouchers are quite popular! We are pleased you were happy dining with us on your last night...More

Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

Nice breakfast. Service exceptional. Abby was amazing. Very friendly and helpful. She is very good at her job.More

Thank DesireeNZ
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear DesireeNZ, thank you for taking your time to leave us a review we are delighted to hear you enjoyed your breakfast and Abbey was very friendly and helpful! We do hope we can welcome you back again. Kind regards, the team at The Tides...More

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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, 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
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 10:00 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
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