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The Tides Restaurant & Bar

66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 7049
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“filo pastry” (5 reviews)
“truffle mash” (3 reviews)
“steak” (17 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 3, 2017

I had the cooked breakfast and my partner had the cooked with the continental buffet too. What a selection on the buffet side of things, they catered for everyone's tastes and it was delicious and fresh. The cooked breakfast was so tasty and cooked to...More

Thank PrincessYork
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Many thanks for your positive feedback and review. The continental buffet does have a great selection and we are pleased you were able to enjoy both the buffet and a cooked breakfast. I will ensure to pass on your comments to our great team of...More

Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

I'm from Christchurch and out to dinner a lot. Was in Nelson for a trip and went here for dinner. It's the nicest restaurant I have ever been to. The look is amazing, food was even better! Good, tasty food! The presentation of the food...More

Thank Kayla C
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and positive feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed dinning with us and your meals. It is a lovely time of year to experience to the Maitai River view and soak up the sunshine. We hope to see you next...More

Reviewed December 15, 2016

Service excellent & friendly. Food always good, but as a beer drinker, I feel poorly served with the selection available. With plenty of local craft breweries in the region making excellent products, why not showcase a few of these?More

Thank LiamNZ1
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. It is pleasing to read that you enjoyed our great service and food at The Tides Restaurant. We have tried to reflect the craft breweries in our menu with a minimum of 14 craft beers, several of them local, on...More

Reviewed December 12, 2016

Your greeted by very friendly staff, after the oder an amuse bouche is served, the portions of the courses are nice, the dishes are well balanced and include a lot of ingredients which match very well, prices are moderate.

Thank Hanni R
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am pleased that our great team of staff continue to smile and warmly greet our customers. Our chefs try to ensure every meal is made is care and precision and we are pleased you enjoyed your treat.

Reviewed December 7, 2016

Quality dishes and well prepared, cooked and presented. Good service with views out to the estuarine river.

Thank JohnandTracy_L
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased to hear your positive comments and you enjoyed your meals.

Reviewed December 1, 2016

I have recently dined at Tides with a large group. The set menu had a good selection of choices. Both the mains, and the dessert I had were SCRUMPTDELICIOUS! The fish was cooked beautifully, and the dessert was smooth as silk. Other people at my...More

Thank 0Judy0
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. Your group was a pleasure to have dine with us and we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your meals. We look forward to seeing next year for your pre-Christmas lunch.

Reviewed November 29, 2016

I ordered the Macadamia nut crumbled chicken breast, what i got was deep fried breaded chicken with melted cheese and tomato sauce. Not a single green on the dish which i would have ordered as a side if it was explained no veges come with...More

Thank Duncan C
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We are most disappointed to hear your feedback and that you feel there was a lack of care. I can assure you that our staff and management care for all our guests and the quality of service we provide. I...More

Reviewed November 27, 2016

Had dinner here while staying at Trailways and loved the atmosphere complete with a sunset backdrop and river views. Real candles would have made it a bit more special... My partner had the venison which was very much enjoyed, my risotto was a bit odd...More

Thank c0mmuter
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. I agree with you that the atmosphere at our Tides Restaurant is beautiful in the evenings with the sunset and rolling tide river. We are pleased you enjoyed your creme brulee and I will investigate with our team of chefs...More

Reviewed November 24, 2016

Two couples- one of the best meals we have had out together in a long time. Had the Grab One special. Firstly we were served an unexpected starter of whipped avocado with bacon bits in filo pastry. 3 of us had the eye fillet cooked...More

Thank LoisMM
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and positive comments. The grab one deal is good value for money and we are pleased you enjoyed your meals, the service and the atmosphere of the tide coming in. We look forward to seeing you next time.

Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

An awesome restaurant on the river bank. A number of us were there and they very kindly gave us separate accounts. My fish was excellent. Seafood chowder was awesome and his lamb shank fell apart. Alcohol and food quite expensive, but when the food is...More

Thank Sandra B
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and positive feedback. "Excellent Food" is like music to our ears and we are delighted that you enjoyed your meals and dining experience at The Tides Restaurant. We hope to see you again.

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Eliza Q
You are right - it was Xmas Eve dinner and the meal and experience was disappointing
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
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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
  • E-mail