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“New Years Eve Dinner”
Review of Mint Dining Room

Mint Dining Room
Ranked #62 of 179 Restaurants in Nelson
Price range: $24 - $27
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: From an iconic 19th century cottage within the quiet city fringe of Nelson, with a maximum seating of just 28, it has garnered notoriety with discerning diners since quietly opening towards the end of 2009. With a passion for fine food, using only the freshest of local ingredients and combining them with internationally award winning culinary expertise to make dining out an occasion. A stellar wine list, including vintages carefully selected from vineyards locally and abroad. Intimate dining, comfortable high quality surroundings and attentive service; dining out the way it should be.
Reviewed December 31, 2013

What an excellent experience. We left booking a meal until very late and the folk at Mint were very accommodating. The service was prompt without feeling rushed at any stage and both our meals were fantastically delicious.

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Thank Timwelch
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

The food was, without exception, excellent, it was finely flavoured and finessed, creative and beautifully presented. The service was exceptional. The prices were on the high side but they were deservedly so and I would not hesitate to return again and again.

Thank FussyChic
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

Our family of 13 enjoyed a sensational meal at "Mint" to celebrate our Golden Wedding. It exceded all our expectations for food, drink and service. We had different dishes and all were very happy with their choice. They were full of flavour and beautifully presentd.

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Thank Elizabeth D
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Reviewed December 7, 2013

This is probably the most expensive restaurant in Nelson, but it wasn't the best food on the night we went. Overall, I counted my pork meal as a bit bland; too many very small pieces mean you don't get to taste anything much. Wine was a 2009 I forget what (white), and it was very nearly over the hill to my palate. On plus side, its in a delightful little old cottage in the old part of town, the small size of the dining room encourages friendly conversation between tables, the ambience is quiet and understated, service was excellent, and enjoyed the complementary amuse bouche. Thought the mouth freshening sorbet between courses could have been complementary also.

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1  Thank Dianne C
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

We had high expectations as Nelson does have some wonderful restaurants and thought this would rate highly. My fish was a little overcooked and felt too many rich flavours served together. This is probably one of the most expensive restaurants in Nelson but I would certainly rate Hopgoods and The Boat shed's 'trust the chef' menu much higher and a far better price. We were with good friends and had a wonderful evening anyway. I am very pleased we tried it and I do suggest you try it for yourself as they do try very hard and it is a very cute cottage setting.

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Thank Archibald515
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