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“Seafood Platter Fantastic”

The Boathouse Society
Ranked #5 of 24 Coffee & Tea in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
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Description: The Boathouse is a large attractive wooden heritage building built over the sea on the picturesque Nelson Haven. It is owned & run by The Boathouse Society that was set up in 1986 to restore the building and today it operates as a Cafe, Event & Performance Space, Wedding & Function Venue, Community Hall & Club. Cafe open to the public Wed, Thursday, Friday lunchtimes & Friday evenings. Please note we are NOT the Boatshed Cafe !
Reviewed August 19, 2013

We arrived looking for seafood and there was nothing on the menu we wanted so they created a fabulous seafood platter to share and we were delighted. It was gorgeous and very reasonable. The wines, the food, the location and service just wonderful. Would go back again and again and again!

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Reviewed April 4, 2013

The best location in Nelson, over the water.
Food was average, the sweet just a pile of cream yuk!
Staff very good
With an excellent location and high prices the food needs to be better. With great food it would be perfect!

Thank bav43
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Lovely location, looking over the sea towards Haulashore Island. Delicious food and great service. Quite a fine dining experience.

Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

Attended "Buskers gone Bad" tonight............and it was "bad" as in a tin of tuna that had been sitting open for 3 days. Absolutely the MOST amateur performance I have ever witnessed including "little theatre" in towns with less than 5,000 people . For GOD's sake..........spend your money on anything but this travesty of an evening of "entertainment"............It was a BAD joke.

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Reviewed February 6, 2013

We had a table on the deck overlooking the water and watched the sun set while sipping our delicious wine. It had been a glorious, hot day so the table was the best in the house! The food was delicious. We shared a salad to start, - so beautifully presented, - and then I had the steak and my husband the fish. Finished off with delicious coffee. No room for dessert. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Karen M
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