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“Heavenly”
Review of Boat Shed Cafe

Boat Shed Cafe
Ranked #7 of 177 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
London, United Kingdom
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303 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Heavenly”
Reviewed May 23, 2011

Wow we opted for the “Trust the chef” option on the menu and it was fantastic. The food was of a high standard, tasted superb and there was nothing to fault. It was worth every penny.

  • Visited April 2011
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Thank JPY
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Madrid, Spain
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32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Perfect for a romantic dinner”
Reviewed May 22, 2011

We chose "trust in the chef" menu and dinner was very good for quantity, quality and price.

We had to dinner all the time with the same cuklery because they didn't change.

  • Visited May 2011
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Thank andujaju
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Wellington, New Zealand
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Trust the Chef!”
Reviewed May 7, 2011

Enjoyed the “Trust the Chef” option. Superb dinner. Very tasty, great variety (good choice of food) and good serving sizes. Didn’t really need the dessert but it was good... Waiting staff and decor were average, the wine waiter was good. Not really a place for kids - ruined the ambience a bit...but Boat Shed can't help that.... Great location. Will definitely go back.

  • Visited May 2011
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Thank annieandnick
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London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Deservedly Good Reputation”
Reviewed April 20, 2011

We enjoyed several excellent meals in NZ during our 4 week tour, including noted restaurants in Auckland and Napier, and the Boat Shed was the best, by a small margin.

Lovely location on a clear evening; great ambience; excellent service; and, most importantly, wonderful food.

  • Visited March 2011
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Thank xk140fhc
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nz
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Extremely disappointing”
Reviewed April 18, 2011

It had been 12 months or so since our last visit so decided to give it another go - should not have bothered. Very little seems to have changed - still producing poorly executed dishes (over-cooking fish for goodness sake!) served by disinterested staff at premium prices. Quite how they consistently seem to squander the blessings of that devine waterfront setting is beyond me.

  • Visited April 2011
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