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“Great views of Nelson NZ coastline”
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: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Norwalk, Connecticut
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322 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Great views of Nelson NZ coastline”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

Great casual dining with terrific blue water views. Great service and ambience. Top notch chef prepares a number of fresh fish dishes and they have a good wine list. All menu itmes are quite reasonably priced.

  • Visited February 2013
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Rangiora, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Great food, great service”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

We stopped for a quick lunch as we were passing through Nelson and found a gem. The mussels were delicious rounded off with a chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc and followed by the most delicious dandelion cheesecake.

We will be back!

  • Visited February 2013
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Nelson, New Zealand
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44 reviews
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“memorable evening”
Reviewed February 21, 2013

we were seated on the balcony with wonderful views and a glorious sunset. our meals (pork, lamb, snapper & duck) were all superb followed by sumptious deserts.the best meal for a very long time

  • Visited February 2013
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Berkeley, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“One of Nelson's best”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Our group of 35 enjoyed the Trust the Chef menu on a busy Saturday night. The food was beautifully presented in plates shared among 2-3. A highlight was the whitebait, individually battered and fried but still maintaining that delicate, distinctive, and delicious flavor. Highly recommended.

P. S. If you have a large group, Erin is fantastic to deal with!

  • Visited January 2013
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Noosaville, Australia
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“A Fabulous Place”
Reviewed February 17, 2013

We had a party of 13 for a birthday lunch at the Boatshed. Erin our host, a bubbly Californian, was superb. She had taken care of everything including special courses for the three people with allergies or special needs. We had Trust the Chef and it was absolutely fantastic, the timing of each course was perfect and the portions suited everybody. The wines on offer were good, the ambience was great and Erin made everything go smoothly. It is a little on the expensive side, particularly wine wise but we had such a good time it was worth it. Highly recommended.

  • Visited February 2013
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