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“whitebait lunch”
Review of Boat Shed Cafe

Boat Shed Cafe
Ranked #7 of 179 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“whitebait lunch”
Reviewed November 29, 2013

Went there for lunch twice in the last week. Beautiful fresh West Coast whitebait cooked to perfection. The setting def helps sitting on the deck watching all the sea side action in front of you sailing, yachting and ships coming and going. Couldn't fault the food attentive service. Would def recommend if you are visiting Nelson

  • Visited November 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

We enjoyed the Trust the Chef menu, found the staff friendly, and as a special treat, a pod of orcas swam by while we were eating.

Visited November 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Expensive”
Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

5 prawns sickly salad and 5 olives 5 cheese all together will cost yah 21 dollars that's amazing... I did not see that coming...

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Nelson, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
174 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Magic lunch”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

Been here for lunch a couple of times recently and it has been spot on. The folks in the kitchen really know how to cook fish. It is very simple and allows the ingredients to speak for themselves. Add to that a wine list that covers local goodies as well as some of the best in NZ (especially the whites), and all accompanied by good attentive service. Then add the views from the deck and you have a memorable meal.

  • Visited November 2013
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50 reviews
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“Given the location should be so much better”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

Revisited after a couple of years, as a group of six, sat in the upper room (which does have nice views). Waiting staff were OK, functional rather than friendly. Food relatively plentiful but really does lack finesse, and for the money they charge really is not distinguished enough (my pork belly main was frankly disappointing, though the prawn salad starter was tasty). Good wine list. Still a big gap between the offerings here and Nelson's top restaurant (Hopgoods).

  • Visited November 2013
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