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“Outstanding!”
Review of Boat Shed Cafe

Boat Shed Cafe
Ranked #5 of 189 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed April 26, 2014

Have not experienced such a complete experience in a long time in NZ. The waiter was engaging from the moment we sat down and set the scene perfectly. We went for the Trust the Chef option and loved the variation, style & taste of the dishes presented - a big thank you for showing us that NZ restaurants can do it superbly.

Thank Sue C
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Reviewed April 26, 2014

Must go again when next in Nelson, NZ. Need to book as it is popular. I went with a group of colleagues but would be great place for a romantic dinner. Away from the hassle and bustle of town.

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Thank Andrew L
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

We had heard really good things about this place. The restaurant was a little noisy. The staff were helpful but were rushed. A pleasant meal and acceptable wine list . Food nicely cooked and presented. We left satisfied but certainly we did not with expectations on reputation satisfied.

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Thank Paul B
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

We always regard the Boat Shed as the place to go for a treat, and usually that will be for dinner when invariably we choose to "Trust the Chef". We are never disappointed in the Chef's selection of 6-7 superb dishes for the fixed price shown on the menu and think it reflects real value for money. We encourage everybody who comes with us to do this too and every one has been truly delighted. This week we chose to go for lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary so we could enjoy the sunshine and views out over the sparkling bay. We did not elect to go with the lunch time "Trust the Chef" option this time but we chose two different bruschetta (truly delicious and bursting with flavour) to start with followed by twice roasted pork belly which was crisp yet succulent and immensely satisfying and accompanied by just the right salad of apple and greens. We shared a side of superbly crunchy roast potatoes which complemented the pork beautifully, though probably to the detriment of our ability to manage a dessert, which regretfully we had no room for. The only complaint I could possibly find was that with the curtains rolled up, there was a slightly chill breeze (probably worse for me as I had just returned from warm tropical climes.) The staff are always willing to adjust things for the comfort of their guests however so this was quickly sorted. We will be back.

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Thank Anita G
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Reviewed April 23, 2014

This was the best meal we had in Nelson - absolutely top notch. A lovely relaxed setting, quick service, not cheap but well worth the money charged.

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Thank WaipukRolly
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