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“Quick & delicious!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oceano

Oceano
Ranked #126 of 170 Restaurants in Nelson
Cuisines: New Zealand, Seafood, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Whether you're looking to fuel up with a delicious breakfast at our Oceano Restaurant or wanting to quench your thirst at the Port o' Call Bar after a big day exploring New Zealand's sunshine capital, we'll have something to suit your needs. For dinner Rutherford Hotel Nelson has two highly regarded restaurants onsite, with Oceano offering an a la carte dinner menu, and Miyazu serving Japanese cuisine created using the freshest New Zealand produce. Before heading out for the day enjoy a relaxed breakfast soaking up the early morning sun at Oceano Restaurant. For evening dining, Oceano truly captures the essence of Nelson offering the freshest produce cooked to perfection, when in season select a crayfish from our live tank and have it cooked to your liking, the theatre kitchen
Perth. Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Quick & delicious!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

We ended up in this restaurant because I had a craving for seafood when we arrived in Nelson. We ordered and our food came out very quickly. We had scallops, the spaghetti vongole and soup for entrees which were all cooked very well. The mains followed in a timely manner and were also very good - great seasoning and presentation. If you are after some good seafood in Nelson, I highly recommend this place. If you are more of a carnivore - the lamb and beef dishes were outstanding too!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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129 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“The fastest service ever”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2012

The food was very good but most impressive was the service. These two ladies were lightening fast in bringing orders. Great ambiance. A little pricey but worth the shot.

Visited December 2011
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Nelson, New Zealand
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220 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“No decent chocolate choices”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2011

There was only one chocolate variety when I visited and it was a plain variety. I like double chocolate and preferably with chunks of real dark chocolate. Very small serving

Visited November 2011
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Thank gemido
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City of San Marino, San Marino
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115 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Very Good Restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2011

Lamb was very good, fish needed a bit more flavor. Red wine served at "room temperature," i.e., around 22 degrees or warmer; the sommelier needs to brush up on serving temperatures.

Friendly service.

  • Visited February 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank mugwump888
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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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419 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 351 helpful votes
“Lovely setting, great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2011

It has a lovely decor and atmosphere at this restaurant. The windows around the outside, curved around to make a half dome makes a lovely setting and light welcoming restaurant. The food was superb - I recommend the Seafood chowder and the apple brulee. But everyone in our group of 4 enjoyed their food. Well worth a visit.

  • Visited January 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nzp0ppy
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