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“Right Up There.”

The Tides Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #17 of 175 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Nelson, New Zealand
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Right Up There.”
Reviewed July 17, 2014

My wife and I dine out on a fairly frequent basis in our home town of Nelson and are always looking for that restaurant, that offers that, "little bit more".
Well we can assure you, you won't be disappointed with the Tides Restaurant & Bar.
The staff never fail to impress and are genuinely friendly and helpful without being "in your face" so to speak.
The atmosphere with the river flowing beside the Restaurant is very delightful and compliments the overall feeling you get when dining here. The bar is attached to the Restaurant, but does not intrude on the diners. It is also very well stocked and cater for all requests.
The wine selection is extensive and includes numerous well known local varieties.
As far as the meals are concerned, well the selection is amazing. This menu caters for all taste buds including delicious fresh fish of the day catches. A variety of meat dishes including very tasty steaks that really do melt in your mouth, as well as other options too many to list.
The real treat for us was the absolutely delicious deserts. Stunningly presented and tastes you can't explain in writing. You simply cannot leave this place without eating there deserts.
So if you are looking for a semi formal Restaurant that you want to take guests to, or are wanting something that little bit more up-market without breaking the bank, then we would strongly recommend giving the Tides a try. You won't be disappointed. We will certainly be frequenting this Restaurant again.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank nzk7
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Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to post your feedback of the Tides Restaurant online.
We love to hear our guests have enjoyed their evening with us,and look forward
to hosting you again in the future.
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Nelson, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“birthday”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

nice romantic evening. staff were friendly and helpful.l nice menu with plenty of choice, well presented and cooked.

Visited July 2014
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Thank geoffrey180
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Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
Thank you for your review of the Tides Restaurant and Bar, and lovely to hear you enjoyed
your birthday celebration with us.
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Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
“Amazing Place!”
Reviewed June 15, 2014

We went out for dinner at the Tides Restaurant. Very professional and helpful staff, food was quick to be served and tasted absolutely amazing! I've been out to other restaurants but The Tides food is of higher quality and you can taste the difference. Would dine out there again in the future!

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank aemilson
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Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
Thank you so much for your lovely comments, and we look forward to seeing you again in the
future.
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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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“Restaurant is brilliant can highly recommend it”
Reviewed June 6, 2014

We have been to this restaurant in nelson around a dozen times in the 2 years we have lived in nelson it is always consistently good food. The staff are so helpful & long term chef takes pride in his food. I love going there there is outside area for drinks or food overlooking the river. The view is better at high tide but the ambience is still great.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Sue S
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Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
Thank you for sharing your experience of the Tides Restaurant & Bar. It is always
rewarding to read your positive feedback, we hope to see you again in the
future.
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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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“Superb”
Reviewed May 24, 2014

Had 2 nights meals here. Awesome service, friendly staff. Had entrees, mains and desserts. Quantity and quality were fantastic. Would definitely recommend. Breakfasts were great as well. Could not fault this restaurant.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Judith777
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Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review, August 6, 2014
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, it is great to hear you have enjoyed
our Restaurant both for dinner and breakfast, and we hope to see you
again some time in the future.
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