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“Great views and food”

Harbour Light Bistro
Ranked #5 of 179 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $28
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Harbour Light Bistro is a locally owned Nelson restaurant based on Wakefield Quay, one of Nelsons beautiful waterfronts. Harbour Light offers a selection of locally and internationally inspired dishes. All dishes are made fresh and our menus change seasonally as we use locally sourced fresh produce when possible for our restaurant. Harbour Light Bistro & Restaurant offers spacious indoor dining with picturesque waterfront views, suitable for large groups or an intimate lunch or dinner for two. Our wines are also locally sourced from Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions and are all carefully selected to accompany our many fine dishes. Harbour Light Bistro & Restaurant is open weekdays from 11.30Am to late. On the weekend we open at 9.30 For brunch then through to close with dinner. Please call us on 03 546 6685 for a reservation so as not to be disappointed.
Reviewed December 28, 2011

Never fails to impress with the combination of quality ingredients, simple solutions and understated service. And the views, the best in Nelson overlooking the bay and Arthur Ranges.

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Reviewed October 17, 2011

Fantastic food. Limited menu but fantastic meal and good quick service even though a wedding party was upstairs. friendly staff.

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Thank MysteryMan6
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Reviewed August 25, 2011

This is a fairly cute setup that is pretty much waterfront with only the road separating the restaurant windows from the water. The food, although not a large selection, was very good and represented good value. Unfortunately, the service really let the place down, inexperienced, unfriendly and abrupt waiting staff, with also timing issues with the delivery of each course for the diners arriving at different times. An example of this was when the waitress came to our table to clear our starter plates (not that our mains were ready to be delivered to us yet) and i had a single oyster left on the plate awaiting me to eat it. The waitress asked if i had finished, i said "no" as i had one left, she then stood over the table, looking at me, waiting for me to each the oyster so that she could take the plate. I actually had to ask her to leave as i was not going to eat it right there and then......

Thank jake m
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Reviewed August 12, 2011

Thought hard about this review. We really enjoyed the food and Steve the chef was brilliant when I called and made the booking and the food was great. However I would say they need to work more on the front of the house.
It was a quiet night and we sat up stairs where unfortunately there was no heating. Also more importantly the waiter was well to put it frankly...rude and inappropriate. Maybe he should try another line of work.
We will go again but I would not suffer fools gladly again.

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Thank Furybears
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

Headed here for brunch on our weekend escape from Auckland - great service, amazing pancakes and the fiance enjoyed his meal too. Get in early to get the best set in the house - upper level right by the window, amazing view!

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Thank aquaribbon
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