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“Nice place”

Harbour Light Bistro
Ranked #5 of 196 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $27
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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 August 30, 2013

First time been here but place was really great nice location with great view food was great nice cooked fish with friendly service

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Thank Sue K
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

We came to this restaurant based on the wonderful ratings by TA and we were not disappointed. The food served are of very good quality and the view is awesome. The server is very friendly as well. However, the serving of food was very slow (despite there being less than 10 guests) as there seem to be only one chef and one server on a Monday night. We also find the food a tad pricey and hence we only rate this 4 star.

Thank nimil
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

We had until mid afternoon before we got aboard our plane back to Auckland, so we decided to have a long lunch. By pure chance we selected Harbour Light Bistro. We were seated upstairs overlooking the harbor entrance. We started with the local scallops which were beautifully cooked to perfection. Our mains were blue cod and French fish soup. The fish was excellent and well presented, the soup was full of tasty fish morsels, delicate and flavorsome.
The ambiance was light and pleasant. The service was knowledgeable but low key.
A great way to spend a few hours and to sample a truly top trained chef's ability.
We'll certainly be back on our nexr trip tp Nelson

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Thank steadieNZ
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

I went there on a Sunday night and surprised my girlfriend since she didn't know where we were going. The service and atmosphere was just perfect watching the ocean out our window. When it got a bit quiet, I built up my courage after pouring my heart out to my girlfriend and proposed. She said yes! As that moment happened, the lovely waitress just came upstairs with our meals (which were among the best I've ever had hands down) and she was in disbelief. She then spread the news with the chef who let out a big cheer and then came up with a bottle of champagne on the house for us. Easily the best night of my life. Service, food, value, and atmosphere were just perfect.

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1  Thank Cody W
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

We used our Entertainment Book Voucher for a Friday evening meal at the Harbour Light.

We had the bread as a starter- it was definitely enough for two and the spinach/cream cheese dip was delicious. I had the chicken main- it was a very generous portion size and the vegetable flavour was impeccable. My husband had the fish of the day and it was well cooked, with a nice sauce and a decent portion size. We wish we had saved room for desert. Overall, we were impressed by both flavour, and portion size.

Service was very good and we will be back again.

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Thank CdnNZgal
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