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“Scrumptious”

Harbour Light Bistro
Ranked #4 of 179 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $28
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, 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.
New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Scrumptious”
Reviewed February 7, 2014

Delightful setting overlooking The Haven. Nice atmosphere, friendly and efficient waitress. The food was superb and well presented. The tables are not cheek by jowl and allow diners plenty of room.

We would highly recommend this restaurant especially for fish lovers.

  • Visited February 2014
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Ashburton
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Stunning”
Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

My last review was of a great restaurant in Nelson.
I did not expect to equal it so soon BUT it gets better. If I cod tick a + after the 5 I would do so. Well done Chef and well done the young staff.
Stunning views to boot.
In Nelson - Do NOT miss this one. Fresh blue cod done amazingly well

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Thank GRL1951
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nelson new zealand
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“fantastic every time”
Reviewed January 10, 2014

We have dined at this restaurant many times .Lovely for a night out as a couple or with friends form out of town. Priced fairly lovely view .services always tops.

  • Visited June 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Popped in on the off chance with no booking and pleased we did”
Reviewed December 31, 2013

We were cycling pass the Harbour Light Bistro on the way into town to get something to eat. However we stopped off, read the menu and decided to venture in for our final dinner before commencing the Heaphy Track. We had no booking but they sat us down immediately at a nice table downstairs overlooking the water. We ordered the bread and dips to start, followed by the Angus Steak and my partner had the Salmon and I'm pleased to say we weren't disappointed. Both we're generous and very tasty. All in all, a very pleasant evening, followed up by a walk along the waterfront to back into Tahunanui. Highly recommended.

  • Visited December 2013
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nothing spectacular”
Reviewed December 28, 2013 via mobile

Went there because of the review and because we were looking for a nice seafood restaurant but we were very disappointed. The seafood soup was not nice at all and only had frozen seafood in it, yet they charged $36. Bread &dip was $11 with only 1 type of bread and just olive oil and some sort of pate. Worst seafood restaurant I've ever been to.

  • Visited December 2013
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