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Mint Dining Room

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European, Fusion, New Zealand
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20 Harley Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-546 7092
17:30 - 21:30
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Mint Dining Room has the well deserved reputation of being the finest place to dine in Nelson. On my recent visit I was the host to four others. 2 of us had the Beef fillet 2 the fish and one the pork belly. All said it was the best they had ever had. The deserts were just as good. We... More 

1 Thank Tim S
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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80 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2016

We visited on New Years eve. The food was excellent as in the past but the service in the earlier part of the evening was not as it should have been for this type of restaurant. This changed when another employee arrived during the evening.

1 Thank Zoe S
Cranbrook, UK
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016

A friend strongly recommended Mint and he was right. A very enjoyable meal with excellent presentation and subtle flavours in each course. Service and atmosphere were both very good. Will definitely go again when next in Nelson.

1 Thank MartinRolvenden
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Lovely small boutique type restaurant, the food was superb but the service was hopeless, ordering water was difficult getting a beer was nearly impossible! There were only 16 diners there but the staff struggled to keep up.

1 Thank Flaxton
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

This is the place to go if you're after fine dining but don't want the pretentiousness that often goes with great food. The menu was explained to u s by a very up beat and friendly woman, nothing was a problem and I can't speak highly enough of the food. My husband and my daughter and myself just kept smiling... More 

1 Thank Tanya D
New Zealand
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Compared to similar restaurants, this one is pricey for what you get. One serveur was great, the other was not very on to it. Food was OK but not great.

1 Thank nzfauna
Nelson, New Zealand
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137 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2015

We went there for our wedding anniversary. For starters we enjoyed seared scallops and smoked venison which were both excellent. Mains were pork belly which was very good and steak which was excellent and dessert was the bitter cholocate tart served with oranges laced with Drambiuie. The dessert was excellent. The whole even ending was very pleasant. I recommend this... More 

1 Thank TirelessWorker
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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 October 2015 via mobile

Food was cooked to perfection and the service was excellent. Tje staff made you feel welcome and you were not rushed through your meal.Highly recommend!

Thank keta-chelsea
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

I can't believe we were the only ones here on a Saturday night! Given this place is not on a Main Street of town I suppose it's hard for it to get 'drop in clientele' but its reputation should alone should bring patrons. Excellent standard of fine dining food and service. Quaint and elegant whilst not being pretentious . Will... More 

Thank Kelly H
Christchurch, New Zealand
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2015

We arrived to a warm restuarant and shown our table, were given the menu and told about the specials for the night. We both chose to have a glass of wine and decided we would skip entree but share a loaf of house bread & have a main meal, this would allow us to have room dessert. We discussed our... More 

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gdnz, Owner at Mint Dining Room, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we love to hear feedback. We can only learn from any mistakes we make if we are told about them. And we always strive to provide the best food and service we can. If we have fallen short of your expectations, we apologise and assure you if you return we will strive to exceed your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$26
European, Fusion, New Zealand
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Harley Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-546 7092
From an iconic 19th century cottage within the quiet city fringe of Nelson, with a maximum seating of just 28, it has garnered notoriety with discerning diners since quietly opening towards the end of 2009. With a passion for fine food, using only the freshest of local ingredients and combining them with internationally award winning culinary expertise to make dining out an occasion. A stellar wine list, including vintages carefully selected from vineyards locally and abroad. Intimate dining, comfortable high quality surroundings and attentive service; dining out the way it should be.

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