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Harbour Light Bistro

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££££
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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341 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-546 6685
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Today
09:30 - 21:30
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Hours:
Tue 11:30 - 21:30
Wed 11:30 - 21:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 21:30
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Bournemouth
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great restaurant, fantastic location.The service was very good and the food ( we had the lamb) was superb. Well worth a visit, best meal so far on our trip to New Zealand

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Thank Eddie F
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In spite of making a reservation the day before we were seated at the back of the restaurant, which is what we had made the reservation for and expected to receive.No chance of conversation due to the loud noise coming from adjacent diners. Food and service average.

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1 Thank Helen M
north yorks
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119 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

food was ok but were seated well away from windows so no view which is what you go for really staff very pleasdant

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Thank alfie08
Auckland, New Zealand
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic meal and great location overlooking the water. Definitely need to book ahead, particularly over busy Christmas holiday period

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Thank Waltersj1
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a very nice dinner here: good food and very nice service staff ensured we had a lovely time. The chocolate cookie we ordered for dessert even had been freshely baked. The window table and the great view didn't hurt either. . If you make a reservation, ask for it!

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Thank Michael K
Blenheim, New Zealand
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a stat holiday so I was pleased that I called ahead, we had a lovely table for two overlooking the water, and the staff were so friendly although a little rushed off their feet ( perhaps the wonderful chef /owner could have put on an little extra staff to help!) exceptional food with matching wines, brilliant that they... More 

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Thank Leeanne65
christchurch
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was very excited to have dinner at this restaurant, however was very disappointed as it was my birthday and the meal I ordered was quite different to what they supplied me, I was expecting the only change to a substitute fish but the only other 2 ingredients for that meal were also both missing and replaced with potato, spinach and... More 

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Thank somwag
the world
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is in the port area of Nelson. The view, especially from the upper floor is gorgeous- try to reserve a window table on the upper floor for the best view. The food is good- quality European food with a kiwi twist, lots of fresh flavors and pleasingly cooked. Choice of meat and fish dishes with at least one... More 

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Thank ceejayxx
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good selection of entrees and mains but unfortunately we were absolutely stonkered halfway through our mains so couldn't try their desserts. The food was nice and well presented. Good for a family dinner but a bit pricey and not outstanding. Still, the staff were lovely and very accommodating. Overall a good restaurant.

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Thank GeribellesPad
Nelson, New Zealand
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had my brothers wedding reception here, and the food was great and the staff were lovely. Can't comment on the prices. Excellent location view-wise, but some issues with a lack of parking

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Thank Cam A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$14 - US$27
Cuisine
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 21:30
Saturday
09:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 341 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-546 6685
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?