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“Great food, great view.”

The Boathouse Society
Ranked #5 of 24 Coffee & Tea in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
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Description: The Boathouse is a large attractive wooden heritage building built over the sea on the picturesque Nelson Haven. It is owned & run by The Boathouse Society that was set up in 1986 to restore the building and today it operates as a Cafe, Event & Performance Space, Wedding & Function Venue, Community Hall & Club. Cafe open to the public Wed, Thursday, Friday lunchtimes & Friday evenings. Please note we are NOT the Boatshed Cafe !
Reviewed 18 December 2012

Not only do they have one of the best views in town, they also have amazing staff, a great menu and decent prices. I had the lamb salad and it was by far the best I've had. I'd highly recommend it.

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Reviewed 25 October 2012

The Boathouse Cafe was recommended to us by our host at Parautane Lodge. Both my husband and I enjoyed our lunches; he had the fish of the day and I had the pasta of the day - both were very good and well presented. We had to sit in the enclosed porch as it was a bit cold and windy. We also got to enjoy the Waterwise Class taking place right in front of the cafe. We would definitely go back!

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Reviewed 9 July 2012

Love going to lunch and eating on the balcony with the fantastic views. Good food too!

Thank Richard A
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Reviewed 19 March 2012

Food and service lovely but the place is a club most of the time so pleasantly rustic but not too well appointed

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Reviewed 20 February 2012

We ate at the Boathouse twice on Friday evening while in Nelson, and both evenings also featured entertainers, with a modest cover charge. The decor is basic - nice to sit out on the deck if it isn't too windy - indoors is a large open room that can hold either tables or theatre style seating. It's good to arrive early for the best food choices. Food is good and prices for both food and drinks are reasonable, and tips are included in the price so what is posted is what you pay. Local wines and beers are featured. We've had lunch & dinner there too, on a previous trip, so can assure others it's keeping up the quality and worth a return visit.

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