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“The Boat Shed Cafe Never Disappoints”
Review of Boat Shed Cafe

Boat Shed Cafe
Ranked #6 of 180 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 24 April 2014

We always regard the Boat Shed as the place to go for a treat, and usually that will be for dinner when invariably we choose to "Trust the Chef". We are never disappointed in the Chef's selection of 6-7 superb dishes for the fixed price shown on the menu and think it reflects real value for money. We encourage everybody who comes with us to do this too and every one has been truly delighted. This week we chose to go for lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary so we could enjoy the sunshine and views out over the sparkling bay. We did not elect to go with the lunch time "Trust the Chef" option this time but we chose two different bruschetta (truly delicious and bursting with flavour) to start with followed by twice roasted pork belly which was crisp yet succulent and immensely satisfying and accompanied by just the right salad of apple and greens. We shared a side of superbly crunchy roast potatoes which complemented the pork beautifully, though probably to the detriment of our ability to manage a dessert, which regretfully we had no room for. The only complaint I could possibly find was that with the curtains rolled up, there was a slightly chill breeze (probably worse for me as I had just returned from warm tropical climes.) The staff are always willing to adjust things for the comfort of their guests however so this was quickly sorted. We will be back.

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Thank Anita G
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

This was the best meal we had in Nelson - absolutely top notch. A lovely relaxed setting, quick service, not cheap but well worth the money charged.

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Reviewed 24 April 2014

The food and the view (overlooking the harbor at sunset) was very special but the service was painstakingly slow. Perhaps the person waiting our tables was new but it took forever to get food.

Thank before75
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Reviewed 22 April 2014

A wonderful setting over the water, rustic buliding, with views over the water. Well priced healthy food.

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Thank Wonderfulnelsonian
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Reviewed 16 April 2014

We visited here in February with friends from the UK. We had booked a table overlooking the water so they had lovely memories for their last night with us. I ordered the beetroot and goat cheese salad in a main size and it was amazing. Our friends enjoyed their meals and the atmosphere. It was a busy night so we had more time to enjoy the view as we waited to order. Very friendly service.

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