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“The food and service match the location, we loved this place, our breakfasts were scrumptuous!!!”
Review of Boat Shed Cafe

Boat Shed Cafe
Ranked #7 of 179 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
1 review
“The food and service match the location, we loved this place, our breakfasts were scrumptuous!!!”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

Yummy breakfast sitting out on the deck on a mid winter Nelson morning with the heat of the sun streaming in. What an experience, we will be back, we enjoyed your food and friendly staff, awesome! !!!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank DebbieBrave
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Dropped in for lunch”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

Excellent food but quantities were a little short. My wife is petite and when she is not full after a meal you know the quantity of the selection is short indeed.
She had the excellent mussel chowder and I had the awesome BBQ squid. Taste is superb and the view is nice too. (Choose a full tide time-frame).
I had 4 pieces of BBQ squid, a small salad and that comprised lunch.
My wife had the smallest ciabatta slices I have ever seen and her bowl was shallow.
Over verdict? Excellent food but overpriced for the quantity served.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Brat D
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good food & good service & great outlook”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Our waiter said he was a Chef himself, and was very good at describing the dishes. The food was excellent. We went back a couple of times for meal. The outlook from out table was very restful.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank A H
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Nelson
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“"Dining over the water"”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Our first reaction here came when upon phoning for a booking, we received an almost unresponsive reception & eventually hung up after being forgotten, 8-10min waiting & listening clearly to staff joking in the background. Quite frankly an appalling first point of contact. Where is the staff training here?
By contrast our dining experience the next day & table service was good with food superb as is so well described by others.
For a visitor to Nelson, there is also the joy of a dining experience over the water. However be advised that you will pay well for this. Both food & drink is expensive ($15 glass of wine), and your main that will require side dishes are extra again. Ask for a little ice cream with your desert yet extra will be charged. Be sure to book for daylight hours too,to enjoy the harbour views, as in the evening it is really quite black with nothing to see other than the old illuminated lighthouse.

  • Visited June 2014
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Nelson, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Views and Service!”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

My husband and I regularly stop at the Boat Shed Cafe when passing through Nelson. It sits over the water and you can often see the fish under you as you dine. We have always found the staff to be extremely welcoming and efficient and the meals delicious! My favourite thing to do is Trust the Chef! You certainly can! Not overpriced and great atmosphere. I recommend it for lunch or dinner.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Sarah T
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