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“Holiday celebration”

Harbour Light Bistro
Ranked #5 of 179 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$14 - US$28
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 6 October 2013

We tried this restaurant based on the recommendation of the owners of the nearby cottage we were renting with two other friends. It proved to be a great venue for a birthday celebration: interesting local food (we are from Australia) and a good wine list. Very friendly service - we got an excellent table upstairs on a last minute booking. The online booking form didn't function well, and if you are in line for a discount, make sure you remind them before paying!

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Thank Bronlin
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

Visiting Nelson decided to use our entertainment book for dinner. After reading some reviews settled on the Harbour Light Bistro and very pleased with our choice. The fresh Nelson scallops with snapper filled ravioli, truffle sauce (if I remember correctly) and warm asparagus salad was absolutely the best seafood meal I have had in years. The angus steak was enjoyed as well but for the man sized meal he should have ordered extra veges or salad. Our waitress was friendly & efficient and the view is spectacular.

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Thank Janine T
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

We enjoyed our meal at Harbour Lights, mostly because we were with family and it was a special occasion. The food was ok, but it was very irritating to have the waiting staff arrive with hands full of plates at each course and stand asking to be told who had ordered what. Service was friendly overall, but not terribly polished,. The scallop entree was the standout dish.

Thank Alison H
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

This bistro on the waterfront in Nelson constantly delivers the perfect dining experience. The view of the bay is stunning from the upstairs dining area. The service is spectacular and meals devine. Steve and the team here really take care of diners from start to finish. The kids meals are excellent and this has got to be one of the best splurges around. Wanting that special meal in Nelson - this is the place!

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Thank FionnaH_12
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

First time been here but place was really great nice location with great view food was great nice cooked fish with friendly service

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Thank Sue K
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