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“Another great spot to relax”

The Boat Shed Bar & Grill
Ranked #5 of 15 Restaurants in Aitutaki
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Seafood, Pub, Polynesian, New Zealand
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Good for: View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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420 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 356 helpful votes
“Another great spot to relax”
Reviewed 26 April 2014

While this doesn't have the same lagoon views as nearby Samade, it does have a relaxed feel next to the water. Hammocks were available. It was quite loud inside, but sitting outside was pleasant. The seafood chowder was unlike any I have tried and I enjoyed it as it was a local one. The Nasi Gorang was popular with one of our diners. I regret we didn't have the sashimi platter as we were told after that this is very good. Maybe next time! Well worth a visit.

  • Visited April 2014
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Mangonui, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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“Favorite place to chillax”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

Stayed in Aitutaki for 2 months over the Christmas holidays. Boat Shed was my favorite place to chill out during the day. Food was okay, drinks were good, staff were wonderful & friendly. Loved swinging on the hammocks for hours & i absolutely loved watching the planes coming in for landing as the swoop down & fly right past Boat Shed (: Came here with family & on dates, i highly recommend checking this place out, so relaxing here.

  • Visited February 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Amazing restaurant!”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

The food was amazing, the location for us was great, a short walk from the Aitutaki Lagoon Resort and Spa. The service was impeccable and the ambience was great! This was our favourite restaurant on the island. We came here many times in the week for lunch and dinner and sometimes for cocktails and beers. We never once had a mediocre time. Definitely a place to visit if you enjoy good food - make sure to try the pastas and the Nasi Gorang!

Visited April 2014
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very laid back”
Reviewed 4 April 2014

This place was nice for a meal and a drink. It has a very laid back atmosphere and the staff were excellent

Visited March 2014
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York
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Nice ambience”
Reviewed 2 April 2014 via mobile

Having eaten at Samade on the Beach and received excellent food and service I was a little disappointed at The Boat Shed for the price I paid. I think the location, food and service were all better at Samade on the Beach, although The Boat Shed seems to be more popular as there were more people there. I think they offer a taxi service which maybe makes it more accessible...

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