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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

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“Perhaps Nelson’s most popular beachfront​ restaurant with award-winning cuisine, specialising in local seafood. ”
  • 39 locals recommend
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“One of my favorite place for dinner. Excellent food, always a pleasure. Booking essential.”
  • 27 locals recommend
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“Our favorite, no bookings, so you may need to wait but no usually for too long. Its always humming and busy whatever night you go and the food is amazing. If you are looking for an experience this is the place to go. We recommend if possible to grab a seat along the bench by the open kitchen, you get to see what they do plus you may get an extra treat. Even the little dots of sauce on your plate burst with flavor. ”
  • 28 locals recommend
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“The best Vegetarian Restaurant in town! Ecclectic Decor and atmosphere to boot! ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Sit, enjoy good food and watch the yachts at anchor as the tide moves in and out.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Locally brewed beer, can bring your own food (fish and chips or pizza), bar food and regular live bands”
  • 21 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Not just fish on the menu! Eat central Nelson, (next to the Cathedral steps). Recommended: the view down Trafalgar street from the upper steps.”
  • 20 locals recommend
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“$$-$$$ Splendid food and service. Beautiful view (choose the upstairs seats by the window). A very reasonable price, considering the quality they offer. A hidden gem!”
  • 13 locals recommend
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“The pizzas are divine, as is pretty much everything else you eat at the Dangerous Kitchen!”
  • 18 locals recommend
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“Best seafood chowder Or order the platter to share Great staff and menu suits everyone ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great meals and a nice place to go for a drink. Live music and jam nights. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Thai Restaurant
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“ Tahunanui Waterfront. Stylish and affordable Thai cuisine. Affordably priced.”
  • 16 locals recommend
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“Best view in Picton for a coffee, wine or beer on a sunny afternoon. Often have live music. Great meals, but you'll need a little cash for those.”
  • 9 locals recommend
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“for a great food experience this is it. the host and staff are amazing as is the food. BUT you must book or you wont be able to get a table.They are very popular. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great food (try the goat curry or venison burger), great music and amazing people!!!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
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“Passionate BBQ meat smokers and decadent donut creators, in the heart of Motueka. Oh, and they do great cocktails too. Check out their Facebook page for their latest specials. ”
  • 16 locals recommend