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The Monaco Kitchen

6 Point Road | Monaco, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-547 0792
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“beef” (13 reviews)
“calamari” (7 reviews)
“panna cotta” (3 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:30All hours
New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
6 Point Road | Monaco, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at The Monaco Kitchen. The food is delicious and very reasonably priced. We enjoyed Popcorn Prawns, Duck Springrolls and a share plate of lamb. Even the veges were delicious and the desserts were extraordinary. The staff were incredibly welcoming, helpful...More

1  Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a fantastic meal at Monaco Kitchen. My hubby had been previously and recommended it. We had pizza bread to share with a very interesting dip. YUM. I had terakihi for the fish of the day with a yummy creamy mustard sauce. Tommy gave us...More

1  Thank KaussieAK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As locals it was nice to go to Monaco after such a long time. The service was mind- boggling great( fast and friendly). The meals for my wife and I were outstanding!! Thoroughly recommend and will be telling all our friends.

1  Thank wodzy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was great - terakihi for the main - and I would thoroughly recommend it. Our host, Tommy, was the highlight though. He was charming, attentive and very entertaining.More

1  Thank cathnsn
Grand_Mercure_Nelson, Guest Relations Manager at The Monaco Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear cathnsn Thanks so much for your review/feedback - we were delighted to read that you enjoyed a great meal with us and, just as importantly, the service delivered by Tommy made your night! "Charming, attentive and entertaining" - what more could one ask for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just go! Amazing lamb shanks, best dinner. Fabulous service from the awesome Tommy Simms. So glad we dropped in.More

1  Thank shelleyridings
Grand_Mercure_Nelson, Guest Relations Manager at The Monaco Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there shelleyridings Thanks so much for your wonderful review, Tommy (and the chefs out the back) will be delighted your with kind words! Please do drop in again sometime soon - and bring friends or family with you - the more the merrier! Warm...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I am from Nelson and am currently living overseas. I am home for a holiday at present and was lucky enough to have been here for my best friend's birthday. I booked a table at TMK based on the reviews I had read on Tripadvisor....More

3  Thank KiwiThaiger
Grand_Mercure_Nelson, Guest Relations Manager at The Monaco Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there KiwiThaiger Thanks so much for your review/feedback - wow - thanks so much for your kind words which have been shared with the wider team at The Monaco Kitchen (and the hotel staff). We're delighted to know that you had a marvellous dining...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We are so lucky this fabulous restaurant is our local and we dine here often! The wait staff are very friendly and attentive and the food is delicious and provides great options for all! It is a stunning atmosphere right by the water and has...More

1  Thank Prue P
Grand_Mercure_Nelson, Guest Relations Manager at The Monaco Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Hello Locals !! Thanks Prue P for your review/feedback - we're delighted that you enjoy TMK so much that you return again and again! Friendly, attentive staff and delicious food sounds like the recipe for a great dining experience. We look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

I had the beef... wow... it was so full of flavours... the beef just melted in your mouth... I was very pleasantly surprised at the dish and would recommend it in a heart beat... Johnny (waiter) very lovely and accommodating...More

2  Thank Bridget M
Grand_Mercure_Nelson, Guest Relations Manager at The Monaco Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2017

Hi there Bridget M Thanks for your review/feedback - we're chuffed you enjoyed your dining experience with us, terrific to read that the beef dish was fantastic. Tommy is pretty amazing - he has a very special manner, and is very entertaining. Great to read...More

Reviewed 26 July 2017

I've been hearing a lot about this restaurant, how great the food and service is, so decided to get a group together and find out for ourselves. Often when you hear so many great things about a place, your expectations are heightened. We were not...More

1  Thank Christine W
Grand_Mercure_Nelson, Guest Relations Manager at The Monaco Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Hi there Christine We're delighted that you and your group enjoyed their dining experience at The Monaco Kitchen, it was great to read that as per usual Tommy looked after his guests in his usual superb manner. Thanks for the compliments regard the presentation and...More

Reviewed 25 July 2017

Service that was given to us by Tommy was pretty amazing. He does everything to make their guests enjoy their dining experience. Food especially the desserts are beautiful.Thumbs up to you Tommy, well deserving of the maitre d' of the year award 🥇 Compliment to...More

2  Thank reyessuzette2424
Grand_Mercure_Nelson, Guest Relations Manager at The Monaco Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Hi there reyessuzette2424 Thanks for your review/feedback, Tommy's pretty special so we're really hoping that he wins that Maitre'd of the Year award next month. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed a fantastic dining experience, notably ... the food. I've passed your review...More

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Point Road | Monaco, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-547 0792
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The Monaco Kitchen is in a well-known location on the Monaco peninsula (Nelson, New Zealand), presenting a new dining concept in a stunning location. Championing our local produce we aim to provide a sharing experience with small bites, sharing plates and feasts that you can enjoy with your friends, family or your sweetheart
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