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Cafe Olive - CLOSED

136 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 8755
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24 Dec 2014
“Sweet place, great menu but service and food need work”
25 Aug 2014
“Good Mediterranean Food. Name has changed to Istanbul”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, Pizza, Cafe, Turkish, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
136 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 December 2014

Looking for a late lunch, we were pleased to find a place open on Christmas Day. Perhaps they were just having an off day. It took 10 minutes and practically begging to get attention of the 7 people behind the counter who seemed very busy...More

Thank ArborAnn
Reviewed 26 August 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed the Meze platter and Chicken Iskender. Restaurant was recommended by a friend and the taxi driver and they did not disappoint. Very pleasent and friendly service and good reasonably priced food. I'll be back.

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Reviewed 11 March 2014

Once a lovely place to go this cafe seems to be struggling. Three of us ordered different items and all were very disappointing. Our wait person was friendly but had little experience. A request for a dish without dressing went unnoticed and when we sent...More

Thank Sarah H
Reviewed 2 March 2014

We used a grabone coupon for this restaurant and were not disappointed with the food or service. Pizza in New Zealand is definitely not from Naples - mine had lamb and some other goodies. Very tasty but not main stream.

Thank no_to_rain
Reviewed 1 March 2014

Ate here on my first night in Nelson last year. I was the only diner there at about 7.30 and I don't understand why. Had fish and salad special. Nice local fish and small salad. Well prepared and good value for $$, Had a nice...More

Thank fooey1960
Reviewed 28 February 2014

We have been for lunch a number of times over the summer months with friends and have enjoyed each visit. At each visit the food has been very good. The service is friendly and efficient. Food is well priced and there is a good selection...More

Thank Adrienne L
Reviewed 10 February 2014

We had dinner here and the service was good, the food very nice we would go back again. The restaurant has a nice feel to it. Price was reasonable for 3 of us.

Thank Kate T
Reviewed 25 January 2014

We had a good experience dining here with 3 plates of tasty dishes and some attentive service by the waitress. Would come again to try some of the other mains available. Nice decor.

Thank Andy M
Reviewed 5 January 2014

We went for a meal on New Year's Eve thinking it would be a nice start to the evening. The food was really terrible. Our entree of hummus and pita bread was hummus in the middle of the plate with some ripped pita bread roughly...More

Thank Lorraine M
Reviewed 30 December 2013

Lovely spacious atmosphere with very good service. the food was very good & plentiful. very close to the Nelson Markets.

Thank KevinXuBarclay
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 136 Hardy Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 8755
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If you are looking for a warm Mediterranean atmosphere, friendly service and a great food, Cafe Olive is the place for you. Perfect for dinner with good friends, a catch up over a salad and a glass of wine, or just relaxing with a coffee, muffin and a good book. A real family business, our aim is to share our idea of hospitality with our customers. That is - warm, welcoming, relaxed, where a customer is a guest - the real Mediterranean way. Our chef has a talent for creating delicious food that fills you up and satisfies your taste buds. His menu has range from seafood starters, salads to pastas, pizzas or steaks, not to forget the yummy desserts!We also believe in supporting local Nelson businesses, we buy local where we can and have a good range of local beer and wine on our menu, including Sprig & Fern beer on tap and Kina Cliffs and Seifried wines.Cafe Olive is perfect for big groups, functions, families with children, we are animals friendluCafe Olive - A taste of the Mediterranean in the Heart of Nelson.
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