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Blue Haven Fish & Chips

268 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 7969
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“fish chips” (6 reviews)
“snapper” (2 reviews)
“light batter” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
268 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The fish is fresh from the cabinet, (fried once only), tasted excellent just as it should. The chip scoop size appeared quite small but they were tasty. Unlike other I found the salt on the chips not overdone. The shop does not have a very...More

Thank RossofIslington
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

Service not very friendly, chips way too salty, fish of the day was very dry. Far from the best that NZ has to offer in its 'national dish'

Thank David W
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

This place is located right next to a fish market...thought that might be a good sign. WRONG. The fish and scallops along with the chips were extremely salty and oily. This has to be the worst fish n chips I have ever had. Trash can...More

Thank Anne and Greg R
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

My wife really wanted grilled fish but they only deep fry. The fish and chips we did get we thought was a bit greasy and the oil featured too much in the taste of the food.

Thank Paul_n_Cris
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Found this by chance but great Fish & Chips and you can sit down a few yards away eating them looking over the harbour.

Thank Nick A
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Blue cod freshly cooked fish and chips were delicious. From a beautiful morning weather had turned cold and wet, we found this place by accident and it rounded off our day wonderfully.

Thank yvonne572016
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Really great feed of fish n chips. Tried Blue Cod and Snapper which we’re both excellent. Were not huge fish but very fresh and tasty. Almost the best chips I’ve ever had from a chip shop.

Thank KiwiGav27
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Yes they don't do crumbed or grilled, but their battered fish is to perfection so just go ahead and enjoy the treat. Their chips are perfectly cooked, and almost creamy on the inside. Two scoops and four fish was perfect for four of us to...More

Thank EarthlyAmbler
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

Busy place but service is good. Fast and efficient. Apparently best fish and chips in Nelson. Generous servings. Fish looked dry, onion rings were pre-bought and although chips were nice, seemed to be from a pre-prepared packet. Right next door to a fish market so...More

Thank drtgfnz
Reviewed 25 December 2017

Our visit to Blue Haven was great. We found the fish selection nicely varied, fresh and delicious. The batter was exceptionally light -- sort of like a teriyaki batter, and delicious. My wife and I are enthusiastic fans. As did most customers, we took our...More

Thank JCM3rd
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Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 268 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 7969
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