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Boat Shed Cafe

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351 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-546 9783
10:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 22:00
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Cumberland Center, Maine
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This waterside restaurant was recommended over other spots. Lovely view, warm and friendly staff, and excellent meal!

Thank Chrisbou21
Nelson New Zealand
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had brunch at the Boatshed this week.Boat shed Friendly, welcoming and very sunny. We were seated by the window above the sea and could see out to the all things that the sea offers. Even friendly seagulls swooping down on unsuspecting fish in the calm blue sea.. My friend and I ordered different types of coffee and a cheese... More 

Thank whatsupdoc471
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

There are other great cafes in great spots without the cost. The food is very good although the service was very slow and not very personable.

Thank hallidayfamily
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Awesome little place. Service was gŕeat and food was sensational. Didn't get to dessert as I was full. Serving sizes generous. Will defenitly be back.

Thank Renee I
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Suggested stop off point. Parking available on road. Have patience crossing as the road's busy. Great coffee and homemade biscuits.

Thank Michele L
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service with a very good wine list. Tasty food, lightly dressed and well presented. The waitressing staff were delightful.

Thank Neil C
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Make sure you book for this gastronomic treat. It is so well known and bookings are made well In advance . The prices are not excessive for the delights that are served and the portions are entirely satisfying. Try the roasted Brussels sprouts. Yum.

Thank Meredith C
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent location, especially on a sunny day,worth a visit although slightly off the beaten track, the small town of mapua is a true gem. The food was really good, Good selection, portions reasonable and price OK.

Thank Yvonne A
Belfast, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

the food here is always good - went for the first time last year and made a point of going back during this year's trip. the position on the waterfront is excellent and the staff are professional - highly recommended

Thank S0par
California, USA
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a fabulous meal at Boat Shed Cafe. Service was excellent and the food was delicious! Will definitely visit again next time we are in Nelson.

Thank jellis22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 351 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-546 9783

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?