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The Tides Restaurant & Bar

66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 7049
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“filo pastry” (5 reviews)
“steak” (17 reviews)
“scallops” (11 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 309 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant and great service! We had the Thai Fish Cake and it was amazing! Fish cake with the sweet and sour sauce went perfectly great together. The chicken breast was really good as well. Highly recommend.More

Thank Alex W
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Alex W, thank you for taking your time to leave us fabulous comments we are thrilled you received great service and would highly recommend our restaurant. We love that you thoroughly enjoyed our thai fish cakes and stuffed chicken breast. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly service, excellent continental breakfast. We had gone out for dinner, in town, the night before, returned still hungry to the hotel. The evening was saved by the delicious and adequate desserts in Tides.More

Thank Jenharrow
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jenharrow, we are so pleased you enjoyed the continental breakfast and friendly service of our morning staff and love to hear we could fill those holes with our scrumptious desserts when you returned back to the hotel late at night! Kind regards, the team...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great views in a beautifully set restaurant. I had the venison and the soup of the day and both were perfectly cooked. Staff were friendly and made sure you had everything you need.More

Thank Joe B
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Joe B, thank you for taking your time to leave us a review. We love that you found our restaurant beautifully set. We are super lucky with our beautiful location and tranquil setting over looking the Maitai River. We are so happy you found...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great restaurant in a quality hotel. Nelson means fish and wine and that’s exactly what we did. Sarah was our host and she did a wonderful job. I had a platter and everything was prepared and cooked well. The wine matched perfectly . Desserts were...More

1  Thank gcsman
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear gcsman, Thank you so much for leaving a fantastic review. We love to hear how much you loved the seafood platter and you found the wine matched your dish perfectly! Than you for your comments on Sarah - she is such a fabulous waitress...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In for dinner shortly before a busy Easter weekend for another amazing dinner at the Tides restaurant. The bartender made a special cocktail up for my sister's birthday and the waitress Sarah put extra attention into the service and dessert at the end. 10/10 service....More

Thank KoF127
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear KoF127, We LOVE the title! That is exactly what we like to hear - "Quickly becoming our favourite Nelson restaurant" - Awesome! We are so pleased that you have come back to dine with us again and are enjoying your amazing dinner choices and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a treat, on our pre-planned three week trip around New Zealand our travel consultant booked us into to an amazing hotel with a fantastic restaurant. Perfect. Attentive, friendly service with superb, delicious food and local, excellent wine - it couldn’t get any better! Just...More

Thank Lisa R
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Lisa R, Thank you so much for our fantastic review! We are so pleased your travel consultant booked you into the right place! We love your feedback from your dining experience in our Tides Restaurant and Bar and are happy to see you received...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had purchased a grabone deal and had dinner there on a Sat night, the service was excellent, and so was the mealMore

Thank dicaldwell
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear dicaldwell, Thank you for taking your time to leave us a review. We are very pleased to hear you found your service and meal of excellent standard when you dined with us on Saturday. We hope to welcome you back again. Kind regards, the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you to Red Carpet Tours for introducing us to The Tides Restaurant & Bar. Our family of 4 totally enjoyed our meals - deciding on not to venture out both nights, our tour group stayed there. I nearly double deserted on the 1st night....More

Thank Glenys C
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Glenys C, we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed our restaurant so much during your stay that you dined with us again the following night. We are chuffed that our sticky date pudding was the best you have ever had. We hope you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called for happy hour drink viewed menu. Decided on the set menu. Excellent value, service was friendly, food good quality and cooked well. Only issue was that the dessert was served quickly after main

Thank karensunnymeed
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Karensunnymeed, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are very pleased to hear that you found our service excellent and efficient. kind regards, The team at Trailways Hotel

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I took our grand niece and nephews out for dinner on a passing through visit to their town of Nelson. It was a lovely venue with awesome food and service. The children felt very special going to such a lovely restaurant. It...More

Thank Ngaire H
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Ngaire H, Wow, what a lovely night it sounded like for your family. We hope to see you again soon. thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Kind regards, The team at trailways zhotel

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Questions & Answers
Ashlei08
1 April 2018|
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Response from Trailways | Property representative |
Yes, we can serve alcohol through room service - during the hours our Tides bar is open.
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Eliza Q
4 January 2015|
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Response from Trailways | Property representative |
Many thanks for your clarification. Once again our sincere apologies for this, your comments will be taken up with all concerned on Christmas Eve. If you would like to advise a phone number, I am happy to update you on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 7049
  • E-mail
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