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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)
“truffle mash” (3 reviews)
“scallops” (11 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The seafood platter was good at a reasonable price. The small shrimp though were frozen and tasteless. The fish, mussels prawns were very good.More

Thank lynettesaldanha
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear lynettesaldanha, thank you for taking your time to write us a review we really appreciate all feedback we are so lucky with our beautiful view when the tide is in eating breakfast/dinner over looking the Maitai River. It is even better when the weather...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a group of 17 people and it was a perfect place to dine. The staff were very considerate and did all they could to make the evening a success. The food was fine, everyone enjoyed their meals and came away happy.

Thank mee386
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear mee386, we are so pleased to hear your table of 17 all enjoyed their meals and pleased ti hear the evening was a success! We hope to welcome you all back again! Kind regards, The Team at The Tides Restaurant

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for a birthday dinner and weren't disappointed. The service is very attentive and both our meals were very well cooked with quality ingredients. My steak was particularly tender and delicious and beautifully cooked, which is a real test of a quality restaurant, in...More

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

Dear Jacki H, We are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your dining experience with us - taking in the beautiful view of the Maitai river along with your perfectly cooked steak and our very attentive staff. Tank you so much for your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went for a meal. The service was absolutely fantastic. The meal was beautiful. We could not any of it. We would definitely go back again.More

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

Dear erinandjo, we are thrilled to hear how much you both enjoyed your dining experience with us. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review - we look forward to welcoming you back again. Kind regards, The Team at The...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant had THE best customer service I have been to in years. Food was supreme and well presented. Clean tidy and well looked after. Being a rep I travel a lot and look for customer service. Others could take a leaf out of their...More

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

Dear Fiona R, what fantastic feedback - thank you. We are extremely pleased to hear how much you enjoyed our customer service - our restaurant staff know how important customer service is to the overall dining experience. We hope to welcome you back again. Kind...More

Reviewed 16 August 2017

Average food and definitely over-priced. Almost every main is over $35. The food didn't have any flair and in some instances was below par (the meat was a little dry and the veges were under-cooked and actually crunchy!). Bland decor and - we went in...More

Thank MP M
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Dear MP M, Thank you for your feedback, we are very disappointed that you did not enjoy your meal with us. We have just received another TripAdvisor certificate of excellence for our Tides Restaurant and Bar which we have received for the fifth consecutive year...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and ambience . Great food. Menu descriptions spot-on. Great service. Well worth a visit.More

Thank Glenn S
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Dear Glenn S, thank you for taking your time to write us a review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your dining experience at The Tides Restaurant from the ambience, service and the food - we are also happy to hear that our menu descriptions...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017

Everytime we stay at Trailways Nelson we take advantage of the breakfast deal they have when you check in, the breakfast has a lovely range to choice from. Love the range of fruit to choose from and my ultimate favourite is the honey comb...mmmhmmm...on hot...More

Thank Cherayn B
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Dear Cherayn B, how lovely to hear how much you enjoy our extensive delicious breakfast options - the honey comb is an absolute treat on hot toast!! It is a great start to the day being able to eat your breakfast over looking the beautiful...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Walked up town for breakfast, no where so went back to Trailways where we were staying. Excellent setting, excellent choices, excellent service, delicious foodMore

Thank kimz120
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Dear kimz120, we are so pleased to hear you came back to dine with us for breakfast and how much you enjoyed it. I am sure the view over the Maitai River is a little more tranquil than any other restaurant in town. Many thanks...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017

Went to The Tides restaurant on a grab a deal voucher for dinner,the service was good ,the wine was a good measure,the food was plenty,we did not wait that long for our meal and the desserts were a work of art the tasted pretty good...More

Thank Dunca2015
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Dear Dunca2015, thank you so much for your positive feedback. We are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed everything about your evening from the service, through to the drinks and meals and lastly our glorious desserts. We hope to welcome you back again....More

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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 10:00 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
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