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Harbour Light Bistro

) #6 of 126 Restaurants in Nelson $$$$ Seafood, European,
341 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-546 6685
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“key lime pie” (10 reviews)
“peri peri” (5 reviews)
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
341 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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Reviewed today

Back at Harbour Light again. Compliments to the chef - the food is always excellent! This time we particularly loved the key lime pie! But honestly, anything we have ever ordered in this restaurant was outstanding. Unfortunately the service (while friendly) was a little slow...More

Thank ThePearOrchard
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My god This place never disappoints us! Nibbles, mulled wine and good company Steve the owner is amazing.... he looked after us all evening The empanada are a must!!!!

Thank foodiesandwine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the fish and chips for lunch as we wanted a lighter easy meal in the evening. It was delicious and we would return to this place again. We sat in the window and the views were amazing. Thank you for a lovely lunch....More

Thank pam255118
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there on a business trip this week, the location was sensational with great views. I suggest getting a table one back from the big window though as it was a bit cold. had the fish of the day- Monk fish. It was superb. Simple,...More

Thank Julie R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is always such a good night when we go to the Harbour Light for dinner. The view looking over the harbour is beautiful, the food amazing, tasty, just so delicious, service is also outstanding.

Thank danjonelson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is amazing! Too service, amazing food and what a view. We went there for my dad's birthday and it was indeed a beet special occasion. We loved everything, the lamb was just perfect and the dessert ... we alle would love to go...More

Thank crweltreisende16
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

The meal was great, however if we dined we would only have 1 1/2hrs due to another booking. That was fine as we have 2 young children. However during this time we discovered we only had time for a main. We were offered desert, however...More

Thank I9360KUannab
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Great service. Lovely meal. Window seat. The meals tasted divine and the setting was botique and classy.

Thank inspire a
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Had dinner here first night in Nelson. The food was lovely and there was a good range. Good selection of wines. The view would be amazing during the day.

Thank Moonah007
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Go the view and ambience !!! Go the lamb lamb lamb! It's an absolute winner so tasty, the lamb has a delicious cheesey topping with fresh green beans! The owner always greets us and is very knowledgable with his wines!

Thank foodiesandwine
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Jenny W
20 July 2016|
Response from Chipmunkie |
Hi Jenny Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately we are closed Christmas Evening. We would recommend the Boatshed Cafe which is across the road from us.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
09:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 341 Wakefield Quay, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-546 6685
  • E-mail
Harbour Light Bistro is a locally owned Nelson restaurant based on Wakefield Quay, one of Nelsons beautiful waterfronts. Harbour Light offers a selection of locally and internationally inspired dishes. All dishes are made fresh and our menus change seasonally as we use locally sourced fresh produce when possible for our restaurant. Harbour Light Bistro & Restaurant offers spacious indoor dining with picturesque waterfront views, suitable for large groups or an intimate lunch or dinner for two. Our wines are also locally sourced from Nelson, Tasman and Marlborough regions and are all carefully selected to accompany our many fine dishes. Harbour Light Bistro & Restaurant is open weekdays from 11.30Am to late. On the weekend we open at 9.30 For brunch then through to close with dinner. Please call us on 03 546 6685 for a reservation so as not to be disappointed.
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