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“Top Nelson restaurant”
Review of The Styx

The Styx
Ranked #17 of 201 Restaurants in Nelson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$24
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Sited on the Wakefield Quay Wharf offering spectacular views of the Tasman Bay with its amazing sunsets The Styx takes advantage of the fresh seafood bounty and agricultural produce to offer you delicious and innovative dishes. We are a relaxed casual dining experience with a bar and outside dining available downstairs and an upstairs dining area with 70 seats which makes it perfect for functions. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Reviewed 2 March 2018

We (3) have been actively seeking the best local restaurants during our 7 nights in Nelson and Styx has taken #1 place. We believe the TA rating would be much much higher if not for primary local patronage ... locals don't boast about it often enough and I can understand why... busy enough without every tourist wanting to eat here!

Owner operated with Dana out front and Joe heading up the kitchen, the menu covers all bases from pizza to venison and daily specials such as fresh pan fried fish.

We selected venison, snapper and pork belly. Dishes arrived together and we demolished every morsel ... Each dish was perfectly cooked and presented. Craft beers and wines went down well and the waterside view made for a pleasant evening out.

Highly recommended. Bookings essential.

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Thank Kaptainrob
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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed a wonderful meal at The Styx, tonight.

I'm told the couple who own this restaurant run the front and back of house, which is always a good sign...hands-on owners!

We ordered pork belly, snapper and venison, which were all delicious. Great menu variety, with each dish perfectly cooked.

Wide selection of drinks available, here, including Emerson's craft beer on tap and nice wines by the glass.

Staff were very friendly and helpful, accommodating a few small changes/requests without a fuss.

We'll be back!

Make sure to book during busy periods.

Thank Richard A
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

Excellent (very big) meal, tasty, hot and served with a smile.

We had the prawn noodle and the fish pie and a lovely bottle of the local Sauvignon.

On the first floor with all the doors open, overlooking the sea and a wonderful sunset.

Great service, sensibly priced and everything that you could want from a lovely meal.

Thank Eoin H
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

The seaside setting (sunset); open air design and superb food, made for a perfect evening in Nelson. All of the staff encountered were friendly and helpful. The owners were onsite and working hard. Go here!

Thank erikStillwater_Mn
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

We had been trying to secure a booking in one of the more highly sought after seafood restaurants in the area but to no avail. As we walked around the area we came across this place which from the outside appeared more to be a pub that did food.

We ended up having some really good quality pub food and to be honest probably would have had paid double for the same food in one of the restaurants we were originally aiming for. I had a seafood pie and chips that was certainly one of the best I have had and my wife had a very generous portion of mussels.

I would highly recommend a visit here.. they had a good selection of beer and wine too

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Thank nickadams11
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