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Nelson Market

The Nelson Saturday Market runs from early morning through to 1pm every week, rain or shine. The market has stalls selling everything from fruit and veges, garden sculpture, fresh flowers, paintings, jewellery, local breads and cheeses - and the best German sausage to be found in NZ.

Good dining options include:

Hopgoods Restaurant

Nelson’s answer to fine dining, fabulous food but still very casual. We especially love their crispy duck and amazing desserts! Hopgoods Restaurant

The Boat Shed Café

Only a 3 minute walk from our house along the waterfront, fantastic views and famous for seafood and Trust The Chef menu for lunch and dinner. The Boat Shed

Harbour Light Bistro

Also 3 minutes walk from our home with sea views, beautifully cooked good tasty NZ fare, open for lunch and dinner. Harbour Light Bistro

The Styx Café

Casual dining and only 10 minutes walk, yet more sea views, good seafood chowder, pizza, burgers and steaks. Styx Café

Urban Eatery & Oyster Bar

Modern NZ dishes, tons of interesting seafood and great atmosphere. Urban Eatery & Oyster Bar

Arden Bar & Kitchen

We celebrate many things food and booze: our lists change often so we can showcase the good stuff from growers, brewers and makers of quality from here and far. Arden Bar

The Indian Café

The best Indian food in town, no contest.

Ford's

Mainly Italian style but also a great steak and often there's game on the menu.

Nahm

Tasty Thai fusion food with a twist at the waterfront overlooking the port entrance. Nahm

Morrison Street Café

Award winning coffee & busy lunchtime eaterie.

The Boathouse

Just along our street, open for lunch Weds to Fri good simple tasty food over the water with excellent views of the harbor.

Melrose House

Delicious food in the lovely garden of an old historic home in Nelson at lunchtime. Fine service and always lots of flowers included!

Jester House Café

Award winning country café out in the village of Tasman, wacky place, feed the eels and enjoy the excellent café food.

Jellyfish Cafe

Sea views on the Mapua wharf, a good people and boat watching lunch spot.

Rimu Wine Bar

By the wharf at Mapua, Rimu Wine Bar have the most comprehensive selection of wines to taste from around the entire Nelson region - the also make great pizzas and platters, or you can enjoy your wine with fish and chips from across the road! Rimu Wine Bar

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