Food Glorious Food - Nelson Restaurants, Bars & Cafés
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:
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.
Mainly Italian style but also a great steak and often there's game on the menu.
Tasty Thai fusion food with a twist at the waterfront overlooking the port entrance. Nahm
Morrison Street Café
Award winning coffee & busy lunchtime eaterie.
Just along our street, open for lunch Weds to Fri good simple tasty food over the water with excellent views of the harbor.
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.
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