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    Boat shed cafe: Awesome food in a good spot

    by littlebush Written Dec 29, 2014

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    Boat shed cafe is right on the water just slightly out of town but is well known.
    Good service apart from when we got the bill 3 separate staff asked us to pay it.
    Steak sandwich with avocado, relish, fried egg was fabulous at $16.50.
    Nice views and a cool rustic feel with seagulls sitting on the outdoor decking.

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    The Indian Cafe: Excellent Indian food - an equally excellent price

    by al2401 Written Aug 5, 2012

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    Busy and bustling but attentive and friendly waitstaff. We were served promptly.

    Favorite Dish: After a day hiking in Abel Tasman NP, I was very hungry. We had a buffet menu for two.

    $24.98 per person

    ENTREE: a mixed platter of two pieces each of samosa, pakora, chicken tikka and seekh kebab

    MAINS: Butter chicken, Lamb rogan josh, Beef vindaloo, Navratan korma, served with rice, naan bread, popadoms, raita and chutneys

    DESSERT: Malai kulfi Or Vanilla Ice Cream
    (taken directly from the website)

    The food was beautifully cooked and served - absolutely delicious! I tried a Taj Mahal beer - also very good.

    Indian Cafe, Nelson Mixed entree - Indian Cafe, Nelson Mixed mains - Indian Cafe, Nelson Taj Mahal beer - Indian Cafe, Nelson
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    Amigos: Dining with a Mexican theme

    by al2401 Written Aug 5, 2012

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    Warm friendly atmosphere with personal service from the owner - mid week in the off-season. The menu has a selection of Mexican and western dishes. The Mexican food is all served mild with heat added by the choice of sauce. This due to the population demographic the patrons being mostly elderly. That suited my mother as she isn't fond of anything too spicy.

    Favorite Dish: I tried the Amigos Paella. It was more of a seafood Gumbo with rice than a genuine Paella but really delicious and with heaps of seafood. The salad accompianment was one of the best I have had.

    Mum had Chicken Enchiladas also served with the salad accompianment. For her introduction to Mexican food she found it delicous.

    Amigos - Nelson Amigos Paella Chicken Enchilada
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  • The Boat Shed, Nelson, New Zealand: Did they change owners? Pretentious and overpriced

    by Ms_Lizzy Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The Boat Shed is situated in a beautiful location on the waterfront in Nelson, New Zealand. While there are a lot of tables crambed into a smallish space, you forgive that because of the view over the ocean. It really is a very pretty setting.

    On the downside, the menu is over complicated. Great produce should stand alone without having to over complicate either the presentation or the number of tastes on one very large plate. The portions of each of our meals were small and for the beef dish, the temperature of the sirloin was tepid and was perched on some HOT potato gratin. I also object to being told how to eat my beef. I always eat my beef rare, but I find it arrogant for the way the beef will be served to be dictated on the menu. Guide by all means but don't dictate. I could not complain about the menu prices. They were reasonable and comparable with other restaurants in the area.

    Overall though, there was an air of pretentiousness that the service and food just did not live up to. The meals took a long time to arrive, the wait staff while trying very hard to be professional were not aware when orders had been taken and asked again, but then we had to try to attract their attention to get another drink. They seemed to be trying so hard to be professional, they came across as lacking warmth and friendliness. Such a pity, because with a little more warmth and efficiency in their service, more simplicity in their presentation and menu teamed with more generous portions, this would be a fantastic place to eat. Right now, it is just missing the mark.

    Favorite Dish: Meh....

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    The Boat Shed Café - Café, Bar, Restaurant: Seafood Haven

    by wkcsmt Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Voted Nelson's Best Restaurant 4 years in a row (2000-2003). It is a great place to enjoy the award winning cuisine - wonderful setting / atmosphere with fantastic views.

    You'll find fresh seafood dishes to you won't resist... feel like trying more than one on the menu. If you're not a seafood person, there's always beef and lamb on the menu... and the breads are good too.

    Open 7 days for breakfast, lunch & dinner until late. Fully licensed with indoor/outdoor dining.

    Favorite Dish: I think I would say the Boatshed Kai Moana (NZ Seafood) Platter... You get most of the seafood selection in one plate - white fish ceviche, smoked salmon and caper pate, mussels, scallops and prawns with a crab, salmon and avocado tatare.

    The Boat Shed
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    Best Fush n Chups in the South Island

    by Thommmo56 Written Oct 5, 2010

    For those who just cant do with out the fish n chip hit, near The Customs house hotel on Wakefield Qy we sat on the pier there at sunset, with the best I had tasted for a long time, I think the fish was Blue Cod, just the best way to finish a day of touring.

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    Little India Bistro & Tandoor: Typical Indian Food

    by abi_maha Written Feb 10, 2009

    Its Indian food in a nice modern setting, so do not miss. We had quite a bit to eat here and were hardly able to move out. There's some nice seats outside where we lazed around for quite some time before heading back to our Hotel.

    Favorite Dish: Veg Biriyani and Raitha

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    Boat Shed Café: Seafood is a must!!

    by Jontxu Written Jul 28, 2007

    It´s a very nice place, it reminds me to another place of the same king in Walvis Bay (Namibia) The views are great, the fish-bottle seems to be part of the restaurant... I stayed there long time ago but today I´ve found at home the restaurant card and I´ve decided to vote for this place!
    By the way, Nelson is one of the most important fishing cities in New Zealand, you have there the biggest companies headquarters,so pleaseeeeeee even if you hate fish, think it twice before ordering lamb! :o)
    I love the kingclip!

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    Lambrettas!: Dont miss gourmet pizzas and dee-lish lasagne!

    by jono84 Written Mar 18, 2006

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    You cant miss this popular Italian restaurant, with its bright colours and tall columns standing loud in the street. The food is good - definitely a place for a proper evening dining out - and the prices arent too bad either. The atmosphere is busy, and their staff dashing here, there and everywhere all over the show so service was generally very good.

    Favorite Dish: I and my parents all had the lasagne dish, and Dani tried the pizza, and i think we were all very satisfied with out meals, and in particular the desert menu!!

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    Crusaders Sportsbar: Food and Sport

    by pepples46 Written Feb 17, 2005

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    lovely outdoor seating, Sportswatching...and good food served by very friendly staff
    check it out when the Rugby season starts, every year mid February, when you wanna mingle with the locals.
    course the Restaurant is also open all year around

    Favorite Dish: the Menu is extensiv, from snacks to full diner. fresh seafood and pasta my favorite

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    Victorian Rose: an old Insurance House

    by pepples46 Updated Jan 16, 2005

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    became one of the best loved old style Pub/Cafe in Nelson, Trafalgar Sq. you can't miss it when in Nelson, right beside the ANZ Bank, conveniently.. wouldn't you say

    Favorite Dish: whatever you like..I like the Pasta and Nelson Oysters( there are not so expensive as one would think) 1/2doz=US%5.-
    easy washed down with a Black Mac Beer or a a fine Chardonney, some of course prefer a Sauvignon blanc Nelson is famous for

    Postcard Scetch
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