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2015 2016

NELSON • NZ

Your informative guide to the best: Cafés & Restaurants Fish 'n Chips & Sushi Gourmet Country Pubs

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Central city dining on the river

Open for breakfast & dinner, The Tides Restaurant & Bar offers superb cuisine for all occasions

SPECIAL OFFER Mention this advert when you book to receive a free dessert with every main course ordered. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or set menus. Available for up to a maximum party of 10 people.

66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson. Tel 0800 872 459 www.trailwayshotel.co.nz

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eat eat drink drink

2015 2016

NELSON • NZ

Welcome to Eat Drink 2015-2016!

Whether you are a first time visitor, a regular or a local – the aim of Eat Drink is to help you make decisions on what and where you can drink and dine in Nelson and Tasman. From formal à la carte dining to New Zealand's iconic fish and chips; we cover the full menu of dining experiences. So get out there and eat, drink, taste and savour what New Zealand's most beautiful region has to offer.

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Nelson City is compact, everywhere is within walking distance. For a city of our size we have a ridiculous number of dining choices for both international tourists and kiwi’s looking for a break in the sun. For a little city Nelson has a fantastic selection of cafÊs, restaurants, takeaways, seafood and our world class regional wines and craft beer. So venture forth and savour it all!

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Oceano Restaurant Rutherford Hotel Nelson A Heritage Hotel Cnr Nile St West & Trafalgar Sq T: 03 548 2299 enquiries@rutherfordhotel.co.nz www.rutherfordhotel.nz

First Impressions: Nelson’s most established seafood restaurant serving the freshest array of seafood and the best fish and chips in town. Ambience: The atmosphere is relaxed, professional, friendly and elegant. Food Style: A seasonal menu specialising in exceptionally fresh seafood. The theatre kitchen also provides choices of chicken, beef and lamb flame grilled. Plant based, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options available. The wine list showcases local regional wines, which add to the flavour of your evening. Open: 7 days. Breakfast from 6am. Dinner from 6pm. Perfect when you want seafood to savour, you’re hosting a corporate dinner, special occasions or you simply deserve a quality dining experience. No surcharge on public holidays.

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Atom Café Rutherford Hotel Nelson A Heritage Hotel Cnr Nile St West & Trafalgar Sq T: 03 548 2299 enquiries@rutherfordhotel.co.nz www.rutherfordhotel.nz

First Impressions: A new modern café offering premium coffee from our internationally trained barista. Ambience: Sun drenched mornings, indoor and outdoor seating options, casual and sophisticated. Food Style: A wide array of freshly baked delicacies, seasonal favourites, smoothies and freshly squeezed juices. For breakfast, morning tea, lunch or afternoon tea. High Tea available on request. Open: Mon-Fri from 8am.

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Miyazu Japanese Restaurant Rutherford Hotel Nelson A Heritage Hotel Cnr Nile St West & Trafalgar Sq T: 03 548 2299 enquiries@rutherfordhotel.co.nz www.rutherfordhotel.nz

First Impressions: Supreme Winner Best Restaurant Nelson/Tasman Aronui DineOut Awards 2014 presented by Wild Tomato. Ambience: An authentic Japanese restaurant welcomes you to a variety of dining styles. Food Style: An array of delicious choices from the sushi and sashimi bar, the flare and excitement of the teppan yaki or the traditional flavours available from the Ă la carte menu. At the sushi and sashimi bar you can watch your chef prepare your meal using only the freshest ingredients. Bring a group and enjoy the entertainment of the teppan yaki grill where you are almost part of the cooking experience. Or for a quieter meal choose to dine from the Ă  la carte menu and enjoy traditional flavours and service. Plant based, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options available. Open: Tues-Sat from 6pm No surcharge on public holidays

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ASK ANYONE WHERE NELSON'S BEST COFFEE IS

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East St. Vegetarian Café & Bar 8 Church Street Nelson T: 03 970 0575 eaststreetcafebar@gmail.com

First Impressions: Fresh, funky, alive and delicious. A safe haven for locals and travellers alike. East Street is a collaborative mix of urban/city, new/old eclectic decor that packs a punch with a big heart. Ambience: Wafting smells of goodness to tempt all tastebuds. In a relaxed, sun soaked location, our cheeky and caring chefs/front of house staff will deliver a refreshing and vibrant all round experience. Expect to find a variety of regular music and events to accompany dining or late night festivities. Food Style: We provide a variety of creative vegetarian dishes designed to cater for all. Extensive gluten free and vegan options, raw and organic with an emphasis on local ingredients, healthy and satisfying. For those of you that have some trepidation about”veggie food”... relax, you get tasty substantial food that stick to your ribs. We also have a great range of local beers and wines available. Open: 11am - late Please check link for our seasonal hours, upcoming events and menu:

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Nicola’s Cantina 6 Church Street Nelson T: 03 548 8761

First Impressions: Customer comments: An unexpected Delight! Cool! Funky! Romantic! Intimate yet definitely party! Authentic! Great flavours! Good Value! I’ll be back! Ambience: Hola, welcome to Nicola’s. Join us for contemporary Mexican food in our ‘open kitchen’ cantina. Lunch inside, or outside in our sunny courtyard, or dine in the evening when the lights turn pink and the candles burn. Food Style: Contemporary Mexican. Nicola’s take on some Mexican favorites, tacos, quesadillas, empanadas, tamales, burritos, sopas, fajitas, supergrain salads, housemade hot sauces, beautiful desserts, agua frescas, horchata, changing artisanal beer, magaritas. Olé! Olé! Inexpensive to midrange. Suits all dietary preferences. Evening bookings essential. Open: Tuesday-Saturday Lunch 11am-2pm, Dinner from 5pm

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Tong Tara Thai Restaurant 142 Hardy Street Nelson T: 03 548 8997 tongtara.thaifood@ gmail.com www.tongthai.co.nz BYO

First Impressions: Tong Tara is a privately owned Thai restaurant situated on Hardy Street with indoor/outdoor seating. Ambience: The restaurant is warm, clean, relaxed and elegant with wooden floors and big windows. Enjoy a variety of dishes of Thai cuisine while listening to the light music. Soak up the classic atmosphere and be pampered with the professional and friendly service. Food Style: Tong Tara offers modern Thai cuisine and you will find authentic Thai taste infused with local ingredients (including vegetarian and children’s meals). Come and experience fresh exotic tastes and clean flavours with no added monosodium glutamate (MSG). Open: Mon 11am-2.30pm, 5pm-late Tues-Sun 11am-late Dine in, takeaways & private functions. No holiday surcharge.

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Chokdee Thai Cuisine 83 Hardy St Nelson T: 03 539 0282 anthony@chokdee.co.nz www.chokdee.co.nz

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First Impressions: Chokdee can transport you to a world away through the taste and aroma of their Thai cuisine. Owned and operated by a Thai family, you’ll enjoy authentic Thai cuisine cooked to perfection. Ambience: Modern décor blends with traditional Thai motifs. Important in Siamese culture, the elephant features strongly throughout in the wall tapestry, carvings and stamps on the bar. Food Style: Bring a big appetite; the authentic menu is made from fresh ingredients, entrees, soups, Thai salads, curry, stir fried delicacies, noodles and rice, seafood. Just the right balance of sweet, sour, spicy and creamy. Dessert and good coffee.

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Open: Lunch 11.30am-2.30pm, Mon-Sat. Dinner 5pm-late, 7 days Perfect when dining out with a large group, with family, or when you’re planning a night at home. Groups, functions, families & children welcome. Takeaways available. Phone order welcome.

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The Vic Brew Bar 281 Trafalgar St Nelson T: 03 548 7631 info@vicbrewbar.co.nz www.vicbrewbar.co.nz

First Impressions: The Vic Mac’s Brewbar is the home and birthplace of New Zealand’s most maverick craft beer. Ambience: One of Nelson’s most iconic bars formerly the famous Victorian Rose, recently renovated into the brew bar. Awesome sunny outdoor seating and garden courtyard. From cold winter nights by our fires or hot summer days in one of two seated outdoor areas, the Vic provides a bit of everything for everyone; whether you’re after a nice cold beer, glass of local wine or a good old pub feed! Food Style: The Vic prides itself on good quality pub food with locally sourced ingredients. Famous for our roast meals, gourmet burgers, ribs and the best seafood chowder in town! Open: 11am-late. Winter open from 12 noon daily. Regular live music in the evenings.

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Lambretta’s Café & Bar 204 Hardy St Nelson T: 03 545 8555 info@lambrettascafe.co.nz www.lambrettascafe.co.nz

First Impressions: Housed in the magnificent art deco heritage building with its fabulous columns and well situated for all day sun. Lambretta’s; named after the popular Italian scooter, is as stylish as the building. Ambience: Mint condition scooters add character, and along with fun memorabilia bring the theme to life. This popular café prides itself on presenting great food in generous proportions with snappy service. Food Style: During the day choose from all day breakfast, freshly prepared counter food of filos, pies, quiches, sandwiches, cakes and salads, blackboard menu of pizza’s, pasta and real Italian gelato – superb! Open: 7 days from 8am-4pm. Extended hours over summer. There’s never a day, time or occasion when Lambretta’s can’t provide a comfortable setting for everyone to enjoy.

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Falafel Gourmet 195 Hardy St Nelson T: 03 545 6220

First Impressions: Central city, indoor/outdoor café with a relaxed, inviting feel. Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food influences. Ambience: Intimate, warm and popular with locals and visitors to Nelson. The aroma of their food says it all! Food Style: An authentic healthy style of kebab’s, pizza’s, platters, soups and cakes. Almost everything is made on their premises. Falafel Gourmet caters for vegans, vegetarians, wheat-free and of course meat-lovers. With 22 years’ experience in this business, their standards are high and they are very passionate about what they serve. Open: Mon-Sat Summer 10am-5pm. Winter 10am-4pm Take out available. Catering for parties and functions available.

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Nelson City 269 Hardy Street Nelson T: 03 539 1155 manirai@littleindia.co.nz

First Impressions: Located in Nelson’s CBD with an eclectic decor and serving authentic Northern Indian cuisine. Ambience: Stylish and relaxed dining with a background of ethnic music that transports you to a bustling Indian city. Food Style: With Punjab trained chefs all dishes are prepared traditionally, such as in the use of the Tandoor, which is a clay pot fired by charcoal. This gives the naans and meats a great flavour and is unique to Little India. On the menu are 16 different vegetarian options and numerous non-vegetarian options. Open: Monday - Friday 11.30am-2pm for Lunch 5pm-late for Dinner 7 Days Dine in or takeaway, home delivery. Order online www.littleindia.co.nz Nelson Hospitality Outstanding Ambience & Service Award Winner. TripAdvisor 2015 Winner.

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Sprig & Fern Nelson City 280 Hardy St Nelson T: 03 548 1154 lee@ sprigandferntaverns.co.nz www.sprigandfern.co.nz

First Impressions: Naturally warm and friendly environment without the intimidating feel often associated with bars. Awesome cosy rear court yard. Ambience: Live music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. No cover charge. Charity quiz night every Wednesday ($3 donation per player). Free bbq at 5pm every Sunday. No pokies, pool tables or distracting televisions. Relaxing surroundings where they go the extra mile to make you feel at home. Food Style: The best and freshest beer in Nelson with 16 to 20 handcrafted brews and ciders on tap. Great range of home cooked food, gourmet pies, pizzas, burgers etc. Traditional bar snacks and great coffee available from opening through to closing time. Open: Mon-Fri from 11am. Weekends from noon. Always open until midnight and beyond. Licenced for takeaway beer sales.

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babagatto tavola calda 7 Morrison Street Nelson T: 03 548 0444 baba@babagatto.nz www.babagatto.nz

First Impressions: Modern,fresh and friendly, Babagatto brings Italy right into the heart of Nelson. Let us take you on a journey to our homeland. Ambience: An atmosphere steeped with soul, good music and local modern art, your experience is heightened by the romantic sounds of real Italians speaking real Italian! Food Style: Authentic recipes handed down from the old country made with the freshest and finest local produce. We import our wine direct. Open: Mon-Sat Sunday

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The Indian Café 94 Collingwood Street Nelson T: 03 548 4089 www.theindiancafe.com

First Impressions: Dine in a character villa with a cosy feel of India. It mixes a taste of yesterday with the freshness & buzz of today. Alfresco dining for the warmer seasons. Ambience: There is usually a bustle of diners. This is the choice of locals & tourists alike because of the quality of the food & the warm & friendly service. Food Style: Experience authentic indian cuisine where the chefs aim for a different & individual taste with every dish. From tandoori entrees to the ever popular butter chicken, lamb rogan josh or a great selection of vegetarian dishes & delicious naans also available. Banquets for two or more. Open: Lunch Mon-Fri 12 noon-2pm. Dinner 7 nights 5pm onwards. Dine in & takeaways. Deliveries (charges apply). Trip Advisor: Certificate of Excellence 2015

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Café and Catering 132 Collingwood St Nelson T: 03 548 9621 broccolirow@gmail.com

First Impressions: Just on the edge of Nelson’s CBD, this charming New York style café is serious about hospitality. Ambience: This is a place that has been welcoming the locals under the ownership of chef Sue McNulty for 22 years - and it’s ever evolving food and décor continue to entice. Perfect when you want business and pleasure to meet around enriching food and coffee. Food Style: Right from the start the food has had a prominent Mediterranean influence. Fresh produce delivered daily is prepared by a professional team to make all food on site. Our baked goods make a great morning tea and lunch. Creative salads, soup, chowder, savoury tarts and hotpots - we cater for all. Open: Mon-Fri 8am-4.30pm.

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Mint Dining Room 20 Harley Street, Nelson Tel: 03 546 7092 reservations@ mintdining.co.nz www.mintdining.co.nz

First Impressions: An iconic 19th century cottage within the quiet city fringe of Nelson. With a maximum seating of just 28, it has garnered notoriety with discerning diners since quietly opening towards the end of 2009. Ambience: Intimate dining at its best. Attentive service, comfortable high quality surroundings within a sympathetically refurbished settlers cottage. Verandah dining in the summer or book our luxurious private dining room.. Food Style: Modern European cuisine, using only the freshest of local ingredients and combining them with internationally award winning culinary expertise to make dining out an occasion. A stellar wine list, including vintages carefully selected from vineyards locally and abroad. Perfect when you want a dining experience to remember for all the right reasons. Discover the hidden gem voted by the locals as best in the area. Open: April-August from 5.30pm Tuesday-Saturday September-March from 5.30pm Tuesday-Saturday and Brunch Saturday to Sunday 10.30am-2pm

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The Verdict Restaurant and Bar 189 Bridge Street Nelson T: 03 548 4499 admin@ verdictrestuarant.co.nz www.verdictrestaurant.co.nz

First Impressions: An historic landmark once known as the Provincial Hotel was built in 1868. Located across the street from the Nelson Courthouse and the Police Station, we’re easy to find. Ambience: Locals and tourists alike can appreciate the solid schist walls and pillars, and original rimu flooring, in the spacious surroundings with a friendly people and welcoming atmosphere. From a snug area to a tranquil garden bar, spacious restaurant area, and then onto a quiet gaming room with 15 fun machines. Food Style: Tasty English themed pub food. Wine and Beer; 16 beers on tap, including local and national renowned craft beers. An extensive list of both New Zealand white and red wine, and European red wines. Open: 10am daily Monday-Saturday 11am Sundays

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River Kitchen Millers Acre 81 Trafalgar St, Nelson T: 03 548 1180 riverkitchen@yahoo.co.nz www.riverkitchennelson.co.nz

First Impressions: Located on the banks of the Maitai River, enjoy all day riverside dining on our sunny terrace. The eclectic, cosy furniture add to the welcoming atmosphere. Ambience: A very popular cafe, with a big outdoor terrace and the best view in the city’s centre. Relax and let the friendly staff look after you. Food Style: Local, seasonally inspired food, with a menu that changes regularly, lots of delicious fresh counter food utilising Nelson’s bountiful local produce. Fully licenced, serving craft beers and wines from around New Zealand. Breakfast in the sun, a relaxing lunch with friends by the River. Open: Mon-Fri 7.30am-4pm Sat 8am-4pm Sun 8.30am-4pm.

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Sprig & Fern in the Wood 134 Milton St The Wood, Nelson T: 03 545 7117 tracy@sprigandfern.co.nz www.sprigandfern.co.nz

First Impressions: This fully restored colonial villa has quickly become the social heart of the village. Family friendly, cosy and appeals to all walks of life. Ambience: Often referred to as “an extension of our customers living room” we have no pokies, pool tables or TV’s. The comfy couches, the natural wood and the blackboards filled with interesting material all add to the warm, homely feel of the Tavern. Food Style: Our menu comprises a very popular BLT and a selection of fabulous platters. We have a unique synergy with “The Milton St Takeaway” next door whereby customers are welcome to have their meal delivered into the Tavern to enjoy with a beer, wine or soft drink. Open: 7 days, 10am-10pm. Licenced for Off Sales National Winner - Best Bar - Hospitality New Zealand 2012 Bar of the Year Winner - Nelson Hospitality Awards 2007, 2008, 2012

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Anchor Restaurant & Bar 62 Vickerman St Nelson T: 03 546 6614 info@anchorrestaurant.co.nz www.anchorrestaurant.co.nz

First Impressions: Established over 18 years ago, the Anchor Restaurant and Bar offers indoor and outdoor dining right on the water’s edge at the yacht marina. Ambience: The restaurant has a strong nautical theme and is renowned for service and atmosphere. Food Style: Open for breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner. All day menu includes our famous groper, chips and salad, and our all day steak and bacon breakfast. Dinner from 5pm includes pan fried groper and scallop thermidor, chargrilled scotch fillet steaks, battered scallops and a seafood platter. Extensive selection of fine wines. Kids’ menu. Large groups welcome. Fully licensed. Check out www.anchorrestaurant.co.nz for full menus. Open: 7 days for brunch, lunch & dinner “Where the locals like to eat”

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Quality Inn Nelson 40 Waimea Road Nelson T: 03 548 2089 stay@qualityinnnelson.co.nz www.qualityinnnelson.co.nz

First Impressions: A warm welcome is assured in the Flames On 40 Restaurant and Bar. Ambience: A warm glow emanates from mellow lighting. The spaciousness allows large groups to gather with ease, yet still provides intimacy for a dinner for two. Food Style: From starting the day with a hearty ‘Big Breakfast’ to an A La Carte Dinner Menu featuring local seafood through to steak and tempting desserts, all complemented by local wines. Open: 7 days for breakfast and dinner. Kids meals, groups, functions for up to 50 guests.

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nz wine varieties reisling

Comes in many styles, from bone dry to medium and to sweet dessert wines. A hardy vine best suited to the cool, dry climate of the South Island, especially Nelson.

sauvignon blanc Dry crisp wine – tropical fruit flavours and a crisp, clean finish. This grape thrives in warmer, dry regions, namely Marlborough and Nelson.

chardonnay Dry white wine with full fruit flavours. A grape primarily grown in warmer regions, though grown successfully in Central Otago. Very often fermented in oak barrels (barrique), which gives the wine its toasty oak flavours.

gewürztraminer The grape itself is Traminer, “Gewürtz” is the German name for spice. This medium dry wine shows spicy characteristics with a lychee aroma. Very suitable for spicy Asian and Eastern cuisine.

pinot gris An outstanding Chardonnay substitute, weighty and deep flavoured. Belongs to the Pinot family of wines. Pinot Gris produces good wine; dry, full flavoured and flinty.

viognier (Pronounced “VEE-oh-nee-aye”). Has full, spicy flavours somewhat reminiscent of the Muscat grape. Viognier wine can vary from almost Riesling-like character to almost Chardonnay character, depending on production method, but is not noted for ageing ability and is best drunk while young.

cabernet sauvignon Medium/full bodied red wine with integrated berry and oak flavours. Grown in the warmer climate regions of NZ.

pinot noir The graceful ‘lady’ of red wines boasts a complex array of aromas and flavours. Though traditionally grown in the Martinborough region, Nelson produces some very remarkable wines in this variety.

merlot Produces fruity, early drinking wines with low tannin and acid. Often blended with Cabernet Sauvignon.

melbec Called a rustic version of Merlot. It is mouthfilling and vaguely reminiscent of blackberries in youth, but soft and low in acid.

shiraz / syrah Syrah and Shiraz may be one and the same grape variety, but there are definite differences. Grown in NZ, France and California, where it produces typically earthy, spicy wines, this classic red variety is called Syrah. Grown in Australia and South Africa, is a bolder more fruit driven wine, which is called a Shiraz.


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Experience superb dining coupled with an out of this world waterfront setting! There are dining choices for you from Tahuna to Stoke, Monaco Peninsular, Richmond & rural Brightwater.


Robinson Complex • 671 Main Road Stoke • Tel: 03 547 7221 crusoescafe@gmail.com • www.crusoescafe.co.nz

Mostly gluten free Breakfast & Lunch with amazing Italian coffee all served by a friendly, hospitable team! Fusion cuisine, created to perfection by a well experienced chef using premium fresh ingredients Meals $10-$23 Relaxed indoor & outdoor dining Family style restaurant & café Fully fenced playground with free parking & wi-fi “You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients” ... Julia Child

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The Styx 272 Wakefield Quay Nelson T: 03 548 1075 thestyx@hotmail.co.nz www.styxrestaurant.co.nz

First Impressions: Vibrant restaurant situated on the waterfront. Spectacular sunsets & large sunny outside dining areas. Off street parking & a separate children’s room & menu. Waterfront dining at affordable prices. Ambience: Friendly & relaxed to suit any occasion. Sunny balcony & upstairs dining with stunning views overlooking the bay. Enjoy a casual coffee & cake or just one of the wide selection of local wines or craft beers. Snack on an antipasto platter or indulge in a three course meal. Food Style: Seafood, seafood, seafood! Utilising the freshest fish Nelson has to offer, with a daily changing seafood menu. We also source local produce to complement the wide menu ranging from salad & pasta to meat dishes & pizza. A dish to suit everyone’s taste, budget & dietary requirements or request. Open: 7 days from 10am-late.

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The Boat Shed Café 350 Wakefield Quay Nelson T: 03 546 9783 enquiry@boatshedcafe.co.nz www.boatshedcafe.co.nz

First Impressions: A “must do” Nelson icon, the Boat Shed prides itself on providing a true “Nelson Experience” with exceptional food, fine wine, superb service and stunning views. Ambience: A busy café style atmosphere set in the historic Boat Shed. A relaxed and welcoming environment in an unbeatable location on the Nelson waterfront. Food Style: The Boat Shed food philosophy is “Fresh & Simple - Food to Share” and the “Trust the Chef” option, where the chef selects a series of complementary dishes served to the middle of the table for guests to share, is the highly acclaimed way to experience it. The menu changes every day in order to incorporate the freshest top quality seasonal produce with local seafood a specialty. The wine list features a great selection of Nelson, Central Otago and other New Zealand wines.

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Open: 7 days from 9.30am summer months & weekends, otherwise from 10am for coffee, brunch, lunch, or just a glass of wine to enjoy the view and sea air. Dinner from 5.30pm until late.

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341 Wakefield Quay Nelson T: 03 546 6685 contact@ harbourlightbistro.co.nz www.harbourlightbistro.co.nz

First Impressions: A historic house nestled on the waterfront, walk inside to a bright, fresh and spacious interior filled with natural light. The team are dedicated to providing excellent food and service to make every visit an experience. Ambience: Once a milkbar, come in and recreate the experience by having a milkshake or cocktail in the downstairs bar area. Move on upstairs and experience casual fine dining in a relaxed and warm setting. Sit back and enjoy the view and they will take care of the rest. Food Style: Using fresh and top quality ingredients from the local region, Steve has taken his experience of travelling and cooking abroad to influence his menu. Enjoy fresh seafood or try our world class lamb rump accompanied by a fantastic wine list designed to compliment the food. Open: 7 days Mon-Fri 11.30am-late, Sat & Sun 9.30am-late.

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Harbour Light Bistro

The Hot Rock Gourmet Pizza Pasta Bar 8 Tahunanui Drive State Highway 6, Nelson T: 03 546 4421 eat.drink@hotrock.co.nz www.hotrock.co.nz

First Impressions: The delicious aroma of award-winning gourmet pizza in Nelson’s only wood-fired pizzeria hits the senses immediately! A view straight into the kitchen allows you to see the quick-fire action on busy nights when the place is buzzing. Ambience: Warm earthen tones, wooden benchtops and tables make this fabulous spot an inviting one. A relaxed atmosphere with lively music and friendly service ensures a fun night out! Food Style: Mouth-watering gourmet pizzas are the specialty, made on a traditionally thin base with their own special Neapolitan tomato sauce. Only the freshest ingredients are used, and wherever possible, sourced locally. House-Smoked South Island Salmon, Wood-Roasted Chicken and Blackball Salami. Delicious, fresh salads and home-made pasta. Wicked desserts. Many gluten-free and vegetarian options. Open: 7 days from 4.30pm. Summer lunches.

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Sprig & Fern Tahuna 13 Beach Road Tahunanui T: 03 548 5066 sam@sprigandferntaverns.co.nz www.sprigandfern.co.nz

First Impressions: A warm relaxed atmosphere with friendly staff and a unique indoor outdoor feel. Ambience: A great place whether you want to chill out with a beer after a walk on the beach, enjoy our burger night on Wednesdays, join in on our charity quiz nights on Thursday or come down and listen to some live music over the weekend. Our courtesy coach is always available to make sure you can get to and from The Sprig safely. No pokies, pool tables or televisions just great times. Food Style: The best and freshest beer in Nelson with a full range of award winning handcrafted brews and ciders on tap. Handmade tavern style food with ever changing specials, traditional bar snacks, great coffee and baking from open ‘til close. Open: Monday - Friday 12pm-late, Saturday & Sunday 10am - Late Perfect when you’re in need of a relaxed setting with friends, a quiet pint or a tasty meal served by the friendly staff.

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Smugglers Pub 8 Muritai St Tahunanui T: 03 546 4084 smugglerspub@xtra.co.nz www.smugglerspub.co.nz

First Impressions: A Smugglers hideaway of epic proportions! Old English pub atmosphere with loads of character - hewn posts, banquet table, even stocks and chains! Warm fire and indoor outdoor dining. Food Style: Famous for its hearty meals, foaming craft ales and great wines all served up in an unique old world atmosphere. Smugglers is ideally placed to cater for your group no matter how large or small. Food is available all day and into the evening with extensive snack, lunch and dinner menus including gluten free and children’s menus for young smugglers. We stock a variety of regional, national and international wines along with Mac’s and Speights beers, Guinness, Kilkenny, Becks and Stella Artois. We are open seven days a week including most holidays and absolutely no surcharges ever. So come on down relax and enjoy the award winning atmosphere that is so unique to Smugglers.

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99 Quarantine Road Stoke (next to WOW Museum) T: 03 547 7336 admin@alehousenelson.co.nz www.alehousenelson.co.nz

First Impressions: A bar and restaurant with a real WOW factor!! Modern and comfortable with a huge garden bar, you’ll find a nice spot for any occasion. Ambience: Winners of Outstanding Ambience and Service, Best Bar, Best Entertainment Venue and Best Bar Man as well as Finalist for Best Restaurant and Best Maître D in the 2013 and 2014 Hospitality Awards!! A modern twist on the Speight’s Ale House Southern experience; The Ale House Nelson features several different areas whether it’s a spot in the sun-drenched Garden Bar, a comfortable booth, or a good old fashioned leaner with a few mates, there is a spot for everyone. You will feel right at home in this warm and relaxing atmosphere. Food Style: A delicious range of meals made from the freshest local ingredients. Our range spreads wide over both seafood and food from our local land as well as a few dishes from the back country! Speight’s exclusive range of tap beer and a selection of outstanding wines from the Nelson and Marlborough regions. Open: Mon, Tues, Weds & Fri 11am until late Thurs 8.30am until late. Sat & Sun 10am until late Hosts 250+ people

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Waterfront • Tahunanui • Stoke • Richmond • Brightwater

The Speight’s Ale House

The Monaco Kitchen 6 Point Rd Monaco T: 03 547 0792 eat@tmk.co.nz www.tmk.co.nz

First Impressions: The chefs at TMK have happily slaved over a hot stove to craft a menu that’s stuffed to the gills with taste. So our menu is all about small bites and sharing plates. Get stuck in - order a bit of this and a bit of that - take a tour of the region at your table. And if you really want to dig in, our Feast plates deliver bigtime. Ambience: TMK is a great place to eat - not so much formal as relaxed. It’s about what we’re eating, not what we’re wearing - laughing and sharing plates with your buddies, your families or your sweetheart. Food Style: Local food makers are the bees knees, and we are champions for top quality, home grown produce. These talented cheesemongers, farmers, fisherman and vege growers harvest the pure taste of our region, and deliver it to us fresh as a daisy. It’s our job to whip up these honest, raw ingredients as plates to impress you, delight you and give you a reason to fall in love with right here. Open: 7 days. Breakfast 6.30am-10.30am. Dinner 5pm-late.

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Squires Café & Bar 522 Main Rd Stoke T: 03 547 1612 squirescafe@hotmail.com

First Impressions: Squires is a warm and pleasant café/bar to meet for coffee, lunch or a meal. Half way between Nelson and Richmond makes Squires Café and Bar a convenient place to meet, with friendly staff to make you feel welcome. Excellent parking at the rear in Strawbridge Square. Ambience: A relaxed atmosphere that gets a great buzz on when busy. Warm and cosy in winter and cool in summer with plenty of seating. Private outside courtyard for those long sunny days. There are no pokies, TAB or TVs but there is great background music. Food Style: The daytime café has a breakfast menu and a tasty selection of food from our cabinet as well as delicious freshly baked scones and muffins, or choose from our lunch menu for something more substantial. There is an all day snack menu and choices for the kids as well! The evening menu has a variety of fresh and filling meals including steaks, fresh fish of the day, lamb shanks and our famous chowder! Open: Mon 8am-5pm, Tues-Sat 8am-9pm, Sun 9am-5pm

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Ambrosia Café 226 Queen St Richmond T: 03 544 0025 info@ambrosiacafe.co.nz www.ambrosiacafe.co.nz

First Impressions: Set amidst the busy Richmond shopping thoroughfare, Ambrosia Café is a great place to discover at the Queen Street entrance to the Richmond Mall. Ambience: Welcoming staff, colourful and vibrant atmosphere with Paula Fitzgerald art on the walls. Buzzy as people come and go! Food Style: Enjoy their fresh daily baked delicious cabinet selection with locally roasted Pomeroy’s coffee. Their menus include a fantastic breakfast menu, served until 3pm, which is a café specialty. A seasonally changing lunch and all day snack menu. All food is prepared using local produce and prepared on the premises. Dietary requests can be catered for. Open: Mon-Fri 7.30am-5pm Sat 9.00am-5pm Sun 9.30am-4pm

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THE SWISS

BAKERY & CAFE 237 Queen St Richmond T: 03 544 8621 swissbakery_richmond@ hotmail.com

First Impressions: Walk straight off the busy street and into a European bakery and café. The smell of freshly baked breads, muffins and scones will entice you into this modern warm bakery. Ambience: Warm, pleasant and welcoming atmosphere. Food Style: Baker trained in Swiss baking, offering a great selection of cabinet only food, all of which is made fresh on the premises everyday. Open: 6 days. Mon-Fri 6am-4pm. Sat 6.30am-1pm. Perfect when you need to take a breath and re-energise yourself with a coffee and great food.

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Zara’s Turkish Kebabs & Café 277 Queen Street Richmond T: 03 544 1494 akbabaomer@hotmail.com

First Impressions: Opposite the library in Richmond, Zara’s Turkish kebabs is owned and operated by a Turkish family who provide authentic Turkish food. Ambience: Transport yourself to another world, including authentic seating and rich tapestries, ethnic music and vibrant colours. Enjoy your meal in genuine surroundings. Food Style: The blackboard menu offers a good choice of kebabs: beef, chicken, vegetarian or mixed selections, being spit roasted chicken and beef, chicken and falafel or beef and falafel. Try the Turkish Iskender - a rice dish with salad and sauces, tortillas with chicken, beef, mixed or vegetarian options. Hummus, tabouli, zucchini/carrot fritters and Panjar salads are also recommended. NEW: Kofte Kebab and Lamb Shish Iskender. No Turkish meal is complete without Baklava or Turkish Delight.

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126 Queen St Richmond T: 03 544 4900 chris@ sprigandferntaverns.co.nz www.sprigandfern.co.nz

First Impressions: A warm and friendly environment without the intimidating feel often associated with bars. Fantastic outside court yard and outdoor area. The first Sprig & Fern Tavern. Ambience: Live music every Wednesday night. No pokies, pool tables or distracting televisions. Relaxing and friendly atmosphere. Food Style: Famous Sprig & Fern pizzas. Richmond’s finest fish and chips from next door. The best and freshest beer in Nelson with 16 to 20 different brews and ciders on tap in each Sprig & Fern Tavern. Open: Sun-Tues 3pm-10pm, Weds-Sat 2pm-10pm Licenced for takeaway beer sales.

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Sprig & Fern Richmond

Sprig & Fern Brightwater 53 Ellis St Brightwater T: 03 542 2323 info@sprigandfern.co.nz www.sprigandfern.co.nz

First Impressions: A warm and friendly environment. Attractive outdoor area for summer drinking. A Brightwater community hub as well as a favourite “local”. Perfect when finishing the Tasman’s Cycle Trail. Ambience: Always a friendly welcome from Wendy and the team. No pokies, pool tables or distracting televisions. Warm and cosy fire for winter. Hot delicious Italian Pizzas available all day – eat in or takeaway. Pub Quiz every Thursday evening with proceeds going to local charities. Food Style: 8 great pizza flavours available every day plus tasty platters and nachos. We also have the unique option of getting fish ‘n chips (from the neighbouring Ellis St Takeaways) delivered to your table to enjoy with a beer, wine or soft drink. Open: Tuesday to Sunday 2pm ‘til late. Licenced for off sales.

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The Cellar Door Restaurant & Café 59 Appleby Highway Appleby T: 03 5444 963 thecellardoor@orcon.net.nz www.thecellardoor.net.nz

First Impressions: Just five minutes from Richmond, The Cellar Door Restaurant & Café is set in the beautiful Waimea Estates Vineyard. Dine amongst the vines - their newly renovated restaurant & café is ready to delight you. Ambience: Just off the cycle trail in a beautiful vineyard setting a relaxed & friendly environment where you can enjoy fresh seasonal food, lunch & dinner, wine tastings or stop in for a sublime coffee. Great wines & cuisine at great prices. Food Style: Fresh, flavoursome, seasonal food, using local produce wherever possible with Waimea Estates fantastic, award winning wine range to tickle your tastebuds. Come see us for lunch, dinner, tasting plates, wine sales and to cater especially for your function. Open: 10am-5pm Wed-Sun, enjoy brunch, lunch or a platter with the menu available all day. Open Fri & Sat for evening dining from 5pm-9pm. Come & enjoy dinner in the vineyard - great at any time of year.

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The Grape Escape Café Corner McShane Rd & Coastal Highway 60 Nelson T: 03 544 4341 info@thegrapeescapecafe.co.nz www.thegrapeescapecafe.co.nz

First Impressions: Relaxed country garden setting surrounded by farm animals and vineyards. Ambience: Casual indoor-outdoor dining in cottage gardens, sun umbrellas in summer and cosy fire in winter. Food Style: Extensive Casual lunch menu including platters, local seafoods, morning/afternoon teas. Great Selection of cakes all made on the premises. We have a good selection of local wines, juices and Sprig and Fern Brewing Company and Dale’s Beers. Large selection of gluten free and vegetarian dishes available. Open: 7 days, 10am-4pm Groups and function evenings by arrangement. Full out-catering service available.

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Mahana Kitchen 243 Old Coach Road Upper Moutere T: 03 543 2817 ext. 8 www.mahana.nz

First Impressions: Soak in the stunning views of the Southern Alps and Tasman Bay from the large sunny deck. Taste organically grown Nelson wines at Mahana Cellar Door before or after your meal. Dine amongst the current art exhibit at Mahana Art Gallery. The perfect one-stop spot to experience the best the region has to offer. Ambience: Modern and sophisticated with a relaxed atmosphere. Professional and knowledgable staff will guide you through your dining experience. Food Style: Executive Chef, Jason Innes, and Head Chef, Tony Robson-Burrell, serve up an à la carte, seasonal menu inspired by local ingredients, the vineyard and Mahana wines. Open: All seasons, 7 days per week. Wine tastings, lunch and dinner available, please call for more information and reservations.

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Sprig & Fern Mapua 67 Aranui Road Mapua T: 03 540 2553 peter@ sprigandferntaverns.co.nz www.sprigandfern.co.nz

First Impressions: A venue brought back to life – cosy yet spacious – the warmth of the log fire and radiators ensures comfort on a winters day, the elevated location framing a colourful sunset. Nineteen shiny taps of the award winning beers and ciders from the Sprig & Fern range alongside a wine list of local wines. Enjoy! Ambience: Great indoor outdoor flow, extensive deck areas. True to Sprig & Fern tradition, no TVs, pokies or pool tables. Conversation and laughter permeate a family friendly environment enjoyed by people of all ages. A weekly charity quiz livens up a Wednesday Evening – not compulsory but puts the fun in fundraising. Live music some Saturdays and Sundays. Food Style: Tavern Style – including platters to share, a delicious range of thin base pizzas, burgers, fish and steak meals, crispy potatoes served with aioli. Gluten free options and desserts also available.

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Jellyfish Café & Bar Shed 1 Mapua Wharf T: 03 540 2028 info@jellyfishmapua.co.nz www.jellyfishmapua.co.nz

First Impressions: This spot is magic! Glorious views of the estuary and out to sea. Great use of space with indoor/outdoor flow opening straight out onto the wharf. Ambience: Combines classy and stylish with a warm atmosphere that is welcoming for all. Clever use of space and menu options cater for both the casual drink and bite to eat or for a more intimate dining experience. Food Style: The menus are designed by Nelson’s Head Chef of 2012, Mark Mehalski. They are fresh and simple with an influence from the sea. Match your food with one of our many superb New Zealand wines or a handpicked local beer. Open: 7 days, 9am-late in summer Mon & Sun 9am-3pm, Tues-Sat 9am-late

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Riverside Café 289 Main Rd Moutere Highway Motueka T: 03 526 7447 cafe@riverside.org.nz

First Impressions: A beautiful & iconic café set in a historical homestead. Friendly staff will welcome you to the café, giving you a warm introduction to the thriving Riverside Community established in 1941. Check out their fantastic cactus & succulent garden! Situated on the Tasman Great Taste Cycle Trail. Ambience: Friendly & inspiring. The café is adorned with local art & lit by a stunning copper & crystal chandelier. There is a large sheltered deck area, picnic tables in the gardens & a cool kids playground. Food Style: Innovative & enjoyable. Their menu always features wild meats, local specialities and lots of produce from their organic gardens. Daily blackboard specials offer further tempting options such as Wild Goat Curry, Vodka Cured Salmon, plus enticing desserts. Heavenly brioche & cakes are baked daily. Superb coffee. Open: 7 days 9.30am-4.30pm brunch & lunch. Dinner Fri & Sat from 6pm. Opening hours may change seasonally - please phone to avoid disappointment.

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Up the Garden Path Café-Gallery 473 High St Motueka

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T: 03 528 9588 artcafe@upthegardenpath.co.nz www.upthegardenpath.co.nz

First Impressions: A hidden gem! The lush garden setting and friendly staff set the mood for Motueka’s finest food and art experience. Ambience: Colorful, warm and beautiful with local artwork everywhere. Comfortable indoor, outdoor and verandah dining areas provide plenty of seating choice and a new playground keeps the kids happy and active. Food Style: Innovative, delicious meals prepared from scratch using local ingredients, lovingly served with attention to detail: great breakfasts, gourmet sandwiches, fresh salads and premium seafood compete with handmade pastas, soups, breads and cakes. Local beer and wine, refreshing smoothies and expertly made Sublime Coffee complete the dining experience. Open: 7 days from 9am-4pm in Summer. Wed-Sun from 9am-4pm in Winter. Bookings recommended for the weekends. Kitchen closes at 3pm.

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Sprig & Fern Motueka 21 Wallace St Motueka T: 03 528 4684 peter@ sprigandferntaverns.co.nz www.sprigandfern.co.nz

First Impressions: Clean and spacious, light and airy. Great use of recycled rimu used to create the bar and bar furniture. A stunning bar with 18 taps pouring award winning beers, ciders and local wines. Ambience: Great indoor outdoor flow with the comfy outdoor areas blending into the architecturally designed interior. In true S & F tradition there are no screens, pokies or pool tables. This is a family friendly environment with quiz nights and live music most Saturday nights. Food Style: Tavern style delicious food. “World Famous” in Motueka crispy potatoes, pizzas, platters, fish and steak meals; also with dessert options. Open: 7 days, 2pm until late. Perfect for any type of function with separate upstairs area available at no charge.

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The Red Beret CafĂŠ 145 High Street Motueka T: 03 528 0087

First Impressions: A San Francisco style cafe with vibrant wall art, street seating and luscious cabinet food. Ambience: Where friends meet friends, families meet families and business people arrange to meet in a totally relaxed atmosphere. Stylish granite topped tables for inside dining. Food Style: Seductive array of savoury pasties, muffins, decadent sweets or choose directly from the blackboard menu. Sole providers of Supreme Coffee. Other food choices: vegetarian, gluten free and vegan. Try our award winning Gluten Free Fish Pie. Open: 7 days, from 7am to 5pm. All day breakfast. All day lunch.

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Chokdee Thai Cuisine 109 High St Motueka T: 03 528 0318 anthony@chokdee.co.nz www.chokdee.co.nz

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First Impressions: It’s not until you venture inside that you truly appreciate the attention to detail from the Thai costumes to Thai art on the walls to the extensive menu. Authentic Thai is the word. Ambience: Warm interior colours combine with rich wood to cosset you in an inviting environment that exudes hospitality Thai style. Food Style: Bring a big appetite; the authentic menu is made from fresh ingredients, entrees, soups, Thai salads, curry, stir fried delicacies, noodles and rice, seafood. Just the right balance of sweet, sour, spicy and creamy. Dessert and good coffee. Open: 7 days. Lunch 11am-2pm. Dinner 5pm-late. Perfect when your taste buds are tingling for garlic, chilli, coriander and coconut milk. Takeaway menu provides awesome dine at home options.

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The Beached Whale 8 Inlet Road Kaiteriteri T: 03 527 8114 T: 03 527 8281 Kaiteri Lodge beachedwhale@ kaiterilodge.co.nz

First Impressions: A casual restaurant capturing the relaxed Kaiteriteri lifestyle with indoor and outdoor dining. Ambience: A friendly relaxed environment where good food, wine and entertainment can be enjoyed by all. Food Style: Classic kiwi à la carte menu using fresh local produce with traditional fish, lamb and beef dishes. Delicious manuka wood fired pizzas to tempt your taste buds as well as dine in or takeaway fish ‘n chips. Open: All year round. May to Oct - 4 nights. Nov to Apr - 7 nights. Part of Kaiteri Lodge, available for functions and groups.

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Hooked Marahau Waterfront Marahau T: 03 527 8576 info@abeltasmancentre.co.nz www.hookedonmarahau.co.nz

First Impressions: Breath-taking views across Tasman Bay and out to the islands along the Astrolabe Roadstead in the Abel Tasman National Park. Ambience: Located right on the Marahau waterfront, you’ll dine in one of the most gorgeous settings imaginable. The sun-drenched beer garden leads into the beach house styled dining room adorned with an impressive collection of seashells, driftwood, crayfish pots and other vintage nautical objects. The service is friendly and personal. Mornings and afternoons are an informal affair as is the daily happy hour from 4pm to 6pm. Later into the evening, Hooked becomes a bistro-style restaurant. Food Style: The very best local ingredients are sourced and combined to create fresh, simple cuisine that will not fail to impress. Breakfast, lunch and evening meals are offered along with a full range of cabinet food ready for takeaway if you’re heading into the National Park. Hooked offers fabulous Atomic coffee and a fine selection of local wines and local craft beers on tap. Evening meals have a strong New Zealand influence and use only the very best locally sourced produce. An interesting array of gluten-free and vegetarian options are also available. 55 Open: October to April. Closed in winter. Available for functions.

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Head over the Marble Mountain to Golden Bay & encounter a different world where time slows down – literally! This is the entrance to Abel Tasman & Kahurangi National Parks, Farewell Spit & ruggedly beautiful West Coast beaches. Refuel on main street Takaka before exploring this amazing area.


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The Dangerous Kitchen 46 Commercial St Takaka T: 03 525 8686 thedangerouskitchen.takaka@ gmail.com www.dangerouskitchen.co.nz

First Impressions: A unique and central hub of Golden Bay. Ambience: Very friendly, walking the line between fine and casual. A cafe by day and a restaurant by night. Regularly changing local art exhibitions, frequent live music, an inside fire and sun/shade in the tranquil garden out the back. Food Style: World famous for pizzas which are lush and orginal and top class coffees. The fertile regions finest produce is used for daily cabinet creations. Full breakfast and dinner menus. Lots of vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, wild and organic meat options. Awesome local wine selection and rotating craft NZ beers a-plenty, invigorating smoothies, fresh juice and locally made ice creams and sorbets. Open: 9am-9pm, Mon-Sat (7 days in summer) Hours may vary seasonally

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Brigand CafĂŠ Bar 90 Commercial St Takaka T: 03 525 9636 brigandcafe@xtra.co.nz www.brigand.co.nz

First Impressions: Nature comes to the fore at the Brigand CafĂŠ Bar! Through the big steel gates you will discover a brush fenced and decked area with a boulder water fountain, hewn macrocarpa tables, native ferns and lush foliage. Ambience: Relax, enjoy, this is hospitality Takaka style. Enjoy an open fire both inside and outside (under cover). A lovely natural environment in the summer sunshine or for cosy winter days & nights. Open mike nights (every Thurs) hosted by Ron Valente aka Gypsy Pickers - a fun-packed night. Food Style: Try a light meal like one of the salads or the ever popular open sandwiches. The spare ribs are huge, and famous far and wide, as is the generous sirloin steak. Fresh fish of the day, tempting vegetarian treats, homemade desserts . . . the choice is impressive and the menu makes the most of fresh local produce. Well stocked bar with boutique and tap beers, regional wines, numerous spirits and liqueurs, plus non-alcoholic drinks. Open: Summer: 7 days 10am-late. Winter: 7 days 11am-late

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The Naked Possum Kaituna River RD1 Collingwood T: 03 524 8433 info@nakedpossum.com www.nakedpossum.com

First Impressions: An ecotourism gem situated at the edge of the Kahurangi Forest in Golden Bay. Nestled in idyllic bush surrounds at the base of the Whakamarama mountain range, overlooking the Kaituna River and the entrance to the beautiful Kaituna Walking Track. Ambience: Truly a ‘must do’ destination. Award winning café. Outdoor dining area complete with large outdoor fire, woodsmoke atmosphere, spit roast and bbq. Relax on the café deck for slow dining. New indoor bar and dining. Wonderful atmosphere for tourists & locals alike mingling around the fire. Food Style: Menu features wild game spit roast, local salmon, goat, pork & venison pies, selection of wild open sandwiches (gluten free & vegetarian options). Wide range of local beers & wine. Herbal tea, fruit juices & local cider are also on offer with the very best espresso coffee. Open: Summer open daily 10am-4pm. Late night Friday. Winter open Wed-Sun 10am-4pm. Friday until late. Friday steak nights.

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Sleepy Possum Bed & Beakfast www.sleepypossum.com

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136 Milton St Nelson T: 03 546 6730

Seafood ○ Burgers ○ Pizzas

Fish 'n Chips & Sushi

Milton Street Gourmet Takeaway

Specialising In: We pride ourselves in sourcing our flavours from fresh local ingredients. Our fish is delivered fresh daily and cooked just the way you like it, including oven baked, crumbed or in our own crispy beer batter. We offer hand crafted delicious pizza’s, gourmet burgers with homemade chutneys, fritters and spring rolls plus a range of other delicacies. Also on offer are healthy tasty alternatives to cater for a range of needs including wheat and gluten free, fresh salads and vegetarian, vegan options. Check out our specials board which changes daily, depending on what is fresh and in season. Open: Everyday 12-2pm and 4-9pm All meals can be ordered, then delivered to the Sprig and Fern for your convenience!!

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Seabreeze Takeaways 51 Vanguard St Nelson T: 03 546 6299 andrew.maureen@xtra.co.nz

Specialising In: a great feed of fish ‘n chips, cooked to order in the only dine-in fish ‘n chip shop in Nelson. Special Deals: $10, $20 & $30 deals. Five different packs for the kids. Burgers: Sixteen to choose from. Simple but delicious. Baked Potatoes: Four different flavours. Come & join them in their clean & spacious shop & enjoy the best feed of fish ‘n chips in town. Phone orders welcome. Open: 4.30pm-8pm, 7 days.

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Giuseppes Fish ‘n Chips & Burgers 150 Toi Toi St Victory Square, Nelson T: 03 548 3312

Specialising In: Freshly cooked to order. Wholesome old-fashioned simple burgers. Giuseppes Beef Burger fresh homemade beef pattie, cooked onion, egg, cheese, pineapple, bacon, fresh salad served on a toasted bun. Fish Burger freshy battered fish, homemade fresh tartare sauce, fresh salad served on a toasted bun. Family Pack 4 fish of the day, 2 scoops of chips, 2 mini hot dogs & 2 pineapple rings $22. Family Pack 4 fish of the day, 3 scoops of chips, 4 mini hot dogs, 4 pineapple rings & 2 crab sticks $32. Open: Lunch, Thurs-Fri 11.30am-1.30pm Dinner, Tues-Sat 4.30pm-8pm. Sun 4.30pm-7.30pm.

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Fish 'n Chips & Sushi

Polstead Rd Takeaways 20 Polstead Rd Stoke T: 03 547 9319

Specialising In: An outstanding family run business with 40 years cooking experience. Special Deals: Family packs, snack boxes and letter box drops with vouchers. Snack Pack ½ scoop of chips, small drink, a choice of 6 chicken nuggets, 6 fish bites, hot dog or cheese burger $8.50. Family Pack 4 fish, 2 hotdogs, 3 flips & 2 scoops of chips $28.50. Junior Family Pack 2 fish, 2 junior hot dogs, 3 flips & 1 scoop of chips $15.20. Comments from Customers: “The chips are consistently good, and the fish is freshly cooked and the batter crunchie.” If you are hungry ... see Grundy! Open: daily from 4.30pm.

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The Smokehouse Shed 2, Mapua Wharf Mapua T: 0800 540 2280 sales@smokehouse.co.nz www.smokehouse.co.nz

Takeaways & Deli on the historic Mapua Wharf. Our onsite takeaways are a Nelson favourite. Come and savour our delicious fish and chips while relaxing on the wharf where you can enjoy the natural beauty of the Waimea Estuary. Or grab a cool drink from the local craft brewery where an easy going band is often playing in the courtyard. Additionally our onsite Deli showcases all our Smoked Salmon, Fish, Mussels and Pate. The Smokehouse experience is based on the concept of delicately hot smoking local seafood, using traditional brick kilns and natural manuka shavings. The whole process is overseen by our experienced smokers in a true balance of art and science. 100% Natural 100% Preservative Free “Lovely fresh fish, beautifully cooked. Great value for money - don’t miss it if you are in the area” - Paul, Guildford. Open: 7 days from 11am.

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The Happy Chippie :-) 258 High St Motueka T: 03 528 4600 thehappychippieonhigh@ gmail.com

Specialising In: Fish ‘n chips,Toasted Sandwiches, Burgers, Kids Packs, Chicken Packs, Kebab Packs, Vege Packs, White Bait Fritters, White Bait Sandwhichs and much more. Gluten free options available. Happy atmosphere in a prime location with plenty of street parking. Walk-ins welcome or phone your order through. The happiest fish ‘n chips in town! Special Deals: $25 Family Pack (4 fish, 2 hotdogs, 2 mini hotdogs, 2 scoops chips, 6 chicken nuggets & 1 1.5ltr drink). Many more great deals available. Check out their facebook page. Comments from customers: “You are still the best chippy in New Zealand!” “Love the $25 family meal packs :-) Thanks Guys ... definitely more than enough for 4 to 6 people” Open: Mon 4pm-8pm, Tue 4pm-9pm, Wed-Sun 11.30am-9pm.

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Bay Take Away 44a Commercial St Takaka, Golden Bay T: 03 525 8225

“not just fish & chips” Specialising In: Golden Bay’s best known traditional fish ‘n chip shop selling all your usual fish ‘n chip stuff, plus a few surprises! Something for everyone. Phone orders welcome. All chips and fried foods are cooked in vegetable oil. Special Deals: Come in for a menu or visit our facebook page for weekly specials. Comments from Customers: “Best fish & chips with a warm friendly service in Takaka. I thoroughly enjoyed eating every morsel!” “YUM!” “We always go Bay style. Always”. Open: 7 days, Summer from 11am-8pm, Winter from 3pm-8pm.

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for incredibly delicious fresh & healthy food on the go!

Aki Sushi Shop 25, Morrison Square 244 Hardy St, Nelson T: 03 546 7330 also: Unit 4, 186 Queen St Richmond (next to Kmart) T: 03 544 1189

Specialising In: Well known as healthy food. A variety of freshly made sushi and sashimi available. Fast, friendly and welcoming service. Tempura prawns and fresh fish Nigiri available if you pre order. You choose the ingredients. Ask for what you want in your roll and they will make it! Party packs available for any events. Open: Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm (Nelson). Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm (Richmond). Indoor and outdoor tables and chairs. Eat in or takeaway.

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Gourmet

Penguino Gelato Ice Cream Cafe 85 Montgomery Square Nelson T: 03 545 6450 www.penguino.co.nz Famous For: The Gold Award winning Gelato Lavendar Honey, Boysenberry Wine Sorbet (R18), Blackcurrent Wine Sorbet (R18), Apple Strudel Gelato, Roasted Coconut & Seasalt, Mango Lassi and Manuka Honey, just to name a few. Highly Recommended: By The Lonely Planet, Trip Advisor and Frommers’ Guides. So many to choose from: dairy-free, low fat and low-sugar options and even a diabetic-friendly Lemon Sorbet. The enticing nine-flavour Tasting Platter is a real treat.

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Open: 7 days 11am to 5pm

Anatoki Salmon McCallum Rd Anatoki Valley, Golden Bay T: 03 525 7251 Freephone: 0800 262 865 info@anatokisalmon.co.nz www.anatokisalmon.co.nz

BYO

Famous For: Great value sport, entertainment and dining. There’s no entry fee and the use of the gear is also free, you only pay for your catch. Feel the thrill of landing the fish of your dreams, have it fresh or hot smoked moments later as part of your meal or take it home. Highly Recommended: Here’s a choice to prepare your catch in sashimi or hot smoked in different flavours. Stunning meals and high quality wines to let your fish ‘swim again’ are available. Enjoy the beautiful environment with native bush, fishing lake and picnic areas. Check on the website the ‘Harvest Festival’, ‘Orange Queensday’ and ‘The Midwinter Festival’. Simply not to be missed. Open: Year round daily from 9am. Rain or shine. Follow the brown road signs before Takaka.

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Schnapp Dragon Distillery

46a Commercial Street, Takaka, Golden Bay T: 03 525 9899 sales@schnappdragon.co.nz www.schnappdragon.co.nz Famous For: When in Golden Bay drop into the Schnapp Dragon Distillery tasting room and try our famous WAITUI WHISKEY, CITRUS LIQUEURS, great RUM, the new TEKIWI VODKA and GIN, and HONEY WINE. Plus see a small working distillery producing a range of tasty treats. Take home a crafted taste of spirits or liqueurs made in Golden Bay. Highly Recommended: Sample the Schnapp Dragon treats in our local provendor shop, for the Golden Bay regions wonderful produce. The shop is open most days for tastings in the centre of Takaka town ship. Closed Sundays in winter. Open: 10am-5pm most days. Ph or email for any special requests.

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good, honest, back to basics, kiwi tucker!

Collingwood

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TASMAN BAY

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Motueka

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Belgrove Motupiko

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The Belgrove Tavern 802 Wakefield-Kohatu Highway (HWY 6) Belgrove Wakefield, Nelson T: 03 541 8105 www.thebelgrovenz.com

First Impressions: Heading along the new Spooners Tunnel Cycle Trail you will find The Historic Belgrove Tavern. A fun, friendly, family orientated country pub and restaurant. It’s like walking into a home full of old friends. Ambience: At the Belgrove you will walk in to smell roasting coffee and fresh baking. You will find the Spooners Tunnel Cafe and Tea Rooms, our Garden Bar filled with flowers and native trees, and up the back we have Park Over Properties and camping. Food Style: Our food is healthy, home-styled food with a country twist. We use local products from places including Bays Brewery, Wangapeka Cheese and Kaimera Wines. We have our own brand, “Belgrove Country Foods”, a delicious selection of chutneys, relishes and manuka honey from our hives. Open: Wednesday 3pm-late. Thursday-Saturday 12pm-noon/late. Sunday 10am-late. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Private Functions and weddings in our private garden setting. Catering available for local functions. The Belgrove Tavern

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Hotel Motueka 77 High Street Motueka T: 03 528 7070 hotelmotueka@gmail.com

First Impressions: First licensed in 1850 this piece of history could be defined as the heart of Kiwi culture as hard working locals congregate over a pint and some keen banter after a hard days work. Ambience: A warm friendly atmosphere with pool tables in the front and back bar and no short list of punters wanting a challenge. The nights play host to an array of local acts and live artists from classic jam sessions,open mic nights, karaoke and full bands. Food Style: Comfortably priced meals made with hefty proportions and crafted with classic kiwi flavours. Bar meals available all day. Set menu with buffet specials at night. Restaurant Open: Dinner, Tues-Sun 5pm-8.30pm. Also perfect when you need a venue for events and private functions, with catering available as well.

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River Inn 20 Waitapu Wharf Road Takaka T: 03 525 9425 M: 027 435 0575 waitapu.blast@hotmail.com www.riverinn.co.nz

First Impressions: The current River Inn (ex Globe Hotel) was built early in the 20 th Century – the previous two hotels had burnt down. In it’s heyday it was the watering hole for crews from scows, brigantines and ketches that berthed at the Waitapu Wharf. Ambience: The River Inn has retained the authentic nostalgia of pioneering years. It is located in a rural setting with a friendly family atmosphere while providing a journey down memory lane. Offers meals, backpack accommodation and rooms. Food Style: World famous Ritchie Burgers (named after the current proprietor) and great fish & chips. Home roast available, please order the day before. Takeaways and Dine In Menu. Open: Summer and Winter bar open 3pm daily. Meals 5pm onwards. No meals Mon/Tues unless by prior arrangement.

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Collingwood Tavern 13 Tasman St Collingwood T: 03 524 8160 tinkyheather@xtra.co.nz www.tinkystavern.co.nz

First Impressions: Located in the main street of Collingwood and bordered by the Ruataniwha Inlet, the Tavern enjoys all-day sun and a glorious outlook. The views are breathtaking as they extend over lawn and gardens to the wide expanse of the estuary. Ambience: The Tavern comprises of a spacious family bar and garden bar, small gaming room, bottle store and a spacious restaurant and bar with takeaway facilities. The Tavern is well patronised with tourists and locals. Food Style: Real kiwi meals from steaks to roast meals. Great selection of seafood. Blue cod fillets, whitebait, Bluff oysters, flounders and more. Kids and toddlers menu. Breakfast and lunch menus. Bar snacks. Tinkys famous pies. Takeaways and takeaway meals. Something for everyone. Open: 7 days from 9.30am-late. Available for functions.

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