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Oceano

$$$$, Seafood
27 Nile Street West | Trafalgar Square, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 2299
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Overview
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible6%
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New Zealand, Seafood
PRICE
$$$$
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27 Nile Street West | Trafalgar Square, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 29 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was here with a group on a Sunday night and we were staying in the hotel so decided to eat in. Was surprised we were the only ones here. However, the service was superb, very knowledgable a dn friendly staff. All of us had differnet...More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

I attended Oceano Restaurant for family occasions. There was quite a large group of us. The restaurant is spacious, so it looked like a good choice for so many people. The food is expensive, so we expect it to be very good. I chose the...More

1  Thank TirelessWorker
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing food. A great menu with something for everyone. This is a formal restaurant, yet with a friendly and casual approach. Good wine list and willing staff.More

Thank nigeltrewhitt
AlexanderSiebentritt, Manager at Oceano, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2016

Dear nigeltrewhitt, thank you very much for taking the time to leave us your review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us at Oceano Panorama Restaurant. Much thought has gone into selected predominately local ingredients for our chefs to prepare....More

Reviewed 7 August 2016

Rushed service, lack of knowledge of wine and menu. Very over priced for seafood that was not fresh. Presentation left a lot to be desired, we sat at a table that was not secured properly. We decided to leave before the main which we cancelled...More

2  Thank gandgbohm
AlexanderSiebentritt, Manager at Oceano, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Dear gandgbohm, thank you very much for taking the time to leave us your review. I am sorry to hear that you were not able to enjoy your evening. We do believe that our prices are set to reflect the quality of food and we...More

Reviewed 18 May 2016

My partner and I went to dine in Oceano. I had not really heard much about it and now can't understand why! One of Nelson's little secrets that needs to be shared. The atmosphere was quiet and intimate, we sat near the windows which look...More

Thank Megan P
AlexanderSiebentritt, Manager at Oceano, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2016

Dear Megan P, thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are delighted to read how much you and your partner enjoyed our fair. Much thought has gone into our wine and beverage list with a focus on...More

Reviewed 29 April 2016

I was taken here for dinner on Anzac Day. The waiting staff were excellent - friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. The food was superb. I really appreciated the complimentary starter and bread with delicious house made pair of butters. I had the King Salmon Salad. The...More

Thank Adrienne M
AlexanderSiebentritt, Manager at Oceano, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2016

Dear Adrienne M, thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your dinner with us. I have gladly shared your great comments with our teams and we are more than happy...More

Reviewed 15 February 2016

It was surprising that so few people were eating here, as the main dishes were individually cooked and beautifully presented. There are beautiful views from the windows on 2 sides, and service was excellent. The desert menu was rather restricted, giving rather little choice for...More

Thank susan19482014
AlexanderSiebentritt, Manager at Oceano, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2016

Dear susan19482014, thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your meal and service at our restaurant. Equally I am sorry to hear that our dessert choice wasn't completely up to your...More

Reviewed 25 November 2015

The in-house restaurant for the Rutherford Hotel (also has a Japanese restaurant). Not staying at the hotel so we entered from the outside via two long flights of external stairs - not particularly well signposted. Large dining room with approximately only half the tables set...More

1  Thank alannevillenz
Reviewed 23 November 2015 via mobile

Myself and my husband were staying in Nelson for the evening (not in-house) and decided to try this place. The decor was a bit dated and there were not many other diners around (although one group of women and a couple of single diners) but...More

Thank Eileen K
Reviewed 18 October 2015

As kiwi's, we tend not to say anything when the meal is bad and just do this and write a review afterward. This was the first time EVER I have told the waiter I wasn't happy with the meal at the time. During our stay...More

Thank Flyin_Kiwi
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
New Zealand, Seafood
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Nile Street West | Trafalgar Square, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 2299
  • This restaurant is at Rutherford Hotel Nelson
Description
Whether you're looking to fuel up with a delicious breakfast at our Oceano Restaurant or wanting to quench your thirst at the Port o' Call Bar after a big day exploring New Zealand's sunshine capital, we'll have something to suit your needs. For dinner Rutherford Hotel Nelson has two highly regarded restaurants onsite, with Oceano offering an a la carte dinner menu, and Miyazu serving Japanese cuisine created using the freshest New Zealand produce. Before heading out for the day enjoy a relaxed breakfast soaking up the early morning sun at Oceano Restaurant. For evening dining, Oceano truly captures the essence of Nelson offering the freshest produce cooked to perfection, when in season select a crayfish from our live tank and have it cooked to your liking, the theatre kitchen
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