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The Tides Restaurant & Bar

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66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 7049
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07:30 - 21:30
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Sun 07:00 - 21:30
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 21:30
Fri 07:30 - 22:00
Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Sydney, Australia
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74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very hotel driven yes ok if you stay at the hotel as we did one night, Nelson is great place so go out an enjoy the many bars and retautants.

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Thank Tony M
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and review. We try our very best to ensure we cater for all our different client base and each individual customer is important to our team. More 

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a great dinner here with good and discreetly attentive service, and a nice relaxed atmosphere in an accessible location in central Nelson. The cost was pretty reasonable with good quality wine at achievable prices. It is my birthday on Valentine's day but it is hard to find a restaurant that does not hike its prices for tacky stuff... More 

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Thank dclare142
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Tides Restaurant. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your Birthday. Our team will be pleased you enjoyed your dinning experience and our service. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were staying at the attached Trailways hotel so it seemed like a good idea to try their restaurant. It was a Saturday night & very busy but the staff were attentive & although we had to wait a little while for our food, drinks were brought quite quickly. We ate off the set menu but there were enough choices... More 

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Thank Kathryn R
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. It is great to hear that your food was tasty and despite a busy night we provided good service. We hope to see you next time you stay and dine. More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw the blackboard special for a seafood platter which enticed us inside. Ordered the carrot/kumera soup to start with which was delicious. However, the seafood platter was disappointing. Flavourless squid, small mussels, tasteless fish coated in butter or oil, overcooked small scallops, disappointing prawns. Service was average.

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Thank localgirl2014
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We offer our apologies that we did not deliver on your expectations. I will certainly follow up on your feedback with our team of chefs and restaurant staff as this is not the usual response we have regarding our seafood platter and service. More 

cairns
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123 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best place to eat and drink. The food was awesome, the lamb just melted in your mouth. Staff were excellent and the view to the river was out of this world. Mustdo! 10/10

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Thank chris_cairns
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Fantastic is what we like to hear and we are so pleased you enjoyed your meal and the lovely view of the Maitai River. I will ensure to pass on thanks to our great team of staff. More 

North Islander
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hubby and I celebrated the last night of our holiday by having a meal here at the Tides. Close to town and just down the road from our Motel, we were eager to try it. We were not disappointed. We chose to sit inside but there were table outside with a view over the Maitai River which was nice. Hubby... More 

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Thank kiwi-shopper
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star rating and positive review. We are so pleased you had a wonderful dinner being your last night in Nelson on holidays. I will ensure to congratulate our chefs and wait staff on the wonderful job they do. More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dined with a walk in group of 4. Seated and served by friendly staff and the food came out quick and fresh. I had the scallops and the pork belly, both were amazing. Definitely recommended.

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Thank Gareth T
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your great feedback and 5 star rating. It is great to read your recommendation and that you had a wonderful experience at The Tides Restaurant. More 

Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have to say the food here is excellent. I stay here fairly often and really enjoy it when I get to eat in-house. Good variety and quite reasonably priced for a hotel restaurant and the quality is always high. Keep it up, Chef!

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Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Our team of chefs will appreciate your feedback when I pass it on. It is great to hear that you consistently enjoy dining and stay with us. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Nelson, New Zealand
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130 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went to the Tides restaurant with my husband for dinner. I had turbot and chips. He had fillet steak with truffle mash. We shared a peach and rhubarb crumble. The service was timely and pleasant. The food was excellent. The Tides is a consistent performer. One of my favourite Nelson restaurants.

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Thank TirelessWorker
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We love to be at the top of our guests favourite list and that you constantly enjoy your dining experience at The Tides Restaurant. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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68 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited using a discount voucher.. We thought that we excellent value for money and paid a little extra for a side dish and wine. The food was nicely presented and tasty. The service was very good. Sitting in the sun and admiring the pleasant view was also great.

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Thank Zoe S
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is a wonderful time of year to enjoy our lovely terrace by the Maitai River. Good food and service is also a wonderful way to spend an evening and we are pleased you enjoyed your experience. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 21:30
Monday
07:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 21:30
Thursday
07:30 - 21:30
Friday
07:30 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Nelson
  • Phone Number: +64 3-548 7049

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