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The Tides Restaurant & Bar

66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
+64 3-548 7049
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“filo pastry” (5 reviews)
“truffle mash” (3 reviews)
“steak” (16 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
66 Trafalgar Street, Nelson 7010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 251 reviews

Reviewed 16 August 2017

Average food and definitely over-priced. Almost every main is over $35. The food didn't have any flair and in some instances was below par (the meat was a little dry and the veges were under-cooked and actually crunchy!). Bland decor and - we went in...More

Thank MP M
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear MP M, Thank you for your feedback, we are very disappointed that you did not enjoy your meal with us. We have just received another TripAdvisor certificate of excellence for our Tides Restaurant and Bar which we have received for the fifth consecutive year...More

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and ambience . Great food. Menu descriptions spot-on. Great service. Well worth a visit.More

Thank Glenn S
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Dear Glenn S, thank you for taking your time to write us a review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your dining experience at The Tides Restaurant from the ambience, service and the food - we are also happy to hear that our menu descriptions...More

Reviewed 10 August 2017

Everytime we stay at Trailways Nelson we take advantage of the breakfast deal they have when you check in, the breakfast has a lovely range to choice from. Love the range of fruit to choose from and my ultimate favourite is the honey comb...mmmhmmm...on hot...More

Thank Cherayn B
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Dear Cherayn B, how lovely to hear how much you enjoy our extensive delicious breakfast options - the honey comb is an absolute treat on hot toast!! It is a great start to the day being able to eat your breakfast over looking the beautiful...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017

Walked up town for breakfast, no where so went back to Trailways where we were staying. Excellent setting, excellent choices, excellent service, delicious foodMore

Thank kimz120
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Dear kimz120, we are so pleased to hear you came back to dine with us for breakfast and how much you enjoyed it. I am sure the view over the Maitai River is a little more tranquil than any other restaurant in town. Many thanks...More

Reviewed 30 July 2017

Went to The Tides restaurant on a grab a deal voucher for dinner,the service was good ,the wine was a good measure,the food was plenty,we did not wait that long for our meal and the desserts were a work of art the tasted pretty good...More

Thank Dunca2015
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2017

Dear Dunca2015, thank you so much for your positive feedback. We are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed everything about your evening from the service, through to the drinks and meals and lastly our glorious desserts. We hope to welcome you back again....More

Reviewed 28 July 2017

We stayed earlier this week and had breakfast the following morning. I decided to have the Bacon, Egg & Avo Croissant with a hollandaise sauce for breakfast, tasted amazing!More

Thank r0bslater
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2017

Dear r0bslater, we are very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your bacon, egg and avocado croissant for breakfast - hopefully it kick started your day! Thanks for the review - see you next time you are here. Kind regards, The Team at Trailways...More

Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

We had breakfast this morning as a family of three. The had the special (continental) as were staying in the hotel and the food was great. Service was prompt and friendly. We will be coming back again tomorrow!More

1  Thank davidgA733RJ
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Dear davidA733RJ, Thank you so much for taking your time to leave us review. We are so happy to hear you any your family enjoyed your breakfast with us and enjoyed our breakfast specials. We hope you enjoyed your visit to Nelson and look forward...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Quality food , reasonable prices and friendly efficient service . Atmosphere not so good - sterile entry way and barn like decor of restaurant detracts a little from what was a very pleasant eveningMore

Thank Patrick A
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Dear Patrick A, thank you for taking your time to write us a review we appreciate all feedback we receive and take on board all comments and suggestions. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our reasonably priced meals and friendly efficient service. Our hotel...More

Reviewed 23 June 2017

I was given a $50 voucher for dinner at this restaurant so we used it. My overall impression of this restaurant was "an airport stop over restaurant" . The music was appalling. The food was very average. I ordered fish of the day with a...More

Thank Harriet W
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Dear Harriet W, thank you so much for taking your time to leave us feedback. We take on board all comments we receive and are very disappointed to hear you didn't enjoy your choices in our restaurant. I will pass on your feedback to our...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017

All the meals I had here while staying on business were excellent. There is a good choice of food and wines on the menu and the staff were attentive but not intrusive. Because I was on my own I was seated thoughtfully, in a corner...More

Thank Finona68
Trailways, Front Office Manager at The Tides Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

Dear Finona68, thank you for taking your time to write us a review for our Tides Restaurant and Bar. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your solo dining experience and had a lovely view over the Maitai River. We look forward to welcoming you...More

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Eliza Q
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Response from Trailways | Property representative |
Many thanks for your clarification. Once again our sincere apologies for this, your comments will be taken up with all concerned on Christmas Eve. If you would like to advise a phone number, I am happy to update you on... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, 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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
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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