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This is 5-star dining at its very best in a pure, natural environment that simply cannot be matched. Watch the sun set across the bay, or the moon as it sails above the distant hills. On cooler nights, nestle in by the open fire with a glass of Marlborough's finest and a dining experience you will never forget. As we wish to ensure that dining in the Foredeck will be a sophisticated and romantic dining experience for you, we ask that young children not be in the restaurant after 6pm.
US$25 - US$50
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
New Zealand, International
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 26 February 2021 via mobile

We had absolutely wonderful meals, beautifully cooked, wonderful flavours and great presented along with excellent service.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 30 December 2020 via mobile

We had 4 evening meals at the restaurant; all great, and the most special being the delicious 7 course degustation meal to celebrate our golden wedding anniversary.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 30 December 2020

The restaurant is amazing and this is highlighted by people flying in by chopper just for lunch If nothing else that shows it’s worth the visit plus they meet any dietary needs very well, just so flexible

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 27 December 2020 via mobile

We stayed here at the BoMC, and so dining here was a daily occurrence. And to be honest, this restaurant has set a VERY high bar for what luxurious dining should be like. The chef that was there while we were there (Tom?) made some...of the most incredible meals we’ve ever had. Combine this with the delicious wine, limited occupancy and incredible views, and you’ve got one of the most amazing dining experiences ever. Whether you’re staying at BoMC or nearby, you’ll want to make it a priority to dine here.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 6 August 2020 via mobile

Ate here every night for a week and never had a single thing I didn’t like or that wasn’t up to scratch. The chefs will go out of their way to cook what you like and one night I had lobster! The whole feeling is...relaxing just enjoying good food over looking the waters of the Marlborough Sounds. Have a glass or two of what every you fancy and enjoy!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 26 August 2019

What a superb location! After a long ferry ride through the Queen Charlotte Sound, we arrived at the Bay of Many Coves wharf. As we docked at the wharf, we were greeted by a lovely staff member who escorted us to the Foredeck Restaurant. To...our surprise we had the restaurant to ourselves (it was winter of course), and as we were guided through the lunch menu, we also learnt of the fascinating history of the Bay of Many Coves. Although we didn't stay here, the Bay of Many Coves has hillside villas (pic attached) which looked stunning, and if we return to this region again, this would be the ideal place to stay. We had a lovely afternoon at the Foredeck Restaurant, our meal was yummy, as was the wine, the staff were friendly and knowledgeable, I didn't want to leave! To get to the Bay of Many Coves we traveled with Cougar Lines, who provided a great service.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 18 June 2019

How can you mess up a meal for 4 when there's only 4 people in the restaurant? Did a good job of it. The Laksa was luke warm, no noodles in it, no coriander (well they did give parsley but that wasn't on the menu),...no peanuts. The Mussels - no crusty bread and no sauce to dip it in (did you even use Sav. Blanc to steam them?). Very disappointing.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

To really appreciate the superb chefs who work here, you must indulge in the 7 course degustation menu. It allows the chefs to show off all of their skills through 7 very tasty and unique dishes. Matching wines is also optional. Staff and atmosphere warm...and welcoming. Quite reasonably priced given the quality and richness of the experience!More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely friendly staff at this fabulous restaurant, very helpful and professional. Gorgeous food served with delicious wines. Wonderful setting with views to the bay. Would highly recommend and would love to revisit.

Date of visit: February 2018
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We were testing out our boats new sounder in the 'Queen Charlotte Sound' & decided to call into the 'Bay of many Coves' for lunch. As we approached the jetty, a young man came down from the hotel to help us tie up our boat...& even helped me up onto the jetty from our boat. We then followed him up to the restaurant where we were shown a table to relax in while enjoying the amazing view over the water. Chilled water was bought out plus the food/wine menus. We both chose the squid dish which was delicious & beautifully presented (compliments to the chef) plus a glass of wine/beer to go with our meals. We could have stayed there all afternoon just admiring the view & watching the shag colony nearby. We will definitely be back here - Thank you Graeme & your team ... your '5 star' service started when our boat arrived right through until we left that day - very impressed.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 5