Best fish tacos. Brilliant atmosphere. Nicola is a charmer and this little cantina tucked away in Church lane is worth searching out. Bet you go more than once.
spinning a yarn
Olivia Riley is the clever clogs behind these hand dyed silk and merino yarns. www.spinningayarn.co.nz.
wakefield quay house
Your hostess is Woodi Moore, assisted by sailing hero Johnnie. This is THE place to stay in Nelson. Right on Wakefield Quay, walking distance to Boatshed Cafe
and Woodie knows everyone and everything in the district.
Steve is a ceramic genius with a unique wit. Do visit his gallery in Tasman to find beautiful bowls, search out the dogs !
Love it. Jump off the wharf, eat great fish and chips from The Smokehouse, enjoy a beer from the Golden Bear, a glass of Neudorf Chardonnay at the excellent
Jellyfish. Just next door is The Appleshed with one of the best restaurant views in New Zealand (and good food).
boatshed cafe, nelson
Lunch over the water. Brilliant food. Try “trust the chef” and my favourite zucchini and goat cheese bruschetta. Daniel Monopoli is in the kitchen and he can cook fish ! One of Neudorf’s favourite eating places
Our tiny village (pop250) is home to artisans of clay, grape and wood. Visit our website www.moutereartisans.co.nz to find out about Mark Perry’s wooden tables, Neudorf Gourmet Mushrooms, Jonathon and Susan Pine wonderful Neudorf olive oil, Katie Gold and Owen Bartlett are ceramic artists in the village, as is Anna Barnett and of course there is great wine from seven local vineyards and beer at the oldest pub in New Zealand – The Moutere Inn. Each Labour Weekend Sunday we have an open day where you can find out what happens behind the farmgate.
the mussel inn
You cannot go to Golden Bay without experiencing a handle of Captain Cooker (manuka) beer and a bowl of chowder at the Mussel Inn in Onekaka.Great band spot as well.
Romantic. One of the best brunches around and the perfect place for afternoon tea with cucumber sandwiches. Historic Melrose House is a four minute walk from the centre of Nelson. We love it.
Just stunning dining in the heart of Nelson. Never ever disappointed. Superb service and excellent food from Kevin and Aaron. One of Nelson’s treasures.
summer in Nelson
Summer in Nelson. Long, warm days in the vineyard, a cool Townshend’s ale and a leap off the wharf at Mapua where incidentally you will find the region’s best manuka salmon and crispiest fish and chips. If you are visiting our cellar door we are happy to suggest the best place for coffee, brunch, picnics and the freshest oysters. Open everyday 11 am until 5.00pm
Funky fresh design from Kim Bryce and Asia – Great modern jewellery and techno pieces
Suter Gallery, Queen’s Gardens
The Suter is going to close for rebuild later this year. Until then wander through the Queens Gardens, coffee and soup in the Café and then check out the exhibition curated by the clever Ann Marie White.
Matt Bouterey’s Urban Eatery is just the business – great sashimi, juicy oysters, sliders and the perfect chip. It is a very good bar serving terrific food. Open every day in Hardy Street.