Nelson Destinations

Mussel Inn

Bring the family for a weekend lunch and enjoy simple, wholesome fare with no pretension – just good Kiwi tucker served in surroundings that feel instantly like home. Enjoy a beer at the bar, a bowl of sossies on the deck or tuck into the famous fresh steamed mussels, juices running right up to your elbows.

1259 State Highway 60, Onekaka /
03 525 9241 /

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Parts & Service

Charcoal-fired food served in a light industrial dining space lies at the heart of this cleverly named establishment. But it’s not only chargrilled meats that populate the menu – sharing plates include some surprises, too (think white fish crudo or stracciatella with brulée figs).

274 Hardy St, Nelson /
03 922 9904 /

The Boat Shed Café

Few eateries get to enjoy such a superlative position – literally hanging over the waterfront. If you’ve never been to this iconic establishment, you’re missing a trick. The seasonally driven menu combines classic and modern techniques and the wine list is focussed on quality New Zealand finds.

350 Wakefield Quay, Stepneyville, Nelson /
03 546 9783 /

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