A view of the outside of buildings from across the street in Nelson.

Discover the best places to eat, drink, shop, and explore in Nelson Tasman with our guide.

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McCashin's Brewery

View inside the restaurant at McCashins Brewery.
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Taproom, brewery and restaurant all under the same roof.

Arden + Porta Via

Customers sitting on a bench seat at Arden.
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Arden is a culinary experience you shouldn’t leave Nelson without enjoying.

Kismet Cocktail & Whiskey Bar

Barman placing a petal on a cocktail at Kismet.
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Bespoke drinks and graceful service is what you can expect at Kismet.

Golden Bear Brewing Company

Dining area with customers drinking and eating at Golden Bear Brewing Company, Māpua Tasman.
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Golden Bear Brewing Company opened its doors back in 2008 and quickly became a hub of great beer, honest food, and regular live music.

The Boat Shed

Woman holding a glass of white wine at Boat Shed Cafe.
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Come dine with sea at Boat Shed Café.

TOAD Hall Café

Exterior of Toad Hall, Motueka.
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TOAD Hall Café in Motueka is one of those places you enter once by chance, and never pass up again.

The Moutere Inn

Exterior at The Moutere Inn, Nelson Tasman.
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The oldest pub functioning in its original building in Aotearoa and proud of it, The Moutere Inn is a definite destination in this part of Te Waipounamu.

East St Café

Retro lampshade on the bar with James Dean photo on the wall.
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A pioneer in plant-based fare.

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Arden + Porta Via

Customers sitting on a bench seat at Arden.
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Arden is a culinary experience you shouldn’t leave Nelson without enjoying.

Golden Bear Brewing Company

Dining area with customers drinking and eating at Golden Bear Brewing Company, Māpua Tasman.
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Golden Bear Brewing Company opened its doors back in 2008 and quickly became a hub of great beer, honest food, and regular live music.

Urban Oyster Bar & Eatery

Prepping oysters in the kitchen.
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The stars of the show, as the name suggests, are oysters.

The Moutere Inn

Exterior at The Moutere Inn, Nelson Tasman.
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The oldest pub functioning in its original building in Aotearoa and proud of it, The Moutere Inn is a definite destination in this part of Te Waipounamu.