Services Directory - Cafes/Restaurants/Bars/Food

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Founders Brewery & Cafe

Craft beer, delicious food, beer tastings & a great atmosphere. Situated at the historic Founders Heritage Park - a fantatsic place to bring the family or to just relax with your mates after a long days ride. Adjacent to Nelson North cycle trail, open daily from 9.30am

+64 3 548 4638
Founders Heritage Park, 87 Atawhai Drive, Nelson

Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco

Set in delightful cottage gardens overlooking the Waimea Inlet in Nelson on the Monaco Peninsula, Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco is a unique boutique property offering superb accommodation and facilities including a swimming pool, gymnasium, and onsite businesses – Paul Harris Jewellers and About Beauty with its three treatment rooms. The hotel has spectacular sunset views and is situated only a few minutes’ drive from Nelson airport on New Zealand’s South Island.

Built from bricks and timber recycled from the Nelson Wharf, this waterfront hotel combines traditional English village style with modern comforts, it will appeal to travellers seeking an elegant and private escape in extensive gardens.

The hotel provides over 80 elegant and spacious rooms, studios and cottages. The self-contained cottages are charming, each beautifully furnished and featuring French doors opening onto the Village Green, the stream or a private courtyard. Family accommodation is available.

The Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco is home to The Monaco Kitchen restaurant where you can enjoy fine local and international cuisine in relaxed and contemporary surroundings as you admire the views from within the restaurant or in the surrounding courtyard.

The hotel makes the ideal base from which to explore the diverse Nelson Tasman region – there are golf courses, wineries, cycle-ways and art galleries aplenty. An array of thrilling experiences can be arranged including a private heli-charter, wine tours, horse riding, quad biking, skydiving or a cruise in the Abel Tasman National Park.

+64 3 547 8233
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6 Point Road, Monaco, Nelson, New Zealand

McCashin's Brewery Bar, Cafe & Bottlestore

Open 7 days from 6:30 am. Brewery tours 11.00 am and 2.00 pm Mon-Sat, free tastings of beers and ciders at any time if you can't make one of the tours (bookings taken at other times for groups of 10 or more subject to staff availability). All day breakfast from 8am, woodfired pizzas and amazing burgers, great coffee, live music Sat and Sun afternoons, beer garden, bike parking, child friendly, Sat Market, free wi-fi, growler and rigger fills.

+64 3 547 0329
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660 Main Road, Stoke, Nelson, 7011

McDonalds Richmond

Mcdonalds Richmond offers McCafe coffee and food, all the great Mcdonalds Restaurant meals to supplement any Hungry Biker. Come on in, we are on the left as you leave Richmond. Plenty of Bike stands available.
321 Lower Queen Street, Richmond

Miyazu Japanese Restaurant, Rutherford Hotel

Supreme Winner Best Restaurant Nelson/Tasman Aronui DineOut Awards 2014 Presented by WildTomato.

An authentic Japanese restaurant offering an array of delicious choices, using the freshest local seafood and highest quality local produce, from the sushi and sashimi bar, the teppanyaki or the a la carte menu.

At the sushi and sashimi bar you can watch your chef prepare your meal using only the freshest ingredients.  Enjoy the entertainment of the teppanyaki grill where you are almost part of the cooking experience.  Or for a quieter meal choose to dine from the a la carte menu and enjoy traditional flavours and service.

Opening Hours:

6pm - late, Tuesday to Saturday.

+64 3 548 2299
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27 Nile Street West, Trafalgar Square, Nelson

Oceano Restaurant, Rutherford Hotel

Oceano Restaurant offers a delicious breakfast menu and an a la carte dinner menu. 

Before heading out for the day enjoy a relaxed breakfast soaking up the early morning sun at Oceano Restaurant.

For evening dining, Oceano truly captures the essence of Nelson offering the freshest produce cooked to perfection, offering a seasonal menu specialising exceptionally fresh seafood along with choices of chicken beef and lamb.  Plant based, gluten free, vegetarian and vegan options available.  The wine list showcases local regional wines which add to the flavour of your evening.

Opening Hours:


6am - 10am, Monday to Friday

6am - 10.30am, Saturday and Sunday

Dinner:  6pm - late

+64 3 548 2299
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27 Nile Street West, Nelson

Riverside Cafe

Riverside Café is a beautiful & tranquil café offering the perfect rest stop in all seasons. It is located right next to the Cycle Trail in the historical Riverside Community, established 1941.  Awesome coffee, freshly baked cakes, and a lunch menu which includes wild meats, Tasman Specialities, and produce from our organic gardens.

Unique cacti and bonsai garden, amazing kids playground, indoor, covered verandah and garden seating, beautiful mountain views and just across the lawn Che Vincent's Art Gallery.

Open 7 days a week from 9.30am until 4.30pm.  Closed for two months in winter (please check on our website).

+64 3 526 7447
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289 Main Road, Moutere Highway, Motueka, 7175

Sprig and Fern Tavern Milton Street

Voted Best Bar in New Zealand and Best Bar in Nelson for 2012.  Serving  17 different craft beers and ciders in a homely traditional kiwi villa. Park up in our massive bike rack, order your takeaway from next door and enjoy with a beer in the Nelson sun – what could be better?

+64 3 545 7117
134 Milton Street, The Wood, Nelson

Sprig and Fern Tavern Motueka

We are located just off the busy Motueka High St, an ideal stopping point if you are heading north to Kaiteriteri or the Abel Tasman National Park.  Place your bike in the rack and relax in the cool tavern or sun yourself in the open air beer garden.  You will feel most welcome in the S&F Motueka while you relax and gear up for the next part of your journey.

+64 3 528 4684
Wallace Street, Motueka

The Grind Coffee Roasters @ The Tasman Store

The Tasman Store is located on Aporo Road 10km from Mapua.  It is the perfect place to stop for an award winning coffee, homemade muffins and cakes and awesome real fruit ice creams made with local Moutere fruit.  We also have a wide selection of cold drinks and stock the basic grocery necessities. Grab a pie or freshly made sandwich and stop and relax for a while in the lovely sunny garden before continuing on the trail.  You are assured of a warm friendly welcome from our staff who can also give you advice on the local area.

+64 3 526 6275
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387 Aporo Road, Tasman

The Honest Lawyer

Situated on Monaco Peninsula with spectacular views of the Able Tasman and Waimea Estuary.  The Garden Courtyard provides a unique family friendly setting with plenty of seating, a giant chess set and beautiful grounds, including it's own orchard.  Live music plays every Thursday and Friday night.  Sunday afternoon includes live music and a bouncy castle for the kids. 

The perfect place to relax with friends, share a great meal or book in for a special occasion.  Stay for a night or a week and feel yourself unwind.

+64 3 547 4070
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1 Point Road, Monaco, Nelson

Toad Hall

At Toad Hall we aim to use the healthiest and freshest produce we can.  Our cafe prides itself on creating clean, healthy food to nourish not only the people eating them, but the community that grew, caught and harvested them.  We have a diverse blackboard menu, as well as a variety of salads and cabinet options available.  We also have the Toad Hall Juicery using the freshest, healthiest local fruit and veges to make you the most delicious nutrient rich drinks you will find anywhere.  

+64 3 528 6456
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502 High Street, Motueka