Food, Wine & Beer

If you love food and drink of any kind, then you'll love the artisan products for which Nelson Tasman is deservedly famous.

People with a love of making things find their way to our region and we all benefit from their passion. Moutere Valley, Golden Bay, Mapua, and Nelson City are just some of the places where you can try, buy, and send home some of our artisan food, wine, beer and cider. 

We’re also well known for our award-winning restaurants and cafes – many of which love showcasing seasonal, regional produce on their menus.

Our wineries and craft breweries have some of the most stunning natural backdrops you’ll find anywhere in New Zealand. A perfect destination all year round.

at a range of Nelson's restaurants

Hooked on Marahau

Hooked on Marahau

Located on the waterfront in Marahau, Hooked is a cafe, beer garden and bistro style restaurant specialising in seafood and other locally grown fare.

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The Monaco Kitchen

The Monaco Kitchen

The Monaco Kitchen has a relaxed vibe and introduces a new approach to delicious food, fabulous regional produce, craft beers and wines.

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Kai Restaurant & Bar

Kai Restaurant & Bar

Enjoy a delicious meal, relax on the beach-side deck with a coffee or savour a cocktail at the bar with an extraordinary view out over Tasman Bay.

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The Tides

The Tides

The enjoyment begins the moment you relax in the stylish Tides Bar and select a local wine or beer while taking in the Maitai river views from the balcony.

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Sprig & Fern

Sprig & Fern

With seven Sprig & Fern Taverns in the Nelson Tasman region, you're never short of a cosy, family-friendly and welcoming place to drink great local brews.

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McCashins Brewery Kitchen & Bar

McCashins Brewery Kitchen & Bar

A family-friendly, spacious beer garden and brewery, with an array of delicious seasonal food and locally crafted brews on offer.

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The Mussel Inn

The Mussel Inn

A trip to Golden Bay wouldn't be complete without visiting the internationally-famous live music venue The Mussel Inn and trying some of their extraordinary craft beer and cider.

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The Nelson Dining Guide is a pocket map featuring more than 80 restaurants, cafes and eateries in Nelson City, as well as bars, hotels, markets and street carts.

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