Top Choice Modern NZ in Nelson


Tongue-and-groove-lined Hopgood’s is perfect for a romantic dinner or holiday treat. The food is decadent and skilfully prepared but unfussy, allowing quality local ingredients to shine. Try confit duck with sour ch…
Top Choice Cafe in Nelson


Most of DeVille's tables lie in its sweet walled courtyard, a hidden boho oasis in the inner city and the perfect place for a meal or morning tea. The food's good and local – from fresh baking to a chorizo-burrito b…
Top Choice Cafe in Ruby Coast & Moutere Hills

Jester House

Long-standing Jester House is reason alone to take this coastal detour, as much for its tame eels as for the peaceful sculpture gardens that encourage you to linger over lunch. A short, simple menu puts a few twists…
Top Choice Cafe in Motueka

Toad Hall

This fantastic cafe serves smashing breakfasts, such as smoked salmon rösti, and wholesome yet decadent lunches including pork-belly burgers. The sweet outdoor space is home to live music and pizza on Friday and Sat…
Ice Cream in Nelson

Penguino Ice Cream Cafe

Indulge yourself with superb gelato and sorbet, from traditional vanilla and boysenberry to macchiato and chilli-chocolate. Next day, visit for a shake, fruit smoothie, sundae, or nine-flavour platter…
Organic in Nelson

Nelson Organic Co-op

Community-owned and operated, feel-good business stocking foods and produce, organic tipples and natural body care. Food to go, plus good coffee and cafe fare on offer.
Pizza in Nelson


Located upstairs in the State Cinema complex, this Italian-run joint turns out the town's best pizza. Thin, crispy, authentic and delicious, with some variations a veritable bargain. Wash it down with a beer and cha…
Indian in Nelson

Indian Café

This saffron-coloured Edwardian villa houses an Indian restaurant that keeps the bhajis raised with impressive interpretations of Anglo-Indian standards such as chicken tandoori, rogan josh and beef madras. Share th…
Bakery in Nelson

Swedish Bakery & Cafe

Delicious breads, pastries, cakes and small chocolate treats from the resident Scandinavian baker. Freshly filled rolls and croissants are delicious too. Take your goodies away or eat in the bijou cafe.
Middle Eastern in Nelson

Falafel Gourmet

A cranking joint dishing out the best kebabs for miles around. They're healthy, too!