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…
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!
Modern NZ in Nelson


Sunny pavement tables at the top of Trafalgar St make this a popular lunchtime spot, as does a menu of modern classics such as the excellent seafood chowder, steak sandwich, and house-smoked salmon niçoise. Pop in f…
Supermarket in Nelson

Fresh Choice

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