Cod & Lobster

Top choice seafood in Nelson

Stellar cocktails and NZ's biggest selection of gin make Cod & Lobster's corner bar an essential destination, but this heritage space also serves up excellent food. Unsurprisingly, seafood is the main focus, so enliven your palate with Bloody Mary oyster shooters before moving on to Louisiana-style prawns with spicy sausage or the good-value seafood platter ($40 for two people).

A concise selection of steak, chicken and vegetarian dishes is available, but it's the briny-fresh catch of the day you're really here for.