Top Nelson restaurants as voted by our staff

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These are our top recommended restaurants to eat when you visit Nelson (in no particular order)…

The Lemongrass, Richmond
Large portions, reasonable prices โ€“ great flavours. What more do you want?!

Hopgoods Restaurant
A fave hands down, amazing food and service and their 7-course meal matched with appropriate wines is top notch ๐Ÿ‘Œ

Burger Culture
The teens in our group particularly love it for doughnut shakes. Great variety of flavours and meals which donโ€™t actually have to be a burger โ€“ always buzzing, particularly nice in summer with an alfresco option great for people watching.

The Villa in Wakefield
Most beautiful gardens, mostly locally sourced food, great coffee (very important) and their European-influenced food is to die for, especially the Rosti.

Anchor Restaurant & Bar
Weโ€™ve always had great experience here … a table by the window looking out at the peaceful marina, a great selection of delicious food and friendly service that makes you feel a bit special.

Nicola’s Cantina
Yummy Mexican food and excellent Margaritasโ€™ โ€“ really bustling atmosphere โ€“ you have to book!

The River Kitchen
Overlooking the Maitai river and on a cycle path, this place hums; great vibe, good variety of food, and fast, friendly service. Watch out for their excellent London Fog or Chai Latte. (Dogs welcome, too)