Best Food and Wine Spots in Nelson - Tasman

From fine dining, to modern cafes, to assorted wineries and international cuisine, Nelson Tasman is a food and wine-lover's paradise. With an array of exquisite flavours in a variety of different locations, we’ve searched high and low and narrowed it down to the top five food and wine spots in this area. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed!

1. Kahurangi Estate

This winery is a boutique, family-owned vineyard specialising in hand-made wines. Located in Upper Moutere, the medieval-inspired architecture will capture your attention from the moment you step foot on this beautiful estate. Offering an array of high-quality, affordable house-made wine, cider, and craft beer, they also import the best there is from France, Australia, Italy, Spain, and Portugal.

2. Urban Eatery Restaurant and Bar

This trendy restaurant and bar is a fusion of ‘street meets dining’ - and it works. The attitude and atmosphere of this restaurant makes you at home instantly, and with an ever-evolving menu sourced from local suppliers, this stylish food will leave you coming back for more. Their bar provides exceptional craft beer and wine, and their cocktails aren’t bad either. Cheers, anyone?

3. DeVille Cafe & Bar

This quirky family-owned cafe is one of Nelson’s favourite brunch spots, sourcing all food and drink from the Nelson Tasman region. From a classic Eggs Benedict to a draught beer selection, they also have nights with live music from talented local musicians and beyond.

4. The Baker’s Coffee Shop

This rustic, French-style cafe is tucked away on Collingwood Street in Nelson. With artisanal sourdough breads, almond croissants, and cinnamon morning buns, this coffee shop offers scrumptious sweet and savoury treats at an affordable price. One pastry at this place will leave you wanting more. Same again tomorrow?

5. Harry’s Hawker House & Bar

This Asian Fusion restaurant was inspired by the flavours of South East Asian street food and hawker markets. Local ingredients and flavours are matched perfectly with regional wines and beers, with three dining options: Chef’s Table, Chef’s Dining Area, or your classic Hawker-style space. Make sure you call ahead to make a reservation if you want the former; this place books up fast!

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