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Best bars in Tasman Bay

Cafe
“Situated in what was a garden centre back in the 1970's and 80's, most of the cafe is in an enclosed courtyard with some inside tables in a cosy space next to the counter and kitchens. I love Deville's atmosphere - all kinds of Nelsonians and tourists come in for a coffee and their excellent food. Their date scones are big, full of dates and delicious, especially if you come in early when they are just out of the oven. Another favourite is the Caesar Salad. It is occasionally also a music venue at night. Deville can't be beaten as one of Nelsons many gems.”
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Restaurant
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“Our favorite, no bookings, so you may need to wait but no usually for too long. Its always humming and busy whatever night you go and the food is amazing. If you are looking for an experience this is the place to go. We recommend if possible to grab a seat along the bench by the open kitchen, you get to see what they do plus you may get an extra treat. Even the little dots of sauce on your plate burst with flavor. ”
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Bar
“Lovely intermit little bar run by a fabulous young character who knows how to host and run a great little team. Often live musical back round entertainment. Well worth a drop in if you like atmosphere. ”
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Coffee Shop
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“Good selection of drinks and snacks, lunches etc., in a relaxed atmosphere centrally located.”
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Bar
“Lovely chilled atmosphere and exceptional service with the best Margaritas .”
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Bar
“This is our favourite place in Nelson to grab a quick brunch, as the best time to go is before lunch when it gets super busy!”
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Brewery
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“The Sprig and Fern bars are fast becoming the place to go in the Top of the South, this is the closest. Well worth a visit if you like craft beer.”
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Bar
“Old school - Order your fish and chips next door, delivered to your table at the pub!”
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Bar
“Nice, relaxed space, great hosts and really good wine selection. Made to order pizza and great platters. ”
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Bar
“The Sprig & Fern is a 20 minute walk from the Beached Kiwi. They specialize in ciders and beer and have a great bar menu, friendly efficient service.”
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Bar
“Situated in the bar and cafe district of the City. A favourite with backpackers (no booking necessary) ”
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Bar
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“It's very relaxed and comfortable and they serve delicious craft beer and Nelson wines.”
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Bar
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“Great atmosphere (family friendly, may have live music) & great selection of Sprig & Fern craft beers & hearty pub foods.”
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Restaurant
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“A tasteful and relaxing place to start off your day with a morning coffee in the heart of Nelson city on Trafalgar Street. ”
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Restaurant
“Great atmosphere, fantastic wood fired pizza and brilliant live music! fun for all ages and family friendly.”
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Store
“Also called Praego - a mediterranean deli and supplies, cafe open all day - Comida offers delicious evening dining. Try the pizza. The tiramisu is to die for. Actually, try anything!”
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