Food Wine & Beer

Wine and craft beer enthusiasts will find the cellar doors of passionate winemakers and brewers open and foodies will discover fabulous produce and seafood as they dine among the vines, along the waterfront, in the heart of Nelson City, or you discover secret country cafés or the quaint seaside village of Mapua.

Nelson has a great range of quality restaurants, cafes and bars in the inner city, along the waterfront and at Tahunanui Beach. Nelson's central business district is home to over 600 retail outlets so make sure you spend some time looking around the tree lined streets and quaint heart of the city.

The Tasman District is home to 28 boutique wineries, dotted across the picturesque hills and plains of the region's wine growing country with inviting cellar doors and restaurants to sample award winning wines.

New Zealand’s hop crop thrives in ideal growing conditions under the Nelson Tasman sun. The region is also home to more craft breweries (11) per head of the population than anywhere else in the country. 

“Sun-drenched and lying on a fertile coastal plain,
there’s an abundance of fresh produce utilised by
creative chefs to satisfy salivating senses.”

Fiona Harper Lifestyle Australia

Find us at The Food Show in your nearest city

The Food Shows Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch

The Food Shows Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch

Thank you to all who entered our competition at the National Food Shows this year. CONGRATULATIONS to Robyn Mita of Porirua or won a luxury trip to Nelson

Nelson's got everyone's taste covered

Nelson Dining Guide

Nelson Dining Guide

The Nelson Dining Guide is a pocket map featuring more than 80 restaurants, cafes and eateries in Nelson City, as well as bars, hotels, markets and street carts. DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE

Proud supporter of the NZ Wine Awards 2015

Proud supporter of the NZ Wine Awards 2015

Nelson Tasman Tourism proudly supported the Air New Zealand Wine Awards, the premier wine competition in New Zealand. More Info

From Source to Serve

From Source to Serve

Source to Serve was developed as a new brand and collateral to show off the Nelson region - particularly its wines and locally grown produce - during the Royal visit at the end of 2015. Source to Serve

Nelson restaurant Hopgoods teams up with Amayjen

at a range of Nelson's restaurants

Miyazu Japanese Restaurant

Miyazu Japanese Restaurant

Supreme Winner Best Restaurant Nelson/Tasman Aronui DineOut Awards 2014 Presented by WildTomato.

The Monaco Kitchen

The Monaco Kitchen

The Monaco Kitchen introduces a new approach to delicious food, fabulous regional produce, craft beers and wines, and a relaxed vibe.

The Mussel Inn

The Mussel Inn

Relaxed family-friendly dining, located halfway between Takaka and Collingwood.

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