Top 10 restaurants in Richmond, New Zealand

March 24, 2018 Marissa Gamble

Discover the best restaurant in Richmond, New Zealand including The Grape Escape, The Cellar Door Restaurant & Cafe, The Stables Restaurant & Tavern, Sprig & Fern Tavern, Three Rooms, Ambrosia Cafe, The Wooden Spoon Cafe, Fossil Ridge Winery, Oxford St Kitchen + Roastery, Mango Richmond
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1. The Grape Escape

Mc Shane Rd, Richmond, New Zealand Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Cafe, European, New Zealand, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +64 3-544 4341
Excellent
49%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 201 reviews

The Grape Escape

Reviewed By PedroNP - New Plymouth, New Zealand

A stunning setting amongst mature Gardens around a delightful old building. Promptly seated and given menus and water, but did wait a while for table service. Once that got underway there was no undue delay in getting drinks and meals, and the staff were friendly and helpful. A great place to while away an hour or so and sample the delights on offer. Recommended.

2. The Cellar Door Restaurant & Cafe

107 Appleby Highway | Nelson, Richmond 7081, New Zealand Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Pizza, Fusion, Bar, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Dinner HK$39 - HK$196 +64 3-544 4963
Excellent
61%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 119 reviews

The Cellar Door Restaurant & Cafe

We are the closest winery/restaurant to the popular Richmond town center just a 5 mins away. Our our food is fresh and vibrant, changing with the seasons and showcasing local flavours. We use only free range meats & sustainable seafoods & support local growers and producers. The Nelson region has some of the best seafood, vegetables, cheese makers and olive oils in the country. We cater to everybody with gluten free, dairy free, vegan & healthy options available. All of our menus are expertly matched with Waimea Estates award winning wine range for the ultimate taste sensations!

Reviewed By Garry T

Lovely outdoor area but with unrealised potential.
The greeting and following service could not be faulted
(And this from one who frequently complains about lack of staff training & service!).
The meal (Pork Belly with apple and celery slaw) was nicely presented and
yummy. Cutlery was spotless and a decent size napkin was provided.
All in all, a very pleasant experience.
Recommended!

3. The Stables Restaurant & Tavern

1 McGlashen Avenue | Nelson, Richmond 7020, New Zealand Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar New Zealand, Bar, European, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch +64 3-544 2248
Excellent
40%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
5%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 124 reviews

The Stables Restaurant & Tavern

Situated in the heart of Richmond, Nelson, The Stables Restaurant & Tavern is located in an historic brick building with a close connection to the early days of Nelson. We pride ourselves on being your relaxed, friendly 'local' restaurant and tavern so why not call in for a meal or to enjoy a relaxing drink with family and friends. We'd love to see you!

Reviewed By WingerJack - Christchurch, New Zealand

There is nothing special about this restaurant and tavern in the heart of Richmond. It is a fairly typical Kiwi pub and fairly typical pub food. The waiter was friendly and busy, the wine list is ordinary, and the food was good (the chicken salad) and strictly average (the pork ribs).Avoid the ribs (not long enough being braised and an overly sugary sauce) and you will probably be all right.

4. Sprig & Fern Tavern

53 Beach Road, Richmond 7020, New Zealand Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, New Zealand Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks HK$39 - HK$157 +64 3-544 8675
Excellent
63%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 94 reviews

Sprig & Fern Tavern

The Sprig & Fern Milton St was voted Best Bar in NZ in 2012 and Best Bar in Nelson in 2013. The success of the craft beer tavern, owned by S&F Head Brewer Tracy Banner, has been down to the staff and the people who call the Milton St "Sprig" their local. The atmosphere is very welcoming, just like a big living room but without a loud TV to interfere with the chatting. All the S&F craft beers are on tap and carefully selected regional wines from NZ. A very popular range of food is available which is delivered piping hot to your table. Our style is very much English pub meets Kiwi tavern.If you are staying in Nelson and you enjoy excellent craft beer and company you have to make your way over to the Milton St Sprig & Fern tavern.

Reviewed By thelonious22 - Seongnam

The tap beer on selection is great...we loved every beer we tried...not a whole lot on the food menu but everything was excellent...we had the pizza, mussels, and lamb nuggets...the location near the beach is another plus...great spot!

5. Three Rooms

294 Queen Street, Richmond 7020, New Zealand Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar European, Contemporary, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Dinner +64 3-544 0610
Excellent
56%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 165 reviews

Three Rooms

Reviewed By rahall - Oliver, Canada

My wife and I visit this long-standing favourite several times each year and have NEVER been disappointed. A $5 corkage for BYOW is fantastic as is the 2 or 3 course set menu.
($30 and $35 respectively) Good old fashioned service and cuisine that are sure to please both your palette and your wallet,.

6. Ambrosia Cafe

226 Queen Street, Richmond 7020, New Zealand Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$31 - HK$133 +64 3-544 0025
Excellent
47%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
9%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 75 reviews

Ambrosia Cafe

Reviewed By Becky H - Oxford, United Kingdom

Good location with a lovely outside decking area to see in the sun. Stopped for lunch but the cheesecake tempted me too much. A lovely baked cinnamon and pecan cheesecake. Beautiful taste and good texture. Could have been a bit stiffer. Think it must be made with gelatine. Still one of the best cakes I’ve had in the Nelson area.
Staff also very polite.

7. The Wooden Spoon Cafe

251 Queen Street, Richmond 7020, New Zealand Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Waitstaff Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$31 - HK$110 +64 3-544 4314
Excellent
61%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 94 reviews

The Wooden Spoon Cafe

A friendly cafe with plenty of space to relax in. We offer an extensive range of menu and cabinet items and offer a range of dietary solutions as standard and if requested. We make our food on site from scratch and offer iCoco an Award Winning blend of coffee expertly made to your liking. Our cafe has received great reviews on TripAdvisor and from our regular customers each time they visit as well as nominations in Little Treasures and from local businesses in respect of cafe rankings and hospitality. We also won Cafe of The Year in 2014 as voted by our customers for the Nelson/Tasman Region. We look forward to sharing our cafe with you.

Reviewed By Karina709 - Blenheim, New Zealand

Had breakfast here and can not fault the food or service. Eggs were cooked perfectly and meals were well presented and tasty. Staff welcoming and seemed to enjoy being there. Great experience.

8. Fossil Ridge Winery

Hart Road, Richmond 7020, New Zealand Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch +64 3-544 9463
Excellent
56%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
7%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 42 reviews

Fossil Ridge Winery

Reviewed By Kiwi_Explorer2009 - Nelson, New Zealand

My husband, two teenagers and myself went to Fossil Ridge for lunch. The food was very tasty and good value for money. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Unfortunately we couldn't sit outside as the day was a bit cold. Would recommend going here for a relaxed lunch.

9. Oxford St Kitchen + Roastery

20 Oxford Street, Richmond 7020, New Zealand (Formerly Cafe on Oxford) Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Fusion, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$141 +64 3-544 9500
Excellent
55%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
9%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 53 reviews

Oxford St Kitchen + Roastery

At Oxford St Kitchen + Roastery we make no exception in providing quality seasonal food all created "in house" with the freshest local produce we can get. Our Baristas are award winning expert coffee brewers and work hard to provide you with your perfect fix. No matter your preference- Espresso, Syphon, Aeropress, Swiss Gold, V60, French Press, Chemex and Cold Drip. We offer a warm and welcoming environment with comfortable bench Seating, free WiFi, and friendly personable service. A beautiful day outside? Why not book a table on our sunny outdoor Terrace, perfect with a crisp glass of Sav Blanc. We love all our regulars to consider us a second home. The cafe offers further services such as barista training, on and off site catering and for smaller more intimate get togethers, why not consider us for your next private function? We can seat up to forty people and are fully licenced. So next time your looking for a special meal out consider Oxford St Kitchen + Roastery.

Reviewed By 623suzp

A lovely café just off the main road, friendly and helpful service. Noisy with it being so busy. Fresh cabinet food to eat in or take away. Lovely freshly roasted coffee, food is nice but everything seafood I've tried in pie's, coquettes etc Ive not been able to taste nor find much. Great burgers!

10. Mango Richmond

244 Queen Street, Richmond 7020, New Zealand Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +64 3-544 3278
Excellent
58%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 44 reviews

Mango Richmond

Reviewed By Elizabeth J - New Plymouth, New Zealand

I entered the empty restaurant and actually had to ask if it was open. I was greeted with a warm smile and an affirmative. Most the restaurants in the area were not which was a little strange because it was during their operating hours.
I ordered the tikka fried rice. I've never heard of it before but it sounded nice and it was.
The waitress noticed that I was not drinking my ice water on a cold day and offered me hot water. I've never been offered hot water but it was pleasant to have something to warm me up while I waited.
The meal was very tasty and gluten free.
Good service, good food.

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