Welcome to Salt Water Eating and Bar

Saltwater Eating & Bar is a premium establishment in the heart of Tahunanui, Nelson. This friendly neighbourhood gastropub boasts a lively atmosphere throughout the week and into the weekend.

We offer great indoor/outdoor areas for catching up with friends and family, or groups will enjoy one of our many function areas. A fantastic venue for both summer and winter, you can relax in a candlelit corner of the restaurant, pull up the chairs and celebrate with friends in one of our outdoor heated courtyards. And when you’re comfortable, make sure you check out the menu.

We have a great chef, with a menu incorporating New Zealand ingredients, including delicious fresh fish, as well as the more traditional pub fare.

During the day we are a busy café style environment with extensive food offerings, light meals, a la carte lunch menus & breakfast whole week, with a more relaxed order-at-the bar type service. At night we become a bustling restaurant with full food and beverage table service, catering also for large groups & specialty functions provide set menus. Bookings are recommended.

We have variety of Local Nelson Wines and local craft HOP Farm Beer in the taps. Even variety of New Zealand beers Monteith’s and Speights in the bottel as well.

Recent from blog

By Admin
12 June 2019


Breakfast is my healthiest and heaviest meal of the day. I start the day with a good breakfast so to keep the energy going. Fruits, Tea or Coffee, and healthy foods are a part of my daily breakfast.

By Admin
29 July 2019

We are special for Eggs Benedict.

Making Eggs Benedict requires careful orchestration. You have to have warm, crispy bacon, hot buttered toasted Ciabatta bread, eggs poached perfectly to your desire, and a warm, creamy, unbroken Hollandaise sauce, all at about the same time.

For Booking

Call Us on 03 5486466
Email Us on info@saltwatereatingandbar.co.nz