Waterfront Restaurant

Waterfront restaurant is an experience to be savoured, enjoy the best food & wine from the Nelson Tasman region, a relaxing coffee, and the natural beauty of Kaiteriteri beach.

  • Waterfront opening hours: 10am - 4pm CLOSED from 22nd July - 18th August
  • Phone: 03 527 8507

  • Email: [email protected]

  • 1 Kaiteriteri-Sandy Bay Road, Kaiteriteri 7197

Waterfront Restaurant will be closed from July 22nd to August 18th for maintenance.  

We’re sorry for any inconvenience this might cause. 

In the meantime, you can still get your daily coffee and food fix at our Kaiteriteri store.

We can’t wait to welcome you back on August 18th! Thanks for your understanding and support.

Waterfront Restaurant is the perfect place to enjoy great food and wine with friends or family. Positioned right alongside Kaiteriteri beach, sit and enjoy being in one of the best destinations in New Zealand, while having lunch or a simple morning flat white. 

Our kitchen team sources ingredients from the region, including herbs grown on the Reserve, to deliver dishes that reflect the region. Starting with the ocean, our incredible aquaculture industry enables us to serve fresh and flavourful salmon, mussels and a wide range of sustainably caught fish year-round. We make the most of this bountiful kaimoana through a variety of delicious menu dishes. The friendly and knowledgeable local staff will be on hand to recommend one of our many regional wines or craft beers and provide you with an insider's guide to the best spots to visit whilst in the area. 

We are open seven days and bookings are recommended in our peak summer season for large bookings.

Waterfront Restaurant is proudly owned and operated by the Kaiteriteri Recreation Reserve, with profits helping to protect the natural beauty of the Reserve. 

Sample menus are subject to change due to seasonality or demand. 

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