“Who would have thought the best restaurant was so close to the airport! I would highly recommend The Monaco Kitchen restaurant it has great service, delicious wine and great cheese selection – the calamari was delicious!”
– LEE C, TRIPADVISOR
“It was exquisite, the food was cooked to perfection, the service was exceptional, they catered to all our needs with a smile! I would highly recommend TMK to anyone visiting Nelson, it is well worth that extra few minutes to drive from the centre of town, and there is actually no excuse if you're staying in the hotel next to it!"
– CHRIS Y, TRIPADVISOR
“Had a lovely meal at TMK restaurant, Jazz was fantastic her knowledge of wine selection to the meal was spot on and we had our best meals to date at this restaurant. The overall experience was great from the quality of food through to the expertise of the staff. Thank-you Jazz for your suggestions.”
– TAKAKA, NEW ZEALAND, TRIPADVISOR
“Fantastic meal, myself and my friend were very impressed with the freshness and quality of our meals. Also, the service was great.”
– JAMES M, TRIP ADVISOR
"Fantastic service, couldn’t be friendlier. The staff weren’t overbearing but were genuinely great and willing to do what they could to make our experience enjoyable. The food was fantastic and surprised us."
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, TRIPADVISOR
THE MONACO KITCHEN

Taste. Share. Feast

TMK restaurant is a sun filled coastal restaurant with a pretty brick-walled courtyard.
The food offering is generous, humble and delicious. Choose small or large plates to share with friends and family. The fabulous Nelson regional produce and seafood is championed, and the food is expressed simply and honestly.
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THE MENU

Designed so you can enjoy a variety of flavours.
Order a few plates, chow down on your own or pass
them around. The menu is changed each season to
celebrate the new flavours and the fabulous Nelson
produce.
A list of hand selected craft beers, local wines and
non-alcoholic bevvies are offered in the restaurant.

THE COURTYARD

Coastal outlook with a Mediterranean vibe, the sunfilled courtyard is a perfect place for you to relax after a long day.
Whether it be a casual drink with friends and family or a larger meet and greet affair, sit back and enjoy a refreshing glass of rosé, a Nelson brewed beer or a freshly squeezed OJ paired with a nibble or two from The Monaco Kitchen.

CATERING

TMK restaurant has been asked to cater many onsite and offsite events in the Nelson region ranging from international sporting events, wedding celebrations to corporate affairs.
Please reach out if you would like to talk to us about catering for your special occasion.

PRIVATE DINING

The Orangerie Room is perfect for a birthday bash, an engagement party or a fancy work event.
Located above The Monaco Kitchen, this room has private access from the Hotel courtyard, a delightful balcony with beautiful coastal views and can host parties of 40-65 people.
Please contact the TMK team if you would like to talk to us about private dining options for your special occasion.

BREAKFAST

Enjoy great coffee and healthy or indulgent eats.
Choose to enjoy either inside the conservatory, which cantilevers over the pond, or in the sun filled courtyard.

MEET THE MONACO KITCHEN TEAM

JAY / EXECUTIVE CHEF
Jay has held the helm of the kitchen for more than 8 years, he is passionate yet calm and consistent. We’re very proud of his fare.
TOMMY / HOST
Tommy has had a fascinating international career including working with Michael Jackson. He loves welcoming guests to TMK and enjoys sharing a tale or two.

BEX / FRONT OF HOUSE
Bex is one of our long serving, hard working stars. She laughs easily and understands the fun of hanging out with family.
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