Mon-Fri 06:00-10:00 Sat-Sun and public holidays 06:00-10:30
No surcharge on public holidays
- Disabled Access
About Oceano Panorama Restaurant
Rutherford Hotel Nelson offers a range of excellent dining options to cater for all of our guests.
Whether you’re looking to fuel up with a delicious breakfast at our Oceano Panorama Restaurant or wanting to quench your thirst at the Port o’ Call Bar after a big day exploring New Zealand’s sunshine capital, we’ll have something to suit your needs.
For dinner Rutherford Hotel Nelson has two highly regarded restaurants onsite, with Oceano Panorama Restaurant offering an a la carte dinner menu and beautiful panoramic views, and Miyazu serving Japanese cuisine created using the freshest New Zealand produce.
Before heading out for the day enjoy a relaxed breakfast soaking up the early morning sun at Oceano Panorama Restaurant.
For evening dining, Oceano truly captures the essence of Nelson offering the freshest local produce cooked to perfection by our talented chefs. Our seasonal menu offers something for every palate. Top off your dining experience by choosing your favourite wine from one of the region’s best selected wine lists.
We are open to the public.
We look forward to welcoming you…
Dianne and myself were humbled by the way we were treated by your staff,we felt we were royalty.
We had a lovely dinner at the Oceano Restaurant at the Rutherford Hotel on 1 March 2021. We chose the three course option for the very reasonable price of $55 each. The service was great, and the food all met expectations. The wine we had was very reasonably priced too so we were very happy with the whole experience. Sadly due to the latest covid level 2 restrictions there were very few people in the restaurant which kind of killed the atmosphere a bit compared to what it might have been if more tables were occupied but that was outside of the hotel's control. We would recommend this restaurant as a good one to go to in Nelson.
The Valentine's Dinner at Oceano was very enjoyable. Thank to the chef and staff for the food and pleasant atmosphere.
Heather was so welcoming. Just appreciated it as it made us feel comfortable. Looking forward to trying the cocktails
Staff were all great, but our waitress in particular was excellent - if I wasn't on a strict budget before I start my new job, I would have definitely given a tip! The lack of diners had me worried about the standard of the food etc - that concern was quickly alleviated by both food and service. This was one of those rare instances where the old adage of "eating where the locals eat" when away from home was off the mark!
We both enjoy the evening and meal . service was good . one problem i wish more people would have shown up .maybe a few local ads would help . Richard
Great restaurant! Great food. Went for a quiet dinner, it was very quiet... To quiet. Surprisingly quiet considering the quality of the restaurant. Some serious marketing issues, the place should be full daily? It’s beautiful place.
First day allowed to dine after lockdown....it was a delight
We enjoyed our visit to the Oceano Restaurant and found the service and food lived up to our expectations. Thank our for making visit enjoyable ,Judy Brough
Not a fan of the scrambled eggs (been twice) BUT you can order poached eggs and they are great! Hash browns were not always available and that might be because they are SO good! Love the berry fruit and jams. Service has been fabulous both times we have been. Will definitely be back. Great food, great service.
Staff very polite and helpful. Nice atmosphere. Food generally excellent with selection. New Year’s Eve dinner overall very good although beef dish steak not cooked that well. Overall we always enjoy staying at your hotel and over the years have never had a bad experience.
Beautiful food!!! Bar service poorl, very unhappy bar man with zero personality behind the bar. Once in the restaurant drinks took forever to get to our table, odd as no one in the bar or restaurant. Service in the restaurant was ok considering the young lady was learning, and being trained by a non restaurant person. We would not rush back :-(
What an amazing experience of food and rum. I love rum.
Most delightful dining experience I’ve ever had it was fabulous!
The Rum & Cocktail night was a huge success. We have thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The food was very nice and the cocktails very generously poured. Highly recommended. Thanks!
Great food an very nice restaurant,,A plus from use.service was awsum .we spilt pepper corns on floor ,sorry about that....
Highly recommend this Restaurant.The staff were very professional, really friendly and gave us great service. The food was delicious and presented well. The overall experience was fantastic and all my birthday guests said they really enjoyed it. Regards Dave
Staff amazing. Food disappointing. Ceviche uninspiring and somewhat bland. Steak had quite a lot of fat on it. Food very ordinary and overpriced. Staff in the dining room and the bar made the evening enjoyable
Suggest you read our comments on Trip Advisor. It says it all!! Your restaurant was beyond BAD.
Beautiful location and service, but the price we paid for the amount we got made me laugh. My feedback is to give value for the money.
Thank you for accommodating our group, the service was excellent and the food amazing. I especially liked being able to talk to my guests as the atmosphere was very pleasant, thank you for a great night
When booking online I could only book for 4 which was a pain but I believed that to be due them being busy... this was not a case. We were the only ones in the very large restaurant for about 2 hours until 2 others turned up. Apart from that the food was very good and David was a lovely waiter.
The food was awesome and the time between courses was just right
Lovely options for Father’s Day brunch Very attentive staff