Arden bar & kitchen is a contemporary restaurant, wine and cocktail bar behind a heritage shopfront in the centre of Nelson.
We celebrate many things food and booze : our lists change often so we can showcase the good stuff from growers, brewers and makers of quality from here and far.
The space is cosy and the style is casual yet considered : seats are available in the courtyard garden, at the long bar, the window seat, or in the dining room for larger groups: see the contact page for reservations
the kitchen is baking treats served w coffee and our famous toasties from 10am on the weekend and lunch served via PORTA VIA from 12pm weds-sun
: switching doors to Arden and the evening menu from 4pm : we offer a substantial supper menu until late
PORTA VIA has opened next door for your takeaway needs
There is also comfortable seating inside or at the window bar to enjoy a sourdough sandwich, a piece of tart or a wedge of cheese with today’s pouring wines or crossbow coffee all day. Keep an ear out for when we launch supper club and host guests for tastings and events.
Porta Via is also an excellent small venue for private functions and group bookings
We look forward to seeing you soon :