Welcome To The Styx Nelson

The Styx sits on Wakefield Quay, with a stunning panoramic view of Tasman Bay. Located halfway between Tahuna Beach and downtown Nelson, The Styx is the perfect destination for both tourists and locals.

The Styx is at the heart of it all in Nelson, offering a unique blend of food, beverages and service. Featuring both local and regional wines, craft beers, and the wonderful Swallow Coffee roasted by the folks at Sublime, we are certain you will find your happiness at The Styx.

Each morning, our chefs are in the kitchen baking fresh cakes, scones, and muffins. We partner with the local fish market to craft daily specials that vary with the daily catch. Our menu features seafood specials, homemade pizzas, and burgers. The Styx takes great pride in the fact that you can sit and watch fishing boats roll into Port Nelson from the Tasman Bay and within a couple of hours one of our wait staff can deliver their catch cooked to perfection to your table.

"I love the amazing choice of fresh fish and seafood, it makes my job exciting and interesting and makes it easy to get out of bed in the morning".

Joe

Contact Us

The Styx
272 Wakefield Quay
Nelson
(03) 548 1075

7 days | 10am – late
thestyx@hotmail.co.nz
facebook.com/TheStyxNelson/

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Function Menu

The Styx is a marvelous addition to Nelson’s function venues. With two stories of seating, which includes an indoor and outdoor area – we can cater to groups from 10 to 120. We have been successfully catering corporate events, birthdays, weddings, and holiday parties for over three years from our waterfront location.

The downstairs area consists of outdoor, covered seating that can accommodate up to 60 people. In the summer, we open all of the windows and doors so you can stroll from the pier into the restaurant. In the winter, we keep it cozy with heaters that protect you from the elements. At all times of the year, you have an unobstructed view of the sea and the perfect spot to watch the sun set.

The upstairs area of The Styx is perfect for larger functions. We can comfortably seat up to 60 for meals, and can accommodate far more for groups looking for a casual, canape type function – where guests can move from the indoor area to the balcony area at their leisure.

If you are considering hosting your next event at The Styx, stop for a tour of our space and a drink on the balcony.

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Sharing Platters

Our Grazing Table and Snack Table mean that you will be able to help yourself to a variety of savouries as they arrive throughout your event. You and your guests will spend the evening mingling, drinking and indulging in freshly prepared food. 

Grazing Table  |   $20 per person

+ Cold cured meats

+ New Zealand cheeses

+ Garlic prawns

+ Pork belly bites

+ Sushi platter

+ Crispy calamari

+ Marinated olives

+ Salmon wraps

+ Homemade savouries

+ Garlic flatbread

+ Panko crumbed fish

 

Snack Table   $15 per person

+ Homemade breads and dips

+ Garlic flatbread

+ Panko crumbed fish

+ Spicy pork meatballs

+ Pizza slices

+ Crispy calamari

+ Curly fries

 

Sit Down Dinner

Our Communal Table and Independent Menu are the perfect way to make a large group gathering feel like an intimate dining experience. 

The Communal Table  |  $45 per person

Starters and mains are served in the centre of the table and are intended to be shared by all – family style. Desserts are selected and plated  individually. 

To start (choose one):

Breads and dips
Antipasto platter (additional $7 per person)

Mains (choose three):

Slow roasted beef ribeye
Harissa marinated chicken
Pan seared Malborough salmon
Crispy porchetta
Pan fried fish of the day

Desserts (choose one):

Warm chocolate brownie
Rosemary creme brulee
Cheesecake

The Independent |  $45 per person for 2 courses |  $55 per person for 3 courses

Our Independent menu is ideal for large groups who want to choose their meals individually. You have the option to enjoy a two or three course meal, prepared especially for you. 

To start (choose one):

Crispy calamari
Chili chicken
Arancini

Mains (choose one):

Slow roasted beef ribeye
Harissa marinated chicken
Pan seared Marlborough salmon
Crispy porchetta
Pan fried fish of the day

Desserts (choose one):

Warm chocolate brownie
Rosemary creme brulee
Cheesecake

The Team

The Styx Team is made up of individuals from around the world – we have team members from New Zealand, The Philippines, Belgium, United Kingdom, Chili, USA, and Sweden – who are all excited to be working in Nelson. We work hard to ensure that each customer leaves the Styx in a better mood than when they walked in the door.

It’s our goal that customers feel at home while dining at The Styx – the only difference being that we’ll take care of the cooking and the dishes!

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Joe Horton

Joe is the Head Chef and Owner of The Styx. After studying for two years at the Birmingham College of Food, Joe moved to Spain to further his career. He found his true passion for both food and travel while living in Spain. He returned to Birmingham to work in fine dining cuisine for a year before heading off to Australia to work in Sydney, Port Douglas and Melbourne. From Australia, he moved to Auckland where he got his first taste of Kiwi cuisine. He found his home in Queenstown for the next four years, before he moved to Nelson to open The Styx. Joe loves fresh seafood and produce – both of which are bountiful in Nelson.

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Tony Robertson

Tony and Joe opened The Styx in 2012. He is an Australian who moved to Queenstown 36 years ago to become a ski instructor. After two seasons in Japan he opened New Zealand’s fifth Japanese restaurant (Minami Jujisei) in 1986. In 1994, he opened The Boardwalk Seafood Restaurant in Queenstown and in 2004, with Head Chef Mike Doran, he opened Hamill’s Restaurant in Queenstown. Tony is past President and past National Vice President of the Southern Lakes branch of the Restaurant Association of New Zealand. With years of experience in the hospitality industry, Tony is an invaluable asset to The Styx.