Arnel's Filipino Restaurant
Arnel's Filipino Restaurant is the first Filipino restaurant to open in Nelson and is run by owner and chef Arnel Lisondra. Filipino cuisine is a combination of influences from colonisations of the Philippines including Spanish, Japanese, Chinese and American.
Their menu pays tribute to this, with a touch of Arnel's flair. Some dishes that come recommended for the tastebuds include a popular prawn dish, noodle soups, hot plates and fried rices. For dessert, try their white chocolate deep fried dumpling served with mango ice cream, which is also a specialty on the dinner menu.