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Jester House cafe

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320 Aporo Road | Tasman, Tasman, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
+64 3-526 6742
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Grantham, NH USA
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Now you can enjoy the Jester menu all day long. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and willing to accommodate your special needs.

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Thank DougW964
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had stayed at the Boot at Jester House which included the breakfast here which was great. The place is really quirky with a fantastic playground and gardens. Definitely worth a visit!

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Thank TaylorFamBam
Tasman, New Zealand
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just love this cafe and its environment. Excellent coffee and food. Most obliging friendly staff. Thank you

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Thank Trina M
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely, gardens, and of course food, really great Seafood Chowder and Black Berry cake , the service was very professional, the best we had in NZ.. Also don't miss feeding the eels, a very special place, don't miss it . !

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Thank bilo1
Upper Moutere, New Zealand
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a place to go on a sunny day and enjoy real al fresco dining experience. There are plenty of sitting options either on a pleasant sunny verandah, or at any shaded picnic tables scattered around extensive gardens. Anywhere you sit, you're surrounded by lush gardens, birdsong and buzzy atmosphere of a busy café. It's fun, fun and fun... More 

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Thank Monika S
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very unique venue full of peaceful energy. We enjoyed atmosphere and had relaxing time. A lot of space in the garden and good for family with kids. Also can have fun feeding huge eels. Service was friendly and kind. I had egg and toast focaccia, it was tasty and perfectly cooked poached eggs. Just one thing, maybe if put some... More 

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Thank arepita_rellena
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98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fun place! They cater for cyclists with hitching posts on the walkway where you can see & hear native birds at play in the stream. Tables are scattered in different areas through the gardens, on the deck under umbrellas, under trees, inside .... games and dress up for the kids, of all ages. Eels! Too funny... and interesting!... More 

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Thank Sawhira
jesterhouse, Owner at Jester House cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful experience at Jester House.We look forward to hosting you again. More 

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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing experience being able to feed wild eels. Then lunch at beautiful cafe. Venison burger was just the best. Staff polite and professional. Highly recommended

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Thank HeatherAbbie
Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

A visit to this establishment is out of the ordinary in every way. This place is famous for its tame eels which can be hand fed. On arrival a water ford has to be crossed. The stream that the eels are in flows across it. The buildings are very quaint reminiscent of a kinda Tolkien fantasy. The place has won... More 

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Thank John V
Wellington, New Zealand
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

We visited the fun and creative gardens and decided to have lunch. We were not disappointed. This is an award winning cafe and the lunch was delicious.The fish chowder was to die for. Very friendly and helpful staff. The food was well presented and beautifully cooked. The cafe sold things like Jester Tee shirts and witches broom sticks. The atmosphere... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 9 - US$ 19
Cuisine
Cafe, New Zealand, International, European, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 Aporo Road | Tasman, Tasman, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Mapua  >  Tasman
  • Phone Number: +64 3-526 6742

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?