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Mussel Inn

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Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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1259 Takaka-Collingwood Highway | Onekaka, Onekaka 7182, New Zealand
+64 3-525 9241
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Petersfiedl
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good simple local dishes. The beer choices are interesting and very good. Music and quiz some nights.

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Wiltshire UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed the fish and craft beers here. Really popular place. Always loads of cars parked along the roadside. We ate here twice ! Once at lunchtime - older gentleman behind bar didn't seem so pleased to be there but in the evening the young staff were fun.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Scrumptious food, great atmosphere and beer to die for - worth the trip over the mountain on its own!

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Thank Andrew M
Havelock North, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mussel Inn is a shady haven just off a busy road. They specialise in brewing their own beer which is very good. The food quality is also very good, but not expensive. They specialise in sustainability e.g. a composting toilet system is worthy of a visit!

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Queen Charlotte
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Some places are perfect examples of what they're meant to be, and this is one of them. If the word "Inn" brings up an image of a big, high-ceilinged room with a large bar at one end, rustic wooden tables and chairs, a big hearth, a vine-covered courtyard with gigantic slab tables, and a big covered porch surrounding the whole... More 

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Thank Bima77
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had to try this place after reading a lot of positive reviews, and they delivered. Great food and local beer! Nice place for the kids as well.

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Thank JGangWM
Pittsburgh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stopped here 2 of the 3 nights that I was in Golden Bay. They had 5 or 6 of their own beers on tap along with 4 or 5 others in bottles. All of them were very good. The food is also pretty good with the bar snacks being a particularly good deal. Great laid back atmosphere to boot.... More 

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Thank Jeff K
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three generations of our family visited for lunch with friends. The mussels were fresh, the setting was funky and everyone in the family from Grandma to the little ones was happy with their meals and drinks. Service was efficient and unobtrusive. We plan to return next summer!

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Thank ElizabethWellington
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unpretentious, laid back. Great for locals and travellers alike. Simple but good menu. Friendly staff. Barn-like building, plank furniture, and surrounding deck gives it proper Inn feel. Variety of local and good beers. Open fireplace outside. Old steel beer kegs used as urinals - that's gotta be worth seeing in itself.

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Thank Obzerva
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here on the way to Collingwood and had an excellent lunch, the steamed mussels were both good and plenty, other dishes also good and plentiful beverage choice

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 20
Cuisine
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, Brew Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1259 Takaka-Collingwood Highway | Onekaka, Onekaka 7182, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Golden Bay  >  Onekaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-525 9241
Description
Brewery/bar/cafe/music venue
Closed late July til early September

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