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Mussel Inn

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Seafood,
1259 Takaka-Collingwood Highway | Onekaka, Onekaka 7182, New Zealand
+64 3-525 9241
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (98 reviews)
“garlic bread” (26 reviews)
“nachos” (21 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
1259 Takaka-Collingwood Highway | Onekaka, Onekaka 7182, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 427 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Great atmosphere, beer and cider. Food only adequate. Very friendly staff. Comfortable pub and gardens

Thank LondonAnnie41
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We usually live in the North Island, NZ and travelled to Collingwood for three nights for holiday. Several people recommended the Mussel Inn to us so off we went. The restaurant was busy and bustling. Unfortunately the Mussel Inn did not deliver. My friend and...More

Thank Jellyfishie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

had a look warm meal, but visited the toilets first for a number one...when I approached the place was really stinking of urine. My wife then went to the womens toilet not knowing I had already been....she was disgusted with the smell in the ladies...More

Thank Macarsovitch
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s OK! Nothing special! Was recommended by a few people, so expected more from it. Lacked a bit of atmosphere and the gent that served me could smile a bit more. The mussels were nice, but nothing special. Maybe it’s the craft beer that gets...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, plenty of shade. Friendly service. Had steamed mussels which were large and tasty, the open bacon sandwich was much larger than expected and full of flavour. The pavlova could have done with a bit more fruit. Would certainly return. The menu is attached...More

Thank gsdsxm
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the delightful Golden Bay, operating in its 25th year & famous for its atmosphere, music & brews. Tried the ginger bear & the apple cider - both strongly flavoured brews & refreshing. Impressed with the seafood chowder - tomatoe based with hunks of...More

Thank PauleLec
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love the tasting platter you can pick 5 of their hand crafted beers or coders from the tap. The nachos are also awesome tons of sour cream. I would recommend a large to share between 2 people unless you are super hungry. I always...More

Thank 88_Gem
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve visited the Mussell Inn many times over the years and it would be one of my favourite places on planet Earth. Lunch and a couple of beers with friends on a very hot day. The Captain Cooker is well worth a try as are...More

Thank C210LSkevinf
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Apparently this place has been around for ages in Golden Bay and it is easy to se why. It is indeed a decent place. Not fancy but friendly and good. We had of course the mussels which were good. Not spectacular but good. And then...More

Thank Jan L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A great spot and setting. We all had the mussels seeing as they are the ‘mussel Inn’ couldn’t believe the size that came out, they were the smallest greenlipped mussels we have ever been served. Pathetic!There were 8 adults having mussels and all had the...More

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Response from Musselinn | Property representative |
We don't mind if you bring a dog in, if you keep it on a leash at your outside table.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 21
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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
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Brewery/bar/cafe/music venue
Closed late July til early September
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