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Jellyfish Cafe and Bar

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Bar, Cafe, Seafood, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Mapua Wharf, Mapua, New Zealand
+64 3-540 2028
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09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had lunch at Jellyfish cafe in Mapua on Sunday (19th Feb). I have to say I believe this was the best salad I have ever eaten. Lovely flavours, generous amount of pork throughout the salad and just an overall taste sensation! It was very busy too, but we had excellent service and there were five of us and our meals... More 

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Thank Julie M
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely restaurant at the wharf with very relaxed atmosphere. Food was lovely - my 9 year old son ordered an adult sized clam linguini and finished it! Lots of options for dessert and they were all very yum.

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Thank JessMoh
Oamaru, New Zealand
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely place to have a relaxing afternoon drink. Nice to sit outside and enjoy the view of the harbour.

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Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had the market fish which was exceptionally nice. Service was fine, pricing excellent value and food first class.

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Thank PeterMMM253
Ely, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We arrived late on a busy evening, but Debbie found us a table. Lovely food, fab location and Debbie was super helpful in advising us where to go and what to see. She even dropped some umbrellas off this morning. Gratis! Now that's service.

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Thank ian r
Nelson, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is becoming a favourite for me. My partner took me for a meal on valentines night and we were not dissapointed. The new owners were very friendly and welcoming. It was good to see they have kept the waiting staff as they are very polite and friendly. I had the beef which was cooked to perfection for me... More 

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Motueka, New Zealand
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This cafe faces the Mapua wharf so is a very pleasant location to enjoy excellent food and very good service with indoor or outdoor dining options and children are also well cartered for. On a sunny day this makes for a very enjoyable dining experience.

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Thank pearl_don
Berkeley, CA
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have had three fabulous dinners here, each time sitting outside at a table for 2 and watching the boats in the estuary. Very romantic, and lots to watch! The food is perfectly prepared (we have had beef filet, lamb with watercress, and the third time a lovely white fish - Cardinal). The entrees and salads were unique and so... More 

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Thank sleddogsis09
Jelly_admin, Owner at Jellyfish Cafe and Bar, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know your positive feedback. we do hope you can come and visit us in paradise again sometime. Debbie More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Three people at our table had the Sicilian seafood soup, which was divine. The fourth had the fish and chips which were also declared superb. The service was good and the view spectacular. Certainly worth a detour off the main road.

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Thank Kiwi087
Jelly_admin, Owner at Jellyfish Cafe and Bar, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know your positive feedback. we do hope you can come and visit us in paradise again sometime. Debbie More 

Austin
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff, solid food options, and if you're there a sunset, a spectacular view. The fish options are obviously very fresh.

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Thank Joel R
Jelly_admin, Owner at Jellyfish Cafe and Bar, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to let us know your positive feedback. we do hope you can come and visit us in paradise again sometime. Debbie 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
Cuisine
Bar, Cafe, Seafood, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mapua Wharf, Mapua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Mapua
  • Phone Number: +64 3-540 2028

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