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Jellyfish Cafe and Bar

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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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Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked into Jellyfish Cafe for dinner tonite with friends. This was our second time for a meal and our friends first..stunning service and amazing meal for all from entree to dessert. Jellyfish caters for all. We had a couple of meat eaters and we can all honestly say we have not had a better piece of steak ever. The... More 

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Thank Wazzamyname
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful views of Ruby Bay right on the wharf, great menu including cuisine for non-seafood lovers, but more importantly brilliant seafood! Well worth the trip

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Thank Nigel W
Havelock North, New Zealand
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were late trying for a meal when we arrived in Mapua. The Jellyfish was one of only three locations still open. Great choice. We ordered Salt and Pepper Squid for us all to share and a bowl of Scicilian Seafood Soup for each of us. This was great -- my wife was trying to wheedle the recipe from the... More 

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Thank Viliamu7
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the best scrambled eggs ever. We came back for dinner that night. Our large group proved no problem for the very pleasant staff here. Beautiful food with great wine recommendations by the staff. Top rate.

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Thank Jacvan64
Los Altos, CA
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73 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jellyfish was recommended to us by our lodge hosts. If you don't know about it, you might miss it. From the time we walked in, we felt very welcome. Each person we encountered was more pleasant and upbeat than the last. Their recommendations were spot on. All three dishes we had were fantastic! Good selection of beer and wine. Love... More 

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Thank Geoff_Los_Altos_CA
Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
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89 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in with group for something snacky mid afternoon. Great menu selection...i.e. Smashed avos, cheese platter Great beer and wine selection, friendly helpful staff. Pleasant surprise.. Will return.

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Thank LeighR625
Porirua
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a number of Golden Bay eateries where perfectly good ingredients have been murdered into horrible plated food, I made my way to Jellyfish Bar and Café on the wharf at Mapua following a recommendation from another traveler. This is the place that will restore your faith in the catering service. Try the Jellyfish Breakfast, it has potato mash to... More 

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Thank Gary H
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a nice early sitting for our romantic dinner. We had great service and there was a nice twist where we 'won' a free garlic bread. The meal was nice but not exceptional for the $30+ menu.

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Thank trentandjill
Wellington, New Zealand
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my family and my mum to this cafe for lunch on a lovely sunny day. The setting is lovely, right on the water by the wharf. We had the most amazing service from all of the staff. My mum has to eat gluten free food and the staff were a huge help with this. There are a number... More 

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Thank Lisa C
Nelson, New Zealand
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172 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On Mapua's waterfront, we found this a great place for lunch. I had the mussel and clam linguine and my wife the avocado bruschetta. Excellent food. There is a good selection of local beers and wines. We will come here again.

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Thank BruceFarquhar

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, Cafe, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, View
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?