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Jellyfish Restaurant & Bar


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Great food from land and sea – come on in and enjoy our seaside restaurant and bar right on the wharf at Mapua. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, come in and enjoy some great food and service with million dollar views in paradise. Enjoy the beautiful Mapua Wharf.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Cafe, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday

Enjoyed an excellent meal here. Both had the market fish which was John Dory. Beautifully cooked. Lovely cheeseboard with a couple of ports washed it all down well. Busy restaurant but it is a big internal space with no alcoves/partitioning etc so can feel a...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Barry H
Reviewed 4 days ago

There was a large group of us dining here for lunch. All meals were brought out at once, they were well presented and delicious. Service was excellent.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Henryjen
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had the pleasure of eating here on 4 occasions. Each dish was delicious and well timed. The wait staff was friendly and efficient. A beautiful setting inside and out. Thank you Debbie and the rest of the staff for making our visits so enjoyable. Carley...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank packandgolightly
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited during a wine tour by Bay Tours Nelson. It was an excellent choice. The setting is beautiful on the wharf. Service was efficient and friendly. Everyone (four of us) enjoyed the meal. The menu was mainly seafood as you might expect. There was nothing...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 934JohnC934
Jelly_admin, Owner at Jellyfish Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

hi there it was so great to have you visit us! we enjoyed your company too! Debbie

Reviewed 1 week ago

Saturday lunch for a group of 30 people over 3 tables. Staff well versed in taking orders for both drinks and meals. The menu for lunch was Light, Heavier and dessert. A very good choice in each section . All meals were served at once...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 737Gilly
Jelly_admin, Owner at Jellyfish Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi There Gilly thanks for visiting us in paradise. I do hope you will return soon Debs

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent service in a tranquil and beautiful setting, accentuated with food of the highest quality. Thoroughly enjoyed the relaxed venue

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank FellowTraveler825110
Jelly_admin, Owner at Jellyfish Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thanks for visiting us in Paradise, we do hope you will be able to return soon Debs

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It’s a few years since I was last here but if anything it gets better. The food was delicious and enjoyed by everyone including one gluten-free and one vegan. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable especially our waitress Keeley. Quite pricey but worth every...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Carol P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit the area once a year and wanted to take a friend, who had had a difficult year, for a top notch meal. We couldn't have chosen better. We shared the Jellyfish platter first which was a delicious array of antipasto types of morsels...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank YvonneC2735
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I rang the Jellyfish for a reservation they were booked out (good sign )so I being flexible,change the time ..all was ok ..the lady was so friendly..we got there a few minutes early,all ok..we sat with a water view.georgeous.we ordered .I had mussels.my sister...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Kevvystuit3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great restaurant to visit with a group of 6 friends. We enjoyed the roast leg of lamb sharing plate. The Lamb was done to perfection! The service was friendly and we felt like we were welcome to stay as long as we...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank persephone67
Jelly_admin, Owner at Jellyfish Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

hi there thanks for taking the time to visit us on the wharf here in Mapua. we hope you will return again soon. debs

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