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Jellyfish Cafe and Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Cafe, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Mapua Wharf, Mapua, New Zealand
+64 3-540 2028
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

2 adults, a 6yr old and a infant arrive for lunch. Its a normal busy service and tricky to catch waiters eye (they seem blinkered). Order given of 2 meals off the lunch menu and 1 kids meal. BUT, 1 small meal arrives for an adult after a normal wait , its started after a few minutes because of juggling... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to pass on your feedback about your dining experience at The Jellyfish Cafe & Bar. It is disappointing to hear your feedback as we continually strive to provide a superior service for every guest and especially children. I have taken on board your feedback and would love you to ring me (0275403403) , so... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

We enjoyed a lovely cooked breakfast. My husband had a full cooked breakfast while I enjoyed poached eggs. It was served on lovely fresh toasted bread. Nice sunny table inside although there is the option of sitting out doors.

Thank Claire W
Paraparaumu, New Zealand
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a place for lunch and this place came up as the best place to eat in the area. Once inside we were quickly seated and in front of the fire too, which was appreciated. Promptly served and the meals didn't take to long to come out and they were pretty busy. All the meals tasted great... More 

1 Thank NalaNoo
new zealand
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91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Food and service were great.Had the seafood soup.it was wonderful with shrimp,cockles,mussels and fish . Came back two days later to have it again. Service is excellent with a good choice of locale wines. High quality and worth the price.

1 Thank NewZealandWino
Richmond, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We regularly visit this restaurant and have never been disappointed. We went today for lunch to celebrate our wedding anniversary, and it was the perfect place. The staff are all very pleasant and we had a window seat to enjoy the stunning views. The food was excellent and we can highly recommend the Thai sticky pork salad...mmmmmm !

1 Thank derekdrysdalenz
Motueka, New Zealand
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We were there on a lovely sunny afternoon. Love the coffee and food. Even better at the window with the jetty view. Nice customer service. Nothing to complain.

1 Thank Stephy_SL
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Lovely spot on Mapua Wharf , beautiful sea views. Great service every time, consider this place my first choice ALWAYS. Great for a quiet beer , lunch , or diner. Staff accommodate for dietary requirements, so even those fussier eaters are satisfied. Well worth the drive, one of best spots in the Tasman region! Jump of the wharf afterwards. Dog... More 

1 Thank Ollie M
Tasman, New Zealand
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119 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

After a long day, a take away of the finest quality was a perfect option. Two lovely takeaways: seafood and Thai chicken. Delicious.

1 Thank karenjG2649DT
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

Some great food on the wharf at Mapua, excellent choice of gluten free items. Service was a little slow, but it was a sunny Sunday afternoon and the place was busy - by far the busiest place in Mapua and there is a reason for that, the food was very good.

1 Thank John W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Service was friendly and efficient. Food yummy and sitting by the water just so peaceful. Great place will be back.

1 Thank Lisette B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Cafe, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
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?