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Jellyfish Cafe and Bar

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Mapua Wharf, Mapua, New Zealand
03 540 2028
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
2 U.S. couples travelling NZ

We were given a recommendation to eat here from a local. We weren't sure about it before going into the place, but were very glad we did. The atmosphere is friendly and staff was very attentive. There were people dressed in dresses & pearls as well as jeans. The salt & pepper squid, spinach... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Dianne060
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Southport, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Southport, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We were given a recommendation to eat here from a local. We weren't sure about it before going into the place, but were very glad we did. The atmosphere is friendly and staff was very attentive. There were people dressed in dresses & pearls as well as jeans. The salt & pepper squid, spinach & feta filo tart, jellyfish tapas... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

Have been here several times recently. The food is delightful the flavours and freshness are fab! Staff are very friendly and the view is stunning! Highly recommend the Sicilian seafood soup.

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Beckenham,KENT
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The Jellyfish has a good position by the water but you cannot eat dinner on the terrace tables and few tables inside have good views. Also it is extremely noisy inside and normal conversation was impossible when we had dinner there on a Friday evening. On the positive side the quality of our main course was excellent but I cannot... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Lovely restaurant, good food and value with a nice view from a window table. Would recommend. John and Jane

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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112 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Jellyfish is the casual restaurant in Mapua, New Zealand. The service and the fish and chips are great--excellent seafood. I recommend lunch time or early evening for the waterfront view.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Such a lovely atmosphere here at Jellly Fish. The food was excellent as was the wine, as was the service. We will probably return tomorrow evening.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Have been here a number of times and usually left disappointed, but not this time. Overall the food was delicious and the proportions exactly right. The only negatives were: my daughter's pork belly had soft crackling because the gravy was pored on top of it, and as she said, she orders it for the crunchy crackling and my husband's order... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Mapua was on our list of places to visit during our 4 night stay in Nelson and Jellyfish was top of the recommendations for a meal. We were not disappointed. Lovely lunch, great service and a wonderfully picturesque atmosphere. Tempted by the Fish Chips & Salad, which looked extremely tasty, we went with trying to eat healthy and instead opted... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Stopped in here on the way north. Heard the Mapua wharf was picturesque. It is spot on & dining at Jellyfish is such a great way to relax and break the journey. I had the eggs in tomato. It was as good as a fine dining in any city. The service was great and the price reasonable. If nothing else... More 

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

Myself and my boyfriend came here on two consecutive days as we loved it so much. The smoked salmon salad was beautiful, fish and chips amazing. Good service although the first day I asked for no capers on my salad and still got them and chocolate on my cappuccino and got cinnamon but it wasn't a big deal as the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mapua Wharf, Mapua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Mapua
  • Phone Number: 03 540 2028

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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