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Jellyfish Cafe and Bar

Mapua Wharf, Mapua, New Zealand
03 540 2028
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Ranked #4 of 19 Restaurants in Mapua
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Timaru, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A pleasant place to go for lunch it was a Monday so reasonably quiet We both ordered the Lamb pie and mashed potatoes I liked the potatoes very tasty the pie was served in a small pie dish which looked nice it was OK but not to my taste We thought it a bit over priced for what it was.Coffee... More

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Motueka, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Had a very nice lunch at Jellyfish Cafe and Bar. Staff very helpful and service efficient. Lovely spot to sit and watch the boats and water of the Mapua Inlet.

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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90 reviews 90 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Great location by the bay. Nice and spacious. Had a quiet lunch on a Monday afternoon. Generally nice. Food was alright but not the best. Had mussels for $19. They weren't exactly as large as those which I've had at other parts of New Zealand but they were still alright. Sauce was tasty. Service was okay, fairly quick since there... More

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Nelson
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Went here for breakfast, had the jellyfish breakfast. Was amazing as always. But the older lady with the glasses I can't say the same for. Her coffee was burnt and spilt all over the saucer. Very unfriendly and stuck up. Snatched the menu off me and my partner. Not a good start to my day.

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Awesome fire on a cold evening, atmosphere on a Friday night was great, food though is ok but not upto the environment, we had crispy sliced sourbread and dips to start which had really strange tasting bitter black olives on it and a thai pork starter and cider Mussels, both we're very salty! However we would go back for drinks... More

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london
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176 reviews 176 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had the lunch at this place as part of the mapua smoke house experience, although the smoke house was not as good of the range as what I remembered. The surrounding area definitely has more eating place to offer. This place does a sit down lunch and the service is pretty warm and relaxed with the sea view just... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Stopped in Mapua to eat on our way to Kaiteriteri from the airport. We really enjoyed the food, especially the mussels. Service was friendly, great cider.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This place does amazing garlic bread! The day we were here they where full and flat out but the staff where nothing but friendly and even though we where told there would be a wait for food with the great atmosphere you don't mind waiting at all.

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nz
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Has a great setting BUT the food is really no more than superior pub grub, which is fine other than the fact they are charging prices which are close to those of Nelson's premier restaurant (which offers considerably better meals). Wine list is not extensive, and mark ups on local wines are on the high side. Service friendly if slow.... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Jellyfish Cafe and Bar was just outstanding. Beautiful setting (right next to the water) and excellent food. In fact, we went back 3 times while on our 1 week stay at Nelson!

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