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Jellyfish Cafe and Bar

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, Contemporary
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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: Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 16
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent meal

My partner and I visited the jellyfish for dinner. The service was fantastic and the staff were super friendly. The meals were the best we have had so far in New Zealand. Compliments to the chef! Very good value also. We will be back.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Steph H
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United Kingdom
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United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

My partner and I visited the jellyfish for dinner. The service was fantastic and the staff were super friendly. The meals were the best we have had so far in New Zealand. Compliments to the chef! Very good value also. We will be back.

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Motueka, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Service was friendly, but trying for ages to catch waitress' eye for a top up of drinks. Food was basic, fish a bit overcooked. My pie of the day was nice, a bit on the small side. Get the Thai salad, very very yummy! Great to be by the wharf! Interior is classy, not my kind of thing so much... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Good food and drink. Took awile for food to come out which was strange as there was only a handful of other people there. Waiting staff very nice

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Im sure this is the best place to eat in the area, have been here many times, usually get one of the salads as is normally lunchtime. The service is exceptional, and the food even better, if i could eat anywhere in the region this would be my pick.

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Christchurch
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

On the Mapua Wharf this delightful restaurant has exquisite views and superb food. Options to sit indoors, or in a sheltered spot outdoors with views of the estuary and boats moored in the bay. We'd recommend the Fish of the Day and the Calamari Thai Salad. Scrumptious!!

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Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We hadn't booked on a holiday weekend, Good news was no surcharge. With friends we tried the soup of the day - a thai pumpkin soup, thai style sticky pork salad and a chicken and homemade leek pie. The soups were seasoned just right and served with toasted ciabatta bread. The pies and the sticky date salad received good reviews.... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We came here last week for lunch. Great atmosphere, relaxing and with astonishing view. The food is delicious, If there is any suggestion for this place is increase the portion of each meal more generously. We have to order the side dish to compliment our main otherwise it won't be enough.

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Geelong, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Fabulous food, great location and friendly service, Hidden gem! Would have loved to be able to return for dinner if time allowed.

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Sydney, Australia
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185 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Lovely location overlooking the water.The building was used to store and laid apples being sent by barge to Nelson and is quite atmospheric. We had dinner here and loved the bruschetta, and the fish special. Ingredients were very fresh. Good friendly service. Nice selection of wines by the glass.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

No wonder we send our guests here! We have just had a succulent rib eye steak with crumbed mushrooms, potato gratin and a garlic sauce. OK, that sounds like a standard menu item - but the quality was superb. Follow that up with a chocolate mocha pot and sauce. Just the best. We'll be sending more Gates guests here I... More 

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Additional Information about Jellyfish Cafe and Bar

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

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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: Seafood, 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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