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Jellyfish Cafe and Bar

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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: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 92
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  • 61
    Very good
  • 18
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  • 5
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  • 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
Beautiful Food, Good Service

My husband and I went for lunch today. I had the Sicilian Fish Soup. A generous bowl full served piping hot, very tasty with a depth of flavour. Full of white fish, mussels, clams and a prawn. The tomato base was rich, full of flavour and a little bit spicy. It was served with some very nice... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Glenis S
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Nelson, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

My husband and I went for lunch today. I had the Sicilian Fish Soup. A generous bowl full served piping hot, very tasty with a depth of flavour. Full of white fish, mussels, clams and a prawn. The tomato base was rich, full of flavour and a little bit spicy. It was served with some very nice ciabatta toasted on... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Mapua wharf is one of my favourite quick getaways from home, just 15-20 mins drive from Richmond. There ia always plenty going on here, but at the same time it's a sleepy seaside village. Tons of food choices to choose from and enjoy as couples or with groups. Relaxing on a very sunny winters day outside was superb. My wife... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Over to Mapua, for a lunch date with hubby. We were greeted warmly by a waitress on entering the building, and given two menus. Had a quick visit to the ladies room - lovely and clean. Decided to sit outside in the sun. Cutting it all short, basically we were welcomed and made to feel welcome. Asking the waitress to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We went there for lunch today with three little kids. While the staff was very friendly (as usual) and the food was very good it just took too long. We were sitting quite long, the kids became impatient and we were very hungry when it finally arrived.

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Jerusalem
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Last Sunday we just managed to sneak into the Jellyfish cafe for a family lunch. It was totally booked out. We managed to get the last large table.Big salads with fish, flavorsome pies and pasta dishes met our needs very well. What a wonderful location with superb views over the fast flowing estuary and on out to the Tasman Bay-simply... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Went there for a Sunday brunch. Got a lovely table outside under the verander with stunning views of the inlet and people walking with their kids and dogs. I couldnt decide whichif the tasty delights on offer I wanted so asked if I could make up my own with bacon, hot smoked salmon, roasted tomatos & kumera fries which the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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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Mapua, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Three of us went for dinner. I was disappointed that no one had any veggies on their plate. I'm not sure if these were meant to be purchased separately but if so, no one asked if we would like them. The dish I had used chicken thighs and was under flavoured for the $28 price.

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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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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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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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