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Jellyfish Cafe and Bar

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New Zealand, Seafood, Contemporary
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Mapua Wharf, Mapua, New Zealand
03 540 2028
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Today
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 133
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Excellent Brunch

Called on friends who suggested we went here for brunch. Excellent Scrambled eggs and bacon for 3 and eggs Benedict for 1 also looked good. All freshly prepared and quick and friendly service too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Likesmifood
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Northampton, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Called on friends who suggested we went here for brunch. Excellent Scrambled eggs and bacon for 3 and eggs Benedict for 1 also looked good. All freshly prepared and quick and friendly service too.

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Thank Likesmifood
Canberra, Australia
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed an absolutely fantastic meal here mid week. The restaurant is beautiful and so is the location. We really loved both our entrees and mains and the Mediterranean/Asian infusion they add to the food is brilliant. I would have rated this 5/5 but unfortunately we had to wait 30 min for our entree and then 45 min for our main.... More 

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Thank Alex U
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Meal out with family 8 of us, service was good staff very attentive to our needs, very prompt with the food, great place to eat, the food was hot and tasty, plus deserts were great.

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Thank Rob M
Wakefield, Nelson NZ
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Service very good. Fair range of drinks available. Good range of meals but slightly more pricy than other places. Meals were well cooked & portion about right.

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Thank Phil M
Ashland, Oregon
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Jellyfish was recommended to us by Nicky, the proprietor of Wheelie Fantastic bike rentals. We were seated right by the ferry dock (to Rabbit Island) so we had a great view. Excellent calamari and salad. Highly recommend!

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Thank JojoAshland
Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning location, right on the wharf. The service is great and the setting is family friendly. Also a great location for afternoon drinks with friends. Varied menu that suits everyone! Thanks!

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Thank Maudvanwel
Auckland, New Zealand
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A delicious dinner after a busy day flying in from Ak. Fabulous risotto and plenty of choice here. Great for all types of gatherings too.

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Thank Cassie930
Homer, Alaska, United States
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for lunch one afternoon while visiting the wharf and glad we did. Great food, good beer and wine selection, and friendly service in a fine setting. Ended up eating there several times during our visit.

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Thank BillyDay1957
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I went to Jellyfish for his birthday and it was wonderful. Firstly the setting is stunning whether you choose to sit inside or out! The service is fast and the staff have excellent knowledge of the food and beverages they choose and are able to give recommendations. I had a chargrilled broccolini salad which I would definately... More 

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Thank Rosie S
Raglan
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A busy Sunday at high tide - however we got great service with top quality food. Very nice place to stop and enjoy the sights of Mapua. Highly recommend this as a place to visit.

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Thank Leanne W

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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: New Zealand, Seafood, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
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?