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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Divine!

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Mapua is a little off the main road but it's quirky little shops,bars and cafés make it worth the visit. Nestled on an estuary the facilities are all built around what looks to be an old fishing wharf and factory.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

the Jellyfish Cafe has the most glorious location and setting - it is tastefully decorated - plenty of outdoor seating and has a very relaxed serene atmosphere. On our visit, we were their first customers of the day and the only thing to mar the outing was slightly surly staff. A smile and a welcome would have done wonders.

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Mapua, New Zealand
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104 reviews 104 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The meals are lovely and there's lots of choice for all tastes. The decor and ambience inside are great but the best thing about it is the view of the water on the deck outside. I really recommend a drink outside as the sun goes down and then moving inside for a lovely meal. The service was a little slow... More 

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Auckland, NZ
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Great food, great service and fantastic views, defiantly worth a visit. Great menu and well priced too.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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214 reviews 214 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We came here off the cuff for lunch, we were seated quickly and had great service from a young blonde waitress. My steak sandwich was nice and tender and the French fries were nicely cooked, toilets were clean , staff professional and friendly

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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31 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

I loved this restaurant: its cheery, relaxed atmosphere; its casual, modern decor; its gorgeous views of Mapua Wharf and Rabbit Island across the water, and its food. My husband and I each ordered the grilled fish of the day served with a roasted tomato-black quinoa-Italian parsley salad. The fish was perfectly done, and the richly flavored salad was its perfect... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Super location, delicious food, lovely team - a great combination for a very chilled out time in Mapua.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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112 reviews 112 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

We had lunch here. The venue and outlook is amazing. The food was OK and the service was a little slow. Otherwise, the venue make it worth a look.

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Carlisle, Cumbria.
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32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Sitting on the wharf of an idyllic setting this cafe come restaurant has a lot to offer. Very good food, warm and friendly atmosphere. We dined here twice and loved it. Try to get a table by the window overlooking the estuary. Lots of interesting craft type places nearby to satisfy those in need of a little retail therapy. I... 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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