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Smokehouse, The

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6 Aranui Road, Mapua, New Zealand
03-540-2280
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A stop on the Harley

We'd just ridden from Rainbow station out Wairau up Takaka Hill via nelson and we were travelling back when we stopped for a bite round 2:45pm on the 7th November last year, best blue cod fillets I'd had for years, they'd run out of oysters or I'd have been onto those too. One of the Highlights of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
GibboinPalmy
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We'd just ridden from Rainbow station out Wairau up Takaka Hill via nelson and we were travelling back when we stopped for a bite round 2:45pm on the 7th November last year, best blue cod fillets I'd had for years, they'd run out of oysters or I'd have been onto those too. One of the Highlights of a trip down... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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44 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We thought the fish n chips here were pretty average. Quiet disappointing to be honest. We wouldn’t come back unless we were starving and had no other options.

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Eye, United Kingdom
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31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Outstanding fish & chip establishment. A very good selection of seafood and everything is cooked to order. Definitely one of the best we have found on our travels around New Zealand as the fish was of the highest quality and cooked to perfection - excellent value.

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North Island, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

It was getting a wee bit dark and cold in the evening so the smoked fish wasn't appealing and we tried the fish and chips having read the online reviews. The place was busy so there is a wee wait (10-15 minutes) and the F&Cs are exactly as you expect from any local chippy, they were OK but not great.... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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113 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Amongst the best fish and chips which I have eaten and enjoyed al fresco on the benches around the corner as the sun set over the estuary. We arrived near to closing as the staff appeared to be setting up some sort of celebration. They obligingly took our order, however, and cooked it from fresh. Fantastic experience.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We stayed in Mapua for ten days and had takeaways from the smokehouse fish and chip shop twice because they were so good. Perfectly dry crunchy golden chips and a choice of generous fish fillets beautifully cooked. Very generous portion sizes. Be prepared for a wait as it is so popular but there are plenty of distractions to fill in... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We had lunch and dinner at the smokehouse in Mapua a couple of times while away on holiday and it was fantastic. The blue cod when they have it is delicious but equally as good is the fish of the day. Tasty fish and lovely chips eaten at one of the many picnic tables on the wharf is a wonderful... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Sadly, of the two visits, both we've encountered smile-less staff/friendly service; each time, different staff. For fish and chips the food was good, not outstanding, but fine. Unsure if we'll pop back.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Mapua can be pretty pricey, making this place a good option so it's great that their prices are reasonable and food good. We only had a small meal, but were so tempted by all that was on offer. I'll definitely return!

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We were told by our accommodation providers to go to the Smokehouse for fish and how right they were. We purchased a large fillet of smoked Kingfish to go with a salad for our evening meal,wow was that a treat,smoked to perfection and I must say it was one of the best we have tasted The only mistake we made... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 Aranui Road, Mapua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Mapua
  • Phone Number: 03-540-2280

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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