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The Smokehouse

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6 Aranui Road, Mapua, New Zealand
03-540-2280
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious impromptu fish and chips for afternoon tea

I went for an impromptu afternoon drive with my three teenage children from Nelson to Mapua on a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon and whilst walking around we saw several people sitting outside the Smokehouse Takeaways with fish and chips. They looked so good we couldn't resist ordering some. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Anne D
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Nelson, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Nelson
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Greasy, over salted fish and chips. Very disappointed. The seagulls got 90% of it! I won't be repeating the experience.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I went for an impromptu afternoon drive with my three teenage children from Nelson to Mapua on a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon and whilst walking around we saw several people sitting outside the Smokehouse Takeaways with fish and chips. They looked so good we couldn't resist ordering some. The fish had crispy golden batter and the straight cut chips were... More 

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New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Probably one of the best places for take away fish and chips but then I have not had other take away fish and chips in this area so nothing to compare it to. Bit pricey for Blue Cod compared to our local chippy at home but you pay for what you get and I was happy to pay that as... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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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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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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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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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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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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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: Families with children, Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?