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Jellyfish Cafe and Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Cafe, Seafood, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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Mapua Wharf, Mapua, New Zealand
+64 3-540 2028
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I couldn't fault this meal. Absolutely delicious. I had the seafood linguine. Yum For dessert I had the Banoffi pie with salted caramel ice cream. I usually only have desserts when the main is a 10/10 The dessert was an 11/10 Second best meal I've had in nz. Just slightly pipped by vault21 in Dunedin

Thank johnM6646HZ
Hamilton, New Zealand
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After an afternoon of cycling, this was the perfect spot to recalibrate. We sat outside to take in the stunning views of the harbor and do a bit of people watching. Our waitress was wonderful, friendly and helpful but not overbearing. The food was delicious, we had the Thai pork salad, lamp back strap and duck leg. Would definitely return... More 

Thank kiwigirl254
Nelson, New Zealand
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely meal with the proximity to the sea. Great for the children to be able to go out and run around. Good meals.

Thank Brent B
Valthe, The Netherlands
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had dinner there tonight. Sat outside with the 2 of us. Was a bit cold but the view of the Warf was good. Had a steak and the linguini, both very nice. One should order some sidedishes, otherwise you will leave the table still hungry. Waitress was very attentive.

Thank mdaams53
Carlisle, Cumbria.
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125 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited and reviewed Jellyfish three years ago. Things have not changed and it is still as good. The location by the wharf is ideal, the food excellent and the staff friendly. We have dined here twice so far this visit and on both occasions have not been disappointed. We tend to be boring and have the fish of the... More 

Thank Robert N
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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636 reviews
383 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautifully situated on the water's edge with the small ferry carrying passengers across to Rabbit Island and back. We had the red snapper with salad and also the king fish cerviche. Both were excellent and the beer was very good. Excellent waiter served us and this is a good place to visit

Thank Moosie57
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A busy restaurant which is usually a good omen. Very helpful staff wth excellent service. We had calamari and fish tartare both highly recommendable and a bottle delicious Chardonnay, perhaps I should be giving it 5 stars! It was an enjoyable evening.

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Kelowna, Canada
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101 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stopped by for drinks. The staff hit the spot with the opening remarks (it is amazing how important the first touch is). The wine and beer tasted delicious and the interlude was delighful. The view is mesmerising, an amazing kick back and relax watching the boats and the water. Do stop in if you have time.

Thank Fosie
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch at Jellyfish cafe in Mapua on Sunday (19th Feb). I have to say I believe this was the best salad I have ever eaten. Lovely flavours, generous amount of pork throughout the salad and just an overall taste sensation! It was very busy too, but we had excellent service and there were five of us and our meals... More 

Thank Julie M
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant at the wharf with very relaxed atmosphere. Food was lovely - my 9 year old son ordered an adult sized clam linguini and finished it! Lots of options for dessert and they were all very yum.

Thank JessMoh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Cafe, Seafood, New Zealand, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mapua Wharf, Mapua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Mapua
  • Phone Number: +64 3-540 2028

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?