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Jellyfish Cafe and Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Cafe, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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Mapua Wharf, Mapua, New Zealand
03 540 2028
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was recommended to us and to keep it simple - we drove back 30 kilometers next day to have dinner here again. Food was great - I would strongly recommend to try mussels, the best mussels I ever had. On Tuesday they had a curry night, this is definitely worth a try. These were our favorites but everything... More 

2 Thank FrenkyTrenky
Christchurch, New Zealand
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Following 2 recent visits to this cafe/restaurant the venue is stunning. The has everything going for it in that way - sea views and salty sea smalls, sunshine, indoor / outdoor dining and lots to just sit and watch!! Mapua Wharf in itself is a magical place. The restaurant while flavours were very good the portion sizes were reduced and... More 

1 Thank Lyn E
Jelly_admin, Owner at Jellyfish Cafe and Bar, responded to this review

hi Lyn, Thanks for you're review, Thank you for taking the time to pass on your feedback about your dining experience at The Jellyfish Cafe & Bar, you're feedback is important too us. We have been here 6 months now and loving every minute. I wanted to let you know that Customer service is one of my passions so I... More 

Upper Moutere, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The welcome is always warm and friendly. The prices are very reasonable. The service is fast without compromising on quality. And the owner is divine ...

Thank alistairbowers
Nelson, New Zealand
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

OK - so one of the yummiest salads I've ever had - Thai spices (not hot) with tasty pork (pulled and lean not fatty), fine rice noodles, toasted peanuts and lots of other goodies - a really tasty and filling treat. Lovely setting overlooking the water, watching the ferry come and go with it's lycra clad crew. On the down... More 

Thank Berrylicious12
Nelson, New Zealand
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93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Service that we had at jellyfish was awesome they were all very friendly happy to have a chat and great on making sure that everyone has drinks and were happy with there meals. I had the thai pork salad very yummy and fresh it had coriander for freshness paw paw and rice noddles and topped off with mung beans the... More 

1 Thank Donna R
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took out of town guests, who were blown away by great service and selection. Well done Ian and staff

Thank Allen T
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The views!!!! and food are amazing here. Great staff, they made us have a great night out - really friendly and really on to it. ...........A must visit!!!!!

1 Thank Gary R
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely stunning. The location is brilliant even on a not so nice day. The staff were great, attentive but not in your face but interested and made us feel very welcome.

1 Thank chelleyl
Los Angeles, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing experience! We enjoyed the beautiful view from a window seat overlooking the wharf. We shared the salmon appetizer and I had the special that day: fish. Both were delicious. I am also celiac and the waitress made sure I was looked after. All the staff members are friendly, receptive, and detail oriented. Truly an incredible experience! We... More 

1 Thank gwyhinny
Nelson, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious & fresh ingredients! Pork salad A+++ Dessert was perfect ! Will definitely be coming back :) Would highly rate this restaurant Thankyou

1 Thank BMMel_NelsonNZ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Cafe, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
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: 03 540 2028

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?