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Jellyfish Restaurant & Bar

Mapua Wharf | Shed 1, Mapua, New Zealand
+64 3-540 2028
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (18 reviews)
“pork salad” (22 reviews)
“soup” (21 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Cafe, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Mapua Wharf | Shed 1, Mapua, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The view and food were superb! We had the beef ribs and the snapper. The staff were friendly and happy. We would definitely return if given the chance.

Thank VacaNationATX
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here for dinner tonight with my husband and the food was delicious, the service prompt and the location very nice. Like another reviewer I had the pork salad which was fresh tangy and delicious and my husband had a well cooked steak. Perhaps what...More

Thank caite64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A party of three. Perfect setting and excellent food and service. Staff knowledgeable on the menu and wine list. We normally avoid steak in restaurants as we have been disappointed so many times. We broke the rule this time and were pleased we did. A...More

Thank ColHenderson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Haven't visited for over a year but recently moved back to Nelson and came out in the weekend. A vibrant atmosphere, cheerful stuff and absolutely delicious food (the sticky pork salad is amazing) - a must visit for any visitor to Mapua Wharf. Be sure...More

Thank KoF127
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant is very large - a bit barn like - but does have outside seating. The food was very good but my lamb needed extra potatoes or such like. The fish was very good and more of a 'full meal'. Desserts were delicious but...More

Thank Louise B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We haven't eaten at Jellyfish before but wanted to try it as it sits right on the wharf at Mapua and there's plenty to see. Tables were prebooked outside however we were 1 hour ahead of booking and could still dine. The waiters manner and...More

Thank TLC181
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful setting by the sea and we sat out on the verandah. We really enjoyed our meals. Service was good.

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Busy and popular place in the weekend, however we were still accommodated without a booking. Food was good, inside is quite noisy, would recommend booking an outside table if weather is good

Thank Ian Y
Jelly_admin, Owner at Jellyfish Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for swinging by to the JF for breakfast, hope you will come back soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lunch in the sun on a busy Sunday,too hot,need more shade,but the coffee was good but the muffins tend to be a dry,good fries over all,very pleasant.More

1  Thank Dunca2015
Jelly_admin, Owner at Jellyfish Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting the JF, and thanks for your feedback. We have put 3 shade umbrellas up and with all the new electronic shades its much better than it used to be! maybe inside by the window could have been better? Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another stunning meal at our favourite restaurant by the sea. Everything about our dining experience was top class. Thankyou to Debbie and the team.. we be back again...

Thank Wazzamyname
Jelly_admin, Owner at Jellyfish Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there thanks for your feedback - we look forward to hosting you again soon.... Debs

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Scenic view, 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 | Shed 1, Mapua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Mapua
  • Phone Number: +64 3-540 2028
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