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The Smokehouse

Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, Fast Food, New Zealand, British
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6 Aranui Road, Mapua, New Zealand
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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New Zealand
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

We are locals and get our fish and chips here once a fortnight on average. Perfect after a day skiing at Rainbow or on the beach in summer.

Thank WalterWatney
London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

So had a scoop of chips and a few scallops, loved it all! The chips where just perfectly cooked, we do liked them slightly on the brown and salty side. The scallops where just divine. A bit pricey compared to our local f&c shop in massey but hey... Beautiful location!

Thank DJ-it-nz
Christchurch, New Zealand
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fish and chips were just lovely, particularly the fish! Some lovely smoked fish as well. Good service even if busy. A must for visitors!

Thank Allan S
Nelson New Zealand
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been coming here for years. Delicious fish and chips for lunch or tea! This place is exceptionally popular however, especially on Thurs-Fri-Sat so ensure you get your order placed in good time. They also have a selection of quality smoked fish.

Thank Jo-O2006
Tasman, New Zealand
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116 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

delicious and perfectly cooked fresh fish with crispy, fluffy chips. Perfect take away but be sure to phone through the order in advance or accept a long wait...

Thank Karen J
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped over on a wet and windy day for lunch. Good menu choice we went for the fish and chips and roasted sweet potato salad. Both dishes were good and tasty. Waterside location would make this a great spot in nicer weather

Thank CandyJacki
Sydney, NSW
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308 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Ordered a piece of fish from the list on the wall, was all pretty fast and smooth, they took credit card. My order was called in 10 minutes. Fish was pretty nice and not oily, the batter was crunchy, the chips were average but there was enough salt and lemon to cover them. The tartare sauce helped too. There's a... More 

Thank jebskulker
Christchurch, New Zealand
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

The smokehouse has long been a favourite spot of our for fish n chips in Nelson. Today we stopped by and both ordered Turbot. It was in tasty batter and the chips were crisp and chunky. Really tasty. Maybe just a wee bit overzealous with the salt but everything else was great.

Thank PadreNZ
Mapua, New Zealand
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116 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Delicious fish and chips, with an extra piece of fish thrown in for good measure. The staff here are excellent, professional and friendly. Definitely worth a visit next time you're in Mapua.

Thank ReneeClothier
Christchurch, New Zealand
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116 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

My partner, family friend and I stopped by Mapua to have a look around when we were staying in Nelson and on our way to Motueka. It was such a warm, breezy day so we ordered and sat outside to eat. The fish was particularly delicious and the chips were cooked to perfection and not greasy. The tables outside was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Seafood, Fast Food, New Zealand, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Aranui Road, Mapua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Mapua
  • Phone Number: 6435402280
Takeaways & Deli on the historic Mapua Wharf. Our onsite takeaways are a Nelson favorite. Come and savour our delicious fish and chips while relaxing on the wharf where you can enjoy the natural beauty of the Waimea Estuary. Or grab a cool drink from the local craft brewery where an easy going band is often playing in the courtyard. Additionally our onsite Deli showcases all our Smoked Salmon, Fish, Mussels and Pate. The Smokehouse experience is based on the concept of delicately hot smoking local seafood, using traditional brick kilns and natural manuka shavings. The whole process is overseen by our experienced smokers in a true balance of art and science. 100% Natural 100% Preservative Free

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