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Jester House Cafe and Tame Eels

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320 Aporo Road, Motueka 7173, New Zealand
+64 3-526 6742
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A friend out of town came for a visit so I thought i'll take her to Jester house as they have great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephy_SL
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Motueka, New Zealand
A unique cafe with amazing food and someone unusual activities!

We stopped at Jester House on our way to Abel Tasman and the food was delicious. The savoury scone... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
252rosie
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Devon, United Kingdom
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The Tame eels at Jester House have been an attraction for 20 years. They are naturally occuring stream fauna in many streams in New Zealand but their numbers have deminished due to habitat destruction and over fishing.This is your chance to get upclose and handfeed these suprising creatures
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320 Aporo Road, Motueka 7173, New Zealand
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+64 3-526 6742

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend out of town came for a visit so I thought i'll take her to Jester house as they have great outdoor decors and we would have time to catch up, boy I was wrong. Made reservation online for 11.30am, wasn't busy when we...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at Jester House on our way to Abel Tasman and the food was delicious. The savoury scone was wonderful and the fruit tart just melted in the mouth! The cafe is set in a lovely garden with all kinds of activities for children...More

Thank 252rosie
jesterhouse, Manager at Jester House Cafe and Tame Eels, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for stopping in and visiting our special place. Your description of the tame eels is perfect, they are strange and huge and greedy, but great fun! :) The fruit tart is a very popular sweet treat, and often travellers return for another tasting....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When my friend and I drove by the sign advertising tea and tame eel feeding, we just had to stop. I'm not so sure about the tame part, but there was definitely eel feeding, which was a first for us. After you've fed the somewhat...More

Thank Tiare A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Jester House. Atmosphere setting was great, very relaxed garden setting with hidden treasures all around. Food was great with a good selection at a reasonable price. Service was fast and friendly. Great venue for all ages - would definitely recommend...More

Thank kjalpacas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming to Abel Tasman for 25 years now and this summer came back to Jesters House for the first time in 10 years, WOW! The lunch menu is fantastic with some great options (mushroom tacos are on point!), along with fantastic outdoor seating....More

Thank nmm07
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

awesome place, feeding the eels was the highlight for the kids, and the rest of the grounds were fun to explore as well. a little bit pricey maybe nearly $100 for lunch (4 of us). Food was delicious though and the service awesome.

Thank curtley10
jesterhouse, Manager at Jester House Cafe and Tame Eels, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for coming and enjoying the Jester House Experience, and your kids had such a great time feeding the eels, and you enjoyed your food and service. We hope we see you all again soon. :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very quirky place with great food, service and atmosphere. Food was brilliant, organic and home made. Great range and accommodated a non menu option. Cool surroundings and back ground. The staff were very friendly and attentive. Didn't have to wait long. Would recommend. Thanks.

Thank Herbie15
jesterhouse, Manager at Jester House Cafe and Tame Eels, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your awesome comments about our homemade food, service and atmosphere. It's great you enjoyed the cool surroundings and our very quirky place. We love it too. :)

Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We dropped in on a very busy afternoon for afternoon tea. The team found us a spot (for 15!!) and the tea and cakes were fab. Scones are a must!

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jesterhouse, Manager at Jester House Cafe and Tame Eels, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your comments! It was great to have you all here and we look forward to treating you again soon. :)

Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

We had brunch there and while it was busy the pod came out quickly. Coffees were a bit delayed but overall lots to enjoy. Plenty to do fir kids and .. fantastic playground.

1  Thank Lisa255118
Reviewed 30 November 2017

The sign on the road looks innocuous -- the head of a jester in his hat -- and the sign proclaims something like "Bakery/Cafe/Lunch/Tame Eels." Say WHAT? That alone was worth investigating, but the whole experience -- the food, the grounds (which made me feel...More

1  Thank Janice B
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