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Mussel Inn

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Onekaka €€ - €€€ , Seafood,
1259 Takaka-Collingwood Highway | Onekaka, Onekaka 7182, New Zealand
+64 3-525 9241
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (93 reviews)
“garlic bread” (22 reviews)
“nachos” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1259 Takaka-Collingwood Highway | Onekaka, Onekaka 7182, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 409 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

We are Aussies travelling around the South Island, I had found The Mussel Inn on Trip Advisor so knew what I was looking for but you could easily drive past without realizing. So pleased we listened to the recommendations, the place is quirky and unique;...More

Thank Ingrid J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service, great food and awesome atmosphere. The place was really busy but the meals still came out really quickly. Would highly recommend.

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the few restaurants open till later in the evening - or open at all in the Collingwood area. Lovely old world charm and good food. Would recommend the seafood over the steaks though.

Thank LightandMotionPhoto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I visited for lunch after finding nowhere else in collingwood open for lunch on a Monday in winter and thank goodness no one else was! We both had the most amazing meal of a beef and black beer pie and the nachoes...More

Thank Mandurahfoodi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A grey gloomy day warmed considerably by the roaring fire and the large bowl of mussel soup. The two generous slabs of garlic bread were also delicious. The Mussel Inn's own label ginger beer is great. Wonderful food, great atmosphere, great service. We will be...More

Thank WLnz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took shelter here on several rainy days while in the Nelson/Takaka region. Lovely open fire, local vibe... feels like you're in someone's cozy house. Great beer brewed in-house. Enjoyed the soups with garlic bread. Would go back! :)

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was quite awful. Fish "burger" smothered in tartar sauce. Soup nearly inedible. Beer selection looked good but we were driving.

Thank DANI24
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Wow wot a great big plate of mussles i got and they were yummy yummy yummy, a nice and peacefull place tucked away in the bush just off on the side of the main road. The staff there were very friendly and a happy bunch.

Thank Debbie G
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Fantastic cafe with great food and beers brewed in-house, Open till late with great service. They also have some great bands and music gigs sometimes, so lookout for the posters in the cafe for any upcoming events.

Thank letamritaknow
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Called in for an evening meal twice. Good parking.Good food and a neat place to taste a local beer. Very friendly and relaxed staff. Try and it the 5.00pm to 6.30 spot if you want to catch the essence of the Golden Bay resident population...More

Thank Gary H
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do you allow dogs outside
6 February 2015|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Musselinn | Property representative |
We don't mind if you bring a dog in, if you keep it on a leash at your outside table.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$21
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1259 Takaka-Collingwood Highway | Onekaka, Onekaka 7182, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Golden Bay  >  Onekaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-525 9241
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Brewery/bar/cafe/music venue
Closed late July til early September
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