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Jellyfish Cafe and Bar

Certificate of Excellence
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Bar, Cafe, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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Mapua Wharf, Mapua, New Zealand
+64 3-540 2028
09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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99 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved this restaurant. Went there for lunch. It was busy but service was excellent.. Everyone seemed very happy, both customers and staff. Food was lovely. The view of the wharf added to the ambience. Totally recommend this delightful restaurant and would definately go back.

Thank welingtonanna
Tasman, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must for all. Lovely atmosphere, busy thats for sure. Excellent food and service. Very popular restaurant again is a must.

Thank Trina M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great venue, lovely food (portion sizes could have been a bit bigger) good service. Lovely watching the sunset while we ate and celebrated a good year.

Thank Donna W
Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I biked from Nelson to Mapua and stopped off for lunch at the recommended Jellyfish cafe, Mapua. Great food, great service. Lovely atmosphere and setting. Staff were great. Food was yummy, especially the chips that were so freshly cooked and not soggy. Mapua is a beautiful hidden treasure and the wharf is great what they have done... More 

1 Thank guyanddebra
Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was so impressed at the service from our waiter. He was attentive and had a passion for the food they produced. He really seemed to take pride in making our lunch dining experience as enjoyable as possible for my mother, my 2.5 year old daughter, NB and myself. Two of us ordered the thai beef salad which was absolutely... More 

1 Thank Fiona M
Queenstown, New Zealand
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a pleasure to eat and hang out, looking over the Mapua wharf and inlet. Good food and staff too.

Thank mabel132
Alexandra, Otago, New Zealand
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place for a family wedding. Top food, great atmosphere, varied backdrops for great photos.There's space for formal tables, displays of family memorabilia and a dance area. The staff are really knowledgable about the top local wines they serve e.g. the Aronui Chardonnay & the Montepulciano pinot.

Thank LesleyCowie
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best squid we've had for ages. Tender with light batter and delicious salad. Friendly staff & great view.

Thank HeatherAbbie
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had breakfast and a dinner here on different days. Although they had a large crowd in for dinner the staff rushed our order through before the large party. So considerate. Pork belly was excellent. Staff and Michelle are very friendly. Highly recommend this place.

Thank dejacks
Wellington, New Zealand
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

After reading the reviews I expected something slightly more from this restaurant. While the meals were beautifully presented, everything seemed slightly under seasoned and lacking flavor and my pumpkin and spinach lasagna was served lukewarm.Unfortunately it was a dreadful night weather wise which was not the restaurant's fault but it would be a good idea to shut off the side... More 

Thank Gizmo776

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 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, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mapua Wharf, Mapua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Mapua
  • Phone Number: +64 3-540 2028

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