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The Apple Shed Cafe & Bar

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The Wharf, Mapua 7005, New Zealand
+64 3-540 3381
09:00 - 22:00
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We had a super lunch here. Our time was limited as we had a scheduled pickup which we told them as we arrived. They were fine about this and provided some really lovely mussels and a caprese salad. They got this just right. A pleasure to visit.

Thank Mark O
Picton, New Zealand
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76 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lovely location, nice restaurant but we only had a coffee because the terrible loud music spoilt everything.

Thank mary h
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised with both the food and the location Service was not bad either. We had fish & chips and catch of the day. All with really good flavours. But the star of the meal was the dessert: lemon posset with cassis semifreddo. Over all very happy with our visit.

Thank OscarOrtega
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We came here for Sunday lunch and we loved every minute of our experience. From the decor to the food the place exudes relaxation, love and kiwiness. My partner and I we both order fish of different kind and it was clear that these guys know their business and they execute it with fresh, good quality ingredients. Probably service could... More 

Thank Guillermo M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food was ok but we were appalled to find a Tip option when paying. This is purely to fleece unsuspecting American tourists. We are advising all our contacts to boycott this sham of a place.

Thank Mike P
Mangawhai, New Zealand
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153 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose to sit outside, as it was a calm evening, and the setting sun was a picture! The estuary had a few boats moored in it and completed the ambience. The service was excellent - warm and friendly, efficient and prompt. Our meals were superb: the chicken roulade and Angus fillet steak. We have eaten here before, and are... More 

Thank PatriciaJoy
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had hot chocolates to finish an evening of conversation over a beer and fish and chips. We were served by Sophie who was delightful and really helped to end our evening on a high note. The hot chocolates were great.

Thank KaritaneMartin
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dined alone one night then with my partner two nights later. Good staff even when very busy. Suggest you book during peak season.

Thank Cheryl D
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Could not fault this venue for good food ambience and helpful staff. Add a smattering of banter with other tables of various nationalities and the result was a great evening

Thank Steve B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Each time we visit this area it seems that a different cafe occupies this building. We still fondly remember when it was fine dining and the region's best IMO, however The Apple Shed Cafe and Bar is great bistro style eating. The setting is glorious and even though Mapua has many more shops and cafes since our last visit the... More 

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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
Cafe, Seafood, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Wharf, Mapua 7005, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Mapua
  • Phone Number: +64 3-540 3381

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?