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Havelock's iconic green lip (green shell) mussel restaurant.Casual and informal.The restaurant specialises in green lip mussels but also has a variety of New Zealand seafood, burgers, pastas, gluten free and vegetarian options all perfectly matched with famous Marlborough wines and New Zealand beer.Great outdoor seating through summer. Closed for winter.
US$4 - US$20
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Seafood, New Zealand
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 18 March 2022 via mobile

Amazing mussel platter. Great service. Not to be missed dining experience of Havelock but check the opening hours as may be different to website or only over dinner time.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 22 February 2022

Went to lunch cant fault our experience. From the time we arrived had excellent service.Our food was delicious we had mussell platter. Was so nice and enjoyed the mussells cooked all different ways. Definitely go back and recommend this place.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 30 January 2022 via mobile

Made a trip to Havelock from Blenheim to visit The Mussel Pot. First customers at opening time. We were given the rundown on wearing masks when moving around the restaurant. Sat down at our table and removed my mask. The waiter shouted at me for...removing my mask before drinking or eating. We decided we wouldn't stay. He commented that he had water for us so now it was ok to removed our masks. Ridiculous service and made to feel very unwelcome. Changed lunch venue to the Captains Daughter best service and amazing mussels dishes. Very welcoming.More

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 24 January 2022 via mobile

Don’t go through Havelock without stopping here for a meal! Delicious mussels done multiple ways. I had steamed and my husband had grilled - both super tasty - with homemade bread to soak up the sauce.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 23 January 2022 via mobile

Visited in Jan with a party of 16. Food was amazing and the service and friendliness of the staff was spot on. Can't wait to visit again 👍👌

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 10 January 2022

A great place to stop off and have lunch! We were impressed with everything! Catered really well to dietary needs and were child friendly as well! Muscles were a solid 10/10

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 4 January 2022 via mobile

First time visiting after living in the region basically all my life. Great food, awesome service. Great location. GOOD value. We'll be back. Thanks team.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 3 January 2022 via mobile

We went to Havelock for tasty mussels, and we got exactly that!. This place has a great outdoor area to eat in. A good choice of food, and selection of different mussel dishes, with good craft beer.

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 31 December 2021 via mobile

The food was great and was matched by the service which was warm, friendly and professional. Would have gone back for a second time if my wife would let me

Date of visit: December 2021
Reviewed 11 November 2021 via mobile

Amazing food, get the sharing platter - served 2 for $50. Great value and heaps of tasty, very fresh mussels. A good idea to time your drive to make sure to get in for a lunch stop here.

Date of visit: November 2021
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20 July 2019|
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Response from TheBonzNottingham | Reviewed this property |
We went in February and only booked the same day
2 December 2017|
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Response from tracyc782 | Property representative |
Yes we have a wine menu features Marlborough and nelson wines both by the glass and bottle.
9 December 2016|
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Response from tracyc782 | Property representative |
Hi there It always pays to book as we are usually full during prime times. Regards Mussel Pot Team
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Yes, The Mussel Pot offers takeaway services.

The Mussel Pot is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4