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The Mussel Pot Restaurant

73 Main Road, Havelock 7100, New Zealand
+64 3-574 2824
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussel pot” (78 reviews)
“chowder” (27 reviews)
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Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
73 Main Road, Havelock 7100, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 407 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delicious mussels and friendly helpful waitress, lovely warm fire and prompt service. Only stayed in Havelock 2 nights but went both nights as so nice

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had two delicious feeds of mussels in 3 nights- so good the first time we had to go back for more. Had the sharing platter the first night. Mussels 5 ways so you can try them all. Second time I went for the steamed mussels...More

Thank Vickskix
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Heading from Kaiteriteri to Renwick in Wine Country, I unexpectedly see a place with a big steam pot of mussels on their roof. Are you kidding me? I love mussels. "PULL OVER", I yelled. I had to have some of those green lipped mussels! I...More

Thank jpape_titusville
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We had read about the Mussel Pot so stopped in Havelock for dinner on our way through. We were not disappointed! The mussels, cooked in various ways, were delicious, the portions were generous, the service friendly and prompt, and the outside patio was lovely.

Thank DougHfx
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

My partner and I visitor visited mid afternoon during low season and Havelock was rather quiet. But our stop at the Mussel Pot was well worth it. Despite arriving near closing time, the staff were welcoming and served up our delicious mussels in no time....More

Thank Amy R
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We visited The Mussel Pot midweek for dinner. Havelock at this time of the year is a sleepy little town so I was suprised when it was suggested I needed to book, well am I glad we did. Firstly the restaurant was very busy &...More

Thank WanaKiwis
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The Mussel Pot has a big reputation and I was not disappointed. I went there for lunch (alone) and had the mussels steamed in blue cheese sauce with some home made bread on the side. The mussels were cooked to perfection and the sauce was...More

Thank BHarmer
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We stooped there for lunch on our way from the picton ferry. We did not think its a great place to eat from the outside. When we got in to the back yard it was like a small hidden jewel. The food we ordered was...More

Thank Harry F
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely loved it here. We had lunch mid week so it wasn't busy and we were spoiled with good service.

1  Thank Tasha100910
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We looked forward to visiting this restaurant and were not disappointed! We ordered the sampler platter for 2 with a side of fries and it was plenty of food for $50. Great trying the several varieties of cooking methods...smoked, fried, white wine sauced, marinated, chowder...all...More

Thank Rick C
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Sorry I forgot that add that there will be 23 of us altogether.
9 December 2016|
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Response from Tracy C | Property representative |
Hi there It always pays to book as we are usually full during prime times. Regards Mussel Pot Team
Hi, we will be visiting your restaurant for lunch on the 6th January 2017 from the cruise ship. As there will be many people coming off the ship, do you take booking for lunch?
9 December 2016|
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Response from Jan B | Reviewed this property |
It is definitely worth booking as you wouldn't want to miss out on the best mussels in the South..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$18
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:15
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17:00 - 20:15
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17:00 - 20:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 73 Main Road, Havelock 7100, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Havelock
  • Phone Number: +64 3-574 2824
  • E-mail
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 June to end of August.
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