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The Mussel Pot

73 Main Road, Havelock 7100, New Zealand
+64 3-574 2824
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussel pot” (88 reviews)
“grilled mussels” (28 reviews)
“chowder” (32 reviews)
Closes in 1 min
5:15 PM - 8:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
73 Main Road, Havelock 7100, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having just read all the previous reviews it must just be me! I love moules served in a hot broth to dip your bread in. Yes I’m normally used to blue mussels (Atlantic) which are much smaller so was looking forward to these but found...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch at The Mussel Pot and glad I did. The mussels were large, and very tasty, probably some of the best I ever had. My wife had the mussel soup and that also was a delicious treat. There is also a bar with...More

Thank David S M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch here after sampling the Queen Charlotte Scenic Route- complete with a nice swim in a sandy bay. We went for the mixed mussels platter and boy were we glad! Grill mussels, ones with bacon and cream, ones with chilli sauce, mussels in...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Van Morrison's "Into the Mystic" was playing as we were shown our seat. Things were looking really promising. We had spent ample time in the morning exploring the Marlborough Sounds, and we had reluctantly accepted that this would mean sacrificing the opportunity to have lunch...More

Thank Philip K
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this restaurant during our travel in New Zealand. Our guides recommended to have a lunch in this place. Grilled mussels were very delicious.

Thank Almas1997
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a celebration with three generations. We enjoyed our family meal so much we returned. The mussels were fresh and tasty. The smoked salmon delicious. And the service was excellent. What more could we ask for? I'd return again enroute to the Marlborough Sounds.

Thank 211sylvia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Read about this place in a free travel magazine so we headed there without hesitation. Nice setting in the courtyard, quick service but to be honest I wasn’t overly happy with the food. Had a bad mussel which put me off completely. I spat it...More

Thank Revyblonde
Tracy C, Manager at The Mussel Pot, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Our mussel arrive in fresh every day because of the quantities we go through.Our mussels are checked for quality before they leave our supplier just down the road, again upon arrival and pre- cooking. They are cooked from live and our chefs have had over...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being a Havelock local I think we are pretty tough critics when it come to mussels. We got the mussel platter for 2 and everything on there was cooked to perfection. The service was excellent and my glass was never empty! Thanks again for a...More

Thank Natasha H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome food, and the best wine list I have seen in a long time. Nice staff too. Nice outdoor area to relax in.

Thank Petra v
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely outdoor setting, quick service with a sense of humour, yummy food. The platter for 2 was demolished quickly ;)

Thank AmbertheCat
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Questions & Answers
2 December 2017|
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Response from Tracy C | 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 Tracy C | Property representative |
Hi there It always pays to book as we are usually full during prime times. Regards Mussel Pot Team
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$4 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:15 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:15 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:15 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:15 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:15 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:15 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:15 PM - 8:00 PM
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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