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The Mussel Pot

73 Main Road, Havelock 7100, New Zealand
+64 3-574 2824
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mussel pot” (100 reviews)
“grilled mussels” (28 reviews)
“chowder” (36 reviews)
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CUISINES
Seafood, Soups, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
73 Main Road, Havelock 7100, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 511 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

I took a visiting friend here. He could not stop complimenting the staff on how impressed he was with the quality of the food. It is great food and you can dine inside or out in the open area which is so good to be...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Guide824310
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had the grilled mussels - cooked in three different sauces. Wow! Yum! Best ever. And the staff were friendly and efficient. Great value for money.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Hannah C
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Mussel Pot is a MUST-VISIT whenever I get to Havelock. Brought friends there for breakfast while on a holiday road trip. Everyone left fully satisfied with the piping-hot freshness and variety available.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LaserDK
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly staff and the food was excellent. Thoroughly recommend a visit to this restaurant (and Havelock in general)

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank willowpark114
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

All the years I've been driving between Nelson and Marlborough I've rarely had time to stop for dinner. Last night we did, and it was the perfect end to an impromptu trip to Picton. The cottage venue feels terrific, the outdoor courtyard is sublime, the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank captainandtneal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there the second or third time now and never had a negative experience. Food was great, service fast and friendly. We will come back.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank reinhard0753
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We opted for salads for dinner after having mussels for lunch elsewhere in Havelock. Both the smoked salmon and beef salads were disappointing and highly overpriced, bring mainly lettuce and a very small portion of either salmon or beef. My advice is to stick to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Trishy61
Tracy C, Manager at The Mussel Pot, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the review. Both these salads are extremely popular and was saddened to read that you thought they were overpriced. Perhaps if you would like to price the components of your salads from a supermarket to make your own. I'm sure you would clearly...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A stop on the scenic drive between Picton and Nelson for a lunch of acres of mussels at The Mussel Pot in Havelock was wonderful. From the extensive menu options, we selected the Mussel Chowder, a Grilled Mussel plate and two side Garden Salads. We...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank eelSeattle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice back courtyard. Great spot on a sunny day. Mussels were perfectly prepared. We had a kilo of the cream, garlic, and white wine variety. Good to split between two for a lighter meal. They are huge shellfish!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sushibear1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Haverlock- the greenlip mussel capital of the world.!The Mussel Pot certainly does the mussel justice with it's large variety of mussel dishes on their menu. My hubby and sister de vowed in the freshly steamed mussels in a pot of awesomeness. I had fresh smoked...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Cindy W
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Questions & Answers
Griffjoburg
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.
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janethomas
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
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janethomas
9 December 2016|
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Response from JanB45 | 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$21
Meals
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
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 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
Description
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 May to end of August.
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