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$15 - $31
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Cafe, European, Healthy, New Zealand, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 21 May 2021

We used to frequent the Jester House often and enjoyed great hospitality and service. No problem that they only open on a Friday - but that relaxed and friendly welcome has gone completely. The food was good (although the coffee less so), but the slow,...cool, unsmiling service was a big letdown. It is a lovely place and deserves staff who are a bit more enthusiastic and convivial. It would be especially nice to be greeted rather than (it seemed) almost deliberately ignored.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 14 March 2021

We hadn't been to Jesters at night for a while, so took the opportunity to take our foody friends from Hamilton. We knew what to expect, but they were completely gobsmacked! The tapas platter entre was fantastic, as was the fish stew, and then the...dessert....all 5 stars! They are only open now on a Friday, so don't miss your chance to be impressed!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 8 February 2021 via mobile

Not really sure what the point of this place is? It’s only open on a Friday and then it has nothing on the menu. The place is quite unique and we certainly appreciated the huge bag of plums for $3, but that’s just as well...as there was only 4 tapas plates and tough luck if you have any dietary requirements as you get all 4!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 16 January 2021 via mobile

We used to love stopping off here, as it's a unique cafe. The last two times we have tried, it has been closed, so we dont chose it as a planned stop anymore. There are plenty of other business's in the area who would welcome...our business, just down the road in Tasman or in Mapua.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 8 November 2020

Jester House Cafe is now only open on Friday with a limited menu, but what they do serve is a wonderful delight for the taste buds. Lovely friendly staff, great service and quirky setting all add to a nice lunch experience.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 20 September 2020

I'm guessing COVID might have played havoc with the cabinet food and when we arrived for late lunch there were only a couple of savoury options left, but gosh, the beef and vegetable soup was sold. It's a quirky, relaxing spot, family friendly and good...value.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 19 September 2020

They are now open on Fridays only and I booked a table for lunch looking forward to a good menu and tasty food as had previously several times. Sadly the choice was limited, food mediocre and at least one item mentioned on blackboard but not...received on plate. Uncooked pastry on base of a quiche these days is unacceptable and I won't be back.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

Loved this cafe, lots of fun sculptures and interesting things to see. The food is delicious and we enjoyed the outdoor tables. Came by bike and there was lots of parking off road. Children would enjoy all the novelties there.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020 via mobile

Amazing place. Wish we had stayed longer. Great for kids and the food looked delicious! There was a sign up saying they would only be open briefly on a Friday I think. They will be missed I’m sure..

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 27 February 2020

For years I have been saying "Lets got there" and we keep driving past.....this holiday we WENT there.....OMGosh....what have I been missing out on all this time.... This is an amazing place to go and eat....both our meals were amazing....Please go there...we will be back

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 20 February 2020

Friendly staff, clean inside and out, prompt service, delicious pies, reasonable prices. Will frequent the cafe again and again!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 15 February 2020

Such a fun location with such bad service. They prefer to serve you at your table, so after waiting a while for someone to visit our table we had to go and find menus for ourselves, Still no service so then went and got water....Still no service so went and ordered at the Counter. I used to like this place.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 8 February 2020

This is awesome, the garden and grounds are a child’s paradise, you can buy food to feed the ells in the river. Nice choice of food and drinks we went twice as we loved it.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 3 February 2020

We have been here before so definitely came back to find it’s still great We had Buddha bowl yummy chowder smoothie and fish of the day everything was superb In a lovely garden setting

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 27 January 2020

Very busy lunch times the Manager appeared under pressure and could'nt be bothered to seat us. A table which was reserved for 1pm was still empty at 1'30 but she would not allow us to seat. I have been a customer for many years but...will not go back for sometime now. Food took 45mins to arrive and then in batches. When i complained I was told there had been a problem in the kitchen. Waiting staff were very nice but the Manager could not cope.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Jester House Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5