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Jester House cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
320 Aporo Road | Tasman, Tasman, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
+64 3-526 6742
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (7 reviews)
“wedges” (7 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Cafe, European, New Zealand, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
320 Aporo Road | Tasman, Tasman, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 326 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for a cool glass of wine after a very enjoyable day of sightseeing in the area. The eel feeding was fun! The gardens, the sculptures and general atmosphere was relaxing and very enjoyable. It was close to their closing time, but the staff...More

Thank PatriciaJoy
jesterhouse, General Manager at Jester House cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi and thanks for your lovely comments. A cool glass of wine in the gardens after a little eel feeding is a delightful way to end your day of sightseeing. Our staff love to see our customers relaxing and taking in the atmosphere while enjoying...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our second lunch here in recent times, and was as good as the first. We all chose the fish option and agreed it was excellent, followed by a shared portion of the "cheesecake of the day" Pleasant surroundings and service from the amusing and engaging...More

Thank Rich30303
jesterhouse, Owner at Jester House cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review and recommendation of Jester House. It is always great to hear that we are delivering consistently good food and that our staff are offering hyper hospitality. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Judy

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wonderful breakfast, twice within a week and one week of many we have had on our numerous visits to family in the area, however, this week i was presented with the bill and duly paid not looking at the bill or what i was...More

Thank Odyssey48682287883
jesterhouse, Owner at Jester House cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am so sorry that you received such a disrespectful response when coming in to pay an account that was our fault in the first place. I am really happy that you and your friends had a wonderful breakfast but the ensuing interaction really let...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Steve and his wife do a great job. We have been going there for over 25 years. Highly recommed. It can get real busy during school holidaysMore

Thank GaryW3788
jesterhouse, Owner at Jester House cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Gary, you must be one of our longest term customers as we are celebrating our 27th birthday next week! Thank you for your loyal patronage and we look forward to hosting for as long as we are doing this, no plans for stopping yet!...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

a very special place to visit and relax! beautiful food and garden veiw with lots of different fruits plants and trees

Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Service was ok and outside seating nice. But teapots were really dirty. Black clumps of dirt in the pouring spout..

Thank Ell0592
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

I love going here. Great day out with the family young and old. Kids can play on the playground and feed the eels. Menu is great.

Thank 546sherrid
jesterhouse, Manager at Jester House cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

We love hearing from our customers and knowing they are having a great day out with family, eating well and feeding the eels is wonderful. Thank you for visiting us again. :)

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Fantastic food, excellent service and delightful ambience. Totally recommend this place. Good for family with young kids too.

Thank markd71
jesterhouse, Owner at Jester House cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such great feedback and we are delighted that you had such a great Jester House experience. Can't wait to host you again. Arohanui Judy

Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

This cafe never fails to impress. The attention to detail is obvious. Beautifully landscaped garden and slightly quirky surroundings. Food is simple, fresh, delicious and nicely presented. And customer service is obviously paramount. Can't recommend it highly enough.

Thank CarolynB2401
jesterhouse, Owner at Jester House cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Thank you Carolyn for your amazing review. We are totally thrilled that you want to share your experience and recommend Jester House.Thank you so much and we look forward to hosting you again. Arohanui Judy

Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch here on the great taste bike ride. Nice food, great outdoor area. Particularly good for kidsMore

Thank karenzals
jesterhouse, Owner at Jester House cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

Isn't the Great Taste Trail a fantastic ride? So pleased to hear that you had a great lunch break here on your ride. Thank you for taking the time to leave your lovely review and we look forward to serving you lunch again in the...More

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Lauren C
12 December 2017|
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Response from jesterhouse | Property representative |
Hi Lauren, Yes we do . Send us an email which you can find on the Jester House website ( sorry I am unable to give it to you directly as trip advisor doesn't allow it) and we can sort it out for you. Thanks Judy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$19
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 320 Aporo Road | Tasman, Tasman, Mapua 7173, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Mapua  >  Tasman
  • Phone Number: +64 3-526 6742
  • E-mail
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