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Mussel Inn Restaurant

1259 Takaka-Collingwood Highway | Onekaka, Onekaka 7182, New Zealand
+64 3-525 9241
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“mussels” (89 reviews)
“garlic bread” (23 reviews)
“chowder” (22 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1259 Takaka-Collingwood Highway | Onekaka, Onekaka 7182, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty cool little cottage, plenty outside seat, enough order for everyone, mussel soup nice! Good service.

Thank johnngo928
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we called in for a late lunch on a wet Sunday. we had the place to ourselves initially and enjoyed a table in front of the cosy fire. we enjoyed the ambience of the cafe and we all had delicious meals served by a very...More

Thank AdrienneJ15
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great ambience and culture. poet nights, music, just cool friendly, great beer, delicious food. really awesome place.

Thank babsiborchers
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Was so looking forward to my first visit back there in nearly twenty years . Myself and a friend dined there on a Tuesday night. Joint was half full with a mixture of locals and tourists. Desultorily greeted by unenthusiastic staff member. Food was well...More

Thank burgerlicious
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for a late lunch and had a lovely meal. We both had the mussels which were very good and they also had a nice selection of their own beer. They served food all day and had a high chair.

Thank deejay153
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Mussel Inn is a high ceiling per wooden barn style building, with a huge brick open fire at one end (most welcome on our winter visit). There is a large outdoor area and fire pits which implies these are put to use year round. Inside...More

Thank Adventuresoftheanon
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Does what it says in the name. Great mussels and other Kiwi classics. The beer is outstanding if you are a microbrewery kind of person. and I am. Can't fault it.

Thank 68Wildcat
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

This place is not that easy to see in the road so you need to pay attention to the signs. Such a unique tavern. All made of wood. A fire place inside. Cozzy atmosphere. Beers and food were super tasty. Cool staff.

Thank Margonzales
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

A great little pub & micro brewery to visit. We had the steamed mussels, chowder (of which the accompanying garlic bread was some of the best we've had) and two pies. Great value for money. The bar staff were super, exactly who you want working...More

Thank skidwardo
Reviewed 20 June 2017

We are Aussies travelling around the South Island, I had found The Mussel Inn on Trip Advisor so knew what I was looking for but you could easily drive past without realizing. So pleased we listened to the recommendations, the place is quirky and unique;...More

Thank Ingrid J
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Response from Musselinn | Property representative |
We don't mind if you bring a dog in, if you keep it on a leash at your outside table.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$20
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1259 Takaka-Collingwood Highway | Onekaka, Onekaka 7182, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Golden Bay  >  Onekaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-525 9241
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Brewery/bar/cafe/music venue
Closed late July til early September
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