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Mussel Inn

1259 Takaka-Collingwood Highway | Onekaka, Onekaka 7182, New Zealand
+64 3-525 9241
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (93 reviews)
“garlic bread” (25 reviews)
“chowder” (24 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1259 Takaka-Collingwood Highway | Onekaka, Onekaka 7182, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Whilst visiting relatives in Golden Bay. Had the most amazing meal here .. I had the chowder which was gorgeous .. defiantly worth a visit and the cloudy apple cider is a must .

Thank RuthyB987
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere, food average. There‘s a trail with glow worms close-by that is worth checking out.

Thank jennykoch
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch on a very wet day and there was plenty of outdoor seating under cover. The food was great - beef and black beer pie and quiche with fantastic salads, large nachos with awesome (homemade??) sour cream. Lovely whale pale ale. Kids...More

Thank Anton G
Musselinn, Manager at Mussel Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

So glad you noticed, and enjoyed, the sour cream. It's made in Golden Bay, using local milk from biologically farmed cows. :-)

Reviewed 1 week ago

We love the Mussel Inn - such a gem in Golden Bay. Fab food - simple but fresh and delicious. Great music - amazing staff who remembered our names every time we went in. You can't go to Golden Bay without visiting the Mussel Inn!...More

Thank KiwiChic2222
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were really excited to have local beer and good fresh mussels! We at least got the beer, and some good food along with it. We were bummed that they were out of mussels, but the food was had was very nice.

Thank Shawn L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with two children and it was super welcoming for kids. Cool tyre swing. Not so many things that our bubs would eat, but our other kid was happy with cheesy corn chips. We had falafel and mussels. Both couldn't be faulted. Quick service, given...More

Thank Nicola H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family of four for dinner - great place no mussels that night though! Excellent food and great staff with live music starting at 8:30. Without kids probably would have stayed on and partied all night - watch out for the local cop waiting fir diners...More

Thank Seatheworldover
Reviewed 1 week ago

The generous servings of food were very tasty over the four nights out of our five day visit to Takaka/Golden Bay. Two of the nights they had a excellent live music that blended very well with the casual, friendly atmosphere. A must while in the...More

Thank davelukey
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place to go to drink beer but the meal was totally overpriced, badly presented and tasted terrible! Wish we hadn't eaten anything.

Thank victayl0r
Reviewed 1 week ago

its my third visit here and won't be the last. Its such a cool place with a great vibe. Spent New Years Eve here and had such a great night!!! Live music 3 bars serving and such lovely people. It was packed with locals and...More

Thank aktori
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6 February 2015|
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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$4 - US$21
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
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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