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Jellyfish Cafe and Bar Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Cafe, Seafood, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Mapua Wharf, Mapua, New Zealand
+64 3-540 2028
09:00 - 21:00
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Wellington, New Zealand
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I took my family and my mum to this cafe for lunch on a lovely sunny day. The setting is lovely, right on the water by the wharf. We had the most amazing service from all of the staff. My mum has to eat gluten free food and the staff were a huge help with this. There are a number... More 

Thank Lisa C
Nelson, New Zealand
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170 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

On Mapua's waterfront, we found this a great place for lunch. I had the mussel and clam linguine and my wife the avocado bruschetta. Excellent food. There is a good selection of local beers and wines. We will come here again.

Thank BruceFarquhar
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely relaxing spot to visit and relax. food was ok, but the overall experience was plesant. service was great. would visit again if the food was a little better

Thank Andrea L
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this gem by asking a local for a great place to have breakfast before we went kayaking in Kaiteriteri. It is situated on a quaint wharf and served an amazing fully cooked breakfast. We loved the service the food and the location. It will have a special place in our holiday memories.

Thank laps1962
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best place to eat in Mapua. Always bring family from away A great place to bike to, from Motueka or Nelson.From Nelson on the cycle trail and over on the ferry. A great day out. Kat is our favorite Hostess. AAAA

Thank David M
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Jellyfish for the 1st time. A lovely, clean busy restaurant with a beautiful sea view. We had the most amazing meal - fish and chips and calamari with herb salad. Easily the VERY BEST seafood we've had! Calamari was so so tender and the fish was crunchy on the outside and so soft and delicious on the... More 

Thank SmilingSusan46
Invercargill, New Zealand
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was very good, service very friendly and coffee above average. I recommend this restaurant as my second favorite in Mapua.

Thank Lee B
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here on our last day in Nelson and it was the best meal of our trip! We both ordered fish and it was so fresh and delicious. Our daughter was also well catered for and happily entertained with crayons and pictures to colour in. The service was friendly and attentive without being intrusive. I'd highly recommend a visit... More 

Thank LisaKS_12
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did not have a reservation and it was busy. We were seated right away by the friendly manager. Fish was good. Service good. Quality food.

Thank Kevin W
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Excellent coffee and food in a lovely location. Under new ownership, but kept the fare the same - tried and tested food and great service. i am trying to become a regular from 12000 miles away

Thank Marcus B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Cafe, Seafood, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mapua Wharf, Mapua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Mapua
  • Phone Number: +64 3-540 2028

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?