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The Apple Shed Cafe & Bar

Aranui Road | Shed 3, The Wharf, Mapua 7005, New Zealand
+64 3-540 3381
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“risotto” (20 reviews)
“zeppole” (7 reviews)
“seafood” (17 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Cafe, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Aranui Road | Shed 3, The Wharf, Mapua 7005, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Any chance we had we would go to the Apple Shed but unfortunately the old faves have disappeared under the new ownership. The views are still stunning but in our minds unfortunately the food didn't match the previous standard.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ChristchurchJules
Reviewed 4 days ago

Booked in as part of a large group for Sunday lunch so a set menu with choices offered. Choices offered covered everyone and the shared platters to start were fabulous - sourdough bread, smoked fish pate, gherkins, roasted beet, walnut & feta salad, plus cold...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Sheryle G
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice to have lunch with a water view. Service was a little slow for a lunch time when you have limited time, but wasn't too long. Good range of food choices and cold beer. Not sure I'd make the trip again for lunch unless I...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank nz_travels_a_lot_08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food great staff I’m bewildered by a couple of negative reviews on the web - maybe a dissatisfied ex staff member ? Honestly couldn’t fault my beef carpaccio. Others meals equally classy Thoroughly recommend

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Trimflatwhite
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Being a Mapua local, we used to come here quite frequently as The Apple Shed Cafe was a favourite of ours but have now been scared off by small dishes, high prices and rude service !!! Along with being refused service on a mid afternoon...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 66Mapua
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In for dinner with the in-laws and was very disappointed with the service we had from both our waitress and the older lady behind the bar! Father in-law mentioned how small the seafood chowder was (it was in a medium size coffee cup and had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kayla-Maree99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fortunately we dropped in without reading the recent reviews. We were v pleasantly surprised to find this gem, we chose the roasted veg salad - 19$ pumpkin wedges8$ and soup of the day. Really scrumptious.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank celiaann196700
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Used to enjoy The Apple Shed. Today we waited 50 minutes for our lunch to arrive. The service was poor, the duty manager’s attitude was unfriendly and far what one would expect.

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank nzrobcooke
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After previously enjoying this restaurant we were highly disappointed. The service was exceptionally rude. I asked to sit in a available corner table that was set up for approx 5 people and was told the 3 of us were not allowed to sit there as...More

Date of visit: November 2018
3  Thank Karen P
Reviewed 11 October 2018

Walking around Mapua taking in all the bars and restaurants came across Apple shed cafe and bar. As It was late afternoon decided just stopped in for a coffee and check out their view and menu. The restaurants windows were very big giving a great...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Michael B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aranui Road | Shed 3, The Wharf, Mapua 7005, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Mapua
  • Phone Number: +64 3-540 3381
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