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The Apple Shed Cafe & Bar Restaurant

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The Wharf, Mapua 7005, New Zealand
+64 3-540 3381
09:00 - 22:00
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We actually only had a drink as we decided for the style of the cafe the prices were very steep. The exterior surroundings were also very run down and quite dirty not at all well maintained. A shame because it's such a magic spot. It deserves more attention. Then on our departure I spotted a whole table that needed to... More 

Thank Diane F
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been fortunate to experience a wonderful meal here. Its not the first time I have been and this time was simply put as awesome as previous ocassions. The food is delicious, well presented and my steak was rare just like I asked for. Service was perfect, as I only had to look up and the staff were right... More 

Thank ChrissyMack
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for an early dinner with the family, the service was good but food was pretty slow. Meals were ok, risotto with fish of the day was very salty and overcooked, spicy squid was not spicy but cooked well. It had been talked up so a little disappointed. Magic spot.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu had a good choice of mainly seafood dishes. was very relaxing eating next to the wharf. Friendly wait staff.

1 Thank Debs G
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was Luke warm , the service was average.The restaurant was three quarters full and the staff could not cope. It is a great setting , don't go there at Easter.

1 Thank chimbuwarrior
Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a large family celebration lunch at the Appleshed yesterday. The staff were magnificent... Helpful, efficient and friendly. The delicious food was served on time and altogether, and all in all, our choice of this restaurant for our occasion was the right one. Thank you all.

Thank jugs59
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Relaxed casual meal, lovely peaceful water views. Had the fresh fish and chips because I saw another customer had it and it looked great. It was. Lovely local Pinot noir. Relaxed but efficient staff.

1 Thank Rosa F
Wellington, New Zealand
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116 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Apple Shed was full so this may explain the erratic service but even so it was a great meal and a very enjoyable evening. The menu has an excellent range of choices, and everything we ordered was delicious. Meals were a good size and we didn't need an extras. Food was well prepared with good flavours. Highlights were the... More 

Thank 405Sally
Nelson, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food never fails at the apple shed. Staff are polite and friendly. The only issue we had was we had to go to the bar to order our first two rounds of drinks.

Thank LisaMarie8998
Reigate, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a late lunch here. Really good menu, and they also have a kids menu. Had garlic bread and some calamari to start. Calamari really fresh but the batter wasn't very crispy. Garlic bread was good. She had a Beetroot carpaccio with mussels dish - really excellent with nicely cooked beetroot with fabulous breaded mussels with feta (I think!). He... More 

Thank j0hnnyhc

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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
Cafe, Seafood, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?