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The Apple Shed Cafe & Bar

The Wharf, Mapua 7005, New Zealand
+64 3-540 3381
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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9:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Wharf, Mapua 7005, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed another lovely meal at this popular Mapua eatery. Having been here three years before, we were amazed at how much Mapua had changed, but the Apple Shed was still every bit as good as we had hoped for.

Thank mekydro
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh dear oh dear Apple Shed following a visit in 2016 we return in 2017 in November to find poor menu average service and Tempura John Dory you need a nut cracker for!!! Won't be going again but next door is Jellyfish restaurent ab fab!

Thank Trevor H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second visit in 6 months. Janelle was superb as a waiter , some of the younger staff could learn from her

Thank Panney2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I currently live and work in London and I was visiting my family in Nelson when we went for lunch at The Apple Shed. They are frequent visitors to Mapua and know the reputation The Apple Shed has in Nelson. From the moment we walked...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dined here on Saturday night. It was busy and we hadn't made a booking so we were grateful our waiter fitted us in around their big group. The outside area was made warm with a gas heater and has a beautiful view of the wharf....More

Thank Anna Francesca B
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

What a gorgeous setting - lovely service and a stunning view out over moored boats. Didn’t stay for a meal but the menu looked great - I will be back to try it out.

Thank TrevorMcNZ
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Great service and excellent food on a busy Saturday night. Restaurant is a bit noisy when full but had a great relaxed atmosphere.

Thank Vickie B
Reviewed 7 October 2017

A firm favourite - had this last 8 times i've been here - Chilli squid and a side of Garden salad (candied walnuts- creamy dressing) But it has been fixed !! Fixed from restaurant worthy to bistro pub grub. A 10 to a 6. Chunky...More

Thank Adrenafix
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We popped in for a Monday evening meal. The place was quite busy. The servings are huge - two entrees was enough for me, with a little room to share a dessert. Highlight was the mussels in a creamy citrus broth with just a hint...More

Thank D2432ODlisat
Reviewed 5 October 2017

The location on the Mapua wharf is very good, with lovely views across the water to Rabbit Island. Food is always good here, fresh and tasty with lots of local produce being used and local wines. Service is also very good, friendly and professional

Thank danjonelson
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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