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Jellyfish Cafe and Bar

Mapua Wharf, Mapua, New Zealand
+64 3-540 2028
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Cafe, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Mapua Wharf, Mapua, New Zealand
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Reviewed yesterday

Great curry's & good atmosphere. Birthday dinner with big group & the wait staff coped very well!!...................................................................................................................

Thank carterboyd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked into Jellyfish Cafe for dinner tonite with friends. This was our second time for a meal and our friends first..stunning service and amazing meal for all from entree to dessert. Jellyfish caters for all. We had a couple of meat eaters and we...More

Thank Wazzamyname
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful views of Ruby Bay right on the wharf, great menu including cuisine for non-seafood lovers, but more importantly brilliant seafood! Well worth the trip

Thank Nigel W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were late trying for a meal when we arrived in Mapua. The Jellyfish was one of only three locations still open. Great choice. We ordered Salt and Pepper Squid for us all to share and a bowl of Scicilian Seafood Soup for each of...More

Thank Viliamu7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the best scrambled eggs ever. We came back for dinner that night. Our large group proved no problem for the very pleasant staff here. Beautiful food with great wine recommendations by the staff. Top rate.

Thank Jacvan64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jellyfish was recommended to us by our lodge hosts. If you don't know about it, you might miss it. From the time we walked in, we felt very welcome. Each person we encountered was more pleasant and upbeat than the last. Their recommendations were spot...More

Thank Geoff_Los_Altos_CA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in with group for something snacky mid afternoon. Great menu selection...i.e. Smashed avos, cheese platter Great beer and wine selection, friendly helpful staff. Pleasant surprise.. Will return.

Thank LeighR625
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a number of Golden Bay eateries where perfectly good ingredients have been murdered into horrible plated food, I made my way to Jellyfish Bar and Café on the wharf at Mapua following a recommendation from another traveler. This is the place that will restore...More

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a nice early sitting for our romantic dinner. We had great service and there was a nice twist where we 'won' a free garlic bread. The meal was nice but not exceptional for the $30+ menu.

Thank trentandjill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank Lisa C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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