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The Apple Shed Cafe & Bar

The Wharf, Mapua 7005, New Zealand
+64 3-540 3381
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
2 weeks ago
“Great evening for our group”
2 weeks ago
“Bit pricey”
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Cafe, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Wharf, Mapua 7005, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The meal delivery was a bit slow but considering we had not booked and arrived at a busy time of day, we can see past that. I was looking forward to the seafood chowder so was disappointed to find only one mussel (two shells) and...More

Thank DavidP_1947
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a fabulous night here, with our group of 10. Nothing was too much trouble and the food and wine was superb.

Thank Jacvan64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a beer and wine and was shocked by price but staff were friendly and the view is lovely. Not sure if I would go back because of cost.

Thank Philly179
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had spent the day on the road to Nelson from Punakaiki, and wanted a relaxed evening meal, and chose to drive out to Mapua to come to the Apple Shed cafe. Good choice! We weren't very hungry, so had mains and a single pud...More

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant serves quality food in a relaxed, casual setting. I attended the wedding reception of dear friends at the Apple Shed in April. I was lucky enough to arrive just on sunset to admire the beautiful view from the deck of the Apple Shed....More

Thank cromartylass
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice restaurant. Friendly staff but had to wait 1 1/2 hrs for our meal. It was Saturday night. Very noisy but was packed. The meals were all delicious in fact nicest meal I have had in a longtime.

Thank 29Shelz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was very average and disappointing, have eaten here before and loved it but would be loath to return again. All of our party (6) has very below average meals and the dessert was even less palatable. Staff very nice but service very slow and...More

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...More

Thank Diane F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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....More

Thank ChrissyMack
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Restaurant Details

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