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“Right on the waterfront” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jellyfish Cafe and Bar

Jellyfish Cafe and Bar
Ranked #2 of 30 Restaurants in Mapua
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Cafe, Seafood, New Zealand, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Nelson, New Zealand
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294 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Right on the waterfront”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

This place does amazing garlic bread! The day we were here they where full and flat out but the staff where nothing but friendly and even though we where told there would be a wait for food with the great atmosphere you don't mind waiting at all.

Visited July 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
nz
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Distinctly average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

Has a great setting BUT the food is really no more than superior pub grub, which is fine other than the fact they are charging prices which are close to those of Nelson's premier restaurant (which offers considerably better meals). Wine list is not extensive, and mark ups on local wines are on the high side. Service friendly if slow. Probably better environment for a lunch rather than a night time dinner, which would allow the diner to appreciate the lovely setting. Dining room itself is functional.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Divine!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

The Jellyfish Cafe and Bar was just outstanding. Beautiful setting (right next to the water) and excellent food. In fact, we went back 3 times while on our 1 week stay at Nelson!

Visited June 2014
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Thank 493Catherine3
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Mapua is a little off the main road but it's quirky little shops,bars and cafés make it worth the visit. Nestled on an estuary the facilities are all built around what looks to be an old fishing wharf and factory.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Pictonboy
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Rarotonga
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“beautiful spot”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

the Jellyfish Cafe has the most glorious location and setting - it is tastefully decorated - plenty of outdoor seating and has a very relaxed serene atmosphere. On our visit, we were their first customers of the day and the only thing to mar the outing was slightly surly staff. A smile and a welcome would have done wonders.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank jillymae
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