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The Smokehouse

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Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
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6 Aranui Road, Mapua, New Zealand
+64 3-540 2280
11:00 - 19:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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wales uk
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best fish and chips I've ever had - beautifully cooked fish and crisp chips (not soggy). Not a bad price either, $14 for the two of us. Highly recommended. We ate ours at the bar opposite with a couple of low-alcohol ales.

Thank welshies2009
New Zealand
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kiwi fish & chips at their finest! Thoroughly enjoyed. Fish was fresh and delicious - chips golden and crisp. Only comment is that fish portion was small (but quality) and chip portions ginormous - it would have been good if the staff could have mentioned how big the chip portions were while we were trying to decide (in front of... More 

Thank jesscnz
Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best Fish and Chips we have ever had. Ever. End of story. Well worth the wait, delicious batter, super fresh fish and excellent chips....an absolute no brainer when in the area from now on.

Thank Tim D
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Locals know this destination well, these guys have been around for a long time . Although not cheap eats, great quality and consistently delicious.

Thank Yvonne A
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Delicious smoked products, with almost all being gluten free too, except fish & chips (which look delicious too!)

Thank dunnerak
Reigate, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent fish - fresh with a seriously crispy and tasty batter - and perfectly cooked chips. Not much more to say! Does what it says on the tin, and very well at that.

Thank j0hnnyhc
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Had a great meal here when we arrived at Mapua. Very reasonable price for heaps of food and the fish was unbelievably yummy. Highly recommend this takeaway.

Thank Carolyn K
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

We ordered 2 portion but it was sooo huge, more dann enough!! Normally we eat a lot :-), but now we could not finish it :) it was ready in 10 min and really tasty!!!

Thank Agika901
Oakland, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I really loved the fish and chips here. The fish (you can order different types of fish) was very fresh and clean tasting and the batter was perfect. And the scoop of chips was huge. The woman working the counter was smiling and very nice. For what we got and what we paid it seemed like a super deal. If... More 

Thank sirmateo
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We found the place by chance and just had the fish and chips. Delicious. That is all. It is a little off the beaten path, but if you are on your way into or out of Abel Tasman this is a great place for a simple meal. Nearby there is brewery, and they let us eat there with one of... More 

Thank spanish2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, Fast food, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Aranui Road, Mapua, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Mapua
  • Phone Number: +64 3-540 2280
Takeaways & Deli on the historic Mapua Wharf. Our onsite takeaways are a Nelson favorite. Come and savour our delicious fish and chips while relaxing on the wharf where you can enjoy the natural beauty of the Waimea Estuary. Or grab a cool drink from the local craft brewery where an easy going band is often playing in the courtyard. Additionally our onsite Deli showcases all our Smoked Salmon, Fish, Mussels and Pate. The Smokehouse experience is based on the concept of delicately hot smoking local seafood, using traditional brick kilns and natural manuka shavings. The whole process is overseen by our experienced smokers in a true balance of art and science. 100% Natural 100% Preservative Free

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