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Boat Shed Mapua

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
33 Toru Street | Leisure Park, Mapua 7005, New Zealand
+64 3-540 2656
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“whitebait” (9 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
33 Toru Street | Leisure Park, Mapua 7005, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A rustic venue on the water. Friendly attentive service. My wife chose the mushroom bruschetta, yum! and the beef bruschetta followed by the whitebait, (singles, not a fritter). I had the goats cheese croquettes, 6 !, followed by the haloumi salad. The watermelon with the...More

Thank Neil C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the Mapua campsite while travelling with family and we're delighted to find the Boatshed right on our doorstep. We tried several tasting plates between us including pork, beef and fish. They were so stunning it was hard to decide what we liked...More

Thank Marg22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd read about the Boat Shed at our B&B in Nelson so gave it a visit on our way back from our Abel Tasman EcoTour in Marahau. As we followed the signs through a caravan and mobile home park we started to wonder and then...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only a few weeks prior to our visit, this restaurant was under water. When we arrived, the water was lapping nearby and the restaurant was producing great food in a comfortable pleasant environment. This is a special place. And I managed at last to have...More

Thank iragarr2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a real by the beach place with excellent food, a good wine list and pretty good staff. We were a group of 8 and everyone enjoyed the ambience and their meals. Veryuch recommended.

Thank Dennis J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lived in Nelson for 10 years, only just visited Boatshed, Mapua. I was driven there and thought it was a joke, you travel through a run down campground and then arrive at some pretty old looking buildings. Even inside, I was thinking - the food...More

Thank Alan K
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This out of the way restaurant / cafe is well worth a visit. My husband and I visited for brunch. The service was great, the Spotify playlist perfect, the food and coffee delicious - hold the have asked for more.

Thank caite64
Reviewed 15 March 2018

We had a very good dinner at the BoatShed, featuring interesting and well executed dishes and capable service from fun servers. The setting is fantastic, right on the beach, which is great for viewing the sunset.

Thank rictraveler2014
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Took friends here for coffee and dessert. Such a cool place to visit and one often forgets it exists. Lovely on the water front - we sat outside - slightly cool but they have blankets available. Lovely friendly waitress. We did try some brushchetta that...More

Thank 937liz
Reviewed 1 March 2018

Located next to the water thru the holiday camp/caravan park (don’t be put off) about 5 mins drive from the centre of town, v casual inside with great views over the water and take your bug spray, v friendly young staff, interesting and varied menu...More

Thank j w
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Toru Street | Leisure Park, Mapua 7005, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Mapua
  • Phone Number: +64 3-540 2656
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