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Review of The Mussel Pot

The Mussel Pot
Ranked #2 of 13 Restaurants in Havelock
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$21
Cuisines: Seafood, Cafe, New Zealand
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Havelock's iconic green lip (green shell) mussel restaurant.Casual and informal.The restaurant specialises in green lip mussels but also has a variety of New Zealand seafood, burgers, pastas, gluten free and vegetarian options all perfectly matched with famous Marlborough wines and New Zealand beer.Great outdoor seating through summer. Closed for winter May to end of August.
Reviewed April 24, 2018

Delicious dinner. Shared a platter for 2, but it was so good, we got another. Had to waddle home as our bellies were so full.

Thank tdcm66
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Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant and its owner deserve a gold medal in every category! We came in on a Saturday evening and they were extremely busy at 7:15pm-ish. We had no reservation but they told us to come back in half an hour around 745pm. They close at 8pm. We went and grabbed drinks at the place down the street and (figures) we lost track of time. We hustled over there and walked up around 8pm and they had literally just flipped the sign from open to closed. But the owner saw us and said "come on in" even when we insisted that we didn't want to be "those people." But man oh man are we glad she got us to sit down. This meal was one of, if not THE, best meals we've had in NZ. Props to the chefs! Perfectly cooked and extremely tasty. Thank you for going out of your way and catering to our forgetfulness!! You made our trip.

Thank Kyle B
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Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

We occasionally get to Havelock and make a point of having a meal at the Mussel Pot. The flavours are always delicious and the service very good. It has a friendly casual atmosphere and is a must for mussel lovers.

Thank Marg22
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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

Always eat here when passing through Havelock, couldn't recommend it enough. Great atmosphere, service and the mussels are always cooked to perfection!

Thank Ferdia M
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Reviewed April 10, 2018 via mobile

Perfectly cooked, tender, steamed green lipped mussels- the best mussels I have ever had. Pleasant little restaurant, great friendly service, on the Main Street going through Havelock in New Zealand in the Marlborough Sound area. I’ve eaten here twice and my husband, whose been in NZ longer, probably a half a dozen times. The key is the mussels are very fresh and steamed perfectly- not over cooked,- so they are plump and juicy. I like them steamed simply with just garlic and herbs and my husband has tried them with a number of sauces/ all great. They also have grilled and fried mussels and other dishes as well, but we haven’t tried them, but everything we’ve seen served looks good. Fries were good too.

Thank KatieCA444
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