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Mussel Inn

1259 Takaka-Collingwood Highway | Onekaka, Onekaka 7182, New Zealand
+64 3-525 9241
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“mussels” (89 reviews)
“garlic bread” (23 reviews)
“chowder” (22 reviews)
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Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1259 Takaka-Collingwood Highway | Onekaka, Onekaka 7182, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I called in here early evening and ordered a bowl of mussels and bread. Unfortunately all the mussels had not had the beards removed and had been cooked with them still attached which meant that I had to struggle trying to rip them off after...More

Thank Tavuk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined here on the last evening of our stay in Golden Bay. The place is certainly wacky - as expected - and the food was lovely. We both enjoyed the 'fish of the day' (Gurnard, when we visited) which is served with salad &...More

Thank mekydro
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This has been an old favourite of ours for ages (whenever we visit Golden Bay), but our visit to Mussel Inn was really disappointing this time around. It has been two years since our last visit and the food and service have gone seriously downhill....More

Thank Kiwiana2009
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Pretty cool little cottage, plenty outside seat, enough order for everyone, mussel soup nice! Good service.

Thank johnngo928
Reviewed 5 October 2017

we called in for a late lunch on a wet Sunday. we had the place to ourselves initially and enjoyed a table in front of the cosy fire. we enjoyed the ambience of the cafe and we all had delicious meals served by a very...More

Thank AdrienneJ15
Reviewed 3 October 2017

great ambience and culture. poet nights, music, just cool friendly, great beer, delicious food. really awesome place.

Thank babsiborchers
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Was so looking forward to my first visit back there in nearly twenty years . Myself and a friend dined there on a Tuesday night. Joint was half full with a mixture of locals and tourists. Desultorily greeted by unenthusiastic staff member. Food was well...More

Thank burgerlicious
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for a late lunch and had a lovely meal. We both had the mussels which were very good and they also had a nice selection of their own beer. They served food all day and had a high chair.

Thank deejay153
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Mussel Inn is a high ceiling per wooden barn style building, with a huge brick open fire at one end (most welcome on our winter visit). There is a large outdoor area and fire pits which implies these are put to use year round. Inside...More

Thank Adventuresoftheanon
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Does what it says in the name. Great mussels and other Kiwi classics. The beer is outstanding if you are a microbrewery kind of person. and I am. Can't fault it.

Thank 68Wildcat
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6 February 2015|
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Response from Musselinn | Property representative |
We don't mind if you bring a dog in, if you keep it on a leash at your outside table.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 20
Bar, Seafood, Pub, Soups, New Zealand, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1259 Takaka-Collingwood Highway | Onekaka, Onekaka 7182, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Golden Bay  >  Onekaka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-525 9241
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Brewery/bar/cafe/music venue
Closed late July til early September
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