Open 7 Days 9am to 5pm.
Closed public holidays except 2nd Jan
- Free Wi-Fi
- Alfresco Dining
About Jester House
Tasman's best cafe since 1991, New Zealand's best cafe 2013/14
Delight your visual senses in the art filled garden.
Sate your taste buds with delicious handmade breakfasts and lunches, complimented with local wine or craft beer.
Experience the drama of feeding the tame eels.
A New Zealand icon not to be missed.
We met friends in the car park who also had a birthday and staff quickly doubled us up onto a table for four - appreciated.
Absolutely fabulous lunch today. Or waitress was the best and made good recommendations, was awesome with the kids ordering and kept her humour and a smile all day. Thanks for making my birthday so special!
Fantastic place to go to - full of character, great food, points of interest for all ages, service with a smile...
Absolutely fabulous - highly recommended.
Always such a pleasure to come along. Absolutely love the atmosphere, the staff are the very best and good times are always had :)
It was very enjoyable. Great range of tastes and flavours.
I love going to Jester House. Great for adults and kids alike.
We had a wonderful time in a fab place with great staff and food :)
A popular place, so a very busy place at this time of year. 45 mins to get the lunch order served as it was busy even after 1.30pm
Unfortunately we will not be coming back. After spending alot of money on food for 8 , we had a 50min wait which had been told 40 when you have kids there is only so much they will tolerate , the food came out cold the burger bun was stale, some of the kids platters had missing items the chowderfish was chewy. Really disappointing as the last few times have been fantastic. Yes it was busy we booked in Nov and we knew it would be busy as its New Year's eve lunch but at 11am you would think they would have enough staff on.
We absolutely Loved our experience at your fantastic establishment! Our Sydney family with kids aged 9 yrs n 10 yrs had a BALL! Everything was great. Ruby an amazing girl! Just lovely. Rose!! Gorgeous. The other ladies who greeted and checked on us were lovely. THANKYOU Peta Wright
Outstanding as always...thank you Jester House
If was luverly... staff luverly too. Also weather, but too hot so Grace kindly found us a shady table. Love your new projecting roof. Very discreet. I always enjoy bringing visitors. Today an English friend... Louise
Unfortunately your menu on your website does not match your actual menu ...... I was looking forward to trying a "pan hash brown" but there was no mention of that on the menu when we got there. Also I asked for my eggs scrambled and wasn't told it would cost any more but $3 was added to the bill for it. I wouldn't have minded if the staff member had told me it was going to cost extra.
Slick, delicious, friendly, fun😁😁‼️
Pretty good experience today. Thanks.
I DINED ON MY BIRTHDAY AND IT WAS A REAL TREAT AS USUAL. ENJOYED BEING OUTDOORS AND PROTECTED FROM THE STRONG WIND. HOPE TO REPEAT THE EXPERIENCE WHEN WE ARE ABLE TO DRIVE ONCE AGAIN. THANK YOU TO ALL THE STAFF WE APPRECIATE YOUR EFFORTS. NOELINE
Food and service were great as usual however for a very child-friendly cafe there is a lack of highchairs. I tried to book one in the reservation but they were all taken by the time we got there. Holding on to a wriggling toddler makes it harder to enjoy food and drink. But otherwise amazing.
we were disappointed that we had to wait over an hour for our meal
Fabulous and attentive servers. Wonderful gardens. Lovely goat and pork burger. Cocktail was beautiful. Always a pleasure, another great time.
Excellent venue for lunch with good range of food on offer. Brilliant for those with hearing issues as quiet dining spots available in the peaceful and quirky garden scape. Thanks Jester house team!
Brilliant as always. The staff at Jester House are consistently excellent, confident and unflappable. A highlight visit for our family.
Hi Sue Thank you for your lovely comments and that we were a highlight visit for your family. Merry Christmas to you all. Judy