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.
Great as always. Fish cooked to perfection
Lovely thank you. Your birthday deal brought me and a friend back :-)
We had a small birthday party mid week for our daughter and some friends. What a great time they had! Food and service was lovely and we really appreciated the communication and service from booking right through. As always, the eels were a huge hit!
Hi Jacqui. Fantastic to hear that you all had such a lovely time and the girls enjoyed the party, especially the eels. It was a pleasure to host you and we look forward to seeing you again. Cheers Judy
Very pleasant day with meals of a sensible size
Thank you Mike, great to hear that you appreciate the size of the meals. We hate food waste so to try to make them appropriate for a lunch mealtime. It's wonderful to hear when we get it right. Cheers Judy
The pan fried fish was fantastic. I would have had two helpings except I needed room for the Devine black currant and apple short cake. This place always always always delivers on exceptional food and atmosphere. Try it for yourself.
Thank you so much Julie for your wonderful feedback.You made my day. We look forward to hosting you again. Arohanui Judy
Lovely meal with great flavours. Wet outside but cosy and warm inside. Grounds are looking fantastic.
We had a fantastic time this morning and enjoyed the food, service and everything about the place. it seems that there are new developments where the chess game used to be. We look forward to coming again. Thank you for everything.
Unfortunately you are a bit further out than we like to travel at our age. The outing with our grandchildren and great grandchildren was great. They only arrived from Jordan on Thursday for a stay of three weeks. The wet conditions did not seem to bother the 10, 7 and 4 year-olds and plenty of climbing and even chess kept them amused while waiting for their meals. We all enjoyed the fish. Have a great holiday. Kind regards, Maarten. and Janny van Geldermalsen, 31 Sutton Street, Richmond 7020, 03 544 6151
Awesome seafood chowder, as usual
Friendly and helpful staff. Food was very good. Opted not to stay after mains as the cafe was very noisy. Felt like we were trying to dine in a classroom. Will avoid school holiday time in future. As Jester House is one of our preferred places to dine, we will be back after the break.
Great service and activities for the kids. Thanks for the free birthday lunch for Grandma. Will be back in Summer.
Tremendous ambience with the children obviously all enjoying themselves. Well done and have a good break!
Thank you Neil, we will have a great break and come back with new tricks up our sleeves.
The children absolutely loved the treasure hunt through the grounds and as always loved feeding the eels!
So great to hear that the children had a fun time doing the Jungle Safari. We look forward to seeing you all again.
We love it here !!! Everything is fabulous !!
Thank you Paula, that is wonderful to hear. We look forward to seeing you again when we reopen at the end of August, although we are still open till the 21st July. Cheers Judy
Had a lovely free meal for my birthday. All 6 of us enjoyed our food - mulled wine was especially nice!!
Thank you so much for visiting us, and warming yourselves with our popular mulled wine, especially lovely on winter days by the roaring fire. We look forward to seeing you on those warmer days, too.
Great for families & good food & playground.
Thanks for enjoying the playground and taking advantage of the activities over the school holidays - especially great for those little ones who love to run around looking for the 'wild' animals in the Jungle Safari activity this July.
Fabulous food. Warm and welcoming staff. Prompt service. Environmentally aware.
You've pretty much described our four core values, and we're delighted that it's obvious what we're passionate about when we're hosting our guests and making seasonal and delicious meals for them. thanks for your wonderful and insightful feedback.
Each meal is as good as the previous, so no disappointments ever. Wait staff are very friendly and helpful and all have a great sense of humour, this makes the dining experience all the more enjoyable. The kitchen staff though never seen are masters at what they create. Can't fault Jester House in any way.
Thank you for your generous and humbling feedback, we loved to hear how our customers experience Jester House and we especially love to pass on that feedback on to our hard working Front of House and Kitchen team. They are always grateful to hear such fabulous feedback. Thanks for taking the time.
Miss 6 year old and miss 4 year old loved the treasure hunt and enjoyed colouring the picture when they arrived home
Thanks Peter for your fabulous feedback and for letting us know about how great your time was for you and family, not only at the cafe but when the children got home to finish colouring in their activity sheet. We look forward to welcoming you all again soon.
As always an enjoyable meal, great service in a lovely setting. Thank you.
thanks for your fabulous feedback, we loved having you visit us.
Delicious lunch, always a great experience!
Thanks Hannah, that's great. Cheers Judy
Had a lovely time, kids had a blast, nothing was too much trouble
Thank you Nola, so lovely to hear that you all had a lovely time, especially the kids. Many thanks Judy
We had a wonderful time thankyou. We couldn't believe how nice the staff were , as it was INSANELY busy, and they would have been excused for being a bit hassled, but they were fabulous. I'm an insulin dependent Diabetic and with my recent visit to hospital my numbers were all over the place so I had to be careful what I ate, so it was really nice to have this taken into consideration with no fuss. (I requested salad with my fish instead of potatoes) Of course we will be back. We don't get to dine out often so its a real treat and JH is always our No 1 choice, but also being on crutches I knew because of your wheelchair assess that I would be able to get in. I also very much appreciated your offer to extend my birthday " treat" but was pleased to be mobile enough to come on my actual birthday - just sorry couldn't get my family organised to come with me ( work issues) so you'd make a bit more out of us, but seeing how busy you were you certainly didn't need any more customers on Sunday. Rose is a delight, as was the staff member who served us, who I apologise I cant remember her name -( red haired, very clear skin). Can't wait to find an excuse to come again.
Thank you Di, so pleased you were able to make it on your actual birthday and that your knee is on the mend. See you again soon. Kind regards Judy
Coffee was not good this morning! Otherwise a good breakfast
Hi Fiona, So pleased that you enjoyed your breakfast and sorry about the coffee. If it happens again ( hopefully not) please tell one of the staff and we can fix it on the spot. I have talked to the FOH manager and she is auditing our baristas to make sure they are all working to create a perfect coffee each time. Thanks for taking the time to letting us know and we look forward to seeing you again. Cheers Judy
Jester House team is amazing, very polite. Good service, good food.
Thank you so much for your valuable feedback.