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 have been returning to Jester House Cafe for over 30 years & we will be back ! 😊😊 Kind Regards to Steve,Judy & amazing staff, Chris&Jan Moresby, Richmond.
Perfect place for my nieces to come especially Easter lots of things for them to do they enjoyed the Easter egg hunt and the eels
Always lovely food and ambience at Jester House! Easy to spend 3 hours there with the grandchildren - they loved the Easter activities too. Thanks again!
Always a brilliant place to visit. So magical for families. Our grandchildren loved the Easter hunt today. An iconic place in Nelson area.
Absolutely unique and faultless in every aspect. We have been to many cafes throughout N.Z. and overseas and none come anywhere near Jester House. A pleasure to dine every time and visit the garden. Thank-you Ann & George Inglis
Are you aware the menu on your website is out of date? Apart from that everything was excellent.
Served by a very welcoming and helpful lady! My salad was a bit dry for me so I asked for more dressing and nothing was a problem for her. She made the visit wonderful, thank you , will definitely come again Carol
Unique combination of abundant creativity, exquisite taste, and consistent quality.
Always enjoy our visits to your cafe and gardens. Our grandchildren love the play spaces - we will be back with them over Easter! Today's fish was yummy.... as was the platter! Loved the chai and the apple/blackcurrant slice - thanks so much 😊
We felt that the small circular table we had was rather small for 4 people. But everything else was as good as ever.
Always a pleasure to dine at Jester House. We've been coming for birthday lunches for 3 years now and it's worth the 1.5hr drive. Food and service are exceptional, and what a calm relaxed place to spend an hour or two. We will be back.
It's the perfect spot for childrens parties and the staff were really accommodating and helpful.
Awesome as always! Keep up the great work. Thank you.
Only small complaint is that once again, although table no 33 was booked for me, someone had removed the sign, and people were at the table and we had to seat at another table. This is the 2nd time this has happened unfortunately- the last time was the same problem, and again we had to sit at another table - and that time was in the full sun. Other than that a lovely time.
It was a birthday lunch for my wife and what a great surprise that her birthday meal was for free - what a lovely gesture. The meal was superb and very well presented. Thank you all so much.
Excellent experience throughout - not too busy so quick service - charming waitresses who knew their job. Thanks for a great birthday lunch!
Beautiful setting and great service and meals.
Excellent lunch in pleasant surroundings. We’ll visit again soon.
As a vegetarian, our choice was limited and we changed our reservation so as to be able to have the vege breakfast. Otherwise, we cannot fault the place. As always it is an excellent experience.
All our people (7 from Bay of Plenty & 2 locals) loved the food and the venue. Well done!
A lovely meal with attentive staff. Great area for children.
Cannot fault anything about our lunch, great people, amazing atmosphere, great food, we all really enjoyed ourselves and nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely be back.
Perfect setting for a birthday celebration with family and friends while holiday in the area. I was able to book the best table (on the verandah) and everyone enjoyed their meals and the relaxed atmosphere. It was really busy and there was a slight wait for food, but we were not in a rush, we had drinks and the kids were off playing and exploring so it was perfect ! Service is excellent, we were well looked after and as always the setting is idyllic.
Always come here for my birthday dinner and have never been disappointed.
Our experience was absolutely fantastic, thank you.