Jester House

320 Aporo Road, Tasman , Tasman, New Zealand, 7173
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Open 7 Days 9am to 5pm.
Closed public holidays except 2nd Jan

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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Alfresco Dining
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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.

Cuisine: Modern New Zealand
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 21 July 2019

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

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

Awesome seafood chowder, as usual

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Visited On Thursday, 18 July 2019

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.

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Visited On Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Great service and activities for the kids. Thanks for the free birthday lunch for Grandma. Will be back in Summer.

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Visited On Monday, 15 July 2019

Tremendous ambience with the children obviously all enjoying themselves. Well done and have a good break!

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Thank you Neil, we will have a great break and come back with new tricks up our sleeves.

Responded On Monday, 15 July 2019
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Visited On Monday, 15 July 2019

The children absolutely loved the treasure hunt through the grounds and as always loved feeding the eels!

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So great to hear that the children had a fun time doing the Jungle Safari. We look forward to seeing you all again.

Responded On Monday, 15 July 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

We love it here !!! Everything is fabulous !!

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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

Responded On Monday, 15 July 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 14 July 2019

Had a lovely free meal for my birthday. All 6 of us enjoyed our food - mulled wine was especially nice!!

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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.

Responded On Monday, 15 July 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Great for families & good food & playground.

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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.

Responded On Monday, 15 July 2019
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Visited On Friday, 12 July 2019

Fabulous food. Warm and welcoming staff. Prompt service. Environmentally aware.

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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.

Responded On Monday, 15 July 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 11 July 2019

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.

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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.

Responded On Monday, 15 July 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 09 July 2019

Miss 6 year old and miss 4 year old loved the treasure hunt and enjoyed colouring the picture when they arrived home

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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.

Responded On Wednesday, 10 July 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 09 July 2019

As always an enjoyable meal, great service in a lovely setting. Thank you.

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thanks for your fabulous feedback, we loved having you visit us.

Responded On Wednesday, 10 July 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 07 July 2019

Delicious lunch, always a great experience!

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Thanks Hannah, that's great. Cheers Judy

Responded On Monday, 08 July 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 06 July 2019

Had a lovely time, kids had a blast, nothing was too much trouble

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Thank you Nola, so lovely to hear that you all had a lovely time, especially the kids. Many thanks Judy

Responded On Monday, 08 July 2019
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Visited On Thursday, 04 July 2019

Lovely joint birthday lunch - delightfully attentive staff - fresh decor very appealing - food to its usual high standard - thanks to you all

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Thanks for your wonderful feedback and also for letting us know that you clicked the wrong number and meant to give us 5/5

Responded On Wednesday, 10 July 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 30 June 2019

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.

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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

Responded On Monday, 08 July 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 22 June 2019

Coffee was not good this morning! Otherwise a good breakfast

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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

Responded On Monday, 08 July 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

Jester House team is amazing, very polite. Good service, good food.

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Thank you so much for your valuable feedback.

Responded On Wednesday, 10 July 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 16 June 2019

Was a great day out. Love the whole relaxed feeling. Will definitely be back.

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Thanks for visiting, we loved having you visit with us. And look forward to seeing you again soon.

Responded On Wednesday, 10 July 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 08 June 2019

We had a large family group dine at Jester House for a significant birthday. Several children were part of the group and they had a fantastic time exploring the wonderful outside treasures. Food and service was great! Will definitely visit again when we are next in the region. Thanks heaps.

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We loved hosting you and your group. It was a pleasure to take care of you, serve your meals, and help the children have a fabulous time.

Responded On Wednesday, 10 July 2019
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Visited On Sunday, 09 June 2019

Booked on line - easy, greeted with friendly staff very efficient quick and polite.

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Thanks for your awesome feedback, it's great to hear that the booking process is easy and your experience in house was seamless.

Responded On Wednesday, 10 July 2019
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Visited On Friday, 07 June 2019

Excellent food, warm, cosy log fire and exemplary service. Who could ask for more?

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Thank you for enjoying the fire, and keeping cozy while we took care of you.

Responded On Wednesday, 10 July 2019
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Visited On Tuesday, 04 June 2019

Thank you for a lovely lunch today. I had the steak sandwich. I don't normal order a meal like that and I really enjoyed it. The citrus cheesecake with blackcurrants was a total delight. The service was just right and our spot by the fire was perfect. Thank you. I'll be back.

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Thank you for visiting us and choosing a meal that you normally wouldn't and then enjoying it thoroughly. We're delighted that you took the time to provide us with feedback about your meals and visit. Thanks

Responded On Wednesday, 10 July 2019
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Visited On Saturday, 01 June 2019

A great family cafe - there was a good selection of food and plenty for the kids to choose from.

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Excellent to hear that there was plenty to choose from for the kids and yourselves. Look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Responded On Wednesday, 10 July 2019
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