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, 10 November 2019

This place is awesome! Make a reservation and get there early. parking is tight. Feed the Eels for sure.

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Visited On Sunday, 10 November 2019

What an awesome cafe! We loved the setting, the quirky and delightful installations and the overall feel. The champagne afternoon tea was superb. Never had better. Surprisingly good savoury, unbelievablely beautiful sweets and wonderfully warm and soft scones with cream and jam. Top that off with a glass of kiwi sparkling wine and a lovely cup of tea and it's a pretty much perfect way to spend an afternoon. Service was perfect with friendly staff members making sure everything was right. Can't go wrong! The Eels are very cool too!

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Visited On Thursday, 07 November 2019

Thank you for my free birthday lunch. This is such a generous thing you do and a great excuse to get together with special friends. I love that my birthday coincides with the Wisteria and Cherry blossom are out. Such a beautiful setting. Delicious food and very friendly attentive staff.

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Visited On Monday, 04 November 2019

Fantastic seafood chowder and great shade provided in most areas 😎😎😎

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Visited On Thursday, 31 October 2019

Lovely lunch

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 October 2019

The service was outstanding, very observant and accommodating. Thank you!

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Visited On Wednesday, 30 October 2019

We always love coming. Food and service are great and the environment is both peaceful and stimulating. You have created a very special spot!

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Visited On Sunday, 27 October 2019

Great greeting by Rose at front of house and table worked well. Taking order was too long as was the time taken to bring out drinks. 30 minute wait for meals should have been communicated when taking order

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Visited On Sunday, 27 October 2019

Really enjoyed the meal and atmosphere. Been coming here for about 30 years and it gets better every time.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 October 2019

As always a fabulous meal with great service and excellent setting

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Visited On Sunday, 20 October 2019

Great food and atmosphere. Was a busy day, and it took a little while for the food to arrive but apart from that, all good.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 October 2019

Lovely lunch in an amazing setting.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 October 2019

A place with a great atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Friday, 04 October 2019

Our absolute favourite place to come and always the highlight of the school holidays.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 September 2019

Love Jester House. Great coffee, delicious food, friendly staff, perfect service and lovely atmosphere. See you again soon! Thank you!

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Visited On Monday, 30 September 2019

Great food and really good service. All the staff were very friendly.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 September 2019

Hi Jesters, We love your Cafe and come alot for special days out from Cable Bay. I am a GF Vegetarian which is not easy to cater for. But in the past I have always had terrific meals. But I note the last few times I have been I have not had many choices in menu regards my particular taste and situation.(above). Today I had the Vegan sandwich with onions and mushrooms (sorry dont know exactly what it was called) and it was just nice not at all outstanding or interesting - which is what I have been used to at Jesters. I was pleased to note that you had more choices in cake department for GF which was heaps better than last 2 x I have been. Hoping for better next time (probably in the summer) But many thanks for your very unique pleasurable cafe/restaurant.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 September 2019

It is always a great dining experience with friendly, obliging staff.

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Thanks Jester House for my free birthday lunch. Nice meal as always, much appreciated. Friendly staff 😃

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 September 2019

both my friends and I agreed, that it was the best meal we have had. Everything was perfect. Thankyou for a wonderful experience Brian Skellon

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Visited On Saturday, 21 September 2019

Good as ever but my usual quibble - the wedges are still soggy (which is the main problem) and you really should offer both tom sauce AND aioli with them - if more than one person eats them, tastes will differ and in any case all my family seem to like both at once! The extra cost is minimal and most of the competition does it.

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Visited On Sunday, 22 September 2019

We Love this place- the food is fresh, beautifully presented and best of all tastes fantastic

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Visited On Sunday, 22 September 2019

Great as always. Fish cooked to perfection

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Visited On Friday, 20 September 2019

Lovely thank you. Your birthday deal brought me and a friend back :-)

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Visited On Tuesday, 17 September 2019

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!

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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

Responded On Friday, 20 September 2019
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