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.
Always a great experience! We will miss you but look forward to seeing your next chapter!
Another memorable coffee. We have been coming here since our daughters 1st birthday 26years ago today☺loved it everytime. we have alwaus enjoyed the wonderful developments on site. Thank yii Steve and Jidy ☺☺
Awesome lunch while hearing the birds in the trees. Great way to celebrate a birthday with friends.
Always a pleasure at Jester House. We will miss our birthday and family lunches, but we wish you all well for the future.
Wonderful place, so great for children, will miss this unique experience as have enjoyed so much over the years.
Thanks for a lovely meal. Reasonably priced and perfectly cook fish. Will definitely be back
We have been coming to Jester House, 4 or 5 times a year, for over 15 years and each time it has been a real pleasure. Summer or winter, each time we have been made to feel valued customers. It has been a special joy to bring our grand children as they grew up and to see them enjoy the grounds, and feeding the eels. Relatives from England thought we were especially lucky having a place like this so close to our home. We will miss it dreadfully in the future.
Amazing good once again! Such a great place that’s family orientated and in a gorgeous setting, a firm favourite for us, thanks for a great day out😊 Emma
Enjoyed a lovely lunch with family visiting from overseas. We always like to bring out friends & visitors for the experience and awesome food. So sad that you will be closing down for casual visits like this. But good on you for setting your priorities and choosing to take the time for yourselves - well deserved. Thanks for the inspiration and great memories over the years. Best wishes
Usually service is exemplary. 2nd waitress took a drinks order but did not fill it. This was promptly remedied by our assigned lovely waitress when asked. Sorry you're changing but wish you well.
We loved everything! Although sorry to hear about your change of plans/opening hours, we wish you all the very best for fun projects in the future and more relaxation 😀
Took a while before staff took our order.
A delightful experience as always.
Great food and service. The Cheese Soufflé is the best in the world. Will miss this place after April
Jester House is and has been for some time, our favourite venue for dining out for lunch or brunch. We love to bring our family here too when they visit Nelson. Such a great atmosphere, such wonderful staff and a superb fare. We understand sadly that you are closing except for Friday evening dining. The warm welcome & unique experience at Jesters we will so miss as will so many others.
Judy, Steve and the Team Made it a fun place to do our festival debrief. Beats a hall, and the pub isn't open in the morning! cheers jenny
Really enjoyed our experience today! Food, service, setting fabulous! All the best for your new venture. Thank you team Jester!
Really lovely place to go. The eels are amazing!
Enjoyed our Valentines Day breakfast immensely, thanks! Perfect way to start the day!
A thoroughly pleasant experience and one of the best in Tasman Bay :-)
A lovely, unhurried meal with an old friend, giving us not only fabulous food with impeccable service, but a quiet corner where we were able to enjoy quiet privacy and valuable ‘catch-up’ time. Thank you
Love the composting toilets! The atmosphere is unique and quirky, a wonderful place to take children (big ones included).
As always, superb food , coffee and warm friendly service.. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Your cheese soufflé is superb!