Mills Bay Tasting Room & Eatery
Things are a little bit different for everyone at the moment.
That’s why we have changed up our menu & product offerings.
You can still enjoy the Mussel Experience from home, by ordering for contactless pickup from the Tasting Room & Eatery in the Havelock Marina – right at the front of our packhouse. You’ll be eating the freshest mussels you can get!
Text or call 021 451 450 to order
We are following all guidelines to ensure you and our staff stay safe. Please adhere to social distancing guidelines and follow all staff instructions.
Open Hours (during Alert Level 3)
Saturday 11 am – 3 pm
Sunday 11 am – 3 pm
(We cannot offer any catering at this time)
Do you have a party or function coming up? Be in touch about our catering options.
As well as delicious mussels for your crowd to enjoy, we deliver the Mills Bay Mussels experience – interactively shucking mussels at the event, bringing along our photo booth and lots of laughs from our fun team.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviews from our lovely customers
Late Sunday lunch time turned right to the Marina and had wonderfully fresh mussels in a wide varity of ways for 30 dollars for two. Not only great tasting but... read more
I had the garlic mussels. A little pricey and could have come with some bread to mop up the juices. But worth it. Bought some fresh mussels to take home,... read more
We were lucky enough to arrive the day of the Mussel Festival. Had a wonderful time at Mills Bay Mussels. Live band and lots of free mussels being handed... read more
Every year I try 1 mussel to check whether I still hate them. We got a big platter with 6 different kinds of mussels, from smoked to bacon-wrapped. They ranged... read more
We had a chowder for lunch and we thought we already had the best there is,but we were wrong,THIS is the best,we went back for a feast of mussels for... read more
I am not really into mussels - being more of a clams person myself but having landed up at this restaurant with friends during a trip to NZ I decided... read more
Food, staff and experience are AMAZING! Food is made and served with LOVE. Would highly recommend heading to little Havelock & experience what Mills Bay Mussels call the Mixed Mussel... read more
- Peter B
This was on our bucket list to visit on the way to Blenheim from Nelson. Good time to stop off too on that journey.
Very basic setup of tables outside... read more
I have a bucket list of things to do before I leave this world, and one of those items for me to eat fresh green lipped mussels in Havelock new... read more
My oh my - the Classic Steamed Green Mussels were delicious! A must try if you are passing through Havelock.
Recommended at Apples for Charlotte as the best mussels in the "Mussel Capital of NZ". Highly recommend you try the Mussel platter for mussels every way but steamed, and absolutely... read more
Had the $30 platter, was overpriced for what you got. Staff we very blunt and unfriendly. The food came out at different times when it was all ordered together and... read more
Me and my partner went there on a late afternoon for raw musses and garlic buttered mussels. It was aboslutley amazing. Still think about those mussels. Best I had in... read more
Between 4 we managed the mussel chowder which was perfect the mussel platter very perfect then we ordered more of the garlic crumbed mussels. We have been eating mussels for... read more
We stopped for lunch after reading a story in the local real estate paper. We love mussels and are not new to the variety of ways to eat them so... read more
Called into This restaurant recently for a quick bite, was not disappointed at all, delicious mussel chowder enjoyed by myself and my partner. We are inside which was a little... read more
If you’ve heard the mussels are good in this area, you really need to stop here. Generous portions of steamed mussels, garlic mussels, salad & shoestring chips. Didn’t have room... read more
Awesome mussels!! The seating area is smaller than the kitchen, and that is small too. I had the platter and each of the styles was well presented and tasted great.... read more