Mills Bay Tasting Room & Eatery
You’ve heard all about our Mussels – want to give them a try?
Our tasting room & eatery is located in the Havelock Marina, right at the front of our packhouse – you’ll be eating the freshest mussels you can get!
We have a big open kitchen, so you can watch our chef prepare your food right before your eyes. Our team is super friendly and very informative, they love to answer any questions you have about mussels, as well as give you recipe ideas and inspiration.
No need to book, just come on by and find a seat, overlooking the beautiful Havelock Marina.
Tuesday 11 am – 3 pm
Wednesday 11 am – 3 pm
Thursday 11 am – 3 pm
Friday 11 am – 3 pm
Saturday 11 am – 3 pm
Sunday 11 am – 3 pm
Want to enjoy Mills Bay Mussels at home, the bach, or gift them to a friend?
We offer takeaway options – you can order instore or give us a call on 035742575 and we’ll get it ready for you to pick up.
Fresh Live Mussels from our saltwater tank, sealed ‘Premium Packs’ filled with mussels, Shucked Mussels and even Mussel Health Supplements can all be purchased from our Tasting Room or Online soon.
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 Rachel
Reviews from our lovely customers
- Michael V
Had lunch here twice and forced ourselves to indulge the whole range on the menu. The Ladies are absolutely fantastic.
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
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
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
- Nola H
Mills Bay focuses on mussels and serves the very best. What honour it does for this beautiful fruit of the sea.
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
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
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
We made a detour on our way to Abel Tasman with our rental car to look at the marina. Once done we figured we could eat, saw Mills Bay and... 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
The platter of various mussels was FANTASTIC!!
The garlic ones were to die for...
These were the best mussels we have ever had...
And the staff were so enthusiastic..,... 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
I rarely write reviews but felt compelled to after having lunch at Mills Bay Mussels on Sunday. Mills Bay ticked all the boxes...excellent friendly service, clean, wonderful presentation of food... read more
- Clotilde T
I came here 2 times because they're the best mussels I ate in New Zealand. The classic steamed are perfectly cooked and the garlic ones are sooo good.
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