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 – 8 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
Had the Mussel Fritter which is quite large, another member had the Mussel Chowder and lastly the Steamed Mussels. Overall opinion was DELICIOUSand value for money.
- Ryan T
We tried every type of mussel with their tasting platter it was GOOD!! Definitely try them out if you’re in Havelock. Check their hours though as they are currently... 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
- Diane W
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
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
We loved the steamed mussels! Fresh, tasty and gluten free. I have coeliac disease and the staff easily accommodated for my dietary needs and we thoroughly enjoyed our mussel experience-... 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
This place is an absolute Gem! If you're in Havelock it is definitely a MUST to visit. All the food is spectacular! Excellent staff/service, excellent food, excellent prices, clean premises,... 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
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
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
we loved the menu variety & quality of the Mussels & dishes, it suited both our appetites. Friendly Team
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
Fresh, plump, very tasty mussels Freshest I have had in new Zealand. Nice setting at the marina. Delicious chowder
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