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
- 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 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
The perfect place to sit in the sunshine and fresh air to enjoy some super tasty fresh mussels. Staff are lovely and prices are really good.
This was by far the best mussels I ever ate! We shared a tasting plate and had the award winning garlic mussels - both dishes were absolutely amazing and we... 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
We learned of this place from an episode of "Country Calendar". The mussels they were serving looked so appetizing that we decided to make a trip out of it and... read more
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
We had the mixed mussels platter. It was just the right size for two people and was delicious! Will be back for 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
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
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
Fresh, plump, very tasty mussels Freshest I have had in new Zealand. Nice setting at the marina. Delicious chowder
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
Wow, we stopped here for lunch, the chowder was fantastic, service friendly and quick. Would highly recommend
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
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
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
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