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Spinnaker Restaurant

Beach Road Waikawa Marina | P.O Box 694, Picton, New Zealand
03 573 9152
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Ranked #12 of 32 restaurants in Picton
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jun 15, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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46 reviews from our community

73% Recommend
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English first
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I had chosen this restaurant because of the Trip Advisor reviews. We arrived a bit late because we had gone for a walk along the water and had watched the sunset. We tried to get a table with view but they said they weren't available. Not sure who they were expecting. They never showed up while we were there. There... More

Picton, New Zealand
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

It is such a shame that most visitors to Picton are unaware of this fantastic restaurant. Hillary, the chef, makes the most of wonderful local ingredients to provide a great dining experience! The restaurant looks over the Marina, and enjoys beautiful views looking up the Marlborough Sounds. The restaurant is flexible allowing you to mix and match to ensure that... More

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This place could have it all....great position with fabulous views and a good menu. What a shame the service and food let it down. The waitress seemed quite new and brought us our wines for our meal before the sparkle we ordered even though we said we'd start with a sparkly drink. Never mind, easily rectified. The food (we ordered... More

Antwerp, Belgium
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We passed by in the afternoon to reserve a table. We had the chance to speak to the owner and the chef. Both were enthusiastic and the menu seemed interesting. We went there for dinner, four persons. All starters and all main courses were nicely served and the quality was very good. All done as we wished. The deserts were... More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

A bit on the rich side, b well cooked and presented. On the minus side, the wine list is only local wines and not very nice ones. Good service.

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely table with a great view of the marina. The meals were superb! Could eat there every night! The wait staff were great and made our night just that more wonderful. Over all was very impressed :)

Waikawa, New Zealand
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

There are not many places in Picton where you will find good food and a good restaurant. This is well worth a try. It has beautiful views from the restaurant situated on the first floor level overlooking the Picton marina. Usually the restaurant is busy and booking in advance is required, we went during the week in February and there... More

Bath, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The food was well cooked, I had the fish of the day, the vegetable fresh and the naughty pudding sticky date pudding suitably naughty! I had a window view of the Marina, they play music but nice and unobtrusive and the atmosphere is quiet small parties having a gentle night out in pleasant surroundings.

Upper Hutt, New Zealand
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We booked in advance for new years eve, the food and service were average for the price. The outlook is wonderful but the service needs attention, long wait for our meals they seem to be short staffed. considering we booked in advance this should not have ben a problem. Hope the management attempt to improve the food qualtly and service... More

Denver, Colorado
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

This restaurant is incredible! Picton is a small town, but this restaurant must have a large city chef. The restaurant is on the marina, on the second floor of a small business grouping of offices. I am rarely impressed with food, but was truly bowled over with my meal here. The atmosphere is fine. Linen covered tablecloths and every table... More

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