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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 #13 of 34 Restaurants in Picton
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I have dined here a number of times now and always the meals have been good.Service is prompt and efficient and the views over the marina make for great ambience. The interior however is rather plain and I feel detracts from the location. Also the entrance up a couple of flights of plain lined walls and concrete stairs is not... More 

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Picton, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Great food, Great service and an Excellent view. This is my number one choice whenever I dine out in Picton - Hillary is an excellent chef and the stand of the meals are always consistently of a very high standard. What more can you ask for??????

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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93 reviews 93 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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 

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Picton, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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110 reviews 110 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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 

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London, United Kingdom
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173 reviews 173 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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.

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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 :)

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Waikawa, New Zealand
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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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.

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Address: Beach Road Waikawa Marina | P.O Box 694, Picton, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 573 9152
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Picton
Cuisine: Seafood

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