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Beach Road Waikawa Marina | P.O Box 694, Picton, New Zealand
03 573 9152
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Marina Views but average Interior Decor

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 5, 2014
Pictonboy
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Palmerston North
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This was a fantastic restaurant, we came early and had the place almost to ourselves; a bonus as my husband has a hearing problem, and dislikes noise. Even though it was upstairs, and fairly plain; the food was delicious.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Staying in waikawa bay for Christmas and new year. Came here for lunch on Christmas Day and we weren't disappointed. Everything was lovely and the salmon out of thus world. Planned to come again but didn't check and found it closed on Monday evening.

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
46 helpful votes 46 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
44 helpful votes 44 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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181 reviews 181 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

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  • Cuisine: Seafood

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