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Cortado Restaurant Bar & Cafe

Cnr High St & London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand (Formerly Cafe Cortado Picton)
(03) 573 5630
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Ranked #6 of 32 Restaurants in Picton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $13 - $67
Cuisines: European, Pizza, Contemporary, Family Fare
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Cortado is located on the Picton waterfront with beautiful views over Queen Charlotte Sound and Picton marina. We have spacious outdoor and indoor dining areas
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Long Beach, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Amazing pavlova and deconstructed black forrest cake! (make sure to have the black forrest cake) be sure to get there before the ferry drops off as the place will quickly fill up. outdoor seating is a beautiful option on a good night.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We had a fantastic meal with brilliant service despite only 2 service staff on and a large crowd in. The staff did an excellent job.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great food, great service and a pride in what they offer visitors. Fabulous indoor / outdoor experience and a top corner spot to take a leisurely coffee while watching the magic of Picton Harbour.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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99 reviews 99 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Some places get everything right, Cortado is one of them. We were warmly welcomed, served quickly, and the coffee was really good. All this just a short walk from the ferry terminal - we'll call in for a meal next time we're in Picton.

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Napier
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We called at the Cortado for breakfast before we caught the ferry. What an excellent brekkie - beautifully cooked and presented. We had contact with about three staff members, all of whom were really polite, interested to chat and the service was very prompt. Thank you all, and we will return on our next trip to the South Island. Highly... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014 via mobile

Has amazing views out of the windows but that's all it has going for it. Expensive prices for remarkably mediocre food. Ordered 2 pizzas. Tiny in size and of poor quality. Would definitely avoid if you can.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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121 reviews 121 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I arrived Picton on a cloudy chilly night and thought a takeaway would be good enough to spend the night. And Cafe Cortado was very close to my backpacker (Fat Cod backpacker) so I just walked there and had a very good pizza takeaway. The cafe was very busy, full packed of tourists having dinner that night but the waitress... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We had a early dinner here before catching the ferry to Wellington. It was by far, the best meal we had on the south island! The café is in a excellent position where you can see out to the stunning Picton harbour.

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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Came here for breakfast on our last day in Picton. Staff were friendly and quick with their service and the food was wonderful. Coffee was good too!

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Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Went there for dinner one night - good service and well priced. This place came well recommended from the host at the Harbour View motel.

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