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Waikawa Marina Beach Rd, Picton, New Zealand
+64 3-573 6585
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good place to eat at Waikawa Bay

Good honest pub food. Great situation in the marina. We had Prawns to start followed by the fish of the day and chips. Quantities were quite large and more than we could consume but we had a good try!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Och62
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Noosaville, Australia
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  • Large groups
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Auckland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We arrived a few minutes before our booking on Easter Sunday and we were completely ignored. The man behind the bar decided to serve everybody else, including a man who arrived at the bar after us, before he deigned to talk to us. Apparently, no reservation was necessary - we were told to sit wherever we wanted. Meals ordered, we... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Manager was very rude and impolite when we placed our order. Other staff members were lot better food was average very noisy

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Noosaville, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Good honest pub food. Great situation in the marina. We had Prawns to start followed by the fish of the day and chips. Quantities were quite large and more than we could consume but we had a good try!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Located close to several places of accommodation and 4 kms from Picton, this has a lovely location by Waikawa Bay Marina. Staff were very helpful. Food of a good standard.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We love this place! It is right on the marina, looking across at all the docked boats. The sun was shining each time we were there and we sat outside under the umbrella for a coffee, and the next day for a drink. We even went back and had dinner twice. I had the ribeye steak both nights as it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I too was there with my kids and father visiting from uk when said owner ranted at full volume for all to hear. Imagine all the expletives you don't want your children to hear. A real shame because the food was excellent, as was the service from the barmaid. An excellent meal ruined by an angry owner.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

went for lunch today with my family and inlaws from Canada. Was highly recommend. Lovely waittess who made us feel very welcomed and got my kids to drink water by disguising it as "sky juice", mrs thought that was a nice touch. Beautiful meal delivered by the chef. Beaut day until owner turned up and had a screaming match on... More 

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Bristol, England
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262 reviews 262 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
474 helpful votes 474 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Good casual dining close by Waikaka marina, about 3 Kms north of Picton The atmosphere in this bar is welcoming and friendly. Attractive location overlooking one of the biggest marinas in South Island. Good basic menu and standard Speights bar drinks. Nice deck to sit out in fine weather – also plenty of room indoors. Big Sports TV screen (which... More 

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Perth, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The only eating place near our accommodation but very good. Dining on the boardwalk with a view over the many boats and yachts moored is so peaceful and priceless.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Ate at the Jolly Roger twice after a recommendation from our motel. Great food, all fresh and you got the feeling the kitchen staff cared about what they were producing. They have ice cold beer, great NZ white and a friendly owner! what more do you need! Looking forward to our next visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Waikawa Marina Beach Rd, Picton, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Picton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-573 6585

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 25
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

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