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Jolly Roger Restaurant & Bar

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

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  • 4
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  • 6
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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
Jolly good time

Drove here from Blenheim as couldn't find anything open or not fully booked on a Sunday night. Glad we did, great food and great atmosphere

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Drove here from Blenheim as couldn't find anything open or not fully booked on a Sunday night. Glad we did, great food and great atmosphere

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Always a lovely place to dine. Great food, also a great selection on their menu. Overlooking the marina, its a great place to come and dine or have a drink winter, spring, summer or autumn...

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The food was flavorless. Even my fish and chips were bland. I do love dogs, but I also had to put up with the owner's dog begging me while I was eating. The price of the food was much too expensive for the quality. We were very sorry we didn't eat somewhere else.

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Group of kiwi friends meeting in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds...great pub with amazingly friendly and convivial staff. We all had seafood....so good, so fresh, so we'll cooked. Chips delicious and crispy, salad fresh and colourful. Highly recommended if you are in this beautiful part of our place! Do it!

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Auckland
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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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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 5 - 22
  • Cuisine: Cafe, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?