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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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Good for:
Large groups

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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
A good food bar. Always fish on the menu.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
alekky
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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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61 reviews 61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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257 reviews 257 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
453 helpful votes 453 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
41 helpful votes 41 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Very average food no flavour and no seafood at a pier side restaurant very disappointed wouldn't recommend

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Bathurst, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

On a nice day the outdoor deck is a great place to sit and immerse yourself in the view. The food is very good and reasonably priced and we returned a number of times during our stay in Picton.

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Yes it's a kiwi pub. Expect it to be a kiwi pub and you will be happy. White table cloth on the tables it is not. Our group all had fish suppers and they were superb. Blue cod fillet and chips. Great! Flash and fancy no it is not. Sport on the Telly, yes! Visitor and tourist friendly, Yes!

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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 - 26
  • Cuisine: Café, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

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