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Beachcomber Inn

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27 Waikawa Rd, Picton 7372, New Zealand
(03) 573 8900
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 29
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Really Good Food!

Visited as part of a group of nine. Staff were friendly and efficient and as my wife and I were the first to arrive, we were seated in the bar area and offered a drink. The meals were generous, well presented and delicious. The restaurant has great views of the Picton Harbour. I recommend... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Patrick F
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Picton, New Zealand
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Picton, New Zealand
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited as part of a group of nine. Staff were friendly and efficient and as my wife and I were the first to arrive, we were seated in the bar area and offered a drink. The meals were generous, well presented and delicious. The restaurant has great views of the Picton Harbour. I recommend giving this establishment a visit.

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1 Thank Patrick F
Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dined at this Restaurant with family members to celebrate a Birthday. Meals were enjoyed by all and the service was friendly and attentive. Only negative was the oversized portions, such a waste of good food.

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2 Thank Michelle B
Los Angeles, California
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94 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was in NZ on a 14-day tour of South Island and North Island. Stayed and ate in several hotels, usually breakfast and dinner. Food quality, service and variety at this restaurant at the Picton Beachcomber Inn (Whalers Restaurant & Bar) best of the trip--drinks reasonably prices. Restaurant and bar decorated for the Holidays, very colorful and put everyone in the... More 

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Thank Diogenese1
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My partner and I have been to this restaurant three times now and invited three friends on our last visit.We all had great meals and ate so much we had to go for a walk afterwards.Highly recommend going there for a meal and we all will be back.

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Thank Michelle M
Picton, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

The service was terrible, had a group of 15 in and was not able to serve us for 30 mins when it came to ordering most options were gone. They had a new waiter on who had no idea what she was doing and was really rude. Would not recommend to anyone.

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Thank bellbird_picton
Picton, New Zealand
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

If you are looking for a fantastic meal, excellent service and great views then the Whalers Restaurant is the place to go. I had the salmon and I couldn't fault anything about the meal. The portions we generous and it tasted great. We were a party of three and we all came away with the same impression so we will... More 

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1 Thank Big_H_1
Picton, Marlborough, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Went for tea on Saturday night, the meal was fabulous but unfortunately the restaurant was not warm enough. It would have been nice to see the woodburner going, and the heatpump by the bar was not on also. Was disappointed when we got our bottle of wine, it was just put on the table the top hadn't even been taken... More 

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Thank Nicola C
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The food was very good. The Prawn Salad was delicious. There were a few things I wanted to try - but I am only one person!!

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Thank Heather G
new zealand
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361 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 304 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We were staying at the beachcomber and dined at the restaurant on site called whalers. the restaurant is on the 3rd floor overlooking the waterfront. Stunning front tables in alcoves with glass windows. The food was beautiful and generous portions. The cheese, thyme, bacon bread for starter was great. I had the steak with scallops and prawns and mushroom sauce.... More 

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Thank poppynz
Picton, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Bill and I dined at this restaurant a few months ago, the service and food was excellent, the christmas decorations were out of this world in terms of quality, visually appealing and tastefully displayed. The food was fresh, locally scoured with a selection of fresh vegetables.. We don't dine out often as we have a good kitchen at home. But... More 

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  • Address: 27 Waikawa Rd, Picton 7372, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Picton
  • Phone Number: (03) 573 8900

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