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Crow Tavern and Restaurant

15 Nelson Sq, Picton 7372, New Zealand
(03) 573 6123
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Ranked #22 of 33 restaurants in Picton
Description: Nestled in the picturesque town of Picton at the top of the South Island, New Zealand, and at the gateway to the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, is the ‘Crow Tavern. A home away from home for the local residents of Picton and tourists as well. Located on the town square it is the only Tavern in town and is surrounded by a residential area. The Crow has a full restaurant, public bar, lounge bar, bottle store, smoking area, gaming room and garden bar. It is a place where business is done, jokes are told and celebrations are held. The ladies feel comfortable in the bar and the staff and patrons are one big family. Customers share their family occasions here and sit outside in the pretty garden bar all summer long. In winter the huge open fire is a big draw card along with the big screen TVs for watching the rugby.Around the tavern are many photos of local rugby teams, fishing excursions and boats in precarious positions previously owned by local patrons.The Tavern was first built in 1855 and has been rebuilt twice since. The Crow is one of the few places in Marlborough with history of the area on the walls. The restaurant has a wall dedicated to ‘The Echo’, one of the oldest ships in the world which is now beached at Shelly beach near the town center.
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Description: Nestled in the picturesque town of Picton at the top of the South Island, New Zealand, and at the gateway to the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, is the ‘Crow Tavern. A home away from home for the local residents of Picton and tourists as well. Located on the town square it is the only Tavern in town and is surrounded by a residential area. The Crow has a full restaurant, public bar, lounge bar, bottle store, smoking area, gaming room and garden bar. It is a place where business is done, jokes are told and celebrations are held. The ladies feel comfortable in the bar and the staff and patrons are one big family. Customers share their family occasions here and sit outside in the pretty garden bar all summer long. In winter the huge open fire is a big draw card along with the big screen TVs for watching the rugby.Around the tavern are many photos of local rugby teams, fishing excursions and boats in precarious positions previously owned by local patrons.The Tavern was first built in 1855 and has been rebuilt twice since. The Crow is one of the few places in Marlborough with history of the area on the walls. The restaurant has a wall dedicated to ‘The Echo’, one of the oldest ships in the world which is now beached at Shelly beach near the town center.
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Visited this pub with my husband.. This pub needs demolishing or a huge refurbish. It lacks any character or charm that some other old pubs have. It was cold unless you sat right next to the fire. Decided we would stay and have a meal only because it was raining. Bad mistake, the steak my husband had was the worse... More

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Picton, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

meal was beautifully presented and tasted fantastic,will be back.Our group of friends with us were impressed also,.was worth every cent we paid.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

Awesome I been coming since a child. I haven't been for many years do they still have the massive burger that the size of a dinner plate?

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New Zealand
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is no fancy, hip gastro pub - The Crow is a pub like they used to be. A bit rough and ready but excellent value and worth it for the people-watching alone. We had a meal in the restaurant and were astounded at the good value - we ordered the seafood platter for 2 and were amazed at the... More

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Motueka, New Zealand
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70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

A good place to meet a nice warm fire cosy and close to town boy did we enjoy also the Sunday roast was huge and well priced lots of locals to chat to about all the fish that had got away lol we did have a good time thank you we will be back

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Liked the meal but disliked having to wait a long time as there were so many previous orders. The answer is to order long before you want to eat.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Meals are scrumptious and very generous servings. Staff are friendly and very happy to chat to you after your meal. Great atmosphere with nice warm open fires.

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

An interesting sort of place - older building and decor, not at all tissed up or trying to be fancy (which is a welcome change) We had the seafood platter - or - 'Treasure Chest'. Yes it's a generous size and it's cheap. The king prawns and fresh mussells (two per serve) & chips were good. However, everything else appeared... More

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Shane B, Owner at Crow Tavern and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to come to the Crow Tavern and for taking the time to provide a review of your recent visit. We are disappointed to learn that your visit did not meet your needs or expectations and that you found our facilities and services below par. We would like to point out that the only thing to come... More

picton
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We went to the Crow Tavern with our family, the first time in over 4 years. It was great,we had a lovely log fire to keep us warm while playing pool. The staff were friendly. We all opted for the $10 Bar meals, you have a choice of about 5 meals and they were well cooked and tasty. The portions... More

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Laidley qld
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012

The hosts are friendly helpful. The toilets are clean The food is homely and scrumptous . Lovely fireplaces cosy and a terrific atmosphere .

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