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Waterfront | 12-14 London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
(03) 573 5588
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Service and Lovely Food

We had a great evening in Le Café....great food, great wine, great service and great company! My only negative would be the kids air hockey type machine (?) in one side of the restaurant....the side we were in....fortunately the very loud obnoxious family on it left after about 10 minutes!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
Natalie C
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Picton, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Wonderful food and I recommend going at night. Service a little slow when busy, but it is worth the wait. Great atmosphere with an incredible view of the sound.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately can't give any positive feedback here we found the staff very unfriendly the worst coffee we had in NZ And the meals inedible . I oppologise for not saying something at the time to staff but had just driven from Queenstown and was too tired to complain. With the views and location of Le Cafe I hope this isn't... More 

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Marlborough Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The view is very nice, love all the seafood and the $5 pints of beer. Staff are friendly and polite, the food is a good price and service is quick.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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96 reviews 96 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We arrived in Picton early for our 10.45am ferry crossing and the car rental return clerk suggested we had time to wander the beach and cafes looking out to the sound. A short walk around the bay and we came across Le Café - ahh breakfast in the sunshine. Perfect! We had poached eggs with smoked fish, and bacon and... More 

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Christchurch
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We had coffee which was quite good. We decided to call in next morning for another flat white but this time it was dreadful it was like drinking hot milk with a hint of colour. On complaining was told It WAS a flat white. I said it was rubbish then walked out. It may be European but need to make... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Le cafe has alfresco dining which is a great spot to sit and take in the views of the Picton harbour while enjoying their great coffee and service. Meals are good also.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We had a great evening in Le Café....great food, great wine, great service and great company! My only negative would be the kids air hockey type machine (?) in one side of the restaurant....the side we were in....fortunately the very loud obnoxious family on it left after about 10 minutes!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We ate here before a trip into the sounds and liked it so much we ate here again on the way back. Lovely tasty food, and a gorgeous waterfront position. What more do you need? The salads were great, particularly a fig salad one of my friends had which was delicious. I had the fish and the steak and both... More 

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Victoria, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

A good choice of dishes, fresh seafood, good wine list and apparently the icecream is heavenly. Centrally located, extended hours, and a view across the harbor as you dine.

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Brunswick, Georgia
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We ate breakfast here and we're so pleased we chose this restaurant. The view of Picton's harbor is mesmerizing. The muffin we had was savory and warm from the oven. The chef told me she had just that morning picked the dill that was used in it. She told me they grow a lot of their ingredients and what they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Waterfront | 12-14 London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Picton
  • Phone Number: (03) 573 5588

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: European

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