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Le Cafe

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

Drove through to Picton for coffee and light meal. Service slow but friendly and coffee was worth waiting for. Sat inside as chairs full outside.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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Brisbane, Australia
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Our group of 9 people all had a fun night. The meals apparently were good however both Stacy and I ordered the spagetti which we both took a few mouthfuls and left as it was very tasteless and full of oil. The prices were a little high for what we were given. The wine was ok and the ambience good.... More 

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Wellington NZ
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Our choices of Spaghetti with a walnut sauce and the grilled squid were bland and totally overpriced. The restaurant was empty except for us and about 14 loud, giggling, squealing females who were celebrating something. The noise was intolerable. Staff made. No effort to suggest they quieten down a little. The interior of this place looks like a warehouse. There... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My wife and I arrived on the ferry from Wellington and, based on the recommendations of friends, had looked forward to lunch at Le Cafe in Picton. It was a real disappointment, as the service was indifferent at best, and our food was of poor quality. Mussels are a long-time favorite of mine, but the green lip mussels served at... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

With the advice from a bunch of locals we headed on down to Le Cafe and were not disappointed! Placed with a fantastic view of the Marlborough Sounds, we were welcomed in warmly and our orders came swiftly. The food was great and as the front of house staff were busy, the chef delivered it to us himself with a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We had heard this was one of the better places to eat however we were very disappointed. The restaurant was quiet and yet we had to wait quite some time for meal that was warm and lacked flavour. Will not be recommending to our friends or guests.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed Picton's warm winter while sitting outside and having the sun shining in our faces. We have had two of the home made winter wormer chocolates, which we thought were yammy, but the milk was a little to cold than being a belly "warmer". Nevertheless we liked the atmosphere of the cafe sitting right by the foreshore.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We arrived at about 9 pm in Picton, hungry and eager to explore the town which looked amazing. At that time, however, the kitchen of most restaurants were closed, but we were lucky enough to find it open at Le Cafe (though we first headed to another place recommended by our hotel, Le Cafe was also on our list of... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Drove through to Picton for coffee and light meal. Service slow but friendly and coffee was worth waiting for. Sat inside as chairs full outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

My Favorite place in Picton for a coffee and dessert. While the service is friendly and the food tasty the winning factor here is the outdoor sitting with a view of the wonderfully colorful Picton landscape. Great place to people watch too.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Regular customer for light food and occasionally a meal. Cafe has been painted, new staff and new friendly attitude. Great coffee, great view.

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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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