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“First class food and service.” 5 of 5 stars
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Spinnaker Restaurant
Beach Road Waikawa Marina | P.O Box 694, Picton, New Zealand
03 573 9152
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Ranked #18 of 37 Restaurants in Picton
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
New Zealand
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“First class food and service.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2009

We recently stayed at magnificent Tigers Den at Waikawa Marina and had meal at spinnaker resturant on two occasions with friends.The fish was outstanding as was the friendly helpfull service, not to overpriced .Our second meal was with our hosts at tigersden who recomended spinnaker so we all had steak with local marlborough wine selection.This had to be the most tender steak we had on our trip and once again the friendly service continued .The staff gave us a table over looking the Marina and it was a magnificent warm evening for us to enjoy view of yachts comming into marina. ps If anyone wants to stay in Waikawa try Tigersden stunning views

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Like Good Homecooking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2009

My wife and I ate at Spinnaker twice during a recent visit to Picton. It is a small place on the second floor of a building overlooking the Waikawa Marina. The room is rather nondescript but some of the tables have views. The food and the service, however, are excellent. The first night we ordered the fish of the day, a local white fish that was perfectly prepared. The next night, being Sunday, they were offering a lamb roast and it was delicious! It was like really good homecooking, like something your grandmother would cook (if your grandmother knew how to cook). The wine list is limited but adequate. Service was friendly and efficient. At current exchange rates to the US dollar, it was a complete steal. We'd gladly go back.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“A Real Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2009

We recently spent 2 nights in Picton as part of a 14 night trip to the South Island. The first night we ate at one of the local restaurants (Le Cafe) and was very disappointed. We felt there must be better food on offer locally. We found Waikawa Marina and saw the Spinnaker. Although they were just closing we booked for the following night.
The next day was Sunday and the Spinnaker was only serving a roast meat or a fish dish. My wife had the roast beef and I had the fish. Both were excellent. We had invited another couple who were also staying at Koromiko Homestay .They were also very impressed.
We are sure that the normal A La Carte menu would be up to the same standard. Unfortunately we were leaving the next day. We shall certainly visit again during our next trip to New Zealand.
Kind regards to Karen and Shannon for the excellent service.

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