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“Good service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cortado Restaurant Bar & Cafe

Cortado Restaurant Bar & Cafe
Cnr High St & London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand (Formerly Cafe Cortado Picton)
(03) 573 5630
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Ranked #5 of 35 Restaurants in Picton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $11 - $60
Cuisines: Pizza, European, Contemporary, Family Fare
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Cortado is located on the Picton waterfront with beautiful views over Queen Charlotte Sound and Picton marina. We have spacious outdoor and indoor dining areas
Wollongong
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104 reviews 104 reviews
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

Just needed to have a quick dinner and slipped into the Cafe Cortado. The seafood chowder hit the spot nicely as an entre and a personal pizza finished the job; wasked down by a cool beer.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“Good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012 via mobile

Restricted menu, but good pizzas and very good service. Pleased they were open on a public holiday and with no surcharge too.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Go to busier cafe across the road! Must be worth the wait over there”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

We didn't have alot of time so went to the quieter cafe, should have known better. The girl taking orders behind the counter didn't have very good English which made the ordering that much harder. Who would have thought a pizza, garlic bread and 2 soft drinks would have caused so much grief!!! All tables were dirty outside, which our waitress from inside wiped with her hand after she brought us the second lot of drinks( the first ones not being ours).
The owners need to realize that if you cut staff to save on wages on a public holiday then you need to roster your strong staff to compensate!! Not fair on the guy who was running around trying to deliver food to "the table with 2 ladies on it"
For a cafe in awesome location, with majority of customers being tourists, massive fail in the service department. Unfortunately just having great food won't keep you in business.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Amazing! Amazing! Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

We were four of us and a local recommended this restaurant and we had the best dinner in NZ so far! Their smoked salmon pizza was so wonderful and my partner had Blue cod fish and it was cooked to perfection and delicious!! Our friends were not disappointed either service or food.. The staff were very friendly, courteous and attended us pretty well.. A must go in picton and the blue cod a must try! will definitely be back!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nelson, New Zealand
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“Bad start to our honeymoon”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

After reading other reviews for this cafe, we decided to go here for the first night of our honeymoon... Bad Idea.
We both ordered the smoked duck and citrus salad with raspberry vinegarette. Instead we got smoked duck, crispy noodle, dry greens with red currant something... it wasn't really a dressing it was more like red currants out of a jar with some of the syrup..... It made the duck taste more like ham.

We both had the rack of lamb for a main. the lamb was cooked PERFECTLY, But unfortunately the rest of the meal was terrible!!!! What was meant to be minted pea puree was runny, flavourless and hadn't been passed thorough a sieve, so had a terrible texture.

The service was very lacking... we waited for 15 minutes with empty glasses... (only 6 other people in the cafe at the time) In the end I had to go to the bar and order more.
We didn't stay for dessert

I would not recommend to anyone!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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