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Cafe Cortado

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Cnr High St & London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand (Formerly Cafe Cortado Picton)
+64 3-573 5630
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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33 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

A good pit stop before going to visit Picton museums and sites. Food was good and the view across the gardens to the Yatch Mole was lovely.

Thank Deanix
Newcastle, Australia
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Situated right on the bay at Picton NZ. Staff great, courteous, friendly. Food delicious and the best coffee I have had for a while a must if you are in Picton

Thank Glenda D
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

It was a Saturday evening - 7:50 to be precise - we asked at the bar for a table for two, the response "we are only offering pizza and fries from now on. We have closed the kitchen as we've had a long day". After taking a second to pick my jaw up off the floor i said but it's... More 

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Jomacd2016, Owner at Cafe Cortado, responded to this review

Hi Richard. I'm sorry that your experience was less than satisfactory and am happy to discuss your experiences with you via phone or pm. Please feel free to contact me to discuss this. We take all complaints seriously and use both complaints and compliments to improve our service. More 

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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71 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

I'll be honest, when I first read the menu I was disappointed to see that my beloved eggs benedict with salmon wasn't on the menu... But their alternative with potato instead of bread was certainly more than enough to compensate. My boyfriend absolutely loved his breakfast wrap. We arrived just as they were opening as we had a long day... More 

Thank Ashleigh F
Jomacd2016, Owner at Cafe Cortado, responded to this review

Hi Ashleigh. Thank you very much for your comments re our breakfast menu. We have changed things around a bit with a view to offering some items that are more exciting and slightly innovative. We welcome feedback on our menu More 

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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Visited this restaurant and had an amazing meal. Tapas of prawns and picana - thin rare steak - followed by fish of the day and shellfish "stew". The fish of the day was elephant fish - a new one to us - a local fish. Beautifully cooked and served with a very tasty risotto. We had a local Sauvignon Blanc... More 

Thank April56
Jomacd2016, Owner at Cafe Cortado, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We do try to offer a range of food so there is something for almost everyone. Our tapas are very popular and are great for sharing. More 

Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

We've come over from Sydney. Food is extremely good, as is the service. I had the seafood risotto- WOW! My partner had the Elephant fish on lemon risotto- another WOW! Only negative I'd say would be the ambience- or lack of for dinner. They have all the makings of a great space but the lighting lets it down big time.... More 

Thank Kathryn N
Jomacd2016, Owner at Cafe Cortado, responded to this review

Hi Kathryn. Thank you for your comments and for taking the time to review our restaurant. We have been working with staff to think about ambience as part of the whole dining experience. All lights are on dimmer switches and we have been encouraging our staff to dim them at night. Something for us to keep an eye on. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

My wife and I ate here Sat 24th Sept 16 with a booking for 7.00 pm. We were invited to move to a better table by the window, then offered menu's drinks etc. Food (Rib eye steak and Beef cheeks) cooked to perfection and full of flavor, the Choc mud cake that followed was just perfect. Wine list as great... More 

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Kaikoura, New Zealand
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122 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

I had the orange roughy fish special. It was stunning tasted beautiful and presentation was 10/10. The fish was served on a potato gratin, there were mussels in the shell, large prawns and a beautiful buttery lemon sauce. First time I have had this fish for years. The others had three different tapas as their main dish . Had coffee... More 

Thank Sidari14
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Meal was great as was service. Was quite noisy with pre rugby chat on the TV. Its a shame about their choice of fish.

Thank Wjs1976
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Been to this place for evening drinks many times but not for breakfast . Was staying with some friends for a football tournament and visited here on the Sunday. The service was excellent , we were greeted when we got there but the excellent waitress. We sat down and within 2-3 mins the waitress took our order. I ordered the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$11 - $35
Seafood, Pizza, Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr High St & London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand (Formerly Cafe Cortado Picton)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Picton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-573 5630
Cafe 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?