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“Imaginitive and superbly well cooked food in a modest retaurant overlooking a marina”
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Spinnaker Restaurant
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
bewdley
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Imaginitive and superbly well cooked food in a modest retaurant overlooking a marina”
Reviewed March 18, 2012

We went there twice during a short stay near Picton. Recommended by our B & B host as clearly the best restaurant in the vicinity.
At the firat vist the local fresh fish was excellent served with a beautiful lemon risotto. The pannacotta dessert was to die for consisting of the pannacotta lightly flavoured with rum, a meringue, spun sugar and apricot. The meal was so good that we returned 2 days later. This time one of us had fish again ad one tookthe saddle of lamb, which was exquisite (easily the best in New Zealand as one of your other contributors says) and served on a "fritter" of courgette, spinach and feta cheese. That was imaginative cooking, beautifuly executed and just right with the lamb. Had to have the pannacotta again though did see other good looking desserts going by. Wine list short but fine. The young lady chef here needs to be congratulated on what she's doing. Writing this review makes me want to be back there.
|The restaurant is on the first floor overlooking Waiwaka marina, a pretty sight.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank tony z
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Picton, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“great food in a wonderful site”
Reviewed March 15, 2012

Food always good although servings not large. No lift so not accessibly to people who can't climb a steep flight of stairs. Lovely setting overlooking Waikawa marina, by day and evening.

Visited February 2012
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Thank Loreen B
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Easton, Maryland
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Best Lamb Chops in my Life”
Reviewed March 12, 2012

We ate here twice. Never crowded, on first (2nd in US) floor overlooking marina. Good service and the sauce with the lamb made it outstanding.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank Milesriver
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Sydney
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Nice view but expensive average food”
Reviewed February 14, 2012

Lovely view but expensive for the quality of the food.

Visited February 2012
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Mooloolaba, Australia
2 reviews
“Brilliant food!!!”
Reviewed February 13, 2012

Service great, food that melts in the mouth and good selection of wines.
A bit out of the centre of town but worth the effort.

Visited February 2012
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Thank SueM463
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