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“Lovely outlook”
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Spinnaker Restaurant
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely outlook”
Reviewed January 2, 2014

We booked in advance for new years eve, the food and service were average for the price.
The outlook is wonderful but the service needs attention, long wait for our meals they seem to be short staffed. considering we booked in advance this should not have ben a problem. Hope the management attempt to improve the food qualtly and service as they have a lovely venue with so much promise.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Kathleen E
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English first
Denver, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Amazing!”
Reviewed December 7, 2013

This restaurant is incredible! Picton is a small town, but this restaurant must have a large city chef. The restaurant is on the marina, on the second floor of a small business grouping of offices. I am rarely impressed with food, but was truly bowled over with my meal here. The atmosphere is fine. Linen covered tablecloths and every table has a view of the marina.

I am not a big fish eater, but thought I should order their fish of the day since I was in a port town. The fish was Tarakhi, a South Pacific whitefish. Holy moley! It was soooo good. It was served lightly breaded. It was seasoned, moist, flakey. MMMMMmmm. I would eat this fish everyday if this chef prepared it for me. It was served with small roasted potato wedges, salad and vegetables, all prepared perfectly. The vegetables were not overdone; crisp and tasty. I was completely full after the meal, but could not resist examining their desserts since the main course was so good. I ordered sticky plum pudding with caramel sauce and ice cream. The plum pudding is a steamed cake, about the size of a cupcake/muffin, served steaming hot with the caramel sauce over it. OMG. It was heaven.

Visited December 2013
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1 Thank ElaineAntarctica
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Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Venison to delight your taste buds”
Reviewed November 17, 2013 via mobile

Our motel recommended this restaurant for the view of the marina and the food. It is no frills decor and was pretty quiet when we went, but the food was superb. We enjoyed the view of yachts sailing around the bay too. Our wait staff was young but very capable.
I really enjoyed the venison.

Visited November 2013
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Thank Goannakc
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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Food delisious, over priced. Not large portions.”
Reviewed November 1, 2013

If your a kiwi bloke an hungry probley not the place for you.
7 of us came here for tea. All meals $28-$32. Wife an i ordered the angues rib eye steak. Wasnt really value for money. Cut of steak wasnt great nor big. Could of chucked in more veges,an being larger. Wouldnt fill the average person up. However, TASTED DELISIOUS!!
Place could do with a spruce up.

overall not bad.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank matthewwgtn
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lovely setting & service, average for price”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

We were staying one night in Picton and decided to eat at Spinnaker after it was recommended by our accommodation provider. We certainly received great service, and the location, looking over the marina is just great. We ordered fresh gurnard, which was definitely fresh. We were, however, a little disappointed with the accompanying veges-basic potato cubes,coleslaw, peas & beans didn't seem to us worth $28 for the main meal.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Sue C
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