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“Good for the view on a nice day”

Jolly Roger Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #16 of 41 Restaurants in Picton
Price range: $6 - $26
Cuisines: European, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Waikawa, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good for the view on a nice day”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

Food is not much, but ok for bar food. Servce was friendly but only ever one bar staff on duty so a bit slow when a few people to serve and on one day we were told up to an hour for the food. It was not the tourist season so staff were probably less as very few customers most of the time.
Go on a nice sunny day when you can sit on the tables outside and watch the boats in the marina, worth it for the view. Best time is the happy hours approx 5pm when you a get a jug of beer for $10.

  • Visited April 2013
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Oxted, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Fine for a beer, don't go for the food”
Reviewed March 30, 2012 via mobile

The name of this restaurant is Jolly Roger (not Jolly Rocker as listed at present). It is below the Spinnaker restaurant which is excellent.
We did not expect fine dining here and went for a 'simple' night out meal but were disappointed.  My wife had beef lasagne which I am guessing was just heated from frozen - soggy, tasteless and not piping hot.  Given marine location I went for the Blue cod pan fried which was very average with little flavour and a bit 'limp'.  Fries were hugely over salted and peppered for some reason.
Not very good at any price but at NZd 63 for two dishes a beer and a can of coke, very poor value. 
Probably just go here for a beer if you are staying near, as the location over the marina is good, but don't go for food.

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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Not flash and quite pricey”
Reviewed January 22, 2012

We came here as a family for lunch, they had no specific lunch menu so we had to choose of the specials board or the regular menu. There was 4 adults and 1 baby, 2 adults got a toasted sandwich each and fries to share the other 2 got the fish and chips of the specials board and a steak, we got 2 hot drinks and 2 cold drinks, the baby just had a few chips from the rest of us.

The food was nice and of a good quality but was rather pricey for what it was, total bill came out at about $100.

  • Visited December 2011
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Thank Cassie-Andy
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