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Cockles Kitchen & Bar

$$ - $$$Seafood, ,
7 Auckland Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 6086
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good15%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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“cockles” (10 reviews)
“seafood” (7 reviews)
“prawns” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Hours
Seafood, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
7 Auckland Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 39 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Aunt and I had lunch here when we did the train trip Blenheim to Picton and back. We both loved what we ordered and they couldn't have been more helpful making sure we got served quickly so we could jump back on the train....More

Thank turtle63
Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

I called in after going to the Cinema and wanted to try some mussels which I had never had before. The staff were lovely and made me feel very welcome. I loved the mussels in a beautiful wine and garlic creamy sauce. Delicious!

Thank Karyn R
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

We just had 30 minutes, waiting for the ferry and we decided eat something. This place was our best decision, two delicious share plates and glass of wine each ! The taste was awesome and all the staff there was so kind with us. We...More

Thank Laura M
Reviewed May 10, 2018

We had dinner at this restaurant with some friends. All of us thought the service was excellent, lovely owner and food was really good. Meals were very generous, fresh and hot when they arrived. Cost $80 for two that was with drinks. Great menu.

Thank newzealnder1
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

I normally do not eat much seafood but the Paua patties were absolutely delicious A truely fantastic meal along with great atmosphere the interior is very much of marine style very very well done. The staff all very friendly and helpful and make you feel...More

Thank Joanna P
Reviewed April 29, 2018

Nice place for a drink and some seafood while you waiting for your ferry to leave for the North Island, good beer selection and they offer a sampler with 4 x 150ml glasses, any beer as per your choice, nice way to try the local...More

Thank nissefalk
Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

We made a last minute decision go to Cockles rather than Subway for lunch and we were very glad we did! Generous home cooked meals, very reasonable prices and warm, friendly staff. Highly recommended.

Thank Kristin M
Reviewed April 22, 2018

What a lovely find! Friendly and engaging staff members who knew their seafood. Meals were served with speed and were exactly what the menu stated. Saw numerous people taking photos of the bowls of seafood chowder as they came to the table. My husband had...More

Thank Tracy P
Reviewed April 16, 2018

Absolutely the best seafood meal we have had in our life! Wonderful staff, great atmosphere, friendly service. Passing though on cruse ship: wish we could have gone back for another meal. Do your self a favor - get the seafood chowder entrèe !!! You won’t...More

3  Thank Elizabeth T
Reviewed April 13, 2018

First time here. Lovely staff. Super friendly. Menu was great. All 5 of us enjoyed our meals and vowed to return,

Thank Thewilsons31
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Auckland Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Picton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-573 6086
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Marlborough's only seafood restaurant, local produce, craft beers, great wine selection, CPR coffee, friendly relaxed atmosphere.
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