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Cafe Cortado

Cnr High St & London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 5630
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (118 reviews)
“tapas” (33 reviews)
“ceviche” (7 reviews)
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Seafood, Pizza, Cafe, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Cnr High St & London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

The service was friendly but the food was the worst we've had in New Zealand on our trip. Fajitas were over-seasoned. Pork belly completely saltless and the ceviche was awful. What is supposed to be a cold dish of raw fish cured in lemon was...More

1  Thank Joy R
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We were staying in the apartments upstairs and chose to take away a pizza. It was relatively expensive but also good quality. Worth a try.

Thank TheDoor_isopen
Reviewed 9 March 2017

My husband and I had lunch here today. I ordered the chowder which is,according to the menu, packed with seafood. It was thick and creamy but my serving had only a small amount of seafood in it. We were having quite a late lunch so...More

1  Thank Susan G
Reviewed 6 March 2017

My wife and I dined here Tuesday night 7th March. Chose the fish of the day - butterfish and it was superb. Portions and flavours were excellent. We had the house Marlborough Pinot Noir which was fine at $39 The flat white decaf coffees were...More

Thank DonaldQuackers
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We are local Picton people. Arranged for a pre wedding get together of around 20 people (maybe a few more). The service was so poor. The manager was running around stressing out, getting upset and was rude. We didn't mind that the meals were coming...More

2  Thank carmendawn68
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

This cafe is probably the latest opened food and drink place in downtown Picton. It offers a good atmosphere for people watching and decent food and drink. There are inside and outside tables. Order at the counter and they will either give you a number...More

Thank Mike71553
Reviewed 4 March 2017

What can I say, BEST experience with these guys tonight!! Arrived at 7:30 and asked for a table for 8 of us. They had a table set up for us immediately. The food took a little while to come out, but sooooo worth the wait!!...More

Thank Lana G
Reviewed 4 March 2017

My family had brunch at Cortados yesterday. When ordering, my partner said he needed gluten free, as he was coeliac. He ordered the full breakfast, and was given the choice of chorizo or kransky sausage, when asked which was GF, waitress went and checked, came...More

1  Thank Nicky B
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Lunch today with my Husband. Asked for really hot coffee and It was lukewarm. I had a chicken burger and my Husband had a beef Pattie with bacon burger. How can they make all this completely tasteless we asked ourselves? Don't know but they did....More

1  Thank teddybear2009
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We had a lovely dinner outside in the evening. The food was fantastic-try the pizza-and the staff were super friendly. We even had a bit of fun trying to order in Spanish with our Argentinian waitress!

Thank Owen C
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Questions & Answers
19 February 2017|
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Response from Jomacd2016 | Property representative |
Unfortunately oysters are out of season at present. We do however have lovely local clams, green lipped mussels, king salmon etc
Jennifer O
19 December 2016|
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Response from Steve J | Reviewed this property |
Yes, always pays to book.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$36
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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
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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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