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Crow Tavern and Restaurant

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15 Nelson Square, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 6123
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good48%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“salad” (9 reviews)
“steak” (10 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, New Zealand
15 Nelson Square, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Best $13 Steak, Chips & Salad I have had anywhere. Was expecting a small tough piece of meat with a few chips and salad what I got was a great large steak, excellently cooked with a large portion of chips and a great salad. The...More

1  Thank Chris H
Reviewed 28 January 2018

The Crow is not up-front-and-centre on the Picton foreshore among the other eateries, and that is a pity, or maybe not. It's a few blocks up the road. It caters more to the locals, an interesting, varied and relaxed bunch to be sure. It has...More

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 4 January 2018

This is a locals pub which is about a km out of the town center. It's very friendly atmosphere makes for an enjoyable evening. The food is very nice and is reasonably priced with a good selection of meals. The service is good and the...More

1  Thank Graeme I
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

A true kiwi locals pub. Friendly service, food is average. The female toilets are aggressively green

Thank Nicole W
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We had $16 bar meals - ham steak, salad and chips / steak, salad and chips. Plus a kids' fish and chips for the 6 year old. Meals were a decent size and of reasonable quality for what you pay. Service was pretty friendly and...More

Thank Ed R
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

It is a typical Kiwi country pub; expect a bit of noise, sport on TV, pool table etc. Good range of beers on tap and friendly staff. There is a reasonable choice of bar meals, including steak and chips, fish and chips that are all...More

Thank Contention
Reviewed 20 September 2017

A local pub with bar meals ate reasonable prices. Food is usually quite nice and an easy option for a meal when you are bored with cooking your own.

Thank sebby111
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Quick service, beautiful and delicious food. Great atmosohere. My kids ordered the cheese burger and fries and absolutely loved it. The nachos were great.

Thank Prisila T
Reviewed 12 April 2017

The restaurant is a bit out of the center of Picton, but not too far, so you can walk to it. The restaurant was very busy when we arrived and we were lucky to find a free table. Prices are very reasonable, portions are big...More

Thank liesenluc
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We live here. . . and would never eat here again. do not order the fried seafood as it may kill you.

5  Thank restewax
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  • Value
Bar, Pub, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Nelson Square, Picton 7220, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Picton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-573 6123
Nestled in the picturesque town of Picton at the top of the South Island, New Zealand, and at the gateway to the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, is the ‘Crow Tavern. A home away from home for the local residents of Picton and tourists as well. Located on the town square it is the only Tavern in town and is surrounded by a residential area. The Crow has a full restaurant, public bar, lounge bar, bottle store, smoking area, gaming room and garden bar. It is a place where business is done, jokes are told and celebrations are held. The ladies feel comfortable in the bar and the staff and patrons are one big family. Customers share their family occasions here and sit outside in the pretty garden bar all summer long. In winter the huge open fire is a big draw card along with the big screen TVs for watching the rugby.Around the tavern are many photos of local rugby teams, fishing excursions and boats in precarious positions previously owned by local patrons.The Tavern was first built in 1855 and has been rebuilt twice since. The Crow is one of the few places in Marlborough with history of the area on the walls. The restaurant has a wall dedicated to ‘The Echo’, one of the oldest ships in the world which is now beached at Shelly beach near the town center.
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