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Crow Tavern and Restaurant

Bar, Pub
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15 Nelson Square, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 6123
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Brugge, Belgium
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303 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 and tasty. Very friendly place. I think, concerning price/quality, it is one of the best... More 

Thank liesenluc
Picton, New Zealand
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

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

Thank restewax
Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

stopped the night in our moterhome we were made very welcome, The staff were very welcoming and friendly we had a great meal. Karaoke was on that night so we stopped for a while there were some great acts and what a good atmosphere, we had a good night and will call in again next time we are in Picton.... More 

Thank offthebucketlist2016
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

Had a bar meal at the Crow. What a friendly lively little place full of locals having a Friday catch up. The barmaid and publican were so welcoming to us blow in out of towner's. Steak, Chips and Salad for me and hubby got Fish, Chips and Salad. $16.00 each. We are big eaters and were impressed with the size... More 

Thank glendap742
United Kingdom
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251 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 374 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

When I discovered that my uncle Mick (Johnny Jones) & aunty Jean lived near The Crow I was absolutely delighted, & couldn't wait to join them for a beer. We had some brilliant nights out here as everyone's so friendly & there's such a great atmosphere. I did Karaoke for the first time in my life with uncle Mick &... More 

2 Thank DeuceWooo
Singapore, Singapore
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82 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Set in a quite town, it's easy to spot the pub at Nelson Square. The pub has a restaurant and a jackpot lounge. Seen to have a live band stage which is defunct now. Ordered steak and fish and chips but both are not the best I had. The supposedly medium done steak is overcooked and the fish and chips... More 

1 Thank Ray X
Picton, New Zealand
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Our group had the roast,fish and chips and steak all meals great value for money! and tasted fantastic, the service couldn't have been better

1 Thank Missy G
Wellington, New Zealand
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 April 2016

This was a very friendly establishment with excellent service. The meal was "yummy" and very good value for money.

1 Thank BB123341
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Stayed the night here in our motorome, to catch ferry in the morning. Pub is a bit dated, but clean enough. Heard from locals, the pub puts on a good feed. We stayed on a Tuesday night, seemed quiet from outside looking in. Heaps of locals came in for a feed... very busy at times $13 specials daily. Steak, eggs... More 

1 Thank Solie_Man
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Pan fried fish was quite good. Salads pretty basic. No modem dressings (salad cream, yuck!) and OK chips. Prices average but overpriced for the standard. Grumpy, 'dinners in the dog' service. Lots of Rip Van Winkles there. OK for locals. Definitely traditional NZ local sports bar (sounds more exotic than it was).

1 Thank philipharrison

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, 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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