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Le Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
Waterfront | 12-14 London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 5588
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“salad” (30 reviews)
“smoked fish” (5 reviews)
“steak” (21 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Waterfront | 12-14 London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A few years back this Cafe used to be pretty good so it is sad to see how it has deteriorated. Five us arrived for Lunch, they were not all all busy and managed to serve two of the meals quite quickly and then a...More

Thank bnick2018
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

19.5 NZ dollars (about £12) for a bowl of lettuce with 3 tiny slices of soft cheese and a few olives! What a rip-off! Plus there was an awful busker caterwauling all the time we ate. He really couldn’t play at all and seemed drunk...More

Thank KTD73
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service terrible, table sticky, live music way too loud, lost our order, gave up, paid for drinks and left. Local draught beer wasn’t bad. Avoid, worst I’ve struck in years.

Thank Listerjag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A good place to sit outside on a warm evening and listen to the live music. They had a craft beer at $5 so doesn't have to be an expensive night. We had the fish dish and shared between 2 of us quite happily.

Thank Paul_n_Cris
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Shocking to me that this isn’t the top restaurant in picton, not only because the food is excellent, but also because the top restaurants on TripAdvisor aren’t very good. We had the sandwiches for lunch and an amazing risotto dish for dinner. Outstanding.

Thank vimspot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely outdoor seating with magnificent view over the Sound at Picton, good attentive service and good food.

Thank John I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe for a drink but definitely not to eat here. The tables are dirty. Avocado on toast was half rotten. Hummus was more of roughly mashed chickpeas, dry and without taste. The only positive was the bread which was tasty.

Thank Krystyna G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped of at Le Cafe for lunch after a cruise ship tour. It is a beautiful spot with a lovely view over Picton. However, the staff seemed distracted, possibly due to the influx of cruise ship visitors. I was in a group of 3...More

Thank Sandgroper12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Limited in options with no almond milk or chai tea. Muesli slice was at least gluten and dairy free if not sugar free. The chai latte on soy was good and the service adequate. Great view straight down the harbour with indoor and outdoor seating...More

Thank Nonapama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sat watching the ferry arrive from Wellington. Unfortunately it was raining. Coffee and food were good and service was very efficient.

Thank myholiday65
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waterfront | 12-14 London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Picton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-573 5588
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