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“Fantastic Evening Meals”

Oxley's Bar & Kitchen
Ranked #3 of 46 Restaurants in Picton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$21
Description: We are a great little Bar and restaurant located in the heart of Picton, at the top of the South Island of New Zealand. Like us if you enjoyed your stay
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Description: We are a great little Bar and restaurant located in the heart of Picton, at the top of the South Island of New Zealand. Like us if you enjoyed your stay
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

Had meals of steak, scallops, pork and fish. It would be hard to say which meal was the best when all were fantastic. I had the steak and asked for rare and for once that was exactly what I got. I also tried the pork and fish and they were equally as good. Great service as well although could pick and say we had too many waitresses asking us if everything was all right.

1  Thank MuzzaL53
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

Roaming around Picton at dinnertime, we couldn't help but notice the ornate 19th century facade along today's waterfront, where trains once ran on the busy foreshore. The old hotel it once graced must have been popular, what with the railway station then right nearby at what today is Picton's war memorial. As history buffs, we decided to wander over and check out the menu, which was to our liking, ditto the charming atmosphere on the patio. So we sat down at one of the picnic tables and ordered a couple of fresh seafood dishes with some excellent Marlborough wine. BINGO! Sometimes your instincts are just right.

This was a great evening. Service was good, food was delicious, and evening breezes were as gently welcoming as the people whom we encountered in this friendly place. The pan-seared blue cod filets and the pile of scallops we ordered were fresh and perfectly prepared, with very tasty, well-selected accompaniments of seasonal vegetables. The portions were generous, the prices were reasonable, and the overall atmosphere was very pleasant, with a nice view of the boats in the harbor basin.

Indoors, there was a lively crowd, and things seemed to be hopping. Live music was set to begin around 9 PM. We might have stayed, but with plans for some serious wine-tasting the next day, thought it best to skip it this time. Oxley's will be first on the list for dining and live music on our next trip to Picton.

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1  Thank CarolDM1900
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

Great little position in Picton - indoor and outdoor options available. Same menu available for lunch and dinner - but a big variation in food quality - and service. We ate here twice during our Picton stay - dinner was utterly amazing, quickly delivered on a very busy night - the service and the staff were great ..... however we went back for lunch and it was totally different - tables outside were left with empty plates and glasses and dirty ashtrays from last customers, food service took forever and the restaurant was quiet - and the food quality differed (as one of the dishes ordered was a repeat from a prior dinner meal) - if you looking for a great evening menu with good food this is this place - but look at other options for lunch

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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Called in for a late lunch on a sunny day. Nice bar with lots of seating options. Reasonably varied menu and sensible prices. Staff were nice & helpful, food order taken quickly. Open view kitchen which appeared quick and efficient - order arrived 10 mins after ordering. Well presented & tasty.

1  Thank Chris H
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Reviewed March 28, 2018

Called in for an evening meal, mid-week. Staff were friendly and helpful, nice atmosphere to the place. Good menu with lots of local ingredients, well presented and cooked. Just across the road from the harbour so great position. Not warm enough to eat outside which was a shame but would be nice if it was. Reasonable wine list at good prices.
To get the best view probably need to book.

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1  Thank David T
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