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Escape to Picton’s Restaurant

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33 Wellington St, Picton, New Zealand
+64 3-573 5573
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Sucina, Spain
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had been looking forward to eating dinner here as it seemed to be one of the few establishments described as a "proper restaurant" in the town. The restaurant is small and tables are close to each other - no chance of a private conversation. The lighting is poor. I had to use the light on my mobile phone to... More 

Thank Colsloan
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After checking our IDs twice to make sure we were old enough to be ordering one of their beautiful wines, we were surprised with a complimentary entrée. The service was great, and the food was something else. Best meal I've had in my 3 weeks traveling around NZ. If you're in Picton I would highly recommend having dinner here. Compliments... More 

Thank Rebekah T
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The building and setting is a bit quirky, as everything in Picton is. Once inside the seating is a bit cramped but the quality and informed nature of the staff (wine and food) and delicious menu offerings make up for the setting. Good value for money.

Thank tinje2017
NSW Australia
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We wanted surf and turf and this was the only spot that offered it so we booked early and just as well, the place was full at 7pm on a Wed. Our meal took some time but we were happily enjoying the respite from travelling so we didn't really notice until the waiter (charming bloke) brought us a tasting plate.... More 

Thank HRMR
Anacortes, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A few thoughts about our dinner at Escape to Picton's Restaurant on March 1, 2017. The setting in the restaurant’s outdoor patio was elegant and very comfortable. The staff were welcoming and immediately attentive and responsive. I ordered the Fresh Fish of the Day, which was Grouper, served over a vegetable patty with a citrus beurre blanc sauce accompanied by... More 

Thank Blues_Eagle_WA
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118 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, so sought out this restaurant coz i read previous trip advisor reviews. Totez impressed with the response by the chef/owner of this establishment. ..figured she stood up for her food, staff & restaurant. .i was intrigued to say the least. Saturday night. .Lovely window table. .greeted by smiles and warm welcomes from waitresses Julia & Sandy & waiter Rob...warm,... More 

Thank earthangel11
Picton, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and good service, absolutely wonderful! Had the fish and chips and it might be the best fish I have ever eaten. My partner had the mussels and really enjoyed them as well. Definitely recommend going here if you want some proper food and dining!

Thank juliauddin1997
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered our food and a couple of glasses of wine one hour and a quarter later our food had not arrived, I was about to leave but was begged by the very nice waitress to wait, the food finally arrived and it was, I have to admit good, however by that time we had finished our wine and suggested... More 

Thank Patrick M
Escapetopicton, Owner at Escape to Picton’s Restaurant, responded to this review

Ok i am sorry but we do not have a male who cooks in our kitchen. I am the chef and i am female and my sous chef is female. I have never come out of the kitchen to talk about free wine or any thing of a sort to any one. We do not sell frozen food as everything... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place was amazing!!! The food was perfect, we could have not faulted anything. The staff were friendly, they made sure we were comfortable and happy with everything. We left feeling very satisfied!!!! I will still think about this place and how good the food is when I get home!!! Highly recommend.

Thank Betsyanne H
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Let's start with the opening, a very friendly waitress (she told us she was on training) welcomed us and took our orders. Even if she wasn't a professional waitress already, she was very keen and friendly (for the restaurant: black hair). We ordered two early bird menus and a bottle of wine. Well, since we've been cycling the whole day... More 

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Escapetopicton, Owner at Escape to Picton’s Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Sarah, Thank you for your review; as you certainly ate here on an early bird menu, which as you are aware you need to vacate your table by 7.30pm as it states clearly on the menu. You start by saying there was a friendly waitress. You state two friendly waitresses both of whom covered the floor outside. Then you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Seafood, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Wellington St, Picton, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Picton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-573 5573

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Bushey, United Kingdom
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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?