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Waterfront | 12-14 London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 5588
08:00 - 01:00
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had lunch at this café just down from the War Memorial on the waterfront. It is part bar with tapas but also a great spot for lunch/ dinner with a small quartet playing jazz if you are lucky. We had a selection of small plates between the three of us -some kingfish carpaccio, a smoked fish pate, some estabeche... More 

Thank Dennis M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Three of us popped in at around 4pm before catching our ferry. We ordered some basic food from the lunch menu (pasta, beef & couscous salad, tomato salad) and a couple of wines. While the food and wine was nice, the portions were not huge and we found that for $90 for what was a quick lunch, it was extremely... More 

Thank Charlotte H
Perth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a busy roadside cafe right on the waterfront with gorgeous views down the Sound. Service was friendly and the food when it eventually arrived was very tasty. However we waited for around an hour for our main course to arrive.

Thank GMPerth_12
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely staff and delicious foodies present simple but delicious food for travellers! Great coffee to top it off!

Thank Debbie B
Tijeras, New Mexico
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Quiet dining with a classy surrounding dotted with colorful artwork. Good food and nice wine. The pasta dish was a bit bland, but a salad on the side helped. Skip the baguette and go with other bread offerings.

Thank 900urep
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great breakfast menu and great service. Highly recommended! easy walking distance to the harbour. Must do!

Thank chris_cairns
London, United Kingdom
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337 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had good coffees and lunch time snacks here.There are tables outside with a view over the harbour if the weather gods are kind. It is also open in the evening and sometimes has live music so worth checking up on.

Thank Nicholas G
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Le Cafe has good food, friendly service a very good location on the Picton water-front. There is also entertainment on various evenings.

Thank MarkToronto_Canada
Tauranga, New Zealand
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for an early morning breakfast. Lovely coffee and food was very nice. Staff were pleasant and sitting outside watching a cruise ship dock was lovely.

Thank chopprrrrreid
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The le cafe used to be very good, but perhaps old age and having a great view have caught up with it. The seafood chowder is very average and although it has specials it feels a bit over priced for what it delivers. The coffee is ok. So yes I go back there but its not my first choice in... More 

Thank cawdorMarlborough

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?