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Le Cafe

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Cafe, European, New Zealand
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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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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 01:00
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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in for a late lunch/early dinner while waiting for ferry to Wellington. Had the whitebait with a delicious vinaigrette. Others had the bratwurst with cabbage, steak with couscous and tzatiki and fish. Everyone gave a thumbs up! We were lucky that a great musical foursome were part of the cafe entertainment playing just outside.

Thank laughlovenjoy
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is "the place" in Picton. Home cooked food, products from local suppliers and presented beautifully. Taste is delicious. I can recommend it highly.

Thank monicaa145
Nairn, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had breakfast here prior to catching the ferry. Good food and cooked fresh. No table service - must order at the counter.

Thank Bob F
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Quick service considering a cruise ship was in town. I had the open steak sandwich, Devine, i couldn't fault it. My husband had moki and that was beautiful and very fresh also. Friendly staff, prompt service. Maybe the only critisusm would be their outdoor furniture could do with a refurbishment. Definately coming back.

Thank xcows
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for a coffee as they serve Havana which we like. The flat white was filled with froth & tasted so bitter, neither of us could drink them. Very disappointing as we had wandered along the cafes looking for a coffee brand we recognized. We also noticed the large number of flies sitting on the counter food &... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went in for lunch and their was a wide variety of choices. The food was brilliant. Have to book for an evening meal. Service good, but ordering a tea/coffee takes longer than a bar order.

Thank Green2017
Brisbane, Australia
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288 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife enjoyed an afternoon chocolate cake here but the real treat was the later evening meal. My roasted brisket was very tasty with the sauce being exceptional. Nice plate presentation too with the pleasing vege selection. My wife also enjoyed her snapper fish. Prices were at the upper end but the venue has position + position. The staff service... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here to have a warm drink and escape the cold. The drink, a green tea, took about 20mins and while I can allow for a delay due to a table change, it was far too long. The green tea was made with boiled water, clearly at 100 degrees. A good cafe has staff who know how to make green... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have ordered a Fish sandwich. Was absolutely fantastic. All sauces are home made. Is a big difference to taste. Coffee is excellent. Staff well trained and helpfull. My name is Juanisio Barbosa. I am coffee beans specialist. Coffee taster and classification. I worked with coffee green beans and roast for 20 years.

Thank Juanisio B
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely Thai fish dish but OMG $9 for a beer 300ml I suppose I paid for the view with that. Fast service and very friendly.

Thank craigkrobinson

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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
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine
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?