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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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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
London, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is right on the waterfront, so has great views. I have been for both a quick drink and dinner. The hot chicolate was delightful and I have been reliably informed the coffee is the best in town (Havana for those coffee drinkers). The menu is select, and the food takes a wee while to be served but is... More 

Thank Daisy M
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a lovely table with a quay side view. The Oso Bucco goat dish and Lebanese cus cus salad were exotic and filled with spices and aromatic flavours. The beer and the wine lists were excellent and the service good. There was a great vibe in the restaurant and we were pleasantly surprised by the excellent quality highly recommended.

Thank 553meb
Brighton, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had brunch at the Le Cafe on a very busy day in Picton during the Christmas holidays. We had a long wait for our food but it was delicious when it arrived, in fact we both loved our eggs and bacon - poached and fried. The toast was a little challenging for our 4yo - the bread was soooo... More 

Thank Peagreen98
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks 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 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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

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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, View
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?