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Le Cafe

££ - £££Cafe, European,
Waterfront | 12-14 London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 5588
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“fish soup” (10 reviews)
“steak” (20 reviews)
“cake” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Waterfront | 12-14 London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 January 2016

We booked for Christmas lunch, I was disappointed that there was no Xmas menu - nothing to represent Christmas, however the food was good albeit little choice. When booking via email, the owner/manager was very helpful.

Thank janesharo88
Reviewed 7 January 2016 via mobile

Me and my partner went here for breakfast and coffees. We only had eggs, bacon and mushrooms on toast but it tasted very bland. Coffee wasn't the best either. The thing I found weird is that if you want salt it comes in a little...More

Thank RussellLee82
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

With other choices available we were recommended by our hotel to go here. Meals only ok, we ordered the flounder and I had a steak, kids enjoyed the pasta but pricey for what it was. The highlight is the view but there are other choice...More

Thank jason D
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

The food is always fresh and the location is amazing however I begrudge waiting over half an hour for a cup of tea to be given a teabag strainer and a cup of hot water...their systems need refining

Thank Tonii1958
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

Stunning view - NO WIFI - average coffee, nice sweets .... Attitude of staff .... Toilet facilities clean - can't cope with large volume of tourist ... Enjoyed the view & stunning weather

Thank Germbug
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

Overpriced. Nice view but food lacking any type of goodness of magic for cost. Fish soup and pasta not great'! Would I eat hear again no!

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 2 January 2016

I had taken the ferry from Wellington and had avoided the on-board cafe as it is known to be overpriced with mediocre food. What I got from Le Cafe versus what I paid for were two different things. The fish soup with bread sounded great...More

Thank m_prebble
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Following the advise of my Lonely Planet guide, we went to Le Cafe for dinner. At the beginning I was skeptical because with such an amazing view on the harbour, I thought it could be a tourist trap. And it's not! I ordered the curry...More

Thank Lucille89
Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

What a gem! We came here for dinner and found the service to be welcoming. The menu focuses on local and seasonal produce so there are fewer choices then you might expect elsewhere but we appreciated that. We really enjoyed our dishes and the very...More

Thank Smith S
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Eat there on both our evenings.Green lipped mussels and a choice of fish always our favourite .Fish soup on the lunch time excellent. Kitchen seemed expertly ran.Steaks coming from kitchen looked delicious too. Thank you Gabriel, you do well at front of house.

Thank KazzaEastbourne
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 01:00
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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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