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Lochmara Cafe

££ - £££Cafe, European,
Lochmara Bay | Marlborough Sounds, Lochmara Bay 7201, New Zealand
+64 3-573 4554
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“salmon” (5 reviews)
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Lochmara Bay | Marlborough Sounds, Lochmara Bay 7201, New Zealand
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We ate at the Cafe for times over 2 days and the food and service was good each time. The big breakfast and eggs benedict were especially good.

Thank PeteC166a
Reviewed 19 February 2018

A "must do" when in Marlborough Sounds. We sailed into Lochmara and stayed on a buoy overnight. Ate at the Lochmara cafe for lunch plus coffee and cake following day. Very friendly and helpful staff. Delicious menu, wonderful seating inside or outside. Clean toilets and...More

Thank DJandR
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

I visited Lochmara Cafe with my wife, child and in-laws for lunch, as with previous visits the feeling of the place and the food were top notch. The place was very busy yet food didn't take very long to arrive and it was delicious. The...More

Thank Axle_Twix
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We had dinner and we were really impressed with quality of the food. Gnocchi was amazing and the fish of the day was good. It did take a bit of time but the taste was worth the wait. coffee was good.

Thank Eric H
Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

After a cold rough day out fishing we stopped in for a cup of coffee at Lochmara, as always it was on point. This place is always fabulous with activities for all, the sanctuary is worth a visit.

Thank Diana T
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Was encouraged by one of the staff to try the salmon ceviche - a mexican dish of raw fish marinated in lime juice. I am not keen on fish, particularly salmon let alone eat it raw! But I tried it and it was delicious -...More

Thank Joy W
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Lochmara Lodge is by far my most favourite place to visit in the Queen Charlotte Sound. A quick boat ride out there, always a delicious lunch, and a walk around their beautiful gardens and tracks. The artwork throughout the grounds is always a treat. Love...More

Thank LornaRP
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Whether you stay at Lochmara Lodge or other accommodation or you are just a day visitor, the Lochmara Café is great for Breakfast and Lunch. View is great and staff superb. The food is very good too. Generous portions. Nice beer and wine list. Special...More

Thank Philipvg
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Great stop for lunch. Beautiful setting, arrival by boat only but fantastic staff who serve a great glass of Pinot! Stopped for picnic and cafe happy for us to eat our own food after buying drinks. The food they serve looked fantastic but clearly we...More

Thank MHIChris
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful food and great service with a very nice outdoor area and a cozy due inside of it's cold. Highly recommend the venison 😉

Thank NorthlandGirl
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18 May 2015|
Response from Kapaigirl | Property representative |
Hello. No dogs allowed on the property. Sorry but company policy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$25
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lochmara Bay | Marlborough Sounds, Lochmara Bay 7201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Lochmara Bay
  • Phone Number: +64 3-573 4554
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Lochmara cafe is set right on the waters edge of the Queen Charlotte Sound. Cafe serves local and seasonal produce, local wines and great coffee. Come on over for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We can arrange water transport for you from PIcton. Charges apply. Free use of our kayaks, safe swimming beach, rope swing into the water, self guided tour of the property with information panels to learn about the local flora and fauna, daily animal feeding, flying fox, art gallery......Lochmara also has accommodation if you would like stay a night or two. We monitor VHF Chanel 63 if you are arriving with your own boat.
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