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Lochmara Cafe

Lochmara Bay | Marlborough Sounds, Lochmara Bay 7201, New Zealand
+64 3-573 4554
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (16 reviews)
“nachos” (2 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
CUISINES
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
DETAILS
Lochmara Bay | Marlborough Sounds, Lochmara Bay 7201, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 84 reviews

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
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Nice view on the water and passerby. Good food and aplenty on your plate. Good wine and beer list. Very casual. you could opt for the terrasse to hear better all the birds that are attracted and researched.

Thank An V
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We had the eggs Benedict for breakfast served with hot smoked salmon. Rarely have we had hollandaise sauce so light and airy, salmon so mouthwatering good or eggs so perfectly poached. A real treat. We first discovered the cafe after a walk through the sculpture...More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Stunning views for outdoor dining. Wide range of delicious salads and sharing plates such as nachos with salsa/avocado. Very friendly and helpful staff including students working whilst travelling. A most memorable experience.

Thank quipshot m
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The restaurant explains that they have a limited dinner menu on offer because they have to ship it all in (which is an expense). But how then do they manage to offer such a large range of items at lunchtime?

Thank OnTheRoadHome
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Dropped off by water taxi as cheaper than Lochmara's pick-up/drop-off service. Paid for day-visitor wrist band & walked around premises. Very attractive and well designed walks although could not find a lot of the animals. Coffee was fantastic and at mainland prices, had a play...More

Thank jcinpalmy
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This place is a relaxing experience for all the family. Yummy food ( especially the squid & mussel's ), great coffee & a good range of drinks. So easy to spend a few hours here as the children play on the beach, have something to...More

Thank Y2699AYjuliam
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Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?
18 May 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$25
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
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.