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“Dinner was good and it was a relaxed atmosphere ” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Jolly Roger Restaurant & Bar

Jolly Roger Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #21 of 41 Restaurants in Picton
Price range: US$6 - US$25
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, New Zealand, European
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Good for: View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Ewok
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Dinner was good and it was a relaxed atmosphere ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

Good food, had the battered blue cod and really enjoyed it. Was great to sit by the water and have a nice meal with the family. Really glad we went

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Picton, New Zealand
Level Contributor
77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Neither a "Restaurant" nor a "Pub"....needs improving!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2014

This establishment is actually "The Jolly Roger". On a sunny day it is pleasant to sit outside and watch the boats in the Marina.

We are never quite sure what it is trying to achieve. It has "Pub food" which is of reasonable quality but really overpriced. This suggests that it isn't a restaurant. Unfortunately it confines its wines to one vintner, and hence it isn't really a pub.

The quality of service varies quite widely but frankly they are far better establishments in Picton itself which provide an excellent view, very good food, great service and excellent prices!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Patrick F
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Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“You get what you expect from bar food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014

Had dinner here with the kids. Tasty fish&chips; not greasy, nice fish. Nachos were really good, pizza so, so. Bar ladies bark is worse than her bite. We even got a smile out of her ;-). If you want fancy food go next door to Spinnaker. But for pub grub it's a decent place.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank NinaK22222
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Timaru; New Zealand
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148 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Wouldn't return”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

Feel a bit sorry for the owner as he was a decent bloke but this place The Jolly Roger could be so much better, the location is gorgeous - right on the marina. We got picked up in their courtesy coach from our motel in Picton which was MUCH appreciated but the van was FILTHY, no middle seat belts, oven racks, dirty hankis, takeaway wrappers etc etc all over the floor and the middle seats also were broken and had zero padding.

When we walked in the place was chocka and there was no table for us, it was a case of RUN as soon as one becomes available. The place was well under staffed. The bar lady with all the tattoos was a total bit*h, seriously she was incredibly rude!! The customers were winking at each other and commenting on her and I heard someone ask the waitress for a missed drink as they said they were too scared to ask the bar lady. I was too! Gave her a voucher I had for 25% off and OMG what a drama!! I was treated like dirt! The waitress was lovely though.

Sat in the 'outside' covered area as no tables inside and it was cold, like we were shivering! It was a cold, rainy night though.

The meal took just under an hour and a half, even for the garlic bread which came out at the same time. Food was ok, not bad, not worth that long wait though and meals not big. Not happy at having to pay $5 for mushroom sauce for the steak but did as was told you get a lot. No exaggeration, it would have been a tablespoon of sauce, if that!! Not impressed.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank sherbsfamily
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Adelaide
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“This is the 'Jolly Rodger' - EXCELLENT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013

Food was generally excellent. One person in our group said " best beef nachos ever". Also loved the seafood chowder served in bread bowls. Great views, and worth a drink even if not going to eat. Enjoyed our multiple visits over our week in Picton.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank AdelaideJo
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