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“Great Pub Food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Crow Tavern and Restaurant

Crow Tavern and Restaurant
Ranked #25 of 41 Restaurants in Picton
Cuisines: Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Description: Nestled in the picturesque town of Picton at the top of the South Island, New Zealand, and at the gateway to the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, is the ‘Crow Tavern. A home away from home for the local residents of Picton and tourists as well. Located on the town square it is the only Tavern in town and is surrounded by a residential area. The Crow has a full restaurant, public bar, lounge bar, bottle store, smoking area, gaming room and garden bar. It is a place where business is done, jokes are told and celebrations are held. The ladies feel comfortable in the bar and the staff and patrons are one big family. Customers share their family occasions here and sit outside in the pretty garden bar all summer long. In winter the huge open fire is a big draw card along with the big screen TVs for watching the rugby.Around the tavern are many photos of local rugby teams, fishing excursions and boats in precarious positions previously owned by local patrons.The Tavern was first built in 1855 and has been rebuilt twice since. The Crow is one of the few places in Marlborough with history of the area on the walls. The restaurant has a wall dedicated to ‘The Echo’, one of the oldest ships in the world which is now beached at Shelly beach near the town center.
picton
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Pub Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2012

We went to the Crow Tavern with our family, the first time in over 4 years.
It was great,we had a lovely log fire to keep us warm while playing pool.
The staff were friendly. We all opted for the $10 Bar meals, you have a choice of about 5 meals and they were well cooked and tasty. The portions were generous in size.
The decor is dated but who cares, we all enjoyed ourselves and would go back again.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Laidley qld
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great beer !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2012

The hosts are friendly helpful. The toilets are clean The food is homely and scrumptous . Lovely fireplaces cosy and a terrific atmosphere .

Visited June 2011
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1 Thank matene
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2012

A quaint pub situated on the outskirts of town, it has good parking and easy to find. The Crow has welcoming fire on a chilly evening, much apprieciated. The restraunt was clean and the staff welcomed us on our arrival. There was a good selection of food (including crayfish). The meals are a good size and very tasty. A nice warm environment to spend the evening with friends. $67 for four people, and not all was eaten, is great value. Reccommend to all visitors (and locals) to Picton.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Leita J
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“a genuine NZ pub”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2012

A great pub with friendly NZ characters and good food as simple as that

Visited January 2012
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2 Thank Scott M
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Perth
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“this is a must”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2011

If youre into seafood you have got to try the treasure chest at the Crow. Be warned you need a big appetite as the meal is huge. We ordered one for 4 as there was three of us we thought this would be plenty. The platter contained scallop morney, oysters, fish pieces and bites, crumbed scallops, squid rings, marianated mussels and mussels in the shell, whitebait patties, prawns in the shell and prawns with seafood sauce, chips and a large salad.... yes they will give you a doggy bag. The cost is $49.95 great value. ps.. we came back and tried the smaller treasure chest for 2 and still couldnt get it all down lol

Visited November 2011
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1 Thank Di A
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