Top 10 restaurants in Picton, New Zealand

December 21, 2017 Emerita Lamoureux

Discover the best restaurant in Picton, New Zealand including DA's Barn Restaurant & Bar, Beachcomber Inn, Gusto, Le Cafe, Seabreeze Cafe & Bar, Plaza India, Thai Panda, Cafe Cortado, Picton Village Bakkerij, Kiwi Takeaways
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1. DA's Barn Restaurant & Bar

48 High Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch HK$86 - HK$173 +64 3-573 7440
Excellent
53%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 368 reviews

DA's Barn Restaurant & Bar

Reviewed By MurrayTania J - Blenheim, New Zealand

We drove through to Picton with my parents for lunch on Monday and chose to eat at The Barn. What a mistake! Firstly, the surcharge was ridiculous. The price of the blue cod meal was already off the charts at $39 and the Whitebait the same! When the blue cod came out, it looked exactly the same as the orange roughy meal at $18.50( + the 15% surcharge) having only 1 small piece of fish with the shoestring chips tasting unpleasant, very oily! I had ordered the calamari salad after asking if it was crumbed and being assured it was. No such luck! It was the boxed Pacific West battered calamari bites that you get from the supermarket- not nice and at $23(+ the 15%) ludicrous! We had opted to select from the specials board, that didn't have any pricing on it and it honestly felt like the waitress was plucking prices from the air! The decor is dark and uninviting and the service less than adequate. The price for 2 mains and 2 drinks was $96! I expect fine dining for those prices, and I couldn't drink the house Sauvignon either, everyone at the table agreed it tasted like diesel fuel! I wouldn't recommend dining here as neither the staff or the establishment are efficient or worth the costly prices. We won't be back. Think we'll stick to Cortardo's in future!

2. Beachcomber Inn

27 Waikawa Rd, Picton 7372, New Zealand Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner +64 3-573 8900
Excellent
54%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 86 reviews

Beachcomber Inn

Reviewed By Miriam H

This place is really great value for money for high end meals. Very attentive wait staff but subtle and friendly with it. Highly recommended. Food is amazing! You need to book but make sure you do - you won't be disappointed.

3. Gusto

33 High Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +64 3-573 7171
Excellent
62%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 451 reviews

Gusto

Reviewed By caite64 - Batemans Bay, Australia

Ate here for brunch after Reading the TA reviews. Found the service when ordering to be efficient but not friendly - however the staff delivering the meals were lovely. We enjoyed our food and the coffee was great and the atmosphere is relaxed and rustic and they have a window seat you can sit at and enjoy the passing parade.

4. Le Cafe

Waterfront | 12-14 London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +64 3-573 5588
Excellent
40%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
7%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 506 reviews

Le Cafe

Reviewed By Paul_n_Cris - Melbourne, Australia

A good place to sit outside on a warm evening and listen to the live music. They had a craft beer at $5 so doesn't have to be an expensive night. We had the fish dish and shared between 2 of us quite happily.

5. Seabreeze Cafe & Bar

24 London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa Seafood, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +64 3-573 6136
Excellent
33%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
5%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 574 reviews

Seabreeze Cafe & Bar

Local NZ seafood, wines and beers. A nautical theme and piano bar with view across the waterfront and Queen Charlotte Sound

Reviewed By Blaser C - Stallikon, Switzerland

Good fast and friendly service and really good food been there for lunch but could imagine having a few drinks and dinner in the evening.

6. Plaza India

68 High Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +64 3-573 6060
Excellent
46%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
7%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 93 reviews

Plaza India

Reviewed By GrayMcGowan - Timaru, New Zealand

This was the only restaurant we saw open in Picton on Christmas Day so we willingly called in for a meal towards the end of the day.
Welcome was warm and genuine, despite it clearly being a frantic day for the owners.
As for the food, "stunning" seems the best word to sum it up. Perfect in all ways, as well as being plentiful.
Will certainly consider on our way through the town next time.

7. Thai Panda

58 Auckland Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand Television, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Chinese, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner HK$16 - HK$173 +64 3-573 5410
Excellent
43%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
4%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 68 reviews

Thai Panda

Reviewed By 56ME2017 - Wanaka, New Zealand

Not the flashiest looking place to dine, but the food was great and so tasty. The best Pad Thai we have had for a long time. Lovely friendly staff

8. Cafe Cortado

Cnr High St & London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand (Formerly Cafe Cortado Picton) Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Pizza, Cafe, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$86 - HK$204 +64 3-573 5630
Excellent
43%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 798 reviews

Cafe Cortado

Cafe Cortado is located on the Picton waterfront with beautiful views over Queen Charlotte Sound and Picton marina. We have spacious outdoor and indoor dining areas. Our a-la-carte menus include fresh nz seafood including our delicious creamy seafood chowder and our very popular seafood platter. We use free range chicken and eggs in our menus and everything is cooked from scratch. We are the restaurant of choice for our local community for breakfast, lunch, dinner, pizzas, tapas as well as our wine and beer selection.

Reviewed By Hafkiwi - Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Great location, best of servers ever! Delish blue cheese, pear salad and the prawn avocado salad. Huge and perfect. The Coronado pizza was wonderful. Reasonably priced, and one of the best places to eat in Picton!We are a bit spoilt for location, glad you enjoyed your pizza and salad. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review.

9. Picton Village Bakkerij

46 Auckland Street, Picton 7220, New Zealand Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch HK$16 - HK$157 +64 3-573 7082
Excellent
69%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 300 reviews

Picton Village Bakkerij

Fresh baking made on site daily, fresh bread, sourdough, hot pies, sandwiches, cakes,slices, coffee & cold drinkd

Reviewed By Paul_n_Cris - Melbourne, Australia

The Bakery has set itself up for the quick turn round of people wanting a quick stop and grab something to take on the ferry. There are a few on road parking spots and also a car park on the other corner. We were in and out with our breakfast in hand inside 2 minutes. Tasty buns and scones.

10. Kiwi Takeaways

14 Wellington Street, Picton, New Zealand Takeout Seafood, Fast Food, New Zealand Lunch +64 3-573 5537
Excellent
43%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 118 reviews

Kiwi Takeaways

Reviewed By invisiblecogs - Waitakere City, New Zealand

We stopped in here to pick up some takeaways to eat down at the Memorial Park by the water, literally only two minutes walk away. It was dinner time and unfortunately the queue was out the door. We decided to wait, and saw as we neared the front of the queue that it was a one-woman-band here, taking orders, cooking, and dishing everything up herself! She seemed very frazzled and we did feel a bit bad piling more work onto her plate. Nonetheless she got through everything and with a little more waiting we received our food. It was good, decent serving sizes and everything was well cooked and not overdone, although I must say we ordered and paid for 6 corn nuggets but only received 4 with our order - this kind of thing happens when you're under the pump I guess! If we're in Picton in future and feel like fish & chips again we would visit again, although we'd probably aim for off-peak hours if possible.

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