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Escape to Picton’s Restaurant


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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
French, European, Seafood, New Zealand
Outdoor Seating
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came here a couple of days ago and absolutely loved it. Had a beautiful steak - cooked perfectly. Great service as well. Would definitely recommend

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank kiwilovestravelling1
Reviewed 5 days ago

Food is carefully prepared and tasty. Atmosphere is nice both inside and out. Well worth a visit. Perhaps the best restaurant in town.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank tomTulsaOK
Reviewed 5 days ago

The staff was nice, friendly and polite but the actual service was horrible. We dined outside due to the indoor tables being booked out. Apparently this meant we weren't a priority to being served... or accommodated, for that matter. They had outdoor heaters but didn't...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Ildikó T
Escapetopicton, Owner at Escape to Picton’s Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hello Reviewer, what i find odd is you say you couldnt sit inside as we were booked out and we have been. Then you say there was only 4 tables which is it? From 7pm we get packed as this is bite time, so we...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had meals at several restaurants in Picton during our stay and Escape is by far the best place. The chef/owner is passionate about her food and it shows. The food is complex, interesting, and creative. The portions are large. The service is professional, efficient...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank lee457918
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food sounded good and there was a ‘special’ dinner deal on until a certain time. We were outside contemplating the menu and a friendly waiter came to check if we were ok/needed seating etc. we said we were still browsing and deciding and instead...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank emzhemzk
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have had tougher mushrooms than the steak - it was superb. Courtyard dining alfresco - perfect. Great cocktails.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank minnisman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We would've given this restaurant 5 stars. However, after a nice bottle of champagne, wonderful steaks for 2 of us and delicious mussels which my English friend enjoyed so much, she asked for a slice of bread to sop up the tasty sauce. The waitress...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Sightsee20287
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called into this wonderful establishment initially because other places we'd seen were either full or closed. However, it was a choice we didn't regret. The welcome was warm and fun, while the service thereafter was friendly, prompt and efficient. As for the food, we...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank GrayMcGowan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here because of good reviews. Good points- table for 2 organised without pre booking.. that's where it all went downhill. Food and drinks order taken, drinks came ok, waited over an hour for our food. Told this was because there had been a big...More

Date of visit: February 2019
3  Thank Eileen0101
Escapetopicton, Owner at Escape to Picton’s Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, We are sorry you did not enjoy, please read the review below as you were the table.They left because of you not us. Kind Regards

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The meals and the menu look really, really good. However! some of the reviewers on here have a point! Perhaps listen or look at what is happening before ‘management comments’ .... the main meals look fabulous.... unfortunately we did not have the opportunity of tasting...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 2muchfinefoodandwine
Escapetopicton, Manager at Escape to Picton’s Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, We are very sorry about your experince but we are pleased you wrote exactly what happened as the table you are talking about has also written a review. Thank you very much for leaving the $50 and yes it covered everything. In hind sight...More

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4 March 2017|
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Response from Strawbasaurus | Reviewed this property |
All i can say was my meal was great, and the service was good.
16 July 2015|
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Response from Escapetopicton | Property representative |
Yes we are open for Christmas lunch. Look forward to hearing from you.
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