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Le Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2015, 2017 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
Special occasions, Scenic view, Large groups

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Cafe, European, New Zealand
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday

The view on the Picton bay is beautiful. The meat dish, pasta and salad were all very good, but the sparkling wine was disappointing. Service was friendly.

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

Lovely spot overlooking the harbour, We had the time to wait so all was very well for us. We had a great meal and we would go again

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Peter M
Reviewed 1 week ago

From reading reviews, it looks like visitors were either enthousiastic or disgusted...So we went twice to hopefully make up pur mind ! 6pm for a nice sunsett reasomably priced Sauvignon blanc (9 NZD), followed by dinner. Ingredients being fresh and whenever possible organic, we figured...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Michael W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff were absolutely lovely and the outdoor seating area offers wonderful views of the water. I enjoyed a lovely meal here - delicious and very relaxing!

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

We just arrived in Picton and were looking for lunch. We had a look at the menu and took a seat on the waterfront (awesome location). Walked up and ordered at the bar and the food came within a reasonable time. We shared a Caprese...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Rob_likes_2_travel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been several times to this place. You have to try their ginger cookies next to the till at your own risk to by a full bag! Also as a french I can tell you that the home made bread is incredible. They organize...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Exeprience-Once
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Do NOT eat here unless you have plenty of time to spare. We waited over 50 minutes for our meal to arrive and were on the point of walking out. They made great play that all food is freshly cooked and so takes time. This...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for breakfast to this normally reliable café. It wasn't at all busy, but we were told it would be a 20 minute wait for our coffees. It turned out to be 25 minutes. The poached eggs were overcooked and solid, the whole breakfast very...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MikeKiwi
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited twice, once for lunch and the second time for breakfast. Mussels for lunch were super. Also had breakfast here a couple of days later. Almost perfect except the poached eggs yolks went too firm as the waitress forgot to bring cutlery with the plates...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Barry H
Reviewed 18 February 2019

the service and food at this place is shocking. Ordered simple bacon and 2 poached eggs. 30 minutes later served cold food and very over cooked eggs. Toast with no butter. We left, was reasonably busy but the 2 staff that dealt with us had...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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