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Jolly Roger Restaurant & Bar

$$ - $$$
Bar, New Zealand, European, Pub
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43 Beach Road | Waikawa Bay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 6585
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Nelson, New Zealand
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209 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took the family including grandparents to the Jolly Rodger Bar and Cafe and Waikawa Bay Marina. Food and service were good. Great views over the Marina and there is indoor or outdoor seating. Even though it was a cooler night they kept us cosy and warm with heaters on (much appreciated). We all had fish - cod which was divine,... More 

Thank kiwisolargal
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

took the family for a meal and was really impressed with the service from the staff and quality of the food .

Thank Raymon C
Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered the burger. Double burger arrived, good portion size, good flavours. Bar staff were lovely. Would visit again.

Thank Mark Y
Blenheim, New Zealand
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice setting especially on a sunny day. Friendly staff. Food is reasonably priced Bar meals. I enjoyed the Beef Nachos. Only one small negative critisism is when there is loud bottle crashing noise out the back occasionally which gives you a fright, when empties may be thrown in a bin?

Thank WeekinWellington
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

No food is worth waiting over 1.5hrs for. No apologies from staff either. What made it worse is that what appeared to be locals that came in a long time after us got served before us.

Thank Anita H
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is situated on a little marina. The setting is very picturesque. We had the pasta of the day and it was awesome. Extremely generous portions served with a very tasty garlic bread. Lovely and friendly staff. Should we ever visit Picton again we will certainly dine there again.

Thank KatiaVH v
Richmond, New Zealand
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Not sure why this establishment has such high reviews as our party of seven did not have a wonderful experience. There were positives; the menu, the daily specials and in particular novel chowder in a bun which deemed excellent by the one who ordered it. But the negatives out-weighed the positives: • Went in around noon attempting to book for... More 

Thank RaiserScharpe
Picton, New Zealand
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83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We often visit this bar on a Friday night and enjoy the delicious blue cod. At this time usually a busy venue and it's the 'local' for many, but if too noisy there is an outside (covered) area. Recommended. We have also taken our grandchildren here to everyone's enjoyment.

Thank Loreen B
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This is a great spot overlooking Waikato Marina to have a coffee. With inside and outside seating, it is a great place to meet with others on a sunny day. Staff are friendly and service is quick and delivered with a cheery word.

Thank jen h
Houston, Texas
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

My compainions and I all had had the Blud Cod. Mine battered and the others either battered or grilled. All of us immensely enjoyed our meals The chips were quite tasty and crispy which we all appreciated. The wine selection very good and the bar above average. I plan on visiting again primarily due to the fact that even though... More 

Thank DrSynteq

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Bar, New Zealand, European, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Beach Road | Waikawa Bay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Picton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-573 6585

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?