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Le Cafe

$$ - $$$Cafe, European,
Waterfront | 12-14 London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 5588
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Waterfront | 12-14 London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the worst place we dined at during our holiday in New Zealand. The staff provide very little service. My friend ordered the fish carpaccio for entree and then fish for main. They brought out my meal and not hers, and then after asking...More

Thank Tracy M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Only went in for a Beer , No stout , no Black beer , no Smile , decided to have a cider At $9-00 , felt this for draugh ( Tui ) over the top , did watch people waling in requesting food then walking...More

Thank grumps2_11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there for dinner a few weeks ago but can't remember very much about it. I think it was OK. I think I had the vegan option and seem to remember the portion being quite small. Nice atmosphere, though.

Thank ukulelemaybe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place, close to the harbour were you can watch the world go by. The cafe is clean and comfortable. Staff are very friendly and the food is very appetising. We didn't have the famous ginger biscuits but believe, from what we have heard...More

Thank 416rond
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for a quick breakfast before our kayaking trip but the bacon and eggs on toast took half an hour (the restaurant was empty) and the eggs were way over cooked.

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just wanted a small snack to enjoy the view. We had the bread and pesto and sundried tomato spread with some wine. The food was delicious but the service was so so. They seemed put out and there were only a handful of customers in...More

Thank Chau N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Though this recommended eatery seemed quiet for a Saturday night, it didn’t disappoint-we were lucky to enjoy great food and drink served by helpful, enthusiastic staff. Main courses-steak and a goat shank (never had before but thoroughly enjoyed especially as they were willing to tweak...More

Thank helenmcsherry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice spot to sit and take in the sights, unfortunately they could not cope with the demand of the number of people about on a sunny day, but the coffee and beer were good once we did get served.

Thank Blodwin J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed this place sitting and relaxing on the waterfront admiring the stunning views. We only had drinks here! $5 handles of Wild Buck very good value and delicious beer

Thank Merg_5
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was delicious! It came out so quickly and was cooked to perfection. Food slightly pricey though worth what you pay. In comparison to other venues around, the price seems fairly standard for great food.

Thank Isabel G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Waterfront | 12-14 London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Picton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-573 5588
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