General pub dining, friendly atmosphere and helpful staff. It is next to the Picton railway station.
Favorite Dish: Mum and I both had the Fish & Chips which was famous NZ Blue Cod in a light beer batter and a homestyle Tartare Sauce. Probably a bit more expensive than I would expect but a generous serve of delicious fish.
The food is very clean and very tasty. The fish that I had was very fresh and tasted good. The chips (or fries depending where you are from - pommes frites si'l vous plas). Service is quick and looking at the number of customers is also popular with the locals.
Favorite Dish: Unfortunately the old place was been bulldozed down to make way for the sexy new waterfront development currently under way in 2009. In 2011 it's a much nicer view and the takeaway shop is now in nice new premises.
Gusto serves probably the best coffee in Picton & some nice 'quick bites'. There is a full kitchen here and it used to make all manner of meal though with the decline of Picton the options have gone. Gusto closes at 3.30pm each day so is okay only if you have an early Ferry crossing.
Favorite Dish: The filled Focaccia bread is very good with several flavours to choose from. The espresso (or short black at it often gets called in NZ) is good from most of the staff & seating is available both in and out.
The site where the Flying Haggis sits used to be a fantastic restaurant called the Quest. To my horror the Quest closed down and was replaced by a theme pub! The Flying Haggis has labelled itself as 'Picton's famous Scottish Pub" though it has been open for less than 2 years - must have found fame quickly! In scottish blue the pub is clean looking (given its newness it's no surprise) and has plenty of space to spread out.
The pub is very standard with a few bar meals, chips & wedges plus lots of beer. The prices are okay and what you'd expect for the basics. The staff are all very friendly and nothing seemed to be a problem.
Favorite Dish: You can't really have a speacial meal here but with good TV set-up it's a great spot to watch sport if that's your thing.
It looks a clean and boring place when looking in the window howvere once inside you realise that this place is more than just a cafe.
There is a reasonable choice on the menu and you can bring your own wine which makes the cost a bit cheaper. There is also the option to buy a sandwich, pie or slice of something if you don't want to sit down for a meal.
The service is quick and the waitress friendly & happy to go out of her way to help.
Sunday through Thursday the D&F closes at 3.30pm so not a good option for most of the week! It's open later on Friday and Saturday.
Favorite Dish: You can get a wide range of cheaper priced meals here. I had the all day breakfast ($14.50) and Angie had a Ham Steak ($16). Both were okay.
I've labeled this tip as other for the theme as VT has no Thai option!
Krua Thai is one of the most cost effective places to eat in Picton other than a fast food place. You can either dine in (for a 10% increased cost) or take away. Angie & I ate in (no messy dishes to clean) and were not disappointed. The food was really good with the total cost the same as a main dish at most other Picton restaurants.
Krua Thai is open from 4.30pm to 9pm every night except Monday. With many other Picton places closing at 3.30pm most week nights it's a good option if you're not keen on cooking yourself.
Favorite Dish: We had the Sweet & Sour Beef and Stir Fried Chicken with Thai sauce. Both were really nice and didn't take too long to appear!
This restaurant is by far the best restaurant in Picton. We couldn't even believe that a town so small had such a great restaurant.
The food was excellent (we ate there several times), the service was friendly and knowledgeable, and they had a good wine selection.
The seafood courses are amazing!
The restaurant/hotel also boasts 3 exquisite suites, each decorated in a different style.
Favorite Dish: The seafood platter is an absolute winner!
The Bakerij is a bakery that sells very fresh and very yummy food. Everything from bread to filled rolls plus lots of sweet options are available for purchase. All of the food is made on site in conjunction with the bakerij's own bread products.
The prices are also good so another reason for a llok.
Favorite Dish: I loved the giant BLT and Angie thought the chicken focaccia bread was really good. Chelsea rolls were purchased in bulk and we ate those at our food stops while walking the Snout track.
right at the Interislander Terminal, upstairs with a georgous view over Picton Harbour is one eatery I remember, but they only served light lunches, refresments and coffee.
then there is
THE BARN CAFE...at Highstreet here you get the fresh seafood I was thinking of.
Mussles in Garlic and white Marlborough Wine, lemongras and fresh chips as side dish.
course it all goes down with a light chardonnay, afterwards a short black will do no harm either.
This was a coffee stop that I made on my way to Bob's Bay. The Boat (or is that Ship?) is moored in the small Picton marina. It's a fun place to have a 'different' experience plus get your needed dosage of coffee.
Favorite Dish: I had a toasted sandwich which was okay - most things on the menu are basic but that's the type of place this is.
This is a really well situated place having views over the harbour allowing you to keep an eye on when your ferry arrives. The food is basic but good with proces about average. Service was quick and friendly.
Favorite Dish: I had the whitebait patties and they were quite nice - I'd prefer them done with only an egg but not bad all the same.
This is a licensed restaurant serving French cuisine. They also offer Italian & German cuisine.
Open from 6pm till late & close on Tuesdays. They close during winter (May - September).
Favorite Dish: A lightly steamed mussels in a white wine, garlic & parsley. ** I'm a mussel fan.**
A fairly basic place with sufficient food and drink to keep me happy. If you like steak etc then you'll be okay here.