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Chart Room

$$ - $$$
Seafood, International, New Zealand
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25 Waikawa Road, Picton 7220, New Zealand (Formerly Yacht Club)
+64 3-573 7002
07:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 20:30
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18:00 - 20:30
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We have enjoyed lovely meals here but sadly not this one. Bread and dips too much bread for amount of dip etc. Fish like cardboard steak chewy, potatoes yummy. Menu selection very limited compaired to what it used to be. Chef offered to cook another fish for me I decided against. On the positive side the apple & date crumble... More 

Thank glenys_8
Pictonyachtclubhotel, General Manager at Chart Room, responded to this review

Dear gleny_8 My sincere apology that you experienced such a disappointing meal in The Chartroom Restaurant, and I thank you for taking the time to share this with us. We are soon to (in the next two weeks) launch our new summer menu and with our exciting new kitchen team. I am unsure if you are local or from another... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This place could be really good but had the feeling of being under new management, which hadn't yet settled in. On the plus side: excellent pumpkin soup to start; very nice piece of steak to follow (slightly on the rare side of medium rare); wonderful apple and date crumble; friendly and attentive staff (let down by communications problems); good view... More 

Thank Peter D
Pictonyachtclubhotel, General Manager at Chart Room, responded to this review

Dear Peter D, Thank you for critiquing your dining experience in the Chartroom on your recent stay with us and I offer my sincere apology that your dining experience was not up to par. We are looking forward to the arrival of kitchen and bar staff whom are scheduled to be with us very soon, their expertise and creative flair... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

The Chart Room is a restaurant open to the public within the Royal Yacht Club hotel. Nor a huge amount of covers, and a limited menu. However, the dining area is very attractive, and well lit, with a variety of nautically themed items. There are three outside tables. As usual in NZ, pleasant front of house staff. Selected a starter... More 

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Newport-on-Tay, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

Lovely food and very attentive staff. Food excellent and good selection. Reasonably priced and very fresh.

Thank Eleanor F
Christchurch, New Zealand
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658 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

The staff willingly accommodated a special dining time for us, remaining two hours after normal breakfast times. The meals were delicious, attractive and healthy. Great value and excellent service. We will return!

Thank David T
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2013

Loved breakfast! The eggs Benedict was fantastic, great chef! I heard it from a few of the locals too and it definitely was worth it :) little pricey but Picton isn't very cheap full stop.

Thank Tarika S
Auckland, New Zealand
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30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2013

This restaurant is in the mercure hotel.Good food and service. A bit pricey for dinner, but breakfast is brilliant and excellent value at $NZ25 ...best omelette ever!

Thank CliveP-T
Christchurch, New Zealand
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103 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2012

Delicious, well cooked food and ample portions. The service was good and the restaurant imaginatively laid out following a boating theme. A little on the pricey side but we thought it was money well spent

Thank Ali H
Wollongong, Australia
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32 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2012

Meal was ok but it took an hour to get it. Meal size for the entrees ordered were a little on small size. They had run out (at 6.30pm) of the seafood chowder. No contingency planning there. Didn't bother to go back for breakfast instead went into one of the cafes in town and had a great breakfast, served with... More 

Thank Philip H
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2011

We stayed in the hotel and ate at this restraunt several times. The buffet breakfast is cheap but not special unless you value quantity over quality, but it wasn't terrible either. Dinner was consitently good. We tried several different things over the days and enjoyed all of them. Once we found Escape (see other review) we just ate at these... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Seafood, International, New Zealand
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
07:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 10:00
18:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Waikawa Road, Picton 7220, New Zealand (Formerly Yacht Club)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Picton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-573 7002
The Chartroom Restaurant specialises in a relaxed, casual dining experience, featuring international fare created with the freshest of local produce from this exceptional region. The wine list offers a taste of New Zealand's wine-making excellence. Perfect for a pre-dinner beverage is the charming, on-site Boatshed Bar.

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