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Spinnaker Restaurant

New Zealand, Seafood
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Beach Road Waikawa Marina | P.O Box 694, Picton, New Zealand
+64 3-573 9152
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371 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

Hidden away, but extensive menu, and reasonably priced. Doesn't get as crowded as other touristy places.

2 Thank happysheepChina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015 via mobile

Diving around for 30 minutes trying to find the place, must have closed down? Appears to have been replaced by Jolly Rogers which we did not try.

2 Thank thekryten
Palmerston North
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015

This was a fantastic restaurant, we came early and had the place almost to ourselves; a bonus as my husband has a hearing problem, and dislikes noise. Even though it was upstairs, and fairly plain; the food was delicious.

1 Thank BecZ42
Greater London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014

Staying in waikawa bay for Christmas and new year. Came here for lunch on Christmas Day and we weren't disappointed. Everything was lovely and the salmon out of thus world. Planned to come again but didn't check and found it closed on Monday evening.

Thank Pauline T
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2014

I have dined here a number of times now and always the meals have been good.Service is prompt and efficient and the views over the marina make for great ambience. The interior however is rather plain and I feel detracts from the location. Also the entrance up a couple of flights of plain lined walls and concrete stairs is not... More 

Thank Pictonboy
Picton, New Zealand
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2014

Great food, Great service and an Excellent view. This is my number one choice whenever I dine out in Picton - Hillary is an excellent chef and the stand of the meals are always consistently of a very high standard. What more can you ask for??????

1 Thank Big_H_1
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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147 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

I had chosen this restaurant because of the Trip Advisor reviews. We arrived a bit late because we had gone for a walk along the water and had watched the sunset. We tried to get a table with view but they said they weren't available. Not sure who they were expecting. They never showed up while we were there. There... More 

1 Thank chasemarta
Picton, New Zealand
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76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

It is such a shame that most visitors to Picton are unaware of this fantastic restaurant. Hillary, the chef, makes the most of wonderful local ingredients to provide a great dining experience! The restaurant looks over the Marina, and enjoys beautiful views looking up the Marlborough Sounds. The restaurant is flexible allowing you to mix and match to ensure that... More 

Thank Patrick F
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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122 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014

This place could have it all....great position with fabulous views and a good menu. What a shame the service and food let it down. The waitress seemed quite new and brought us our wines for our meal before the sparkle we ordered even though we said we'd start with a sparkly drink. Never mind, easily rectified. The food (we ordered... More 

Thank Julia S
Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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75 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

We passed by in the afternoon to reserve a table. We had the chance to speak to the owner and the chef. Both were enthusiastic and the menu seemed interesting. We went there for dinner, four persons. All starters and all main courses were nicely served and the quality was very good. All done as we wished. The deserts were... More 

1 Thank brokgoud

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
New Zealand, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Road Waikawa Marina | P.O Box 694, Picton, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Picton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-573 9152

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