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Cafe Cortado

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Cnr High St & London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand (Formerly Cafe Cortado Picton)
+64 3-573 5630
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08:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good experience overall but service levels torpedoed by an over large party arriving without reservations. Consequent strain on service staff was clearly a challenge. However, they tried hard and by being demanding we received reasonable service. Not a place to sit back and hope things will happen. Food was very, very good.

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Thank Simonchorsley
Victoria, Canada
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Food was pretty ordinary as was the service. Maybe we hit a bad night as the place had been recommended to us.

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Thank Norinne C
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went for dinner whilst staying in Picton and throughly enjoyed the food, particularly our starters (fish tacos and seafood chowder). The portions are generous and the food is very good quality BUT the service is slow. The waitresses seemed confused and offered us dessert after we'd finished our starter and forgot one of our drinks orders. The food made up... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely staff, delicious meal. Pizza was very nice. Cafe Cortado was very busy, however they managed to serve our meals before we ferried to Wellington.

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washington
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The two of us went for dinner, it was crowded but the waitress asked another couple if they were ok with us sharing a table which we did. Super nice service. Awesome tempura vegetables! Breading was very light and not greasy, vegetables fresh and perfectly cooked. Wasn't expecting such a great dinner in a small town. Awesome views and people... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly staff and great food made a lovely start to the day. Good value for money and would eat there again.

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cairns
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tapas was excellent! But The only thing that I found disappointing was I ordered a glass of wine with a splash of lemonade and I received the glass with the lemonade in it to the required white line on the glass. I said that that was not right, that the wine had to be filled up to the white line... More 

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Aachen
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed just for one night in Picton (a pity, because it's a lovely place!) and wanted real good fish for dinner. We chose the Cortado and it was a real good choice! The place was quite crowded and the only chance was to sit outside. Despite the many people the waitress was very friendly and intent. The market fish... More 

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice restaurants with mostly high tables. We were received in a friendly way and after cleaning a table we could sit. We ordered a seafood pltter which was realy good. Only the prawns were overcooked. The rest were perfect. Indeed just 30 minutes of free internet, but who cares, it's dinnertime. I enjoyed the eveninf.

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in Picton and were looking for a dinner spot. We were pointed to Cafe Cortado by our motel. We were not disappointed! Excellent atmosphere with views of the inner harbor. Super tasty food and easy drinking local beer on tap. We are going back again tonight!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$36
Cuisine
Seafood, Pizza, Cafe, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Street Parking, Wine and Beer
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 00:00
Monday
08:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 00:00
Thursday
08:00 - 00:00
Friday
08:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr High St & London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand (Formerly Cafe Cortado Picton)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Picton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-573 5630
Description
Cafe Cortado is located on the Picton waterfront with beautiful views over Queen Charlotte Sound and Picton marina. We have spacious outdoor and indoor dining areas

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