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“Excellent food. Needs to settle in”
Review of Chart Room

Chart Room
Ranked #28 of 44 Restaurants in Picton
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Cuisines: Seafood, International, New Zealand
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Good for: Local cuisine
Description: 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.
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 over the harbour. On the negative side: some confusion over our drinks order (they checked that I was having the Merlot, when I'd ordered a beer); my wife received two visits from the waitress saying her first choice, then her second choice was not in stock - eventually informing her that only one of the 5 white wines was actually available; we had to remind them about a side dish of sauteed garlic spinach (which had no garlic in it. Perhaps the kitchen was not under the level of stress required to up its game as there were only four covers when we were eating.

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Thank Peter D
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Pictonyachtclubhotel, General Manager at Chart Room, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

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 will certainly enhance new restaurant and bar menus which we plan to introduce.

Again, thank you for your feedback.

Kind regards,
Trish

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Reviewed 19 January 2016

The restaurant is nice & bright and has a pleasant outlook. Although the service was good, the meals did take a while to arrive but at least they were delicious when we finally got them.

Thank Nat A
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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 (entrée) and main, with accompanying wines.
The starter was good (lightly toasted breads and dips). Very good rack of lamb (4 ribs) to follow. It came with a sauce, which here was poured over the dish in advance. I don't know if this is typical in NZ, but in UK it comes in a separate sauce boat.
A decent Pinot to accompany and better value than the Escape to Picton.

1  Thank TormodMM
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

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

Thank Eleanor F
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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!

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Thank David T
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