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“A pleasant surprise”
Review of Chart Room

Chart Room
Ranked #27 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 28 May 2017

Most hotel restaurants are ... meh. But the Chart Room, with its young and talented Sikh chef, is a pleasant surprise. The chef punches well above his weight, since he told us he had never been to culinary school. His cooking was outstanding - his cultural heritage seemed to enable him to produce bolder flavors than we had encountered in NZ, but it was not specifically "Indian food", but rather a celebration of local ingredients. Service, on the other hand, was sweet and willing but untrained. We ascribe this to the fact that we were there in the off-season and they had only one server to cover the two or three tables. The wine list was well-priced and had one of our favorite local NZ wines.

Thank Kathleen S
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We had a delightful dinner. The fish was delicious - gurnard on lentils with a saffron sauce. The side of veges perfectly cooked and the desert of loose creme brûlée with fruit absolutely delicious. The service was prompt & professional & very pleasant. Also loved the decor of the restaurant - very much the chart room. A lovely lovely evening. Definitely will go again.

Thank conaglenm
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

We had eaten here before and were disapointed Not this time , What a huge improvement. The staff very friendly . Service excellent. Food fab we both had 3 courses couldn't fault a thing. Very good choice on the menu Had my cheese board for lunch the next day. Portions generous. We really enjoyed and will recommend . We will be back. Well done new manager.

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Thank glenys_8
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

Chart Room restaurant is part of the Picton Yacht Club Hotel. Had dinner in our room, fish and chips. We were assured the fish was local catch and it was delicious. The chips were cooked to perfection and the aloi sauce was to die for. Overall a great dish with two nice pieces of fish and a good helping of chips and salad.

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Thank CandE_Evans
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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 was devine. Ice cream also. We thoughly enjoyed our merlot. Staff very nice .

Thank glenys_8
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Pictonyachtclubhotel, General Manager at Chart Room, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2016

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 region, and likely to return to Picton. If there is opportunity for you to visit Picton, perhaps you would consider dining with us again.

Again, please accept my apology for your disappointment.

Trish
General Manager

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