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Cafe Cortado

Cnr High St & London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 5630
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (133 reviews)
“tapas” (42 reviews)
“duck” (8 reviews)
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Seafood, Pizza, Cafe, New Zealand, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Cnr High St & London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We needed somewhere to have breakfast before our trip down to Christchurch. This looked good from the outside and I'm so glad we tried it. The breakfast was great as was the coffee, service etc. I would certainly come back.

Thank Jane M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We just had two large cappuccinos and although drinkable, they tasted like sachet mix. We don’t have sugar but they were sweet. Not strong tasting. We wouldn’t come here again.More

Thank KiwiCzech
j0j023, Owner at Cafe Cortado, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Kiwiczech. Did you bring this up with the staff? It sounds like you may have been given the wrong coffees. We’re they takeaway or dine in? We don’t sugar our dine in coffees but we will put sugar in takeaways on request. All of...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

We went to lunch at Cortado. The staff were very offhand and the paninis we ordered were not the most palatable. A little more customer focus would be good

Thank Timothy R
Jomacd2016, Owner at Cafe Cortado, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for drawing our attention to your concerns, it would be great to discuss this in person, please do not hesitate to contact me direct. Kind regards, Jo

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had just finished the Queen Charlotte Track and had arrived back in Picton on a beautiful warm sunny afternoon. A chilled beer for one of us and an ice cream sundae and two spoons for the other seemed an excellent plan. Happy to recommend...More

Thank iMunros
Jomacd2016, Owner at Cafe Cortado, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Glad you enjoyed the sundae, I bet that and the beer went down well after completing the Queen Charlotte Track!

Reviewed 4 days ago

OK. So we arrived after 8 pm when most other restaurants in Picton are closing. This one was open. Great location in town on the sea front. Attentive service, friendly and helpful. But noisy with loud music and a TV thrown in showing sport. (Not...More

Thank Rick W
Jomacd2016, Owner at Cafe Cortado, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to review. We hope you get to try us again, perhaps when there is no entertainment on, for a more intimate meal.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Located in a fabulous location in the picturesque town of Picton the Cortado is popular with locals and tourists alike. Choose an outdoor table if you can. The view across the road centres on a fabulous waterfront with lots of yachts, boats and cruisers of...More

Thank Baylander
Jomacd2016, Owner at Cafe Cortado, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to review, we love our location and we agree, outside on a nice day is just magic!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here once during our stay in Picton and tried to eat again but we didn’t book and they were just too busy. The restaurant is in a great location with a bustling friendly atmosphere. Everything we ordered was delicious and the menu features tapas...More

Thank caite64
Jomacd2016, Owner at Cafe Cortado, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are glad you got to eat with us the once during your stay, a shame we so busy for visit number too. Hope you get to visit Picton again one day.

Reviewed 1 week ago

As a local I've always liked Cortado - it used be very good but service and standards are slipping fast. My last 3 experiences have been so bad I've walked out and eaten elsewhere, twice. The staff simply don't care about customers. The first experience...More

Thank nomadicmouse
Jomacd2016, Owner at Cafe Cortado, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are very disappointed to hear about your unimpressive experiences. Please give me a call so we can discuss this in person. Kind regards, Jo

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of 7 who had lunch at the outside tables. We mostly ordered the Fish and Chips, although one ordered the Squid and one order the soup. All were delicious and were of generous helpings.

Thank Melissa F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by this cafe/bar and saw cocktail of the week "espresso martini" advertised which instantly interested me!! UNTIL.... they brought out the smallest of cocktails Ive seen in quite some time - presentation was excellent but when I had my first sip I realised this...More

Thank chelsea6372
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Questions & Answers
5 January 2018|
Response from j0j023 | Property representative |
That is no problem at all. Our voucher system allows you to use the voucher over multiple visits. We look forward to seeing you
20 February 2017|
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Response from Jomacd2016 | Property representative |
Unfortunately oysters are out of season at present. We do however have lovely local clams, green lipped mussels, king salmon etc
Jennifer O
20 December 2016|
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Response from Steve J | Reviewed this property |
Yes, always pays to book.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 26
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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. Our a-la-carte menus include fresh nz seafood including our delicious creamy seafood chowder and our very popular seafood platter. We use free range chicken and eggs in our menus and everything is cooked from scratch. We are the restaurant of choice for our local community for breakfast, lunch, dinner, pizzas, tapas as well as our wine and beer selection.
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