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Cafe Cortado

) #2 of 29 Restaurants in Picton ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Seafood, Cafe, New Zealand
Cnr High St & London Quay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 5630
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (109 reviews)
“tapas” (32 reviews)
“ceviche” (7 reviews)
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Seafood, 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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71 - 80 of 659 reviews

Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Were seated at a table last night and waited for 10 minutes with no-one stopping by to take a drinks order, food order or anything. Plenty of staff around, just filling water bottles behind the bar and doing other tasks. We left and went elsewhere.

2  Thank Demisemiquaver
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We dined here twice during our visit to Picton but unfortunately what started off as a good experience, dwindled towards the end. We first went here for lunch, the cafe was busy (which i always take as a sign of a good restaurant) and the...More

2  Thank Nurse_Cupcake
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This photo was taken in the back right hand corner of the restaurant by the window. I spotted this after we had ordered so unfortunately couldn't take the chance with accepting food from a place that allows this kind of dirt on public view. I...More

4  Thank Simon W
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We went here for drinks and food . Place was fully booked as maritime festival was on and it was pouring with rain . So think everyone wanted to be inside ! Waited ages to get served at bar . Young inexperienced bar person ....More

1  Thank 35Bluebird
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

After reading the other reviews we decided this was a must try. We started with some of the tapas. The salt and pepper calamari was amazing. My friends had never had calamari that was that fresh before; this is not your typical chewy calamari. We...More

Thank lindargtravel
Jomacd2016, Owner at Cafe Cortado, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. Our chefs work hard to ensure that every plate that is created is perfect so we appreciate your feedback. Thank you

Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Where to even begin - how about starting with the completely gobsmacking rude and racist treatment my partner and I received when trying to get seated here. A waitress was about to seat us when her manager came out, looked at us, and told us...More

3  Thank JenniferBC79
Jomacd2016, Owner at Cafe Cortado, responded to this review

I must admit to being slightly gobsmacked myself by this review. I question whether you have the right restaurant to be honest. We value every single guest who walks through our door and we take pride in accommodating our guests needs as best as we...More

Reviewed 19 January 2017

Picton extremely busy over Xmas period with lots of cruise ship passengers and visitors holidaying. Service was great with our eight given a table together. I had the avocado and bacon on toasted ciabatta which was really great. Even though they were extremely busy the...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We had dinner at Cortado's after an all day winery tour. We had the dips followed by the seafood platter. It was absolutely amazing and the service was lovely.

Thank BreeScottMelbourne
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Had a nice lunch with a beer, this place was warm and inviting, nice staff along with a good selection of food, we enjoyed the meal along with the beers on tap, would go again fir lunch or evening meal.

Thank Bevan D
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We came for breakfast on a sunny Sunday morning. We were particularly impressed with the waitress we had who accommodated our requests (swapping out parts of the Cortado Breakfast for other items) and made sure to check she had everything right. The food was excellent...More

Thank Samantha B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
any oysters
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
Should we book?
20 December 2016|
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Response from LAMB7520 | Reviewed this property |
Yes definately
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 35
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
Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
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
  • 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