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Jolly Roger Restaurant & Bar

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Bar, Pub, New Zealand, European
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43 Beach Road | Waikawa Bay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
+64 3-573 6585
10:00 - 22:00
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Canterbury Region, New Zealand
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Well, crikey. Rude staff, kitchen closes early, bar snacks well over priced......what a shame its the only handy bar to waikawa.

Thank helideer
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff friendly, but food was very poor. Even for pub style food. Flavourless fish, and rubbery old potatoes that were unable to be eaten. Very disappointing considering it was reasonable to expensive. Would not be visiting again.

Thank Katherineannboothnz
Tauranga, New Zealand
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't comment on the food though the selection looked good. After and hour and a quarter I asked the barman when we would be getting food, he was annoyed that my wife had asked recently and said "can't you see we are busy", no one in our part of the restaurant was getting food, all looked like they had... More 

Thank tgatravellers
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have a holiday house in Waikawa Bay so go to the Jolly Roger a few times each year. It never disappoints, friendly staff and great food in a great location.

Thank flatwhitecoffee
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good but the wait was very long over an hour but was not informed of the wait. Waitress was great however in the same industry myself I would say they were understaffed for the time of the year.

Thank Charmaine M
Picton, New Zealand
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415 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pretty good menu for a pub and the kids meals were the usual fare. Our son's meal arrived fairly quickly but was wrong - but no issue to fix. We sat in the main area as that has the most suitable tables - downside of that was most others were there just to drink ands some of the language got... More 

Thank Ed R
Auckland, New Zealand
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79 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on a Sunny afternoon and sat outside enjoying the view and peace and quiet. Good cold beers with relaxed service and a good selection of standard pub food. Nice to see the verandah area has been upgraded for those cooler days

Thank daisynz
Nelson, New Zealand
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218 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Took the family including grandparents to the Jolly Rodger Bar and Cafe and Waikawa Bay Marina. Food and service were good. Great views over the Marina and there is indoor or outdoor seating. Even though it was a cooler night they kept us cosy and warm with heaters on (much appreciated). We all had fish - cod which was divine,... More 

Thank kiwisolargal
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

took the family for a meal and was really impressed with the service from the staff and quality of the food .

Thank Raymon C
Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Ordered the burger. Double burger arrived, good portion size, good flavours. Bar staff were lovely. Would visit again.

Thank Mark Y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 25
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Beach Road | Waikawa Bay, Picton 7220, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Picton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-573 6585

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