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Escape to Picton’s Restaurant

33 Wellington St, Picton, New Zealand
+64 3-573 5573
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“mussels” (32 reviews)
“surf and turf” (15 reviews)
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French, European, Seafood, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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33 Wellington St, Picton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First we liked the classy (but not stiff) vibe of this restaurant. Then we loved everything that we ordered including their wine recommendation, which was not the pricier ones in the wine list but still a great choice. Service was very friendly and warm and...More

1  Thank Rachel F
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Were heading to another restaurant for dinner but passed this and decided to try. We had a very nice meal - Surf & turf x 2 and fish & chips. Both were of a high standard and very enjoyable with nice wines to accompany. The...More

1  Thank LoveTravel507267
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

I attended a high tea function at this establishment and found the high tea to be lacking in some areas. Although they stated they had not held a function like this before it will be a learning curb for them. We were told on arrival...More

Thank Di A
Escapetopicton, Owner at Escape to Picton’s Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Hello i will try and respond to this. Firstly im not sure where or how you were informed this was our first one but i owned Kavanagh House in Winchester for 17 years and did hundreds and hundreds of high teas. We only charged $29.50...More

Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

We walked up and down the street looking at the different food outlets and had all but given up when we found Escape to Picton. So pleased we ventured in the ambiance was lovely, wait staff were charming and the food was wonderful too. Thank...More

2  Thank funkiwis
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Amazing place food was really lovely couldn't fault it.service was great. No complaints would recommend this place

Thank AdamD1860
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Went for dinner and really enjoyed it. Had the Baked Avocado entrée and it was fantastic. For our mains we had fresh cod and rack of lamb. Both were also great. Nice selection of wines by the glass or bottles. The restaurant is nicely decorated....More

Thank Craig-World-Travelle
Reviewed 19 September 2018

I wish I could give this place no stars. We've never been anywhere quite like it - one of the most bizarre evenings we've ever had. We chose it because the reviews seemed OK and it was close to our hotel. Mistake! The service was...More

Thank AMM2014
Travelingteam1, Owner at Escape to Picton’s Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2018

This is laughable, we haven’t had duck on the menu for nearly a year. We have been shut June/July & August and just reopened. There is no married couple and the owner who is the chef her partner does not work behind the bar. Can...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

If you're looking for a fabulous meal with attentive service in Picton, look no further. We've been here for my wife's birthday, two years in a row. I have a feeling well be back next year as well.

1  Thank John L
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is amazing. We have been there a few times and have loved it everytime. The atmosphere is great good vibes the whole time and food was cooked prefect. Can’t wait to come back soon.

2  Thank ElaineMaritaM
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

I will start with the drinks. I tried a red wine which was the most delectable ever. Every sip made me have more. I am not sure if it was the wine or the atmosphere at restaurant. Food and service were also pleasant.

1  Thank RoarBack
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Questions & Answers
4 March 2017|
Response from Escapetopicton | Property representative |
Hello Jane, Yes I laughed when I saw it as I'm not sure they released a regular was sitting next to them. Glad you enjoyed your two surf and turfs medium. If you could please write a review of your meal that night I would... More
16 July 2015|
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Response from Escapetopicton | Property representative |
Yes we are open for Christmas lunch. Look forward to hearing from you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 33 Wellington St, Picton, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Picton
  • Phone Number: +64 3-573 5573
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