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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” (35 reviews)
“steak” (31 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
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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1 - 10 of 370 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank RoarBack
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We haven't had such juicy and delicious pork ribs. We just saw the photos outside and went in to try. Couldn't stop eating those and two people ended up having 4 meals.

2  Thank Abhilasha V
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Arrived in Picton late by ferry from Wellington this was five to six pm. Decided to go for a walk after checking into our hotel to see what Picton had to offer. We came across this little gem. No reservation just walked in off the...More

1  Thank Therese H
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Delightfully renovated restaurant. We were a family of four celebrating two birthdays. Staff were very friendly, excellent service, food delicious and beautifully presented. Special birthday dessert had been pre-ordered and was a perfect ending to dinner. Would definitely recommend Escape to Picton for a memorable...More

1  Thank Ayline W
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

I've visited this restaurant a couple of times, and everytime i've never been disapointed. The food is lovely (especially the seafood chowder) and so are the staff. I would defiantley recommend this restaurant to anyone in the area.

2  Thank lexington600
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

How disappointing the fish and chips were! Presentation was good however, the bitter taste of the oil they were cooked in was dreadful, I couldn't eat the fish without taking off the batter. I had 2 chips and couldn't eat the rest. The chef (I...More

3  Thank sharon w
Escapetopicton, Front Office Manager at Escape to Picton’s Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2018

Hello the head chef was away and arrived back last night she is a female. She has checked the fat today and it is fine. You ate on the early bird 32.50 and were given a free amuse bouche and garlic bread. There was hardly...More

Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

We were a party of eight as a walk in group, warmly welcomed and seated. The sous chef served us at first and she was delightful. Food was delicious, wait times average and we all enjoyed the evening, aided by the charming staff. Thank you...More

1  Thank Heather H
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Staff so friendly and helpful and attention to detail. food was excellent and delivered all it said it would. Pudding - well see the photo - amazing. i could eat here every night...

Thank Wayne M
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We had a very nice meal, well presented and beautifully cooked. The menu is bit limited, but the dishes listed are very good as is the service. We were surprised that our preferred drinks and wine weren’t on the drinks list but were readily available,...More

Thank Hungry_Weka
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

We partook of the earlybird dinner special (must be seated and ordered before 6:30pm). Lovely food, crisp garlic bread, perfectly cooked steak, nicely prepared vegetables and devine deserts. Great service and warm, cosy ambience. Highly recommend this place, which is something I rarely do!

Thank Torsten B
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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