Le Cafe in Picton

Top 5 places to eat out in Picton

When staying at the Picton Yacht Club Hotel you’ll have the privilege to enjoy a meal at the Chartroom, the hotel’s beautiful restaurant that specialises in international cuisine using the fresh local produce and seasonal ingredients.

You’re perfectly welcome to enjoy all your meals at the Chartroom Restaurant and is something we’re confident you wouldn’t be disappointed given its great menu. We do appreciate, however, that part of the fun for a lot of people when on holiday, is to try a variety of different eateries in the area.

Because of this, we’ve put a list together of 5 of the best places to eat in Picton, all within 7 minutes walking distance to the hotel, that you can enjoy for your next trip here!

1. Picton Village Bakkerij

Picton Village Bakkerij

If you’re after some freshly baked bread, a delicious pastry or some other tasty treat to get your day going, then the Picton Village Bakkerij will be a stop you’ll want to make.

This award-winning bakery has Dutch roots and was established in Picton in 2001. It specialises in European style bread, Kiwi style pies, sandwiches, muffins, cakes, savouries and more!

If you’re really struggling to make a choice then we’re going to push the boat out and say go for a pie. There’s a great range of classics like the Mince and Cheese, Chicken and Potato Top!

Picton Village Bakkerij is a 4 minute walk from the Picton Yacht Club Hotel.

2. Gusto

Gusto in Picton

Another great breakfast and lunch option is Gusto, a delightful cafe in the middle of town.

Gusto is a popular choice for locals and visitors alike and is fast and efficient in everything that they do without compromising on quality. As a brunch spot, it’s hard to beat with great options like muesli, eggs benedict, cakes, pies, pasta and most importantly, great coffee.

The French Toast with bacon, banana and maple syrup is especially delicious and they often feature work of local artists on their walls which adds to the very pleasant ambience.

Gusto is also a 4 minute walk from the Picton Yacht Club Hotel. 

3. Le Café

Le Cafe in Picton

If you’re after a place with its own unique and funky style, then Le Café is one that will live up to your expectations.

This is partly because as well as being a restaurant, it serves as a venue for music gigs and events like the Open Air Jazz Festival. It makes for a great vibe and their food, which is for the most part locally sourced and organic, is fantastic too.

Situated in a great spot overlooking the Sounds, it’s a lovely place to relax, enjoy your meal and watch the world go by.

Le Café is a 7 minute walk from the Picton Yacht Club Hotel.

4. DA’s Barn Restaurant and Bar

DAs Barn Restaurant and Bar

Another place with great style is DA’s Barn Restaurant and Bar, an American pioneering styled place with good honest food and good honest portions to boot!

The restaurant has been operating since 2013 in a great venue with exciting decor and furnishings inside and a nice outside dining area as well which is great in the summer.

The food is hearty with fantastic staples like Lamb Backstrap, Prime Angus Ribeye Steak, Pork Spare Ribs and Marlborough Mussels. With a great atmosphere, you’ll walk away from this one very full and satisfied indeed.

DA’s Barn Restaurant and Bar is a 3 minute walk from the Picton Yacht Club Hotel.

5. Oxley’s Bar and Kitchen

Oxley's Bar and Kitchen

Oxley’s Bar and Kitchen is Picton’s premier gastropub with a great facade overlooking a beautiful spot on the Picton Waterfront.

Like all good gastropubs, you’ll be treated to an extensive range of the best beer and wine from all across the region as well as quality food to match. It’s an entertaining place to dine as there are always things going on from the screening of live All Blacks matches to Raffle Nights and Open Mic Nights and performances from the local pianist.

The service is great and the seafood is even better for a place that won’t disappoint.

Oxley’s Bar and Kitchen is a 4 minute walk from the Picton Yacht Club Hotel.

Great choices for food in Picton

As you can see, you’ve got some great choices for places to eat in Picton. Better still they are all so close to one another meaning you can visit each and every one of them in just a short stroll. It’s one of the great things about visiting Picton and something you can look forward to when staying a the Picton Yacht Club Hotel.