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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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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ate here last night and it was the first awful meal I've had since arriving in New Zealand. The location is lovely and it was quite full and lively. Waited ages for our food. My husband had steak and chips and said it was okay. I ordered the chicken and Camembert burger. First problem was the Camembert- or rather the... More 

Thank lizhewlett
Portobello, New Zealand
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great staff, lovely food, fresh and delicious. Good atmosphere, looking out to the Marina. It is away from the town of Picton in Waikawa bay. If you are a 'boaty' it is a good place from which to look and admire!

Thank PaulMaryReet
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely location for an evening meal overlooking the harbour. Lovely friendly bar staff who was very helpful when we wanted smaller children's meals. My husband loved, loved, loved the criss-cross chips....managed to finish off the children's aswell!!

Thank Susan S
Castletown, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for evening meal - ordered at bar then went to sit outside in the sunshine to wait. Meal arrived cooked to perfection - good sized portions and piping hot. Tasted every bit as good as it looked! Will be back here again.

Thank Anne B
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65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has adequate food, if a little over priced for what you get. It's a chips, hamburgers, fish and chips, steak and big breakfast type of place. On a sunny day it can be lovely sitting out looking over what is in summer a very busy marina. If you need to feed bulk food into teenagers and twenty somethings. Its... More 

Thank cawdorMarlborough
Canterbury Region, New Zealand
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 10 January 2017 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 9 January 2017

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 30 December 2016 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 28 December 2016 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

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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
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?