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Lochmara Cafe

€€ - €€€Cafe, European,
Lochmara Bay | Marlborough Sounds, Lochmara Bay 7201, New Zealand
+64 3-573 4554
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (16 reviews)
“nachos” (2 reviews)
“venison” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Lochmara Bay | Marlborough Sounds, Lochmara Bay 7201, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a cold rough day out fishing we stopped in for a cup of coffee at Lochmara, as always it was on point. This place is always fabulous with activities for all, the sanctuary is worth a visit.

Thank Diana T
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Was encouraged by one of the staff to try the salmon ceviche - a mexican dish of raw fish marinated in lime juice. I am not keen on fish, particularly salmon let alone eat it raw! But I tried it and it was delicious -...More

Thank Joy W
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Lochmara Lodge is by far my most favourite place to visit in the Queen Charlotte Sound. A quick boat ride out there, always a delicious lunch, and a walk around their beautiful gardens and tracks. The artwork throughout the grounds is always a treat. Love...More

Thank LornaRP
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Whether you stay at Lochmara Lodge or other accommodation or you are just a day visitor, the Lochmara Café is great for Breakfast and Lunch. View is great and staff superb. The food is very good too. Generous portions. Nice beer and wine list. Special...More

Thank Philipvg
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Great stop for lunch. Beautiful setting, arrival by boat only but fantastic staff who serve a great glass of Pinot! Stopped for picnic and cafe happy for us to eat our own food after buying drinks. The food they serve looked fantastic but clearly we...More

Thank MHIChris
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful food and great service with a very nice outdoor area and a cozy due inside of it's cold. Highly recommend the venison 😉

Thank NorthlandGirl
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Nice view on the water and passerby. Good food and aplenty on your plate. Good wine and beer list. Very casual. you could opt for the terrasse to hear better all the birds that are attracted and researched.

Thank An V
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We had the eggs Benedict for breakfast served with hot smoked salmon. Rarely have we had hollandaise sauce so light and airy, salmon so mouthwatering good or eggs so perfectly poached. A real treat. We first discovered the cafe after a walk through the sculpture...More

Thank Dennis M
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Stunning views for outdoor dining. Wide range of delicious salads and sharing plates such as nachos with salsa/avocado. Very friendly and helpful staff including students working whilst travelling. A most memorable experience.

Thank quipshot m
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The restaurant explains that they have a limited dinner menu on offer because they have to ship it all in (which is an expense). But how then do they manage to offer such a large range of items at lunchtime?

Thank OnTheRoadHome
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Hello. No dogs allowed on the property. Sorry but company policy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$21 - US$25
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lochmara Bay | Marlborough Sounds, Lochmara Bay 7201, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Marlborough Region  >  Lochmara Bay
  • Phone Number: +64 3-573 4554
  • E-mail
Description
Lochmara cafe is set right on the waters edge of the Queen Charlotte Sound. Cafe serves local and seasonal produce, local wines and great coffee. Come on over for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We can arrange water transport for you from PIcton. Charges apply. Free use of our kayaks, safe swimming beach, rope swing into the water, self guided tour of the property with information panels to learn about the local flora and fauna, daily animal feeding, flying fox, art gallery......Lochmara also has accommodation if you would like stay a night or two. We monitor VHF Chanel 63 if you are arriving with your own boat.
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