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“Advantage taken of location” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Seabreeze Cafe & Bar

Seabreeze Cafe & Bar
Ranked #5 of 42 Restaurants in Picton
Cuisines: Cafe, European, Soups, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, View, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Local NZ seafood and wines, beers with a nautical theme and piano bar with view to waterfront and Queen Charloote Sound
Blenheim, New Zealand
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Advantage taken of location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

Great location, great food but very expensive and the 1x NZ$ = 1x US$ is simply a rip off and visitors know this. Great servive but this mercenary approach to visitors is not good and drags all Picton retailers down.

Visited February 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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63 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Get what you pay for”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2012

Trumpeter was the fish of the day. It turned out to be so solid it was hard to cut! Must have been frozen. This cafe seems to trade on price rather than value and plenty of us travelers fall for that. I must say, however, that the Coney Pinot is very good.

Visited February 2012
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Zhuhai, China
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184 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“You better bring a picture on how you want your meat done”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2012

I ordered a steak med./well. Surprise, surprise blood was in the plate upon delivery and the steak was very uneven cooked. From med./well to rear. All in one steak, imagine. Nice location and friendly waitress. But still no way I come back and spend this kind of money on food like that.

  • Visited January 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Mediocre to bad food”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2012

Chicken wonton appetizers - great!
Sweet and sour pork - well, it was a mistake to order pork in a restaurant that specializes in seafood in a country that specializes in sheep. My dining companion's comment to the server? "I wouldn't serve this to guests."
Catch of the day: a whole fish nicely done. Fries (big mistake) were from a bag. Should have ordered the baby potatoes instead.
Service was okay. Ambience was noisy, but that seemed to fit the bar/cafe setting.
There are better restaurants nearby. Might be wise to try them instead.

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MsbeaMsbea
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82 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Really good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

Nice place to eat, with good food, good service and really nice atmosphere - we particularly enjoyed the piano player/singer. Good prices also.

Visited January 2012
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