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“Nothing To Crow About”

Crow Tavern and Restaurant
Ranked #20 of 44 Restaurants in Picton
Description: Nestled in the picturesque town of Picton at the top of the South Island, New Zealand, and at the gateway to the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, is the ‘Crow Tavern. A home away from home for the local residents of Picton and tourists as well. Located on the town square it is the only Tavern in town and is surrounded by a residential area. The Crow has a full restaurant, public bar, lounge bar, bottle store, smoking area, gaming room and garden bar. It is a place where business is done, jokes are told and celebrations are held. The ladies feel comfortable in the bar and the staff and patrons are one big family. Customers share their family occasions here and sit outside in the pretty garden bar all summer long. In winter the huge open fire is a big draw card along with the big screen TVs for watching the rugby.Around the tavern are many photos of local rugby teams, fishing excursions and boats in precarious positions previously owned by local patrons.The Tavern was first built in 1855 and has been rebuilt twice since. The Crow is one of the few places in Marlborough with history of the area on the walls. The restaurant has a wall dedicated to ‘The Echo’, one of the oldest ships in the world which is now beached at Shelly beach near the town center.
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Description: Nestled in the picturesque town of Picton at the top of the South Island, New Zealand, and at the gateway to the beautiful Marlborough Sounds, is the ‘Crow Tavern. A home away from home for the local residents of Picton and tourists as well. Located on the town square it is the only Tavern in town and is surrounded by a residential area. The Crow has a full restaurant, public bar, lounge bar, bottle store, smoking area, gaming room and garden bar. It is a place where business is done, jokes are told and celebrations are held. The ladies feel comfortable in the bar and the staff and patrons are one big family. Customers share their family occasions here and sit outside in the pretty garden bar all summer long. In winter the huge open fire is a big draw card along with the big screen TVs for watching the rugby.Around the tavern are many photos of local rugby teams, fishing excursions and boats in precarious positions previously owned by local patrons.The Tavern was first built in 1855 and has been rebuilt twice since. The Crow is one of the few places in Marlborough with history of the area on the walls. The restaurant has a wall dedicated to ‘The Echo’, one of the oldest ships in the world which is now beached at Shelly beach near the town center.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Basic pub meals, plenty of it, but not as good as home-cooked. One had the small roast $13, another had the large $22 one and there was hardly any difference in size.

A lovely young woman was serving at the bar, otherwise everything else was ordinary.

One of our men went to check out what he had been told were amazing toilets, only to find a cracked mirror and nothing to rave about.

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Thank mary h
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Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

The food is simply great, the price is right as well!! A must go. Price start at $16 for a steak meal.

Thank muzzyyeo
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

We stayed in the overnight carpark and went in to the Crow for a meal. We were pleasantly surprised at the choices and quality of the meals. There is a really warm welcoming atmosphere and clearly popular with the locals.

Thank Marg22
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

$13 for a meal here. The food was delicious. Not fine dining, but affordable, hearty meals and cooked wonderfully. On a side note - check out their loos! They are amazing! The mens looks like an aquarium with a blue light theme and the ladies in a forest/waterfall green theme.
Your order at the bar and they deliver your meal to you.

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Thank Joy H
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Best $13 Steak, Chips & Salad I have had anywhere. Was expecting a small tough piece of meat with a few chips and salad what I got was a great large steak, excellently cooked with a large portion of chips and a great salad. The next night I had bangers & mash....perfect with yummy gravy and peas, my wife had Fish and Chips which she would definitely recommend. The portions are large and the prices are very inexpensive. The pub has a great atmosphere, friendly staff, cold beer and great value pub meals. The bar also serve good local Marlborough wines by the glass.

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