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Precinct Dining Co

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$$ - $$$, Cafe,
108 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
+64 3-528 5332
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  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
108 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 121 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recently had the delicious slow braised pork belly special and it was delicious!! Couldn’t fault the dish whatsoever and great meal size. The staff were very friendly and I will definitely be back!

Thank pavl270
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

I came with a group of ladies for dinner. I loved the squid entree, it literally melted in my mouth, it was fantastic! My steak was equally if not more enjoyable, the sides on the plate were great and were perfectly proportioned. The place felt...More

Thank Alex D
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

We both ordered the avo/salmon toast. It was delicious! The server was very friendly and provided us with great service. We would definitely eat there again!

Thank emroo1
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Visiting the area for one night and Precint was recommended by our Airbnb hosts. Very small and unassuming restaurant but my fish and chips was excellent and my dining companion’s burger was huge and very tasty as well. Probably a mistake to go for a...More

Thank Clare S
Reviewed 11 April 2018

We found this restaurant on TripAdvisor and are glad we made reservations to get in. The food was great - creative menu (and desserts!) and super friendly wait staff. High on our list of meals for the entire 3 week stay in New Zealand.

Thank A G
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We tried the day special cheek papardele, and it was very nice. Simple and tasty. Great way to end the day. The service is also really kind and helpful. Don't miss the squid. 10/10

Thank Alejandro I
Reviewed 19 March 2018

Reservations are a plus, but you can get lucky with a table if you go early. 2nd best meal on our 2-week excursion around New Zealand. Friendly waitstaff and just really good food!

1  Thank Texas9903
Reviewed 26 February 2018

During my South Island trip with my partner & her father from Germany, i found Precinct on TripAdvisor, and made a booking - was initially booked for outside as it was very busy..but on arrival we were seated inside. First - Wine selection was simple,...More

2  Thank veyronrc
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Yay, have to say coffee (order a large) was great, nice and hot just what we wanted on a crappy wet day, scone and friand were average

1  Thank Keren B
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Thank you for another beautifully cooked meal. Salt n pepper squid is to die for and we both thoroughly enjoyed the pan fish and salad. Service is A grade. It’s so nice to be cooked for, after spending all day cooking for the masses. ❤️❤️❤️

1  Thank Tessa H
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5 December 2017|
Response from Precinct_Dining | Property representative |
Hello, We will be closed on Christmas Day, but open Boxing Day. Warm regards, Precinct Dining Team.
24 January 2017|
Response from Precinct_Dining | Property representative |
Hi, We do have vegetarian options on all of our menus and we can adjust some of our other dishes to become vegetarian. For the vegan options you are a little more limited but we can again adjust things to suit you. If you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$22
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Motueka
  • Phone Number: +64 3-528 5332
  • E-mail
We are a modern cafe/restaurant in the heart of Motueka. Our focus is on showcasing the Nelson/Tasman regions produce in a relaxed atmosphere. We are current holders of a New Zealand Beef and Lamb award, show casing the best Beef and Lamb dishes in New Zealand.
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