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Precinct Dining Co

$$ - $$$, Cafe,
108 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
+64 3-528 5332
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  • Very good22%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“calamari” (10 reviews)
“burger” (13 reviews)
“beef fillet” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
108 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed a superbly prepared John Dory dish where the chef absolutely nailed it in terms of texture, flavour and presentation.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank alanyoung2016
Reviewed 9 December 2018 via mobile

Great burger! One of the best I’ve ever had. I also tried the Lamb Tartare, which was tasty. Nobody in our party was disappointed with their meal. Every item on the menu looked delicious! There were no easy choices when ordering. Further, the staff was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 141morganw
Reviewed 27 November 2018

This is a small establishment that serves all day; really nice cafe style place. So you will not get fine dinning style but this is more than burger, pizza and pasta type place elsewhere in town. We had very good food from an imaginative menu...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Broaden-the-mind
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

Best Lamb we had in nz! Top chef!!!!! Try the squid as a starter, that sauce is brilliant. We tried all of their desserts, wow!!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kevin V
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

Dined in for dinner and chose the beef fillet. Absolutely delicious, sauce mouth watering and the vegetables were perfect. We can’t wait to dine here again soon.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank 692levin
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

A small modern establishment with friendly staff. Food is amazing. Perfect place for either a coffee and Friand or dinner out with friends.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank nickiloder66
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Stopped for quick brunch on way home. Great service and food. Big breakfast, fried chicken Bao, squid & sweet treats ordered and excellent! Will return thanks

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Macpac5
Reviewed 29 September 2018

The best seafood meal I've had in a long time. John Dory with clams on a sumptuous bed of veges- simply magical!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank alanyoung2016
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

This was such a wonderful break for us in terms of finding locally created cuisine featuring more of a farm to table concept. The Market Fish dish was absolutely delicious and beautifully presented. The combination of fresh local ingredients and depth of flavors and textures...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank AubreyHord
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Located right on Main Street with street parking, they amazed us with their seafood and fish dishes. Wonderful combination of flavors which brought out the best in the main protein of the entree. Cute small indoor dining and out side dining patio in the summer...More

Date of visit: September 2018
2  Thank jdwhitemaui
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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