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Precinct Dining Co

$$ - $$$, Cafe,
108 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
+64 3-528 5332
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good20%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
9:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
108 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Small place near the Abel Tasman park in a busy street full of very bad restaurants. So glad we found a place with fresh fish cooked on a natural way, so good!! Yes finally a new nr 1 in New Zealand. Simple but great!

1  Thank mentaltheo
Reviewed 6 days ago

Precinct Dining never disappoints. Firstly, I ordered a flat white and I was so pleased it was served to me in a small tulip cup as this is the correct size. I must mention that not many places get this right! Also, my husband and...More

1  Thank Bombay11
Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in for a cold beer/wine and snack whilst on holiday in Golden Bay. The staff were friendly, welcoming and attentive without being "in your face'. We only wanted a snack so ordered a large serving of wedges with chilli dipping sauce. The basket...More

1  Thank LouBLoo50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate here twice recently and both meals were excellent, particularly the turbot and agria chips. Service very friendly.

1  Thank Buzz607
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

Was recommended, although told ‘Food variable’. Obviously last Saturday was a ‘variable’ one. Main courses - fish and pasta not very interesting and too expensive for amount and quality of food. A gingerbread dessert(gingerbread, custard, fruit and ice cream) at $14 was NOT to be...More

Thank Jan P
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Lovely little place in Motueka, has its own uniqueness. Modern, clean and extremely friendly staff. Awesome food and great coffee. 10/10 recommend

1  Thank emilykates2017
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We went here for dinner after a long day out kayaking in Abel Tasman. What a great choice! Amazing food, good wine and a great hostess! We would highly recommend this to everyone!

Thank miran147
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ate dinner at Precinct Dining Co tonight and we couldn't fault it. Beautifully cooked squid and spectacular snapper cooked to perfection! Best chips with aioli and great wine list! We enjoyed our meal so much, we plan to eat there again...More

Thank Liz W
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Went for a lunch, ordered 2 flat whites, I don't know if it's me but paying $4.20 for a teny tiny (like probably 100ml) coffee just puts me in a bad mood, to make matters worse the coffee was terrible, the normal lady who runs...More

Thank Keren B
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

I loved the mussel entre, and the lamb main was cooked to perfection. Perhaps the lights could be dimmed slightly for evening meals.

Thank dawnw684
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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$23
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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