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Precinct Dining Co

$$ - $$$, Cafe,
108 High Street, Motueka 7120, New Zealand
+64 3-528 5332
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good23%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“calamari” (10 reviews)
“sliders” (5 reviews)
“tenderloin” (2 reviews)
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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 115 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 10 February 2018

I love their outdoor seats, watch the days goes by with a cuppa is the best. Had pasta for lunch, its good. Service is alright. Would definitely return.

1  Thank Stephy_SL
Reviewed 28 January 2018

We only had a coffee here, after dinner. Staff was very friendly, coffee was good. It was a very warm evening, but we had a table in the shade, nice and quiet and good position for some people watching. I cannot day anything about the...More

1  Thank Bea T
Reviewed 28 January 2018

We always make a point of visiting this restaurant on our holiday. Such generous servings, my eyes were bigger than my belly, as I devoured the calamari. Followed this with the Salmon but unfortunately I was to full to enjoy dessert. Next time I will...More

1  Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Good fresh food, well cooked, well presented and well served. It's nothing fancy, but it does good food well. We had the snapper (catch of the day) and pappardelle carbonara.

1  Thank Rory W
Reviewed 17 January 2018 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!

4  Thank mentaltheo
Reviewed 13 January 2018

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

2  Thank Bombay11
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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