Le Cafe has been ‘the peoples cafe/restaurant’ for over 15 years, and Pictons music capital, hosting an eclectic mix of well known and lesser known bands and musicians regularly. Set on the waterfront in Picton, Le Cafe has one of the most stunning restaurant views in Picton looking out into the harbor and Queen Charlotte Sound. Serving rustic, home-made food, Peter (the owner) challenges you to move out of the norm by refusing to serve boring deep fried food, and instead offers much more sophisticated and delicious meals using local ingredients, with almost every aspect of his dishes made from scratch. His fish meals are especially divine. Le Cafe is a special place for me as it hosted my first exhibition; as a young kitchen hand at age 16 I was offered the wall space when Peter saw my artworks. Now my works are back on those walls after 5 years! Visit their website www.lecafe.co.nz . Address: 12-14 London Quay.