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Matakana Market Kitchen
84/100 (1212 ratings)
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"I would like to thank MMK staff for their great service and amazing food today...we had a table of 18 for my Mum's 70th birthday lunch....we couldn't..."
Tracy Anne Morris
"This delightful restaurant is in a wonderful setting. The food is excellent, the staff are friendly and welcoming and the cost is very reasonable. ..."
Bill Bradley
"Beautiful spot to enjoy birthday dinner... sitting alongside river. Wonderful staff, attentive and friendly. Delightful food - enjoyed three courses..."
Steph Fowlie
"We have honestly never been disappointed when visiting MMK. The food is to die for and the service excellent! Love..."
Mercia Putter
"Yum yum yum �� Whole baked camembert with kale pesto and chutney was the best i have ever tasted. Service was..."
KirstyMoss Tito
"WOW! Amazing food, amazing service and amazing ambiance! Family friendly and top notch waiting staff. 10/10! Great kids menu and food presentation..."
Sarah Weber
"This place is so worth driving an hour & a half for (at times once a month)..great atmosphere, fantastic friendly service, the food is absolutely..."
Maureen Gwillim
"The meals here are delicious. We tried the baked camembert for an entree and it was amazing. For mains I went with the ribs, which were tender and..."
Simon Peters
"Amazing menu , fantastic food and outstanding service. Love love love..."
Kim Hawkins
"The most excellent cup of tea in the whole of Auckland! Thank..."
Rosemary Emery
"I can’t get over how there is a totally seperate and full Gluten Free Menu 😳 very lovely ambience with a spectacular view outside. Definitely..."
HunsBuns
"Matakana visits for now will be a thing of the past, with this virus surrounding us it’s hard to gamble, especially with health, luckily, we had..."
Ang Sarap
"Fantastic wine and great..."
Tara Moore
"Amazing place had the Garlic Baked Flower Pot Bread and the Hummus and Halloumi Wrap with roasted vegetables both were divine and the coffees were..."
Ram Iyer
"Popped in for lunch with the fam while in Matakana and we were so happy with our meals and service. We got seated at a really nice big table outside..."
Karina
"This place offers a fantastic and peaceful setting with decent food and a thriving vibe, especially on the weekends. We came here during the farmers..."
Matchstick Reviews
"Dinner and breakfast at MMK. Great host and the staff very cheerful. Food looked amazing, I ordered the flounder meal that complimented the rest of..."
Tuku
"Have to give this place a 5 stars! 🌟 which is very rare for me to do. Excellent chief, great services, and lovely atmosphere. Total surprised to..."
Kary Luo
"We came here on Valentine’s Day so it was fairly busy but they still offered us great service. The food was unreal - super fresh, seasoned and..."
Aimee.
"Came here for a casual Sunday lunch and it was the perfect spot on a sunny day! Coffee was excellent, service great and food pretty damn good!..."
Sophie Wilton
"Very nice spot to eatery in matakana, so peacful next the a little riverBeautiful sharing brunch menuService is good, very friendly and..."
Khoi Nguyen
"We had two very enjoyable experiences at the MMK. Friendly service, delicious food and good selection of local wines. What else could you want from a..."
Damian Arnold
"We spent the weekend in Matakana.  Saturday we ate the market which was great, but on Sunday we had brunch at Matakana Market Kitchen - this was..."
Zamily
"Saturday morning brunch after Matakana Markets. Quite busy but service was on point. Chicken liver parfait, avo on toast, 'doorstop'..."
Sanjesh Lal
"Spent the day at the Matakana Sculptureum and figured we should see what Matakana offers for lunch. Matakana Market Kitchen was rated highly on..."
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"Decent service. Some waiters just standing around chatting to each other in their own world. Others very helpful. Great selection and variety...."
Riley
"Great place with quality food. The ceviche is absolutely stunning with fresh local fish. The seafood chowder really is a stand out and you can see..."
Selina Y
"Stopped by for brunch while we were at the markets nearby. The kitchen is the building located right beside the farmers market. We had a table..."
Benedict Uy
"Delicious, the crab and prawn cake entree is excellent. Beef Wellington cooked very well, could have had a bit more pate but still very good. Deep..."
Deb Ross
"We popped in here after looking around the Saturday markets... big and spacious... was getting busy but lots of staff around, friendly service... ..."
Donna&Shane
"It's an okay place. Super expensive for an average food. I had their beef strogannof and it was waaaay too salty. I dont know if I'll come..."
Tan.ned
"On the hunt for a really special menu after a day out at Matakana, we were delighted to find this place. Perhaps a little understaffed, or was it..."
Liz Bradley
" Beautiful setting by the river. Amazing flavours. We had Roast Duck ravioli in sage butter and Chicken livers in port sauce and both dishes were..."
Nina Beara
"The food is creative and full of flavor, the dessert is excellent. Very friendly and attentive staff. Best food I've had so far in New..."
Mishari Muqbil
"We went here after the Matakana Saturday markets and found it had really great brunch food, and a good range of vegetarian brunch! We will be coming..."
Laura Adams
"Amazing, place looks stunning, the staff was very friendly. Nice choice of wines, beers are lacking though. I got the chef's special, the salmon,was..."
Arnaud Bonnard
"Amazing little place for weekend lunching..We went on market day but service was not affected as previous reviews had mentioned We sat by the..."
PK
"Best customer service experience in New Zealand. Thank you Dominique for your exceptional service and recommendations on the menu. The food was..."
PPN
"A vibrant and busy cafe cum restro bar admist the lovely little matakana village.The seatings and ambience is great. Beautiful food and..."
Arpita Mandal
"Amazing environment and good portions. Food was delicious and full of flavour. Oysters very fresh. Recommend the Thai fish curry. Fireplace set the..."
Sheeba Luthera
"I highly recommend dining here to end your Matakana experience. It is cosy and quality 👌🏼For starters, we ordered the garlic baked..."
Bea Ambrosio
"My last post was about the Matakana Village Farmers Market and I said in that post that I’ll share about the place we went for brunch which was the..."
Angela (A Style Collector)
"Cool little spot next to the river with really nice rustic outdoor seating. The plating of the food is a talent always looks divineMust..."
Twigs
"Best avoid MMK on Saturday when the market is on, it gets rather busy and service suffers. However the food is consistently good. The menu is..."
Paul O
"MMK, as it is commonly known, had really made my day.  The time for the food to come out after order was made, was really impressive - I would say,..."
STRADS
"Happy Mother's Day to all you god damn attractive mums, I took the old girl out for breakfast for her special little day and she loved every minute..."
Ponyman666
"This would be one of my top three restaurants in Auckland. Even though it's an hours drive away it is so worth it. It was our first time here and I..."
Ann R
"Great ambience and great food & coffee at reasonable prices. Staff were friendly and the place had a real buzz about it. Will definitely come..."
Paul Kirker
"We stopped for morning tea here. The coffee was great and the muffin delicious. Service took a little while but the muffins were heated in an oven..."
Di’s Dining
"Came here from a road trip from Auckland! Ordered the roasted fig with feta and salad, and my friend ordered the char grilled lamb salad! And it was..."
Oksana Zhang
"This was a Saturday with lovely weather. Matakana Market Kitchen was the immediate option that sprung to a friend's mind while 4 friends who brunch..."
Jade H Lim
"Had lunch here with some friends. Was very busy when we went but the atmosphere and vibe of the place was still relaxed. Food wise, I ordered steak..."
Ming
"When they say a bowl of coffee, they're not joking! My partner ordered one and received a dessert bowl of coffee. Beautiful food, surrounds and..."
Paula
"We have dined at Matakana market kitchen many times over the last few years and the food and service has never failed to impress.Without..."
Nzweston
"Hmmmm..... Been to Makatana a few times but 1st time actually eating here at lunchtime today. Mixed feeling about this place. Servicewise,..."
Patrick Tong
"I took my mum here on Monday for lunch as a nice catch up. The restaurant is really nice with lots of different seating options. It's a..."
Alysha Bower
"Best brunch in the Matakana / Snells area. We had the Market Grill and the Vegetarian. Both very good. Coffee was great too. Only negative was the..."
Jeff P
"This is a beautiful restaurant with amazing food! Situated right at the heart of Matakana village and right bedside the beautiful..."
Cupy Dee
"Service is great, hygiene is great, I liked the idea of the paper table cloths so kids could draw on them! The food was very tasty but the serving..."
Mikayla Plaziuk
"Chowder is really nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love the food and the market here. The lamb is really tasty. Why need so many..."
Nuo Xu
"It was a tough decision whether to dine here or the actual farmers market itself as we went on a Saturday!But I think we made a right choice..."
Thegreeats
"Had breakfast outside, service was punctual, coffee good, food was great. I had the Vegetarian brekkie, crispy coated eggs are my new love. Could..."
Pugsly
"I love this place because it's people, menu and of course the river side view! Located in the beautiful Matakana village and has both indoor and..."
Christian
"I can't quite explain how amazing it was to sit under the morning sun alonside a little river and have perfectly made coffee and good food... ny..."
SS
"We were quite late for lunch so ended up with funky chips and apple cake. I love it when the chips come with dippy containers and I loved the eye..."
Kirstin Lucas
"I've heard great things about this place and finally came here on a sunny, saturday afternoon in a group of 7. The location and atmosphere..."
Charlene Weaver
"I really enjoyed my meal here and I recon it is well worth the 50 minute trip from Auckland. The service was great and the meals came out very..."
Caroline Barrett
"This restaurant is so rustic and beautiful! I love the outdoor seating area! The food is also delicious! So organic and fresh and healthy. I got the..."
Jessica Li
"I adore this place! 50 minute drive from Auckland and totally worth it. Come up here and have a delicious lunch, take a look at the markets and head..."
Louise MacNaughton
"We ordered their daily special, seafood chowder (very disappointed, I prefer the tomato base than the white sauce base), curry laksa, beef masala..."
Cindy Ong
"It was my second visit to MMK - the first visit was less than impressive as they were full (which I do understand) but we were treated so rudely as..."
Stephy_NakiGirl
"First time going here for dinner. The service was amazing. All the entrees were yum and of good size. For my main I got the chicken hazlebert which I..."
Rochellebreee
"The service was pleasant. The waitress misheard me when I was ordering I said two racks of ribs and repeated it yet only one rack had come out and I..."
Neila
"Matakana Market Kitchen is a slice of heaven tucked away from the hustle and bustle. It was so nice having lunch here on a Sunday morning. We sat..."
WeiTing Ashley Shyu
"Right in the heart of Matakana. The cafe/restaurant offers a wide array of fresh food for all kinds of diets. I had a special of the day- Panko fish..."
Anna Harding
"Best brunch I've ever had .....and I've had a lot of cafe brunch! ! Been here numerous times for brunch and ordered something different each time and..."
Marilyn Moore
"Lovely setting by the river, especially on a sunny day. Great menu with lots of tempting choices and drinks list with local wines. Food is always..."
Joan Edwards
"Great place, nice and good food, team was great and helpful, nice steaks one of the best I ever ate. Chicken was great as well, and tap beer..."
Marwan Butrus
"My partner and I were around the area and we've had friends raving about the place so we thought we'd drop in to see what we had been missing out on!..."
Mila B
"A beautiful meal and setting. I had 2 entrees, mike all three courses. We weren't disappointed everything tasted like it was prepared in their..."
Louise
"The gluten free menus here are epic! Drove up for brunch and definitely should have thought beforehand to book a table as MMK is super busy on a..."
LouLou
"This cafe is our usual haunt in Matakana on a beautiful Saturday morning as it overlooks a cute little stream and the food is generally..."
Minily
"The foods here are awesome! It's a trike place to find:) we were here after riding, I ordered ribs and my BF had big breakfast... We are so enjoy..."
Megan Yang
"Matakana Market KitcMatakana Market Kitchen is one of my all time favourite brunch and dinner places. It is set next to the river and is a lovely..."
Jess Pendergrast
"Highly recommend this place. A thoughtful menu, and great service. The food is simply fresh, delicious and really highlights the produce of the..."
Ishita M. Mendonsa
"Fantastic meal Sunday. Great setting, friendly staff, brilliant food.Barman does a mean cocktail, the Bloody Mary's were perfect, something..."
Kiwi888
"What a great find! A restaurant with fantastic ambience and fantastic food!!Just down below the cinema/information centre. Best eatery in..."
Stephen Hartney
"You really can't go wrong with eating out at the Matakana Market Kitchen, and every dish i've tried for breakfast or lunch here  is very good.  I..."
S B
"Just a lovely experience with great food and wine. Fresh Matakana oysters, beautifully cooked duck with mash and red cabbage, Fresh fish and lovely..."
Flowergirl69
"We really enjoyed our meal at Matakana Market Kitchen a few weeks ago.  We were staying in Omaha and decided to make the short drive to the village..."
Rice & Kai
"This place has got to be in my top 5 places that I've visited. They offer a range of variety and it was just so difficult to narrow it down to one..."
Peifen Chua
"We recently stayed 3 nights in the area and dined here twice for dinner as we enjoyed it so much. The food is fantastic. Really generous portions..."
Rochelle
"We visited on a winter Saturday evening. It was nice and relaxed but still had good restaurant service. The mains well priced,we had the rib's and..."
Vicky Mcloughlin
"We've taken the family here three times in the last 5 months. I love it because of the kids menu with its healthy options which is great and always..."
Vivienne Armatage
"Gorgeous Auckland day today, perfect for the scenic drive up to Matakana and a riverside lunch on the terrace at Matakana Market Kitchen. We've been..."
Fran Davidson
"Saturday market brunch time visit. Excellent atmosphere, friendly staff greeted us and helped with awkward group number & order. Average prices..."
Grant A
"Fantastic! I have been there twice in the past couple of weeks and have loved everything about it both times. The food is so delicious and presented..."
Kate Stevens
"My mother in law and I stopped in on the way from Auckland to Whangarei last week for lunch - I knew the place was there, but hadn't eaten there..."
Wolfie W
"Devine. Was lucky to be shouted dinner here. Was very satisfied. Your Scallop & Hapuka Rissotto was spot on. Thank..."
Mel
"Had dinner on Friday and Brunch on Sunday. Both were great. The staff were friendly and helpful, but not too much. Nice environment and good prices..."
Phil M
"We visited on one of those magic winters days and were able to enjoy our lunch outside by the river.My chicken rolls were the right choice..."
David Boshier
"I've been to MMK twice now. Once a number of months ago for lunch, and I wouldn't have rated it - food was pretty boring and the service..."
Mupps
"Aug 2012: Went to MMK again last weekend and was super impressed with the food and service! The chargrilled squid was cooked to perfection and the..."
Jamini Pulyadath
"Dined here on a busy Saturday evenining. 4 ladies and we all loved our meals ...... the service we had was great and the decor we enjoyed very much...."
Rachel
"I have been to Matakana Market Kitchen 3 times during the last 12 months.My last visit was a week ago. I have enjoyed dinning there each time l have..."
Ngahuia Wood
"I went and had a good experience. The staff was very friendly and helpful in helping us pick out our food and drinks, telling us which were the most..."
Steve Hathaway
"I must say, I LOVE THIS PLACE!! I go here regularly and can't get enough of their amazing food, beautiful coffee and gorgeous home-made baking!..."
Alice
"Cant agree more with the last diner we just called for a cruzy sunday lunch and ended up having one of the best lunches i have ever had .great..."
IAN C
"WOW!!!About time we had someone who does exceptional coffee and exceptional food!!!We eat out a lot and have I must admit high standards..."
Rachael
Ascension Winery
79/100 (296 ratings)
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"Best chicken salad I've EVER had!!! Was a huge plate and I ate it all. Amazing service as well. Definitely a place to visit whilst in New Zealand..."
Simone Mulitalo
"The setting is beautiful and there are plenty of areas for children to roam.  We enjoyed the antipasto plates and smoked salmon, the mains were a..."
Gus
"Pizzas were great! Honestly the best pizza I’ve had in a while. Had a glass of rosé which went down a treat. Beautiful grounds, extremely child..."
Red Bean
"Simply exquisite!!! Loved the food and their wine. They vineyard and the view from the dining area is simply superb. Cannot wait to attend one of the..."
Sindhoor Nalli
"Came here with my family and a 2 year old. First thing that came to my mind was that this place is beautiful! Probably the prettiest winery ive been..."
Emily
"Such a beautiful winery. We went on Saturday and got a little lost so we were 20 mins late, the staff were so accomodating. We had a grabone voucher..."
Sheeks
"Nice place here - I had the spaghetti with seafood and it was delish. The garlic bread was really fluffy and tasty also. Wine wasn't bad. The only..."
Jayce Huynh
"Came here on a beautiful sunny day, the place is stunning and would be perfect for weddings. Outdoor setting is great for children to walk around..."
Candii Cao
"My husband and I have dined at Ascension a number of times, so when we were deciding where to dine for our wedding anniversary, we could see no place..."
Ria Van Dyke
"A little piece of Tuscany in the heart of Matakana. Stunning decor, beautiful food and wine, friendly staff and great service. Nice indoor and..."
Nitasha Raj
"Ascension is a beautiful venue of Tuscany design overlooking a vineyard with lovely gardens. Interior is also lovely with vintage feel to..."
TinaS
"I went here yesterday for a special birthday lunch with 15 other family members. The weather was fantastic, along with the food and drinks and we..."
Denise
"We had two platters and drinks followed by the quatro pizza, seasonal vegetables, green salad and fries. Throughly enjoyed everything. The platters..."
I Love Food
"Lovely ambience, superb service. We were awfully late, but they were nice to hold our reservation on a busy Saturday (to be polite, I did update them..."
Adeline
Rothko
93/100 (386 ratings)
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Beef
"This place is magicial. We visited the place on a Sunday, getting there about 11am.....and didn't leave until just before closing having walked..."
Nick Jackson
"Magical, thoughtful, delicious and all about art... and the art of living well. We indulged our senses and loved every moment! Thank you for sharing..."
Dyann M. Lyon
"I loved the Sculptureum experience - it was a perfect summers day when we visited. The sculptures are incredible and the staff were fabulous. We are..."
Robynne Cload
"Visited this place today and it was amazing. We really enjoyed the various sections (allow lots of time to visit) and we had lunch at the restaurant..."
Wendy Smith
"What a great place to visit. Absolutely loved it as it was something different. We went between Christmas and New Years week and enjoyed all the..."
Julie Sturge
"A great place to visit. Tranquil and thought provoking. A lovely place to visit on a sunny winters day. The restaurant has friendly service with..."
Michael Birrane
"Majestic place. So relaxing, peaceful and serene. The gardens and galleries are feast for the eyes. Staff are so understanding and helpful. Great..."
Salma Maimun Imtiaz
"Such an eclectic mix of art, enjoyed the fact pieces are curated based on style regardless of the artist; meaning original pieces by some of the..."
Charlotte Lockie
"Do not hesitate to add this to your list of must do's! The garden was interesting, peaceful and inspiring and the gallery and hidden garden has..."
Janet O'Shea
"Fabulous setting and breathtaking art work. The restaurant is also top notch. Matakana is blessed to have these wonderful gardens and art..."
Andrew Clearwater
"Amazing !!! Definitely the best display of art in NZ and set in stunning gardens in a beautiful part of the world. Please add to your "must do" list..."
Robyn Clark
"What an experience from start to finish. Staff were amazing and helpful. We spent all day here and stopped for some lunch aswell. If your looking for..."
Melloney Cornelius
"Had an amazing time at Sculptureum. Just fantastic. I felt like a kid in a candy shop. The place made me smile and the colour and creativity just..."
Kim Cook
"Absolutely captivating place. We are so lucky to have it in the Matakana region. Will recommend it to..."
Sarah McRae
"Awesome place to while away a few hours surprises around every corner a must for garden and art lovers..."
Mike Grove-merritt
"What a find! Stunning gardens and sculptures, who would know Rodin and Picasso were just up the road from Warkworth, the settings for each Gallery..."
Wendy Cohen
"Loved the varied displays, with the personal description of each piece. A fantastic way to spend a day, finishing off the viewing with a tasty bite..."
Lauren Westbrooke
Plume Cafe
77/100 (486 ratings)
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"Came here in the afternoon around 1 and they seemed to be nearly closing but was still able to grab some food from the cabinet. My chicken wrap was..."
Crackerjacker
"A couple of breakfasts during the week. Accomplished and light handed (rather than the heavy big breakfast plate that too many places indulge). A bit..."
Orangikaupapa
"Loved this place. A shame it was just a quick stop. Amazing food ,roast chicken salad roll was delish and pear pastry. Service was super friendly and..."
Pamela Hutchinson
"A cozy, heart warming cafe. Amazing food, good services. My dads omelette came late, they offered us a free cappuccino, on the house, so kind. Would..."
Kelly Liang
"We stopped here on a Saturday about a week ago after our attempt to go to the markets which we didn't quite get to because of the rain. But we were..."
Hangry Mama
"Had an absolutely delicious lunch here yesterday! Came back today to grab some fresh bread for lunch as well. Everything we ordered was delicious,..."
G
"Popped in for lunch today with my girlfriends. I had the Spiced Calamari salad so did my friend. Wow was absolutely delicious. Very generous with the..."
April
"First visit to this cafe today after many years of driving through Matakana. What a lovely surprise! Friendly and welcoming despite being really busy..."
Nzweston
"Always happy with my $7 Ham Sandwich and my Allpress Soy Latte. Service is so attentive. All the staff show great initiative. Very reliable. Clean..."
Luxuryloverxxx
"Good food and relatively quick service staff are very rushed and busy looking and come across rude/forgetful at times, obviously not intended to be..."
Nikita Rowe Walker
"We ordered the the Belgian waffles (with mascarpone cream and berries), soup of the day (pumpkin) and the pear dartois from the cabinet. I would..."
Wayne
"Had a nice brunch here with my partner a couple of weekends ago, mid August 2016. Cute place, but I will agree with other reviewers below it did lack..."
Mupps
"I have often driven past plume on the way to matakana kitchen for Breky but one day a few months ago decided to give it a try for something..."
Scotty Ray
"Always great value if you have a voucher. The (German) waiter's manner took a little getting used to but he did his job well. Lovely setting and..."
Mark F
"Service was slow for a saturday lunch but surroundings were pleasant. Eggs benedict was very good with salmon in ample quantity. A fish of the day..."
BeeQueUU
The Matakana Village Pub
79/100 (1433 ratings)
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Mussels
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Salmon
Salad
Pesto
Beef Cheeks
Risotto
Pork
Polenta
Fish & Chips
Calamares
Pasta
Beef
Burger
Lamb
Chicken Wings
Ribs
Calamari
Fish
Chowder
"Was very impressed with the food here at Matakan Village Pub. Great outdoor seating with plenty of spaces. Good on nice summer day but may be packed..."
Dora The Food Explorer
"This is one of the best place around matakana! Dont miss it when you are around the area! They serve good steak and ribs and fish n chips! You can..."
Pam Gaddi
"Popped in here for Sunday lunch on a sunny winter day. Lots of seats outside so I bet this is an excellent place to come in summer. Had the slow..."
Steph Coulton
"Food was Lovely. All 3 meals were very enjoyable. It was very busy and all the staff were great and nice to deal with. We highly recommend it...."
Gina Snow
"Nice play to hang around with your friends. Nice choice of local beers. Love the Wednesday quizz night! They have heater so it is warm even in..."
Arnaud Bonnard
"Use to love this place to bits!!Good food Good beersGood company Just extremely overpriced drinksVery pricey..."
Twigs
"Me and 3 other friends came here for a quick brunch after leaving omaha. We were welcomed at the door by the boss and it was a very serene and..."
Henry Gao
"We enjoyed a couple of very chilled out afternoons here. First time we ordered from the bar menu - chicken wings, mac n cheese and the tacos. They..."
Kimberley
"Lovely setting and ambience with modern, outdoor furnishings, ideal for larger groups. The food is quite average, nothing special, just hearty,..."
Charlene Weaver
"Nice place to spend a few hours. Good range of beers on tap. Decent service. Food was quite good but I did think they could do with changing the oil..."
Paul O
"Stopped off here on the way home from Omaha beach a few weeks ago and loved chilling on the cosy couch by the fire place (even though didn't need or..."
Debbie Maher
"Been here a few times now. Friendly staff and nice beach pub culture. I can't judge what the mains are like as we haven't been here for..."
Scotty Ray
"Very good beer list. Tasty and nourishing vegetartian options. The couches looked particularly enjoyable for whiling away a sunny..."
Shane Flannelly King
"Delicious food - Fish and Chips. Friendly staff and Good Music. 10/10 for the ambience... Will definitely come back when we visit Matakana..."
Ryan Castelino
"Was a bit concerned about what I was getting myself into. When we arrived at noon on a Sunday afternoon the entire pub was empty apart from one..."
Frank
"Service is very friendly and the staff can and do make good recommendations on food, wine and beer. Atmosphere is stylish pub: it used to be a..."
JS
"Had lunch here today, sat inside as my sister was a little cold. Loved the atmosphere. I had steak which was cooked well the side of potatoes were..."
Sarah S
"Great burger, could have been a bit more generous with the fries! The service was friendly and casual. Exactly what you'd expect from a decent..."
James Sanders
"I had some fat frys to begin with, which were not quite crunchy enough but the aioli sauce was amazing and super tasty. Main was a braised lamb pot..."
Monique Ohlson
"Drove up from Auckland today for lunch. Have been several times but I just love the feel of this pub. Food and service were excellent. Had the..."
Yumtum
"Had a group dinner here a week ago. The pub was really busy, and expected pub grub at best. The food and service were outstanding, especially given..."
Rebecca Cook
"The Villa Maria specials and the tapas are amazing value - 6 tapas for $60 or $20 for a glass of wine and 1 choice to choose from 3 options for your..."
House Of Eats
"Went last night for dinner. I had fish and chips (would have liked some salad with this), and my friend had their special- beef short ribs. The..."
Eli A
"Visited on a Sunday a few weeks back for lunch, and to our surprise, we had a pleasant meal. Staff were quite friendly. We had ordered the pulled..."
Jemimah
"Don't know what's happened there in the last 6 months but something has and it's all good. After the refurbishment the setting was great but the food..."
Jan Hare
"We enjoyed a lovely lunch at the Matakana Pub on Friday.The only complaint was the woody clumps of rosemary in my pasta dish, but..."
Celeste Bowden
"I thoroughly enjoyed my visit. Love the alterations and staff could not be more pleasant. Food not perfect and a bit pricey for a pub but great..."
Kate
Black Dog Cafe
72/100 (700 ratings)
Coffee & Tea
Cafe
New Zealand
Breakfast
Brunch
Lunch
Toasts
"Came here with my husband and our black labradoodle before heading to Omaha. Good food and good coffee. Nice relaxed atmosphere. Attentive staff. My..."
Marloo
"The food was tasty and came out in a timely manner - it was a Thursday afternoon. The fries were to die for. The staff could be a little..."
Nick Marsh
"Lovely food, much better variety then other cafes in Matakana. Service is good, can do with a bit of polishing but the food is what matters...."
Hemal Jani
"Had delicious meal here over Xmas but this weekend don’t know what happened. My muesli with berries came out with piping hot berries on it. So my..."
Nicole Ralston
"Perfect service, nice coffee ,cold drink and fabulous food!!!Came with my friend,we were really happy spending time over there.And we will..."
Hong
"food is really good,and looks beautyful outside. Of course the price is valuable . Is good when you guy's coming around,it will be the best place..."
Molo
"Ive been in a few times and each I’ve come in I’m always greeted by the staff, the customer service is fast and friendly and the food’s..."
Lily Adams
"Nice crispy bacon and local bread service with real butter. Cosy and friendly service.But so many people was here,and waiting for..."
Zhulingfei0327
"Staff are always very friendly every time I go in for coffee or a meal, service is always fast and the food is always a rustic hearty meal that never..."
Nikita Rowe Walker
"Yummy hot chocolate. Didn't have time to dine in but the menu seemed to have quite a bit of variety. LOVED the photos of their doggy customers on the..."
Sonia
"Loved this cafe! Great coffee and outstanding French toast. Friendly service and clean, welcoming atmosphere. I'll definitely be back next time I'm..."
Lyn Maner
"Great place for a Sunday Breakfast. We have the big breakfast and the pancakes with banana and bacon. Both were q good size and very tasty...."
Juanine
"Good place for breakfast - good, quick service and accommodating staff (who were happy for us to shift some tables together outside despite it being..."
Emily Pavey
"This is where me and my family always come during the summer before a trip to Tawharanui. Friendly staff, great food and a real lively atmosphere...."
Heidi Chapman
"Another wonderful,  gluten free friendly choice for a weekend brunch in Matakana. Great coffee or tea as suits and perfect portion sizes, if not a..."
LouLou
"Casual, laid back coffee house with excellent espresso coffees in a comfortable setting. Probably Matakana's favourite coffee shop. Nice breakfast,..."
Layton
"Good range of food and good coffee. Always buzzing on a Saturday/Sunday. The choice of breakfasts and midday food is varied and the service is..."
Mark F
"I love this cafe. The food is delicious and the coffee excellent. The staff are really friendly and keep the seating area nice and clean. It is..."
Rachael S
The Stables Restaurant Matakana
87/100 (1861 ratings)
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Gastropub
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New Zealand
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Calamares
Salad
Fish
Risotto
Burger
Fish & Chips
Calamari
Pork
"Was absolutely wonderful. The food was fantastic and the staff were absolutely amazing!! Brilliant birthday dinner.. I'm so full, but so..."
Jodi Bartlett
"Highly recommend this wonderful restaurant. Service great, staff were great, meal was superb and you definitely don't go home hungry. Will certainly..."
Cheryl Bartlett
"My husband and I are regular customers of The Stables, so when we were looking for a venue for our wedding, The Stables seemed like the perfect..."
Caitlin Golder
"Great atmosphere, fantastic menu of sharing plates & great service. Will visit again. Highly..."
Paul Hurley
"My sister had her wedding at The Stables last weekend and it was just amazing. Beautiful atmosphere, amazing food and best of all, attentive,..."
Francesca Sveistrup
"Excellent venue for a wedding!! We recently got married/had our reception here and what a terrific job the Stables Team did! They certainly made sure..."
Zoey Walker
"Loved coming here last week for my Husband's 30th! The staff were REALLY accommodating, and the food is AMAZING. We will DEFINITELY recommend this..."
Teresa Richards
"5 bloody stars! Erudite staff, toothsome meal, and such an enchanting venue. 10/10, would dine..."
Jason Hall
"I fully enjoyed my experience here. My meal was delicious, the service was very kind and the fire place was just as comforting as it was beautiful...."
Sara Stenberg
"Yummy! Great food. Even better fire! Will be..."
Nicola Painter
"Always brilliant, never fails. I'm a pescatarian, and these people know how to treat a fish. The first bite will make you close your eyes, take a..."
Abigail Gareza
"Had a lazy 2 hour lunch here and its the perfect for such a Sunday afternoon. The snapper wontons and tuna tataki were a highlight. And the brioche..."
Scott Bovaird
"We had a lovely meal at the Stables last night and especially loved the 2 roaring fires and cosy rustic decor. I also loved the horses being put..."
Rose Wilkinson
Plume Restaurant
87/100 (1529 ratings)
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New Zealand
European
International
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Dinner
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Salad
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Risotto
Pancakes
Pesto
Cheesecakes
Prawns
Pasta
Pork
Cakes
Cheesecake
Duck
Dumplings
Lamb
Juice & Smoothies
Curry
Salmon
Beef
Fish
Chocolate mousse
"Six years after the horrendous experience at this restaurant, I decided to risk my life to try this place again. The quality of food has improved by..."
Lmrliu74
"Recently changed of management and menu. Food not as good as before. They have entertainment book 1 for 1 free deal, so might be a good choice if you..."
Becky Kuang
"Came here for our friend’s wedding. The restaurant has a modern and clean look to it, which serves as the perfect backdrop for any themed event...."
Michelle Ma Belle
"The Grape Juice was a show stopper!! Delicious food, stunning views, friendly staff..but that Grape Juice though..I have never tasted anything quite..."
Valeri
"Lovely dinner this evening. Generous starter of local breads and with a wonderful carrot with capsicum spread. Followed by the very impressive..."
Lynn Ryder
"Really delicious food, with equally good wine. I got their lamb with Couscous that was on their menu when we went in May, and hubby got one of their..."
Bhavya
"Beautiful restaurant location and scenery. We entered and was taken to our table. It wasn’t busy when we arrived but started to fill up soon later...."
SHIKA 🍇
"Was able to be seated at lunch without a booking. The vegetable curry was great, lots of vegetables, mild spiciness, came with salad, rice and..."
Mega
"Came here over the weekend. A nice lunch of Pork Belly & Soba noodles, my husband had the curry. Pork Belly was divine and the curry was AMAZING! My..."
Ruthie
"Service was impeccable. Lovely atmosphere. Greeted upon entry and shown to table . We had Crispy Duck Leg and Vension Bistro Fillet. Just devine..."
Pamela Hutchinson
"The perfect spot to spend a long lazy afternoon! The Plume Vineyard platter for two at $60 is good value for money. You so often get platters that is..."
Ronel Kapp
"Superb~ Plume must be the best restaurant in Matakana~ With a wide range of wine and food available this is a must go for people visiting Matakana...."
Janet Wu
"Plume must be one of the best restaurants in Matakana. It was almost full on a Saturday evening.  We were greeted by cheerful wait staff at the door..."
STRADS
"Beautiful well presented and very tasty food, great wine. Fast service. The atmosphere was lacking warmth and felt a little uncomfortable with no..."
Emily Devine
"Went here with my siblings and had the summer 6 course tasting menu. The food was really delicious and well presented. They also have a good..."
Nef Rosales-Palanas
"Utterly superb! Great selection of wines - delicious sweet Pinot Gris, beautiful ambience and great waiters/waitresses who are not overly pushy and..."
Elle
"What an amazing place for dinner. From the time we were seated until the time we paid the account, everything was pretty much spot on. Nine if us..."
Dave Koefoed
"Had a lovely degustation lunch using a grab one voucher last weekend. Each of our meals were presented immaculately and taste was wonderful. For less..."
Jason Hill
"Had an immaculate and exuberant dining experience last night.Ambience of the restaurant is very quaint and serene. They had a great..."
Arpita Mandal
"Not as good as we had hoped. Went for their degustation lunch. They missed one of our dishes completely :/ The service was lacking. We had to ask to..."
Humbleluxury
"Plume Restaurant had a deal on Grabone for a 6 course degustation meal. Being the foodie that I am I roped my friend into experiencing it with me!..."
Jaya Soma
"This is a restaurant in a vineyard. They have amazing outdoor seating. Unfortunately when we visited we did not book for a table so we were seated..."
Cindy Ong
"Beautiful food and lovely atmosphere. We ate from the degustation menu which was lovely. Noticed the chef talking to the diners and asking how they..."
Jasmin Matthews
"We arrived close to closing time, but they were very kind accommodating us.We had mains only. The lamb and the duck.First of all, the grape..."
Hamish Miller
"Came here for lunch. We all thoroughly enjoyed our meals. I would definitely recommend the eggplant starter and duck main. Quite a range of dishes on..."
I Love Food
"Really nice food, very rich and perfectly cooked! Loved the venison! Worth the drive from auckland. Not as much a fan on their wines, the Italian..."
Lisa Helmling
"I came here on a Grabone voucher, which many of the other patrons appeared to have done too - it's a clever way to fill the restaurant during those..."
BMG
"Once we got past the "do you have a voucher" question being asked multiple times (we didn't, we were "full fare") things got better.Food..."
Kiwi888
"Another great night out at Plume Restaurant.We arrived early and were accommodated straight away. Pleasantly pleased with the acoustics of..."
Lynn Ryder
"Came here for lunch with another five other people. Beautiful setting, sadly a bit windy on our day. The service was very good and so was the food. I..."
Jordan Morrice
"I came here with a grabone voucher for 2 mains, 2 desert and 2 glasses of wine, it was worth it. Starting from the mains, we had a lamb and beef,..."
FlyingMonkey
"We probably came during a bad time- we were told there was a wedding reception at 1:30pm so our lunch experience felt a bit mixed. l Service was..."
Heartshrooms
"Updated: just went home from a marvelous lunch! Very happy with everything, service, atmosphere, food, even their grape juice is great! Every..."
Jun S
"Dined at Plume Restaurant for a special occasion on Fri 06.06.14, using a deal voucher. Were accommodated wonderfully by friendly staff with nothing..."
Mupps
"Fabulous time at Plume with delicious dinner, great service and lovely feeling. We did a voucher deal and will definitely be back. I had the lamb..."
Katrina Bellamy
"My girlfriend and I have just returned from having lunch at Plumes. In a word , Scrumptious ! The outlook from the restaurant is fabulous. The..."
Deborah
"Our party of four booked in at Plume for lunch, and we were thoroughly pleased with our choice. The staff were excellent, attentive, and friendly...."
John Johnson
"We had a beautiful long weekend lunch at Plume. Great wine, lovely setting, fabulous service, and quality food. Two different duck meals on the..."
Anna
"Had lunch at "Plume" and what a delicious meal it was. We were a party of six celebrating a birthday. Chose the bread & dips for a starter. The ..."
Brian Rose
"Went to Plume for lunch on the weekend. The food and wine were delicious, especially the pork belly. Staff were friendly and competent. The gardens..."
Lisa Edmonds
"We went to Plume on Saturday night and had a lovely evening. When I booked, I said it was our wedding anniversary and they had reserved us a table..."
C M
"Had lunch there recently on a Saturday. Warm friendly staff and very pleasant view from the terrace. We both had the pork belly which was..."
Kaye Cottrell
"Plume-for weddings,birthdays,and any special occassions-this venue would be hard to beat!We had our wedding reception there and want to thank..."
Kathy
"Wow! We attended a wedding here a couple of weeks ago and were treated to an absolutely exquisite meal. Each course was not only a visually stunning..."
Jo Hathaway
"We had our Wedding at Plume in December 2010. We were planning our wedding there through the change of ownership and both the new and old staff teams..."
Josh And Natz
"Plume is a little gem found just before the little town of Matakana. I have eaten there on a few occasions but last week's lunch was a feast for the..."
Firey
"I love the new layout - this restaurant has a great feel to it, and this is more than matched by the food. Can't remember what exactly it was but the..."
Kieran
"We had a great time when we visited this newly decorated restaurant for dinner. The wine, oysters, fish and steak were superb. Deserts were yummy and..."
J&N
"Well they are saying this is the new place to go in Matakana and we can see why.From the warmth of the interior and service through to the..."
Bella Akroyd
Jin Jin Matakana
87/100 (717 ratings)
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Vegetarian Friendly
Thai
Asian
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Chili
Pad Thai
Dumplings
Prawns
Duck
"Given the generally expensive Reataurant in Matakana great to find a local that is reasonableVery tasty. Staff young but very polite and well..."
Mike Moore
"Came here on a Wednesday when they had a curry night. Thai Curries, roti and coleslaw for $15. Really tasty curry, great roti, attentive service. 3..."
Pete Simons
"I always for the the Thai green curry when I come here it is soooo good!! And they are now doing a $15 curry night on Wednesday’s so will have to..."
Samantha Grace
"Starter of banh mi roll - superb. Green curry and pad Thai also fantastic. Quick and attentive service. Good atmosphere. What's not to like?..."
James Richards
"Stopped in here on a rainy Friday. The place was buzzing. We ordered a few of the more tapas style items to share including the pork belly steamed..."
Dale
"After a big fat spliff down by the riverInhale exhale Oh my oh my.. oh my Each bite was a ray of shineEach sip was a dip in a..."
Twigs
"Best place to eat in Matakana. So good we had to go back for seconds! Came here for morning tea then lunch lol. Service was really..."
Jayjay
"Oh my word this place is gorgeous! I believe this might be my anniversary dinner pick. The decor is dreamy and yet uber chic. We came her on a brunch..."
House Of Eats
"Normally I try not to review places that Sian and I have been to together that she's got in first for, but I think Jin Jin is worth it.Our..."
Michael
"My boyfriend and I went to Jin Jin on opening weekend. I was expecting it to not be that busy but to my surprise it was packed. The front of house..."
Sian
Smiths Matakana Country Park
88/100 (276 ratings)
Restaurants
New Zealand
European
Spanish
Lunch
Dinner
"Smiths is a great place to have a drink and share some exquisite food the staff are great to chat with amazing cocktails all round great..."
Barry Edwards
"Food was incredible yum and the flavor "mouth watering" plus such good service.....pricing can't believe it for what you got, realy good..."
Karleen Virtue
"First visit after it being highly recommended & it didn't disappoint. Great place, great atmosphere, friendly staff & delicious cocktails! Will..."
Victoria Ogden
"We 'discovered' Smiths today, and what a great find. Friendly staff, great food and atmosphere. Highly recommend to anyone out this..."
Graham Lance
"Never fails to impress! Great vibe, great staff and great food..... My..."
Damian Roberts
"Great delicious selection food. Perfect to share. Friendly..."
Kellie Wooding
"Awesome seasonal tasting plates to share. My partner and I had 4 plates and we're both completely satisfied! Delicious wine menu..."
Matt Thomas
"Wonderful wait staff, seriously yummy food, fantastic styling - love coming to..."
Louisa Perkins
"Pleasantly surprised- food was very yum & the staff were attentive & polite! Well done..."
Fiona Rayner
"Best place for drinks and food. Menu was AMAZING! Staff; absolutely lovely. Can't wait to go back again..."
Georgie Brebner
"First time there tonight! Really great bar with fabulous staff! Thanks Woody and..."
Steve Charnley
"Delicious food , outstanding service & warm atmosphere..."
Megan Manson-Kullin
"Awesome vibe very chilled. Great food and service. Will definitely be..."
Ardene Adams
"Smiths ooo la la it's so damn good you gotta try out this place sis. Only been here once with my family and family friends and we just ordered heaps..."
Anastasia Matiatos
"Popped in for a casual dinner at Smiths and loved this place. Ticks all the boxes. Service good, cocktails great and the food is awesome. Delicious..."
Erica Locke
"Smiths is delightful, whether sitting outside on the deck, or snuggling inside, now that winter is at our door. Although essentially a pub, ..."
Schalk
"Hard to fault really. Warm welcome followed by excellent hospitality. Deliciously cold drinks on a hot day enjoyed on a spacious deck area. Fantastic..."
Paul O
"Great food, nice vibe and fantastic service! Really casual and friendly and perfect calm evening to enjoy the outside deck, fine wine and food with..."
Nzweston
"Love this little place beside the stables. Went there with wife and a friend and got some sharing platters, beer and cider. Was great value for money..."
Alby
"Great little eatery for a Sat night - amazing food catering for a wide variety of tastes (our group included 2x kids, 1x vegetarian & 1 with..."
Deborah Harrison-Flynn
"Very nice and friendly pub. Loved the menu + the food :D Excellent, friendly and very attentive customer service. Will definitely be back..."
Sonia
"Great little bar in Matakana. Such a cool vibe and super relaxed atmosphere. The food was awesome (tapas style). We had the squid, chicken, mussel..."
Marilyn Moore
Rusty Pelican Restaurant & Pizzeria
78/100 (535 ratings)
Restaurants
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Pizza
Pub
Gluten Free Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Gluten Free Options
Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch
Dinner
Ribs
Calamares
Beef
Nachos
Calamari
Prawns
Burger
Chowder
Salad
Fish
"This place offer a great deal on everyday! We were lucky to be in this place for a ribs and steak at an affordable price! The food was okay for the..."
Pam Gaddi
"Came here and got the Mojo pizza and a side of fries - the pizza was amazing! The base was the perfect in-between of a thick and thin crust, and was..."
Bryce Galbraith
"After a long day at tawharanui nothing hit the spot better than a pizza and fries at the Rusty Pelican. The pizzas are huge and can easily feed two!..."
Amindha Fernando
"Two days ago, we reviewed a place who serves generous amount of food and it looks like it’s becoming a trend because the place we will be reviewing..."
Ang Sarap
"Best. Kumara. Fries. In. The. World!!! So so so tasty and big, comes with two decent sized pots of sour cream (like it should!). Pizzas here are also..."
Kealy Mathews
"Pleasant efficient staff, a comprehensive menu and choices for gluten free eaters. Our drinks were served promptly as was the food and the restaurant..."
Rae Anita Cox
"Great food, great service. Any reviews regarding "rude comments/bad customer service" is obviously forgetting that working in a popular..."
This.is.sophies.email
"Hmm some rude comments not sure why? We came for dinner on a Fri. Restaurant was fully booked so nice young girl asked if we'd like to go next door..."
Sanjesh Lal
"Has THE best kumara fries ive ever tried. I cant believe this place isnt more popular!! I really recommend this place! Try their amazing pizzas as..."
Tan.ned
"Best ribs I've ever had and only $18.50 on a wednesday. Absolutely delicious and huge portions. Will be back. Thanks for coming Rusty..."
Samantha Wilson
"I make a trip up from auckland to have the pizza here every so often because matakana is a very relaxing place and pizza is a very relaxing food...."
Anna
"Love coming here on tuesdays for a game of pool and pint Of beer from my fave bartender in mata stewy.Good yarns with the locals out back...."
Twigs
"That's what lunch at @rustypelicanmatakana looked like. A big bowl of mussels and some pan seared salmon. It is a little expensive, but the food..."
Kymberlee Müller
"I don't usually write reviews, however, I felt that after having such a good experience over the weekend that I had to. My cousin and uncle had a..."
Hannah Ryan
"Popped into the Rusty the other day for a pizza after the beach with some friends and we were not disappointed! Our waitress was very pleasant and..."
Maudy
"OMG, the rusty pelican pizzas are the best i've ever had. Generous toppings with organic chicken on the mexican pizza was delicious and full of..."
Will Finlay
"Been here several times before. Always okay. Had lunch today. Service was quick, efficient, and friendly. Ordered prawn salad and chicken nibbles...."
Patrick Tong
"Came here on rainy Saturday afternoon, was quiet inside, the fire was on very warm and cosy. Staff were friendly and the service was great really..."
Samantha Grace
"Whenever we visit Matakana, despite already being full from all the market food, we still can't help ourselves but to come to this place for amazing..."
Michelle Ma Belle
"We were slated to reach Matakana for lunch on 15 May 16 but overshot the place and managed to find our way back after a longish detour. This made for..."
Narayanan Valadi
"Whoever the chef was that cooked my medium-rare rib-eye steak that day I had lunch here deserves a medal. lol Well seasoned and cooked to..."
TheMʌverick
"Have been to Rusty's a few times. Reliable food, huge and maybe a little too big on portions. Sometimes the food can be bland. The pizzas are ok...."
Pugsly
"Really enjoying been there, especially after a whole morning shopping at the Matakana Vintage farm market😂 The Salmon pizza is heaven. Very tasty...."
Xin He
"Ok so it's bar food, nothing wrong with that and I'm rating in this context The meals were huge! I got the ribs and my Partner got calamari both..."
Tina Harrison
"Rusty Pelican serves typical bar food, so don't expect too much. I love coming here after a long day at one of the beaches up North! The pizzas,..."
Charlene Weaver
"After coming here two weekends in a row I can say that the rusty pelican serves good honest pub food. I can safely say that if you come..."
Laura Hunt
"A great choice in Matakana - lots of choice on the menu, something for everyone. When we walked in on a Saturday, no-one came over to greet so there..."
Emily Pavey
"Long standing Matakana restaurant and pub specializing in very good pizza. A bit pricey but it is a cheerful spot and the service is quick and..."
Layton
"Great Pizza every time!  We haven't tried any of the other meals as of yet, but will definitely try their seafood and ribs dishes as they look very..."
S B
"We always call in at the Rusty with the kids for a Pizza. Our family favourite!The "Red rooster" Sweet cilli Chicken pizza is yumJust what..."
Anthony Matijasevich
"Stopped in for late lunch/dinner to wait for traffic to subside a little. Beatutiful day for it so we sat outside. After reading the reviews,..."
Bulking Steerco
" Have been here several times. Pizza is always good; hot, fresh and tasty. Definitely recommend the spicy chicken one. Pizza is a bit pricey at $28..."
Dallace Wulf
"Good value pizzas and very decent portions. We ordered the mini one and some curly fries to share and was blown away by how full we got! Definitely..."
Jenny Cao
"Have been here several times and yes the food is great. The meals are good, the pizzas are good, the desserts are good. The service is excellent and..."
NevB
"I recently took the AK rugby team up to this restaurant and was thoroughly impressed and so was all the players, the pizzas where huge and the other..."
Craig Lister
"excellent food and huge servings go with an empty stomach for a good feed. great..."
Neil Jones
"Recommend this place to others. Great food and service-fab pizza, the best Pizza in Auckland..."
Coffee4two
"Had booked for Thurs 13 March but on passing ate there on Wed 12 March as well. Our third visit. Good value meals. Pleasant atmosphere and wonderful..."
Blair Pilcher
"Awesome feed. Agree pizzas the best in town. Cheers. Will be back for sure. Oh the ribs too, beast of a feed...."
John Point
"Having now been to the Rusty, I say "boo" to all those who gave one star because of the drinking water saga.... Couldn't have been clearer what the..."
Chris Monkton
"I thoroughly enjoyed my "sweep it off the floor Pizza".i enjoyed the friendly patrons, staff and owners conversation.I will definitely be..."
Sam Coutts
"Great pizzas. The Godfather is our favorite. Good meals too but very consistent whereas the pizzas are always great. Good pub..."
Susan Vize
"We had a very enjoyable family dinner at the Rusty Pelican. The food and wine was tasty and our lovely waiter was polite, friendly and very..."
Lisa Watson
"Woohoo is the correct saying, this place is as good as it gets!! You cant not award them a Five Star. We had the most amazing night. Service was..."
Trina Parkes
"Matakana is a fantastic area to visit should you ever find yourself in Auckland and Rusty Pelican is surely one of the best places to dine there. I..."
Jane Green
"My family and I where told about the rusty in Australia by friends who know we where traveling to New Zealand. Matakana was a very nice place to..."
Greg Anderson
"I have been to the Rusty Pelican in Matakana a number of times. The food is always great. The new popcorn shrimp dish on the menu is amazing, great..."
Jemma Harvey
"Great food and excellent vibe.Lots of good food to choose fromAn enjoyable evening for..."
Gill Thurlow
"I currently went to the Rusty Pelican for a meal with myself and a few friends on a trip up to the coastal area on the weekend. What a treat! Between..."
Sharni Harris
"What a fantastic place to eat. I have eaten here many times over the years. The menu has heaps of options and caters for everyone. The place provides..."
Sammy
"My kids and us love to dine at Rusty Pelican. For a casual restaurant this place ticks all the boxes. Very children friendly with kids games..."
Lena Chrapowicka
"Best pizzas in town and an awesome selection!! YUM! Loving the weeknight specials too, a treat for the locals! Thanks Rusty..."
Mupps
"I would highly recommend this place if you are visiting Matakana. We had a thoroughly enjoyable experience here. Great food, with a vast menu and..."
SANDY LISTER
"We had a great time here. Would strongly recommend this place to visit in Matakana. Fantastic..."
Latska
"Paying for the water is not a big deal when the food you get here is great . Every meal ive ever eaten here has impressed me and when i walked across..."
Jason Dewitt
"This place is amazing, absolute bang for your buck . They only serve bottled water but all the proceeds go to a charity and i have no problem in..."
Tracey Flintoff
"I went to the roast night on Wednesday in the Rusty Pelican with four other friends,we booked at 6:30pm lucky because the restaurant full,we know..."
Sam
"Lovely food. Place a bit barn like and noisy though. I'd probably go..."
Justine Green
"if you are coming into the ww,matakana or omaha areas,you won't find better than the Rusty P!!Locals and visitors alike pack this place throughout..."
Andrew Langsford
"Having been to numerous restaurants, cafes and bars over the years locally, nationally and periodcally internationally... I have come to know that if..."
Rachael Aitken
"If you are dining in Matakana you can't go past the Rusty, beautiful large meals at very reasonable prices and very competent attentive staff, well..."
T Harrison
"I can certainly recommend the Wednesday night Roast Special. Soup was tasty, but only just warm when served. Nice to have a choice of three meats..."
Trina C
Ravish
92/100 (43 ratings)
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"It's so hard to find a place with delicious simple food. Was sooo good and such a nice place to go on a warm..."
Jacques Robinson
"The chickpea pumpkin feta salad today was divine , that dressing was to die for !!!!..."
Leigh Courtenay
"Awesome food. Amazing ladies! Beautiful birthday cakes - thank you!..."
Zaneta Young
"Had a lovely Brioche today, it came highly recommended and I was not disappointed. The coffee is always..."
Ben Clarke
"Ravish catered our wedding on 10/10/2015, the food was amazing we had so many positive comments from our guests. Thanks heaps ladies..."
Kym Kemp
"Ravish catered for the adults dinner after my daughters birthday party .... Amazing, fresh, healthy, raw salads is just what you want after lots of..."
Georgia Barnes
"Coffee, baked goods and salads are..."
Shona Sutherland
"This lady is crazy talented! Super scrummy food..."
Kate Moore
"Couldn't stop eating!..."
Amy Stewart
"Best kept secret, don't tell anyone!. Food is amazing and the coffee brillian. Have also used them for cartering a biz event, which went off without..."
Malcolm Fraser
"Great outdoor seating. Our favorite coffee place in Matakana. Also try the date scones and caramel..."
Kathy
"So good. We just had coffee and afternoon tea, but the baked goods are sublime. Real, old fashioned, homemade and divine. Lovely people too...."
Mandy W
"Stopped by this little place along Matakana road at the intersection. The coffee is good and there was some snacks available. There's some seating at..."
Jasmine
"Great coffee, scones & salads are fresh & tasty. Cakes & pies also look pretty good, definitely be back to try them. Not the cheapest place but..."
Pirate City Foodies
Sawmill Brewery And Smoko Room
83/100 (403 ratings)
Restaurants
New Zealand
Pub
Vegan Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Bar
Vegan Options
Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch
Dinner
Drinks
Fish
Ribs
Beef
Salad
Pork
Hummus
"The food and beer here is great. So much so that my wife and I organised a pre-wedding party here recently. Everyone loved it, good food and drink..."
Jamie Walker
"Was driving by and found this brewery, we stopped and tried a flight of beers between us, that's 5 small glasses but allows you to try a few..."
Jill Sanderson
"Amazing place to adventure to. The beer is delicious and the process in which it is made is very transparent and sustainable. It is a choice to..."
Maddy Paviell
"Love this space, excellently designed and looks gorgeous!!! Beer was good! Cider was tasty! Ginger beer was awesome!! My only complaint was cheese..."
Ashley Turner
"Awesome food,beer,staff and a great place to enjoy a bit of a catch up with..."
Stu Robb
"We had a lovely experience there yesterday. Luckily for us, we got seated before the crowds started rolling in, but still the staff were super..."
Sharon Wright
"Great beer. Fantastic staff. What a friendly lot. Was packed but service still outstanding definitely worth the..."
Debbie Williams
"Love the place, the food, the wide range of beers Friendly staff, great..."
Laëtitia Dsd
"Friends had recommended the Sawmill (I love craft beers and we are both foodies). The menue was different from your usual pub fare (nice change), the..."
Steve Smith
"We went there on Jan 2 and the place was heaving at lunch time so we returned at around 4 30 for an early dinner. It was still rammed but we managed..."
Anand Reddy
"Always fantastic food & great beer. Freindly staff and a comfortable enviroment..."
Scott Mclintock
"Really interesting menu with a great range of options. The smoked fatty pork cheeks were the highlight. The spicy ribs were a bit too smoky for my..."
Greg Potter
"Me and my husband came in a late afternoon we enjoyed the beers and the beer tasting selection so much along with the ribs, oyster and pork...."
Beverley Russell
"A best choice when you go Matakana during winter. Reasonable priced big portion yummy food, fresh oysters, fantastic range of craft beer and warm..."
Becky Kuang
"Came for some nibbles and a drink. Had an alcoholic ginger beer which was yum! Not as sweet as non-alcoholic ginger beer and lighter than beer. Also..."
Lizzie
"A short drive from Matakana market to this place. The area and ambient is really nice! Big space inside and outside. Service was good even though..."
Tanz
"Wonderful ambience and good beers!Went there at 1 pm on Sunday and the tables outside were almost full as it was a sunny day.We tried beer..."
YukiYuki
"Sawmill Brewery has a great ambience, especially the al fresco area, and is a fine place to quaff a beer, or two. The pale ales are especially good...."
Schalk
"This was the second time we have visited in Jan and both the food and the service was/is amazing. Great selection of tapas style food with plenty of..."
Kim Cornelius
"Good food, great selection of beers and awesome vibes..we went in late afternoon and it wasn’t very busy, the food came promptly, loved the..."
Maggie Yun-ni Chiang
"What a magic spot. The beers are always a winner and the food is perfectly matched. If you want burgers and pizza this is not the place for you...."
Karajoz
"Awesome place! Lovely scenery and vibe, very peaceful and the brewery had an amazing interior and outside area. Very comfortable and lots of space...."
Georgia Vossen
"Popped in here on our way home to Auckland. Tried one of their craft beers. Was light and tasty. We shared 3 dishes between us 3 ladies which was..."
April
"Wow where did this place suddenly pop out from? We normally grab something at the Matakana Pub, but thought we should be adventurous and check out..."
Frank
"This area is my where I grew up. Over the years the place has had a lot lot of vineyards, eateries and this little 💎 of a place come on the scene!..."
Alwayseating
"Came here last weekend with a couple of friends. The beer/cider was enjoyed by all! The platter and chips also went down a treat. However the..."
Juliet
"It's a one-of-a-kind place! Didn't stay long enough to try the food but we popped in to taste the beers and have a little look around the place. It's..."
Ann R
"Food was excellent. Deserve a 5 but service let them down with a fluffy being overlooked. Overall great environment and worth the visit. Pop in if..."
Darren Jay