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Matakana Market Kitchen

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2 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana 0985, New Zealand
+64 9-423 0383
09:00 - 23:00
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Napier, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Ive been up from Napier for a holiday and we went to Matakana Kitchen for brunch on Friday... There was a group of us and we all had different meals with some tricky requirements, one vegan, one vegetarian and one gluten free - they were so so yummy! Really friendly staff and such a nice setting by the river.... we... More 

Thank jessielee2016
Wilmington, Delaware
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350 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had brunch here while visiting the weekly Matakana market and it blew us away! It really was the quintessential brunch experience with dishes that had a TON of flavor, starting with "normal" breakfast dishes and building them up from there. The service was a little slow but I blame that on the fact that it was a beautiful Saturday morning... More 

Thank WineTraveller
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have been to Matakana Market Kitchen twice in the last 6 weeks despite a 40 minute drive from Aucklands North Shore. On both occassions we have had overseas visitors with us who have been very impressed as were my husband and I. The first time was with USA visitors and it was co-incidently Valentines night and the restaurant was... More 

Thank Diane B
Auckland, New Zealand
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere. Very good food and some attentive service, but more needed. Considering the restaurant wasn't full, we shouldn't have to ask for more drinks.

Thank Tabatha1998
East Midlands, United Kingdom
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230 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose Matakana Market Kitchen as the place to eat on the last evening before we left New Zealand to begin our journey home; and had made a reservation to avoid disappointment. The restaurant is clearly popular with hardly a spare seat in the house. We were with family and had a great time. We were given a warm welcome... More 

Thank Bridstow
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a splendid lunch sat outside in the sun. Food delicious and good value for money. Very friendly and helpful staff. A beautiful setting by the water outside with tables with sun brollies to keep you shaded. Plenty of seating inside also.

Thank Karen C
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165 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nicely decorated and located restaurant. Food was good not outstanding and there is a few of the unusual local wines to chose for a drink. The location makes a visit worthwhile.

Thank Colin582
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144 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here and chose to sit outside by the riverside. The greeting was warm just like the weather. We had an entree and a main course. There was no space left to even consider the dessert menu. We both had the stuffed mushrooms which were nicely presented and had good flavour. My wife had the lamb tagine with the... More 

Thank kby121148
Auckland, New Zealand
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love going there to have a coffee over looking the stream below. Always had great service and homemade treats. Unmissable in Matakana :)

Thank BigKiwi31
Hamilton, New Zealand
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89 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

MMK is consistent, if nothing else. Trust me when I tell you that my wife and I have exceptionally high standards when it comes to dining experiences! We expect delicious, fresh and beautifully presented food, delicious coffee, and impeccable, warm, friendly and welcoming service. The food and coffee were both good, but we have had better. The service is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana 0985, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Matakana
  • Phone Number: +64 9-423 0383

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?