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Hooked on Marahau

229 Sandy Bay-Marahau Road, Marahau 7197, New Zealand
+64 3-527 8576
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
229 Sandy Bay-Marahau Road, Marahau 7197, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for casual lunch. Rueben sandwich was very satisfying with wholegrain bread and corn beef. The beef burger was divine with salad, beetroot and relish served with fries. I don't usually eat burgers, but I have never ever had a burger this good. Yum...More

Thank armada2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed a couple of days on this campsite & whilst you're a captive audience really, the food was superb & the staff were so friendly & helpful. Had a couple of great meals there including a slap-up dinner to celebrate surviving our skydive! Would recommend...More

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

This cafe is just around the corner from the Marahau Beach Camp.A group of us had a dinner here.We found the service to be excellent with good natured banter The log burner going was a welcome sight on a cold day so was the rugby...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We stayed at Marahau and thought we'd try this very popular cafe. It was very busy, with a queue of people waiting to be served but the staff got through the orders as fast as they could. The food on offer sounded good but was...More

Thank CEWatat79
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Stopped here for breakfast before our Kayaking trip. Excellent location with sea views. Service was great and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was fantastic, our whole group enjoyed their meals. The music playing was an additional plus. Cheerful way to start...More

Thank Danielle H
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This was the only café open in Marahau & the staff said they would normally be closed by now. They were a little overwhelmed by the numbers coming along but worked flat out & did very well. They ran out of pulled pork burgers (my...More

Thank Marianne P
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Visited 3 times this year. Great place. Grand views, food just delicious. Roast lamb tender tasty and just the right amount. Squid very popular. All staff helpful and polite. We like coming here. Zoe you have a wonderful atmosphere. Book in advance at the height...More

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Reviewed 27 April 2017

We visited twice as the seafood spaghetti was so good. But we also enjoyed the fish of the day and the lamb rump. Happy hour is a nice way to start to see the sun setting over the bay. The staff are very pleasant and...More

Thank Peppernsalt
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We decided to have lunch here after finishing the Abel Tasman Coastal Walk. While probably any food would have tasted great after "freeze dry food" It was really tasty and decent portions. I had the beef burger which was absolutely tops.

Thank rowanh231
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We holiday in the area each year and have gone to Hooked on Marahau on a few occasions each visit. Staff are always extremely friendly and the food and coffee is great. Lovel realaxed area and views. Would recommend.

Thank gizmoc2017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 Sandy Bay-Marahau Road, Marahau 7197, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Marahau
  • Phone Number: +64 3-527 8576
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Hooked on Marahau is a cafe and beer garden located on the Marahau waterfront; 1.5Km from the start of the Abel Tasman National Park's Coastal Track. Hooked has arguably the best view in the area with vistas across Tasman Bay and north along the Astrolabe to Adele and Fisherman's Islands in the Abel Tasman. We serve cafe style breakfast and lunches with barista coffee and homemade baked goods. We also have a daily happy hour from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Dinner is bistro style with local wines and locally brewed craft beers.
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