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Matterhorn

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106 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-384 3359
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15:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Sat 15:00 - 03:00
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79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had booking for 7 for dinner on a Thursday night. Wait staff was very knowledgable about the dishes and gave good guidance on how to order. She takes you through each thing you ordered so you know what you are getting. Food tasted great and presentation was more like artwork than food. This looked amazing.

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Thank Fra M
Virginia
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Matterhorn is an intimate restaurant offering a menu featuring local sources. Beef, lamb, seafood -- with NZ wine, of course. It's a bit pricey, but worth the investment.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came down from Auckland to Wellington with my best friend for a short holiday to celebrate getting into university. I am 17 and my friend is 18 and in New Zealand the drinking age is 18. A week before going down to wellington my mum called Matterhorn to ask if it was okay that I went in for dinner as... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our friends from Tauranga suggested we try Matterhorn. It was a fabulous meal. I had the Lamb Rump and, honestly, I do not think I have ever asked a more tender bit of lamb. It was accurate accompanied by some sweetbreads, delicious green beans and a small scoop of yoghurt. A real taste treat. My wife had the market fish... More 

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Thank Russ Q
Durham, North Carolina
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286 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of seven of us spent a very enjoyable evening here. We started with drinks in their courtyard. Their whisky, beer and wine lists are quite extensive and impressive even though they were annoyingly out of a few things. Appetizers were all quite tasty though annoyingly you can't enjoy mains outside, you have to be in the dining room... More 

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San Francisco, California, USA
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616 reviews
405 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So many people like Matterhorn for the full dinner experience. I recommend the bar area under the skylight for drinks and nibbles. My smoked fish entree was plentiful and very tasty as a light dinner @ the bar. Plus, the bartender matched it with a lovely dry Gvertz. Nice combo. Everyone at the Matterhorn was most welcoming and friendly, making... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

It was our first time going to a bar we have all just turned 18, the service was amazing the food was awesome and the price were amazing for students who are saving for uni, will definitely be going back and recommending to others

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately the lovely meal, superb waitress and pleasant ambience was spoiled by having to share the restaurant with constant cigarette smoke from the adjoining 'smoking area' which was open to the main restaurant. Great if you are a smoker but I won't be back unfortunately.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

This was a return visit and was just as good as previous visits. Intelligent and interesting cocktails, great wine list and the food was of a very high standard. Seafood was great, the scallop entree and fish with clams main were wonderful. The pig tail (as a "black pudding") and pork belly was also great. The service was very good.... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We stopped in the Matterhorn for a drink one evening. The place was very quiet, probably too early for dinner rush, so we got a nice corner seat. Service was slow, both receiving menues, placing orders and especially receiving the order. We ordered 2 rounds of cocktails, and the cocktails were very nice, well made (probably why we waited 20min... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$29
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 03:00
Monday
15:00 - 03:00
Tuesday
15:00 - 03:00
Wednesday
15:00 - 03:00
Thursday
15:00 - 03:00
Friday
15:00 - 03:00
Saturday
15:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-384 3359
Description
Setting the benchmark for the finest and freshest of New Zealand’s music, dining, service, drink design and culture, Matterhorn gives it to you seven ways in seven days, indoors, outdoors, fireside; it is a regular's restaurant, cocktail bar and café, where attitude is most certainly valued over attire.

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