Excellent top-rank restaurant. I had fish of the day(warehau) and my wife had pumpkin curry. Both were superb and subtly cooked and well presented. Best meal we've had in NZ yet. Definitely worth a visit.
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For 17 days in South Island, carefully analyzing reviews, we kept an open mind and searched desperately for a fine dining experience. Eventually we gave up, lowered our expectations, and started eating pies and cryovaced meals. On our second last day we found the perfect...More
Lovely setting on Akaroa Bay, well-appointed inside and outdoor seating, with heaters and blankets, if necessary. Our meal, a local white fish, was excellent, but a bit slow in arriving. Our waitress was an enthusiastic, lovely young lady from San Jose, California, who is an...More
We were staying in a truly nice B & B whose owner recommended Ma Maison to us. But maybe his recommendation was based on the previous good reputation of the place - I understand that it has changed owners and maybe staff not so long...More
I have dined and reviewed Ma Maison before but this was our first time since it has changed hands. We had heard good things so went with a few friends. There where mixed reactions on our table about the food. The butter chicken was a...More
We enjoyed a late lunch of the smoked salmon appitizer and seafood chowder, and both were very good. However, the servers seemed like attending the customers was not their priority. We waited for every portion of the service and it was not at all busy.
The staff here were incredibly friendly, and we put our choices of drinks for the evening into their hands - they did not disappoint! The local white wine called "Circuit" is almost dangerously too smooth and easy to drink! My wife enjoyed her glass of...More
We asked at the museum for interesting food and they pointed us to Ma Maison with French cuisine. Decor is lovely with a great view of the water. The waiter was friendly and suggested we try an appetizer of tiny local fish that were in...More
We booked in as a special treat for New years Eve and had a relaxing lovely evening. The service and food and ambient setting looking out over the Akaroa Harbour was really worth a visirt. They had the right level and mix of music in...More
Friendly staff, great location perfect food. Our market fish of the day was cooked to perfection and was delicious. Treat yourself, this restaurant is well worth it.