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Ma Maison

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$$ - $$$
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6 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7668
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent New Years Eve here. Excellent delicious food and spot on service . Need to book. Good location. Would go again

Thank percipop
Gold Coast, Australia
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a well positioned restaurant open to views of the waterfront and Harbour. A good selection of food...but not for vegetarians only one item. N excellent brunch.

Thank Julia G
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went this evening a family of five, including two small children. Service was excellent And attentive. Childrens meals brought out early which they really enjoyed. Our mains were excellent, chargrilled beef, pork belly and duck were not only cooked to perfection but went down a treat finishing with clean plates. We have dined many times here over the years... More 

Thank KIWI09Christchurch
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50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

No specific complaints but nothing to rave about either. And not particularly cheap. Right on the water though.

Thank LazySeagull
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious food and wine, gorgeous views over the harbour, and a playground right outside, which you can see from the outdoor tables! Perfect spot for families. Great kids menu too. We went both nights. Best place to see the sunset over the harbour too!

Thank Megan S
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were away in Akaroa for a girls night. We chose Ma Maison for the amazing harbour views as it was a stunning evening and we wanted to sit outside. The staff were friendly, efficient and helpful re: recommendations of cocktails and dishes. We all had a delicious cocktail to start (I recommend the Sea Breeze) and ordered our mains... More 

Thank Catherine W
Timaru, New Zealand
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

great selection of meals , ambience and staff were very pleasant and friendly, must been a problem at the bar with our 1st drinks and was only a beer and a wine coming bout 20 minutes after we had finished our dinner, hmmmmm . no need to complain tho , so we must of had a nice experience there dec... More 

Thank gavinr17
Perth, Australia
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a café more than a restaurant. The only thing French about the place is the name and a very pleasant French waitress (a backpacker making a little extra money). The main dishes were only average and poor value reflecting the easy money that the influx of tourists provides. It could be so much better with a little effort... More 

Thank Chris648
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Kids are regulars at the waterfront playground and so Ma Maison is our go to for drinks, coffees and the occasional meal. Service is always friendly, food always delicious and the view is beautiful of the jetty and lighthouse. Would recommend.

Thank allieandandy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely fantastic service. Staff were very knowledgeable regarding the menu and wine options. Atmosphere inside is lovely and the view is breath taking. Look forward to my next opportunity to visit.

Thank Alister W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, 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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7668

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