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Matterhorn Restaurant @ Powderhorn

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Mountain Road, Ohakune 5461, New Zealand
+64 6-385 8888
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We had been so looking forward to the Matterhorn reopening for the winter. Last year we considered it the best restaurant in Ohakune by far. This year they've gone all Asian fusion and the result was really disappointing. Initially the concept was exciting but the execution and tastes were way off the mark. Food was lacking in the flavours promised... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 September 2016

There are some great restaurants in NZ but none can match the luxury and splendour of this fine dining restaurant. Superb for self service or cooked breakfast or experience the full range for the evening fine dining. The grandeur and luxury of the setting is jaw dropping . Loved the food and the variety and a great selection of wines.... More 

Thank Richard M
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Family dinner was awesome. Great size portions. Staff were amazing. Kids and wife asked can we keep coming back here for dinner.

Thank gcnz
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The starter was rice paper rolls. It was so thick and chewy it was like eating uncooked pasta. They were sitting in a nice sauce but there was nothing in them but some lettuce so tasted quite bland. Really not good a 1 out of 10. The main was not bad but not great. Probably a 4 out of 10.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

A group of friends and I dined here for a 40th birthday recently and we were so disappointed with the experience. Although we'd booked a table, the service was very underwhelming and the maitre'd was very sour and unwelcoming. There were only about 4 other tables in the whole restaurant yet we felt as though we were inconveniencing the staff.... More 

management p, Manager at Matterhorn Restaurant @ Powderhorn, responded to this review

As we have never charged 20% service charge in either of our restaurants (that we have been operating for many years), and as we don't have a maitre'd fitting your description, we have come to the conclusion that this review is non factual. More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The lamb curry and sticky beef stirfry were delicious but we wouldn't expect to pay $30+ for each dish. They were small portions and only one of the dishes came with rice too. This restaurant is pitched as Asian fusion cuisine and maybe several years ago it would have been an impressive point of difference but these days there is... More 

Thank KellyLoney
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2015

We ate here after skiing at Turoa skifield all day, had built up quite the appetite and the wonderful meals here just hit the spot! We sat at the bar as had no reservations and it was quite full being saturday night. The bartender was very friendly and made us some yummy cocktails. Food was REALLY good, one of the... More 

Thank Samiya S
Cambridge, New Zealand
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

The establishment's atmosphere reflects that of a ski lodge. Entering the restaurant is like stepping into a very rustic log cabin with a roaring fire. We were seated quickly and informed of the specials. My husband was quite pleased they carried a selection of beer from Europe and ordered his favourite, while I got a glass of sauvignon blanc. We... More 

Thank wanderlustravelercdn
Drammen, Norway
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

After a long day skiing at Mt Ruapehu we wen't down to the restaurant. They don't do reservations, so we waited by the counter till 17.30, then we got a table. The pizza was amazingly good, and the drinks were great as well.

Thank TheaVogsted
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

The place for a really nice dinner experience in Ohakune. The room is huge, all in wood, massive log beams in the ceiling - a lovely place. Great square bar and bar tender welcomes you. Professional and friendly staff. Open fire place in the middle. Lots of space, no listening to conversation at next table, very private. Oh hey -... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mountain Road, Ohakune 5461, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Ohakune
  • Phone Number: +64 6-385 8888

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