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Matakana Market Kitchen

2 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana, New Zealand
09-423 0383
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Ranked #2 of 15 restaurants in Matakana
Cuisines: New Zealand
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We went as a group of around 20, for a kids birthday. They sat us on a long table, with a separate table for the kids - this table they had set up especially with drawing paper and pencils etc to keep the kids amused and quiet. It worked. This wasn't booked as a party or special event, but the... More

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Otorohanga, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Nice food, nice ambience, great menu. Plenty of choices made decisions hard. Staff very friendly and courteous.

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Essex
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200 reviews 200 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This restaurant in the small town was recommended and booked for us by the owners of Makatana Country Lodge B & B - a good job because we would have struggled to find it! There's a warm welcome and a good choice of well cooked food and very reasonable prices.

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We had picked up our rental campervan and headed north to Matakana so we could get settled before dark. We stumbled upon the Matakana Market Kitchen but what a great discovery! The food was absolutely delicious. The service was very friendly and efficient. Unfortunately, nothing that we ate at different locations all over the North Island came remotely close to... More

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Waitakere City, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Could not fault the food (had the pork) but the service was very slow. As a large group, we had booked ahead and noticed other tables had reserved signage so they knew it would be busy. Saturday night so no surprise it was packed - more staff needed? Had to wave several during the night to get service and was... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Having flown in from Perth Australia to Auckland, grabbed a hire car and headed north, luckily we decided to spend the night in Matakana. We knew nothing about the town but what a little gem. After a drink at the hotel we decided to look for somewhere to eat and came across the "MMK". Decided to try the local Oysters... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

It was just great. Service excellent, food delicious. If you have little ones, there are only 2 high chairs so booking is essential.

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Colorado
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

On a friend's tip we stopped here on our way back to Auckland from Kerikeri and it was wonderful! We had a lamb and Greek salad and the tomato basil soup. The setting is beautiful. I only wish we had been hungry for dessert which looked amazing.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014 via mobile

We came up for the day to come to the Matakana Farmers Market & the lovely shops. We went to Matakana Market Kitchen for lunch. Fantastic food & lovely staff. They were very busy & the waitress seemed to be slightly chaotic in how they were managing this BUT as we were relaxed it didn't bother us. I would highly... More

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Orewa, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

It's Queen's birthday weekend and it's busy. Matakana market is on and the cafe is buzzing. We narrowly miss one table inside but we know there are tables outside too. On a sunny day it's actually nicer. You can watch the ducks swimming and the occasional family wandering by. The waiter tells us we might have to wait a while... More

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