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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
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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 Region, New Zealand
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Nice restaurant very busy which we thought was a good sign but the food is average. Entrees were really good but sadly the mains were average. Overcooked fish with limp salad. Half a potato that was barely warm. Vegetable gratin very average a few veg with a coagulated cheese sauce. Not great. Disappointed I have to say especially given how... More

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

glad to get a table on this busy fathers day, the staff were busy but things ticked over efficiently. my squid was sadly tasteless and the fries didn't really justify their funky title but everything else was ok. an outdoor table would have Bern nice but they were in demand.

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Whangarei
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Lovely restaurant on the river, in summer dining outside would be perfect. Nice atmosphere inside which is surprising for such a big place. Shared bread & dips to start which was pretty average to be far, dips were bordering on poor. I had the risotto with fish & scallops, which was nice & creamy however you played spot the scallop!... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great food and atmosphere. We both opted for the fish and chips which were served crumbed with a mini deep fry basket of chips. The chowder was sublime and the scallops were small but beautifully cooked. Service excellent.

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Los Angeles
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Enjoyed another great casual lunch today - again just can't resist that Mince onToast topped with a poached egg. The food here never let's me down - always a good standard, timely produced and presentation is spot on. They also have 2 excellent front house staff in this restaurant and I must find out their names. Young guy who has... More

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Biggar, United Kingdom
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475 reviews 475 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
446 helpful votes 446 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Tucked behind stores lining the main street you could easily miss this restaurant if driving through town. Luckily we’d had a walk around during the day and when we were browsing through shops in a pedestrianised area we came upon MMK by chance. Despite the almost hidden location when we returned around 8pm on a Wednesday night it was busier... More

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Whangaparaoa, New Zealand
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189 reviews 189 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

There's nothing wrong with this restaurant...just that I feel it should be better than what it is. The service is nice but nothing spectacular, and the food is about the same - it's not bad but could be better. Last time I had the steak and chips...the steak was a bit fatty for my liking, and the chips were on... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

MMK is a fun, friendly place in trendy Matakana. It's a fine cafe; it's an excellent wine bar and it serves good food too (especially for lunch). Recommended!

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Napier, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

During our short stay in Matakana we found we gravitated back to the MMK on a number of occasions - for lunch, for coffees, for early evening drinks and bites, and it never disappointed. Sunny outside by the stream, or cosy inside at the bar. We were just sorry that the night we had chosen to have dinner there they... More

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Auckland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

Went there for wedding anniversary on Sunday, was a wet and cold day and the restaurant was warm and welcoming. Excellent service, food was very reasonably priced. Thai green curry fish was bland and waiter instantly noted, and was removed from bill. Bruschetta and scallops and chowder were all great and the jaffagato was excellent. Beautiful setting, will come back... More

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