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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
Los Angeles
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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463 reviews 463 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
435 helpful votes 435 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
63 helpful votes 63 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

How lucky we were to find the Matakana Market Kitchen, our dinner was one of the highlights of our trip so far. Delicious food and an extensive and interesting menu and the portions are hugely generous, the atmosphere was lively and the staff all friendly, efficient and very helpful and knowledgeable of the local wines. Our only regret, we are... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Couldn't fault the menu. Great options and generous servings. Our second brunch in two days and each time the food was delicious. Only area for improvement is service, coffees arrived after we'd finished the meal on both occasions but that gave us a chance to relax and digest the brunch. We will more than likely return to try all dishes... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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