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Plume Restaurant

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49A Sharp Rd, Matakana 0982, New Zealand
+64 9-422 7915
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11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thu - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Situated just an hour's drive from Auckland or Whangarei, Plume, the...
Situated just an hour's drive from Auckland or Whangarei, Plume, the vineyard restaurant, Matakana is a must visit destination on any Matakana wine or food journey - we believe we are all about fabulous local New Zealand wine and produce which together can celebrate "culinary diversity." Plume is a small town, rural, rustic restaurant with friendly service from locally employed staff. It is a great change from the starchy fine dining service of a big city like Auckland yet is in a class of its own.
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  • 61
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Special lunch

First to arrive for lunch on a chilly Saturday. We sat outside on the well heated terrace. The artisan breads were excellent, as was the fried tofu - an interesting and delicious treatment. Service was slow to begin with, but improved as more folk arrived. Plume is a great place to pause

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were a party of 15 who had our booking at another winery cancelled a couple of hours before we were due to go. So we rang Plume and found them very accommodating both on the phone and in person. Food was all served at the same time and everybody was happy with it. Salmon was perfect. I was talked... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The setting of the restaurant is very pretty, but only if you sit outside. We especially asked for a table with a view when we made the reservation, and were told by the lady taking reservations, that ALL tables had good views... We were very disappointed when we faced a wall. (We were seated inside facing the kitchen). The general... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

First to arrive for lunch on a chilly Saturday. We sat outside on the well heated terrace. The artisan breads were excellent, as was the fried tofu - an interesting and delicious treatment. Service was slow to begin with, but improved as more folk arrived. Plume is a great place to pause

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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113 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had lunch at Plume and really enjoyed it. Can recommend the seafood chowder in the bun, something a little different. Their carrot and walnut muffins take a lot of beating as do their almond croissant - delicious ! The restaurant has a good atmosphere with lots of character. The service was good and the prices reasonable, recommend.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Arrived in the dark, got a bit confused with the Plume cafe located in the heart of Matakana township and the Plume restaurant on the outskirts of town, but we played the game. We entered and were told to grab a seat before being seated, the restaurant was humming with people so we waited. After 5minutes we were seated at... More 

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Farida C, Manager at Plume Restaurant, responded to this review

We are glad you had a great time but concerned to read about your partner. We are a vineyard restaurant and produce a lot of different wines - we also sell other wines from New Zealand as well as other countries. We cannot understand your comment about ordering three wines which were "not available" as I have checked our records... More 

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A cold winters day and lots of walking meant we needed good food. Plume over performed. Exquisite French foundations with fine local produce. Wonderful energetic service with a smile and the wonderful wine from the vines you gaze over. To top it all the sun came out and warmed the enclosed terrace where we sat. A sight full visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

We have dined at Plume many times in the past in groups of twos and fours and have been extremely pleased with the quality of the food and service. Recently I booked for twelve people for a family party. I want to compliment the entire management and staff for the professional way that we were looked after. We were seated... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This was the second time I have been to Plume, and once again they have made our dining experience worth the drive from Auckland for. The food was delicious, well-presented and not overly fussy. The service was impeccable – polite, attentive yet unobtrusive. We even had Farida (the manager) come and say hello, despite me having cancelled our previous booking... More 

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Bernese Oberland, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

No.no,food from everey contrey.wine is good,service do not have abiliti to serve people good enough.food is ok,,other winerys around here r doing better job.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We really love the location and views however the views are hard to see when seated in the middle of the restaurant by the till (especially when other tables with views were available). Our waitress seemed confused as we had to clarify a few of our orders several times. The food was overall nice but very small portions for the... More 

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Additional Information about Plume Restaurant

Address: 49A Sharp Rd, Matakana 0982, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 9-422 7915
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Matakana
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:30 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:30 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 3:30 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 30

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 49A Sharp Rd, Matakana 0982, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Matakana
  • Phone Number: +64 9-422 7915

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 30

Description

Situated just an hour's drive from Auckland or Whangarei, Plume, the vineyard restaurant, Matakana is a must visit destination on any Matakana wine or food journey - we believe we are all about fabulous local New Zealand wine and produce which together can celebrate "culinary diversity." Plume is a small town, rural, rustic restaurant with friendly service from locally employed staff. It is a great change from the starchy fine dining service of a big city like Auckland yet is in a class of its own.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?