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106 Cuba St, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4 384 3359
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Ranked #87 of 665 Restaurants in Wellington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $35
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Setting the benchmark for the finest and freshest of New Zealand’s music, dining, service, drink design and culture, Matterhorn gives it to you seven ways in seven days, indoors, outdoors, fireside; it is a regular's restaurant, cocktail bar and café, where attitude is most certainly valued over attire.

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Shepparton, Victoria,Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

On our first time in Wellington, my partner and i were doing our best to work out from the details we had where we would have our first ever meal in the capital. We walked around for a while and ended up in Cuba Street - which turned out to be good directions from our Concierge at the hotel! We... More 

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London
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172 reviews 172 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Have had plenty of good recommendations about this place and to be honest if your going there for drinks it's pretty awesome. Very cool setting but unfortunately the food wasn't great, others on TA have had better experiences so I reckon go a make your own mind up on how good it is. Hopefully I just caught then at a... More 

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Lasne, Belgium
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We discovered the Matterhorn restaurant in Wellington last Saturday night. We had not made a reservation so had to wait at the bar until a table was ready. We were amazed by the ballet of bar tenders and their making of cocktails of all sorts. It was pure magic to watch. We were taken to our table and ordered the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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127 reviews 127 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Really lovely space - dark and moody with simple minimalist interior. Great service. Lovely food - very fresh seafood dishes done really well. Good wine list.

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

took our god daughter there for her birthday. food gtreat, service great, concept great. lighting poor!

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Palmerston North
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

First visited the Matterhorn in the late 60's and visit it occasionally when in Wellington. Still in the same location although has changed over the years. Small restaurant with an small outdoor area. Meals are always good and the menu is inclined to be different from many similar places. Service is very good with the staff happy to assist if... More 

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Sydney
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Very disappointing meal. Unfortunately, the New Zealand Good Food reviews we read were written late 2013 - obviously there has been a change in chef/menu since then. While the starter of sashimi kingfish and entree of rabbit and carrot were enjoyable, the main of chicken ballotine was over salted and the steamed fish over cooked and dry. An extremely dark... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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40 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I visited Matterhorn with a group of colleagues/friends for a pre-Christmas meal. The service was impeccable and the food matched. Interesting menu and very busy. There is outdoor seating, but it is very much the smoking area and not terribly desirable. Nice to see "meals" on the menu as opposed to the "sharing plate" trend.

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Sydney
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

A very interesting experience, good bar very innovative menu lovely relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant is much better than the rest of the Cuba mall surroundings

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Celebrated 34 years of marriage with our daughter and son-in-law. Great service, extraordinary food, excellent cocktails and 2 free champagnes! A true fine dining experience.

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Address: 106 Cuba St, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 4 384 3359
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
Average Prices: USD 10 - 35

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