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Matterhorn

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106 Cuba St, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4 384 3359
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Setting the benchmark for the finest and freshest of New Zealand’s music...
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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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions

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  • 126
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  • 91
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 11
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent tapas style food and bar

Hidden away behind the main shopping road this is a gem- great service- lovely secluded outdoor section - and great fried chicken pieces - not to be missed

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
stevebrenman
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 NEW

Hidden away behind the main shopping road this is a gem- great service- lovely secluded outdoor section - and great fried chicken pieces - not to be missed

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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

I selected Matterhorn through Urbanspoon, just as a place I can take my client to for a business dinner. The entry was is no way reflective of the hidden gem inside, when you enter you wrongly get the impression that you are entering a pub, instead of a 5 star restaurant. The food selection was unique and fabulous, there was... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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129 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We enjoyed this little place tucked off Cuba St. We had the snapper fish of the day. ..excellent. the salad was delightful. I would go back. The only negative is that if it's rather dark. .. but that could just be viewed as romantic!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Booked a table to celebrate our daughter and her fiancé's birthdays. The food was excellent, presented well and tasted delicious, but the restaurant was so dark it was really difficult to see what we were eating. Five stars for the food but marked down because of the lighting. There was also no apology for the additional bottle of wine showing... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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134 reviews 134 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

Been a while since we last visited...had a warm welcome...atmosphere was great. Superb service and fabulous food. Thoroughly recommend. Only minor criticism was cocktail menu could have been a bit more imaginative.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Although the environment is a bit dark and heavy, the evening meal we had here was superb. The chef is a flavours expert and produced a duck entrée with variations that were out of this world. My partner had a fish main course and I chose rump steak, both of which were cooked with finesse. The waiter that met us... More 

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Shepparton, Victoria,Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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184 reviews 184 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
54 helpful votes 54 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 106 Cuba St, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4 384 3359

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 35

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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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