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Matterhorn

106 Cuba St, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4 384 3359
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Ranked #55 of 636 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, 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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Wellington, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Great atmosphere, all sort of dark and warm which is nice in the winter. The sharing plates are amazing, our favourite is the lamb shank moussaka with sides of red cabbage gratin and roast potatoes. Service is very good and a wide wine selection makes for a very enjoyable evening. Make sure you take your phone as we found the... More

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Auckland
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100 reviews 100 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

lots of candles - lovely bar - didnt eat here - menu appeared to be Tapas plate type of eating - great service and care taken with the drink presentation

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Wellington, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This place is cool. It oozes sophistication and is fun, classy and dimly lit so don't drink too much or you'll never find your way to the toilets. We had a drink in the bar and being Friday night it was busy which provides good atmosphere. There is a bar outside too with heaters so there are a couple of... More

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Dine at the restaurant the other dine, Food was very good, but the decor, furniture & fittings very old and worn out.

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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Loved it. Thankfully a long wait for a table in an obviously crowded restaurant meant we could experience the fabulous bar. Talented bar staff take loving care in their creations and service. The Fig and Cigar Sazerac is the best cocktail I have ever tasted. Chef's menu at $60 pp was amazing value. So cheap for what appears on the... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I'll preface by saying the food might be great. I don't know. We booked a table well in advance for a party of 9. The restaurant insisted on their chef's menu which is "built to share" meaning everyone in our party had to find something in the fixed chef's menu. There's not a lot of choice on this menu, and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

My colleague and I had the chefs menu at $49. This consisted of 4 small plates and one large. The food was so amazing, very different. I would truly say it was some of the best food I've eaten. The ambiance is wonderful also, and the log fire was perfect.

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Perth, Australia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I find the Matterhorn has a kind of casualness but yet the venue and restaurant has a certain deception. I’d class the food as fine dining for the masses. There’s skill in the execution of the dishes, but there’s no delicateness shown. No restraint. In stead, big bold flavours with generous serves are the mantra here. There was quite a... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

This place had changed to a 'shared plates' concept since our last visit the food did not disappoint, everything was flavorsome and delicious. The only thing is the portions to small! Cone on Matterhorn; we love your food and for the price we're paying you can do better.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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63 reviews 63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This might just have been the best dinner I have had all year. The extremely naughty waggu potatoes are insanely good. This is the place for you if you like fine dining that is not fussy, simple food done brilliantly. I give it a 10 for the dinner we had, the service and value were great too. Highly recommend that... More

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