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106 Cuba St, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4 384 3359
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Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 137
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  • 98
    Very good
  • 41
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  • 12
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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
really nice

Me and My partner went in for a drink few days ago was really cool place the bar is beautiful as we just had dinner was just a quiet drink but definitely will be back to have dinner there it looks and smells amazing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
CrazyT89
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Wellington, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We had dinner here last night, we were very glad we did! The cocktails were very good, an excellent interpretation of a few classics. The bread came out with some caramelised butter, an unexpected pleasure. The mains were a fine example of balance, textures, flavours and tastes.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Me and My partner went in for a drink few days ago was really cool place the bar is beautiful as we just had dinner was just a quiet drink but definitely will be back to have dinner there it looks and smells amazing.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Great evening with friends, a bit dark as others have said and the live music although excellent was also a bit loud - problem when you get older. However the food was marvellous. The website menu isn't totally the same as the actual but don't let that put you off. The grilled corn on the cob was the best I've... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Have always loved the Matterhorn as a place to pop in for a drink growing up in Wellington. But having lived in London for the past 11 years had not dined in the restaurant. What a treat. The service was fantastic. A charming waiter with excellent food and wine knowledge and outstanding service made our evening. Wine was great and... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I've been to Matterhorn twice recently and both times have been awesome. The staff are so friendly and welcoming. They are also great at explaining the menu and if you have any dietary requirements. I have several dietary issues and both times the lovely lady waitress has bent over backwards to substitute or remove foods I can't eat. This makes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

Never had a bad experience.. Food, service and ambience all incredible. Great new menu. Thanks Matterhorn!

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We went to the Matterhorn about three weeks ago and had a lovely time. Its always way too dark in there, so many people read the menus with the lights on their cellphones but we had a nice night and the food was really good. We thought we would go back again for a "date night" and requested a romantic... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 via mobile

The food was very good overall but very small portions for what you pay. A plate of pork was over 30 dollars and should be called half a plate of pork. Beef was good but again too small. If you are hungry go elsewhere.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Years ago I used to come here when I was a teenager. Then is was a coffee shop and very popular. I visited here in March and found that it was not the same. The service was good but I was not impressed with the menu, it did not appeal to us so we decided not to eat there. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Good food, light on section in the menu. Raw options for starters really good but qty very small for price. Service was good but a little dark to read menus and see what you were eating.

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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: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?