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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, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic
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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  • 164
    Excellent
  • 110
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
New years

Live music, great relaxed atmosphere and a cute little courtyard to soak up the fresh air. Good service and food and really enjoyed their cocktails

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jaszi3
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Hamilton NZ
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We would not have known about this except for a friend recommending it. The food was excellent and the service was ultra quick. There was a good selection of food on the menu. The decor was nice. I would rate this as one of the best restaurants that I have been to.

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1 Thank stevejHamiltonNZ
Tunbridge Wells, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Just arrived in Wellington looking for quality food without the fuss. Bit of research and went to Matterhorn. Back alley behind shops. Starter of tuna carpaccio best. Served with iced horseradish granita,picked veg and a black squid glaze. All other dishes exceptional including dessert brandy snap fajitas with raspberry sorbet chocolate soil, and chocolate & raspberry mousse filling. Just go... More 

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1 Thank Hilary P
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has been a favourite of mine for at least 8 years. The food, setting, ambient and cocktails are all absolutely amazing - you must have a meal here while in Wellington!!

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3 Thank Shavanabanana
Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here because my sister in-law raves about this place, and I can see why! Decadent and artful is every plate. Cocktails with just the right balance of liquor. I had the pork 3 ways and my husband had the beef cheeks. Both were absolutely amazing, as well as our desserts! I had the caramel pave, not overly sweet,... More 

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3 Thank YoyoDieter
Wellington, New Zealand
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Live music, great relaxed atmosphere and a cute little courtyard to soak up the fresh air. Good service and food and really enjoyed their cocktails

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Chiang Mai
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a very enjoyable lunch and a few beers in the outdoor area on a Sunday afternoon. The food was tasty but a little pricey.

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2 Thank KevinLJ_ChiangMai
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Visited this place on NYE, while we didn't try any food, we did try the cocktails and that was enough for a good rating. Go here for drinks, go here for food, go here a good time.

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2 Thank ctrl1992
Wellington, New Zealand
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We've eaten here before and personally wouldn't again. That said we were attracted back by their New Year's Eve offering. They were open until 3am and had a live latino style band playing, there was music, bar and dancing. It was busy but not packed making a good atmosphere. There was room to dance and it was not hot (which... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

The Matterhorn is a brilliant establishment. The decor and ambiance are superb, the service impeccable and the cuisine outstanding. We dined here for my sister's 40th birthday and were impressed with the meticulous attention to detail in every course. Our table was reasonably quiet over the far side of the restaurant. If you appreciate mid century architecture with contemporary overtones... More 

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3 Thank designfelicity
england
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This restaurant could be excellent but the loud music spoils the food which is actually very good indeed. We sat down in lovely surroundings but could hardly hear ourselves think let alone talk over dinner. We found that this ruined our night and could not believe that other diners didnt feel the same. As we were finishing people did start... More 

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