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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: Drinks, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent food, comfortable surrounds

We went here for dinner, one very cold winters evening. The open fire added to the ambience, and to keeping us warm. The dinner was excellent, while the serves are not large, so go for entree and main or main and dessert. The cheese plate for dessert was excellent, although it contained very little... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
BigRuss1213
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Loved the food and atmosphere of this place. Had a wonderful meal and a good selection of drinks. Definitely recommend a visit if you are in the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We loved our meal at Matterhorn. Interesting and tasty meals - fine dining but not too pretentious. Thanks for a fab evening.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We went in here to check it out before committing - the exterior is not particularly attractive. As soon as we opened the door, we loved the ambience and decided on the spot this was the place for us, which was confirmed as we walked past the very well appointed bar! We enjoyed a unique meal of unusual flavors and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Enjoyed everything that Matterhorn had to offer. Food, atmosphere, location and service. Our waitstaff for the night took very good care of our group.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We went here for dinner, one very cold winters evening. The open fire added to the ambience, and to keeping us warm. The dinner was excellent, while the serves are not large, so go for entree and main or main and dessert. The cheese plate for dessert was excellent, although it contained very little cheese. A surprisingly good selection of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We went for a birthday dinner, we were told earlier that we would have to have 2 tables, it was a shame as we were split up. The waitress had attitude, did not offer to take a coat and when asked was rude about it, she asked my husband if he wanted dessert and I said we are alright thanks... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Recently, after a very long break, we returned to the Matterhorn. The staff were welcoming, informative and helpful. The service was impeccable and the suggested wines, by the glass, to accompany specific dishes were spot on. We shared an entree, had mains and, while we don't normally finish with dessert did here. Here is a restaurant where high quality raw... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My husband and I visited here in November 2014 on a recommendation from a local, and for that we were very grateful as this turned out to be one of our favourite meals of our whole trip. The staff were really friendly and extremely informative, providing us will details of what we were eating (which was most helpful with the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

A former Swiss coffee house dating back to 1963 has been transformed into a hip, moderately priced, dining establishment. The whole experience is carefully curated, with a bit of an edge. An interesting craft cocktails bar is a welcome start to the evening before being seated at our table. Dinner also presented a variety of interesting small plate options, from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 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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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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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
  • Price Range: $ $

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, 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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