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Matterhorn

106 Cuba St, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
+64 4 384 3359
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Ranked #78 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
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Hastings, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Loved it, staff were attentive and helpful and the food was to die for! Thoroughly recommend, had read reviews off TripAdvisor and was a bit worried about service but they were truly great!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We went for a special birthday celebration at Matterhorn. Although we had booked we still had to wait about 40 minutes in a crowded and noisy bar for the table to come available. Just as we were escorted to our table the music started - loudly. It was disco rap and what we found was what we thought would be... More

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Oamaru, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Have visited this restaurant an many occasions and there is usually a great welcoming feel and plenty of action. Mostly it has been just for drinks but the meals we have had here have been very memorable. Lately the 'personal' touch seems to be a bit missing and the choice of drinks has reduced due to changes of suppliers which... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We have been to the Matterhorn a few times lately. The food has been consistently awesome but the service is consistently below average. The last time we went they told us they didn't have our booking (even though we had confirmed half an hour earlier) and the wait staff were just plain rude. On top of this they would not... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

Started well but wines we chose on menu as stated not available when next wine not available and we said not happy a very unpleasant man came to say its out of their hands? Problems with their supplier no proactive approach to solve it while our food arrived getting cold.when we decided to leave he then apologised... Why advertise wines... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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