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All 20 Akaroa Restaurants

Ma Maison

6 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
03 304 7668
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Ranked #6 of 20 Restaurants in Akaroa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We found this to be a delightful restaurant with a very adequate menu. The food was well prepared and presented. Service was friendly and helpful. The lashing rain outside did nothing to detract from our dining experience.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My 4 friends and I had planned to do the 2 day Banks Peninsula walk (fantastic and highly recommend) for quite some time and I was in charge of booking the restaurant for the evening we completed our walk. I researched all the Akaroa restaurants on Trip Advisor choosing Ma Maison and so pleased I did. The food was absolutely... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

How fantastic is it that this restaurant has specials nights. Ask the locals when they're on as it's great to savour high quality food at 1/2 the price. Excellent, picturesque location. HIgh class food and wine, too.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We came for lunch and had the Akaroa salmon and the beer-battered fish and chips. The Akaroa salmon was divine. Every element on that plate was delicious. I didn't want it to end! And the beer-battered fish and chips were really good too. It was not too oily, but crisp and all the ingredients were very fresh. For dessert, we... More 

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Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
266 reviews 266 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
338 helpful votes 338 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We dined here on our last night on the South Island, due in part to the restaurant's handy location next door to our motel. Instead of mains, we chose to share an assortment of entrées, tapas style. The pork rillettes and panko crumbed fromage were standouts. It was a slow winter night, so we spent a good two hours here... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Went as oart of a large group. The service was very efficient. Mains all arrived basically together. The food was very good. I asked for a variation to my main and I guess something was lost in translation as it didnt come as requested, but never mind. Had the lamb shank which was very nice and tender. The accompanying veggies... More 

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Ohaupo Town District, null, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

nice good excellent very good wines food awesome service perfect nice good excellent very good wines food awesome service perfect nice good excellent very good wines food awesome service perfect

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Brisbane, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We were lucky enough to visit Akaroa on our cruise. We got off the ship and started to stroll around the village. Most of our other passengers stopped around the wharf or the first restaurant along the bay but we kept strolling. The day was beautiful and the scenery was stunning so why wouldn't you. We happened upon Ma Maison... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Was a lovely meal with great service. Beautiful setting also. On the expensive side but seemed to be on par with everything else in the area. Worth it, thanks!

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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Stumbled upon this restaurant while turning around and what a find! I can honestly say that the salmon main course is the best meal I have EVER had. Every mouthful had to be savoured for the wonderful taste sensation that it was! I can't emphasise enough how superb it was. Staff were friendly, the decor tasteful and warm and the... More 

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Additional Information about Ma Maison

Address: 6 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03 304 7668
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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