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“Great find in Matakana!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Plume Restaurant

Plume Restaurant
49A Sharp Rd, Matakana 0982, New Zealand
09 422 7915
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Ranked #3 of 16 Restaurants in Matakana
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: New Zealand
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Vineyard restaurant...a beautiful rural vineyard valley restaurant surrounded by glens and dales with a rustic envioronment. Not fine dining as a big city but fine dining all the same.
Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Great find in Matakana!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We stopped by here for lunch on our way up the coast. The setting is lovely and food delicious. We had the pork belly and duck and both were delicious. We will be back!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Plume Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This restaurant has a great outlook and setting. The food and wine is great and they cater for children also. The staff are friendly and helpful. We have been on several occassions and the standard is consistent.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Well worth a drive....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

A few weeks ago we went in a party of six to have Sunday lunch at Plume Restaurant in Matakana - definitely well worth a visit - the setting is beautiful, the grounds are gorgeous, the food was simply outstanding - the dessert even better and the ambience of the place really relaxing and extremely pleasant! The staff were attentive and friendly and pleasant and even the cloakroom was outstanding - call me weird but I always look at the cloakrooms when I go to restaurants!! As we progress further into summer I have to say for me it would definitely be an option to go to again especially because of the layout and the way you feel as if you are sitting outside even when you are actually sitting inside!!! The flow of the restaurant is excellent and the food was really really yummy!!! There is a lovely young lady who sings while you are having your food and she is just gorgeous with a beautiful, relaxing voice - try it everyone, its really worth a drive out that way!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wharehine, NZ
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Mmmmm absolutely divine food & impecable service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

My husband & I went to Plume for dinner on a wet & cold winters night to celebrate a special occassion. We had high expectations as a number of people had told us how wonderful it was - we were not at all disappointed.

Fantastic service and every course was beautiful. Peking duck pancakes, eye fillet & churros with a few glasses of a lovely local syrah left me more than satisfied!

It's definitely on the expensive side but you get what you pay for here - I wouldn't hesitate to come again although unfortunately not every week :)

Visited July 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Nothing to rave about”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

My partner and I dined at Plume on w windy Sunday afternoon. The setting is beautiful and the acoustic musician was superb!

We popped in for wine tasting the day before and the woner tended to us personally and after a bit of a shaky start, we thoroughly enjoyed the tasting and decided to return the next day for lunch. We stumbled onto a Voucher special and decided to opt for the 2 lunches and 2 complimentary glasses of wine.

We had the duck with Asian pancakes and hoysin sauce and the lamb sandwich with pomme frittes and 2 glasses of the Runner Duck Sav.

the lunch was average with the duck a little dry and the pancakes over steamed. The lamb sandwich was okay and the Savignon Blanc was almost certainly not the Sav we quite enjoyed the day before. I wouldn't be happy if we paid the full menu price for either of the meals.

What did annoy me a little is upon paying, the maitre d' was somewhat stand-offish when it came to us paying with a voucher.

Perhaps dinner would be a better option, don't know if we'll return to try.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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