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Ma Maison

Certificate of Excellence
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free, French
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6 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
03 304 7668
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food was superb, the presentation gorgeous, and the people so, so nice. All for a very reasonable price. We loved it there .. so we went back!

Thank PB N
Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We recently visited for dinner to celebrate our wedding anniversary and right from the start the whole experience was fantastic, from the sensational food to the amazing staff who were very attentive, you couldn't have wished for a better evening to celebrate our special occasion, a great thank you to the team at Ma Maison, great food, great people!!!

Thank Steve A
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely surrounds, & a fire to relax by, if it wasnt smoking the whole restaurant out. Get your chimney cleaned & light your fire before you open your restaurant. Your customers do not need to suffer smoke inhalation because of your lack of organisation. Not good for anyone with breathing problems & we dont appreciate our clothing smelling of smoke.... More 

Thank Debbie N
Tucson, Arizona
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The night we arrived we had a superb salmon dinner. One of the best I've ever had and I lived in Alaska for several years. We had breakfast the next and the salmon benedict was the BEST I've ever had. The wait staff was fantastic. If I ever go back to Akaroa I will make sure to return to this... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Tasty food, good wine selection. Dessert was rather disappointing - I can make better Eton Mess! Dined at this restaurant on a Sunday evening on Queens birthday weekend with friends.

Thank JaneyG09
Oamaru, New Zealand
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

At 6pm could not get a meal. Empty tables and not interested in even serving a drink a asking us to wait for a while, which we would have.

2 Thank sue_rudduck
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Ma Maison was the choice we made for our last evening meal before heading back to Australia to next day. What a beautiful setting and as the sun was setting over the water we were able to enjoy a beer or two admiring the view before we settled in for dinner. We decided to have lamb and fish as we... More 

Thank ChampEleven
Christchurch, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We dined here as a Mothers Day treat while spending the weekend in Akaroa. Was a bit disappointed when we arrived to find that the online menu did not match with the menu in the restaurant. It wasn't a big for my husband and myself but when trying to feed a fussy 4 year old it was a problem. The... More 

Thank Kirstee R
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

I have been to Akaroa three times and each time i have come and had a drink here as it is so relaxing and inviting. The view is to die for and it is just a nice place to chill. Staff are good and wine is a reasonable price.

Thank Sharon H
Christchurch, New Zealand
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Located on its own at the waterfront near the pictureesque wharf without the hustle and bustle of the cluster of venuews further round the bay. Stunning view out over the water make for a very relaxing experience. Great for familes there is a public playground 10metres away so you can sit back and relax while letting the kids play with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free, French
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: 03 304 7668

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?