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Ma Maison

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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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Greytown, New Zealand
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a very nice meal here. It wasn't busy and service was excellent. Food was delicious (we both had the fish and a yummy creme brûlée for dessert). Would recommend

Thank PatriciaL642015
Geraldine, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely place for a romantic dinner. Great food and great surroundings. Open when other restaurants were closed.

Thank Desiree M
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staying at the Criterion Motel in Akaroa this week while on business needed a handy place to eat and just across the road was Ma Maison. No problem getting a table at 8pm as place only half full. Had an entree and desert only which were both very good. Nice selection of wine by the glass. Would certainly go again.

Thank Ian H
Sydney, Australia
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149 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ate here one night for dinner. The service was slow but friendly. Food was good and wines OK. Tables set apart and it was not too noisy. Cost $120 for two mains and bread a two glasses of wine. This is a safe bet for Akaroa.

Thank ddsheywo
Christchurch, New Zealand
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70 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nothing too exciting bout this, except for the lovely harbour view and it's close to a playground so a good choice for families. The service is a bit ho hum and is usually of the traveller, seasonal variety. Ok for a Sunday afternoon drink but it can get windy on the terrace/deck.

Thank milliesmum2016
Christchurch, New Zealand
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Sitting on the patio at lunchtime with a wine, a few metres from the harbour on a sunny calm spring day - priceless! the menu all looked great but we both had the seafood chowder - amazing - crammed with shellfish and chunks of white fish. The accompanying piece of ciabatta bread was rather small, and came pre-buttered which was... More 

Thank AdrienneJ15
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122 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This place was fantastic, and the bonus is its open later then other places during the quiet season (we found it hard to find a restaurant open for dinner). The staff were friendly and efficient and the food was beautiful, some of the best we have had in New Zealand. The pork belly was delicious! Definitely recommended.

1 Thank Shalyceryan
Christchurch, New Zealand
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Was here for a private function so not the usual circumstances however everything was perfect. From the service to the food! It was an ideal day to head over to Akaroa!

Thank blakejr80
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124 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

Stopped in here for lunch and was very pleasantly surprised. We have a good tasty lunch in very nice surroundings and the service was excellent.- would definitely go back.

Thank theDayz
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

I had a very enjoyable seafood chowder. The service was attentive but not over the top. The food was enjoyable and the place had a fire and couches if you were just going for a drink, Easy walk from my accommodation.

Thank lindabulley

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, French, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?