If you don't set your expectations too high, Market Kitchen is a fine place. It would easily be worth a 3.5 from me but Tripadvisor forces a 3 or a 4. The food is good, the portions generous and the wait staff try their best. But it is an out of town restaurant so don't expect The French Café.
I had a special: kingfish with prawn and citrus risotto. It's great to see kingfish on the menu–I generally avoid snapper as I catch plenty and there is nothing like your own-caught fish–and it was nice. It was a little underdone (better, in my view, than the other way) and eating the raw middle proved this was a nice, fresh, piece of fish. The risotto was a little sloppy. My dining companion's snapper was enjoyed and the local wine can be beautiful (Brick Bay pinot gris is not cheap but worth every cent). The place was very busy, an encouraging sign, and the atmosphere is good, If you are looking to eat out in Matakana region, you should definitely consider Market Kitchen.
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