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“Superb food and ambience”
Review of Plume Restaurant

Plume Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 26 Restaurants in Matakana
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $32
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Situated just an hour's drive from Auckland or Whangarei, Plume, the vineyard restaurant, Matakana is a must visit destination on any Matakana wine or food journey - we believe we are all about fabulous local New Zealand wine and produce which together can celebrate "culinary diversity." Plume is a small town, rural, rustic restaurant with friendly service from locally employed staff. It is a great change from the starchy fine dining service of a big city like Auckland yet is in a class of its own.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 reviews
“Superb food and ambience”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

Four of us recently enjoyed a lovely, relaxed Friday lunch at Plume. We were given friendly, attentive service from the time of booking, right through to when we left the restaurant. We sat outside on a beautiful sunny day and enjoyed excellent food and wine in a relaxed atmosphere - could not have asked for more.

  • Visited August 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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118 reviews
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“A pleasant Sunday lunch”
Reviewed September 30, 2013

We went in a group of four for Sunday lunch (1.15 pm). When I booked by phone, they said that 1 pm was taken so "be on time" for a 1.15 booking! Slightly officious. I don't think this person was present on the day as everyone was most pleasant. A party group were in another room, so our area of the restaurant was quieter and we enjoyed listening to the lovely girl guitarist - music pleasant but not intrusive. Back to the food, I ordered the fish of the day (monkfish) and asked for no tomatoes on the dish as I'm allergic to them and asked could I have other vegetables instead. When my plate arrived, I actually had a lot less vegetables than my friend who'd ordered the same dish. My husband ordered the Duck breast, not cheap at $40, his comment, it was `fine', but not a big helping. Desserts of Spanish dumplings and Gelato & Sorbet Assortments were good, but again expensive at $16. So all in all, food was reasonably good but more vegetables would have been appreciated considering the price. My husband enjoyed the Runner Duck wine and bought two bottles of merlot blend. There's great competition in the area for them with Matakana Market Kitchen and Mahurangi River Winery nearby.

  • Visited September 2013
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Wellington, New Zealand
2 reviews
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“Great restaurant for private function”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

We hired Plume out for a 30 person dinner. It worked brilliantly for this purpose. The staff were very attentive and helped ensure our evening went smoothly.
Food was supurb

Visited September 2013
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“Could not be faulted”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

My wife and I visited Matakana on a Sunday afternoon and booked at Plume for lunch. We were both impressed with the friendly welcome and attentive service. We had the prawns and spring rolls for entree, and eye fillet and scallops for mains. The food was superb and could not be faulted. With some fantastic Runner Duck wines to match I highly recommend Plume Restaurant for a lazy Sunday lunch in Matakana.

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Auckland
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20 reviews
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“Yummy”
Reviewed September 14, 2013

Just had lunch at Plume today, lovely wine and great food. Owner was very sweet and the service was great. Only down side for me (although I really enjoyed the wine that I had) was that a pinot noir was not available by the glass and the chicken was off the menu. All in all a beautiful place to have lunch and I really recommend the goats cheese tart!

  • Visited September 2013
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