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“Amazing”

The Matakana Village Pub
Ranked #3 of 29 Restaurants in Matakana
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $30
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed September 23, 2013

The service here is superb, both at dinner and at the bar. All the staff were very helpful and made you feel at home. The drinks were great (Bloody Mary's to go with the America's Cup) and dinner was delicious. A special mention for the fig tart. Yum.

Thank Laura B
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Excellant place for a few drinks with friends in a nice garden bar - however food is not the best, instead of a yummy rustic pub lunch experience it was more like a pub lunch for snobs...
Burger was $19.00 ish?? It had a little bit of salad fired at the bun and one slice of tomato... meat pattie was tasty but way to expensive for a burger and chips! Salmon salad was underwhelming and expensive for 3 ingriedients on the plate - a few peices of smoked salmon, potatos and mesculan does not make a salad?

The blonde waitress - I really wish I took her name - is in the wrong business!!! Terrible service! no smile or conversation and rude. A gent behind the bar was charismatic and awesome - but she needs serious help in hospitatiliy. Made paying for our $65.00 lunch even more annoying.

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1  Thank kje007
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Duncan A, Owner at The Matakana Village Pub, responded to this reviewResponded November 9, 2013

Dear customer, we are sorry to hear of your poor service. It is most out of character for our team to behave like that. We are normally applauded for our friendliness and attentiveness. I will emphasize this review at our staff training tomorrow. Also our $17 burger is hand ground prime beef with
Country chips is generally a meal people return for but we have taken your feedback on board and added red onion, tomato and more lettuce. Thanks for taking the time to review us and provide us with opportunities to improve. Regards Duncan

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Good start to a relaxing weekend. The outdoor area at the front is very welcoming on a fine day and we had a beautiful afternoon, almost too hot. Food OK. Mussels and Calamari good, Burger poor

Thank Craig C
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

well, I gave them some pretty harsh feedback when it changed from our crusty style old local pub ( which we loved) to a fancy Auckland style thing. With prices and portions to match.
Gotta say I finally went down the other day. Jess the waitress- a local- was fantastic. the 20 dollar lunch and a drink was great- bit small portions for the size of my bloke tho. However he did survive and mine was just right. Lets hope they realise winter is a killer round here for business and that its the locals who get you through to the summer boom. definite improvement. The non special meals were looking good too- 22 bucks for fresh fish and chips. and it was huge. Well done the matakana.

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Thank Matakanafamily
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

We are British living in NZ and the Matakana Village pub was like coming home! Fine ales, cosy feel, great pub grub, friendly staff and a lovely roaring fire outside to warm your cockles.

We had the pork hock and it was absolutely delicious. We would definitely come back and recommend.

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1  Thank Noonie25
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