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The Matakana Village Pub Restaurant

) #2 of 20 Restaurants in Matakana $$ - $$$ , British,
11 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana, New Zealand
+64 9-422 7518
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
11 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 298 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ordered the southern fried Chicken, chicken was cooked well but they managed to mess up coleslaw and cornbread. Otherwise amazing service and a nice cosy atmosphere.

Thank Chris P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by the pub for a few drinks and some nibbles. The food was presented excellent and tasted great. The service from the staff was also excellent and very friendly. We got to enjoy the live music they had playing while soaking up the...More

1  Thank Lynne F
Greg L, General Manager at The Matakana Village Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there. Thanks for taking the time to review the pub. Sounds like you had a great time which is what it is all about. See you again soon.

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

The food is much better than you would expect from a pub and the smoker turns out great smoked food. The flavours are interesting and service is good what's not to like!

Thank Aztec007
Greg L, General Manager at The Matakana Village Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to review the pub. Much appreciated. Sounds like you had a great time and thats what it is all about. See you again soon.

Reviewed 13 June 2017

After 1 hour drive, you arrive in the village and you have this restaurant on your left. The food is excellent. We had dinner 2 times and the food had always the same quality. The oysters are very fresh for the area and very inexpensive...More

1  Thank JUANITA C
Greg L, General Manager at The Matakana Village Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2017

Firstly, thanks for taking the tome to review the pub. We try hard to make your time with us fun and a great experience so it is great to receive the awesome feedback. See you again soon.

Reviewed 10 June 2017

We have visited here many times and this is the first review. We have dined in the more formal room, and also enjoyed drinks and nibbles outside. The last time we were here we saw that the oversized BBQ was happily spit roasting something delicious...More

Thank nzdarl
Greg L, General Manager at The Matakana Village Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to review the pub. Sounds like you had a lovely time and that is great from our point of view. Please do call in again.

Reviewed 1 June 2017

We just popped in on a Saturday night as we were staying in this small town and there aren't a lot of choices. Liked the old style look of the place - also they had a very good acoustic guitar musician playing there till 7pm....More

Thank Brendon B
Greg L, General Manager at The Matakana Village Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review us. It makes us proud to read reviews like the one you have just given us and I am so pleased you had a special time with us. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 20 May 2017

My partner and I went to the Matakana Pub last week and had a great time. The food was good the drink was good but what made the experience great for us was the good ol' banter from the bartender. He was very approachable and...More

Thank S-W-BAYER
Greg L, General Manager at The Matakana Village Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review your visit and we are so pleased you had a great time. I have passed your comments onto Jack who was delighted. We are very proud of the staff and love to hear about it when they make...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

The food was fantastic and have a great flavour. Even on a busy night it was very prompt getting to the table. Waiters were friendly and everything was very reasonably priced. Will definately visit again.

Thank Lynne F
Greg L, General Manager at The Matakana Village Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Firstly. Thanks for talking the time to review the pub. We are so glad you seemed to have a great experience. After all that's what it is all about. See you again soon.

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Lovely country side place with awesome food. Loved the presentation. It actually surprised me. Order duck liver plate, food presentation attached and salmon and lamb shoulder with a drink and chips. It was Worth the price costed $96

Thank Anigr8
Greg L, General Manager at The Matakana Village Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to review the pub. We aim to provide great food at an affordable price so its pleasing we ticked the boxes for you. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 16 May 2017

Visited here with friends on a quiet night so not sure if wait staff and chef were new and inexperienced because for the first time in our dining out history we were presented with entre and main at the same time. The menu is not...More

Thank Karin C
Greg L, General Manager at The Matakana Village Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review the pub even though from our point of view the review wasn't great. Just a couple of points to note. The pork dish is advertised with a sauerkraut slaw not just sauerkraut which is what you received. ie:...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 01:00
Monday
11:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 01:00
Thursday
11:30 - 01:00
Friday
11:30 - 01:00
Saturday
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Matakana
  • Phone Number: +64 9-422 7518
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