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The Matakana Village Pub Restaurant

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11 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana, New Zealand
+64 9-422 7518
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11:30 - 01:00
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Matakana for a few nights and tried various restaurants and eateries - this was definitely our favourite! We went back on our last night as it was our favourite. The food was amazing (we had entree, main and desert) - the service could be a bit friendlier/bubblier but the food itself was excellent.

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Thank TogetherForever1
Greg L, General Manager at The Matakana Village Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review the pub. Sounds like you had a great time which it is all about. Hope to see you again soon More 

Hamilton
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had some ribs that were not bad. A few different beers they had a bit of a range. Not a noisy place, we were there week nights.

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Thank Andrew R
Melbourne, Australia
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93 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff were very friendly and efficient. We enjoyed our meal as it was tasty but not stand out material.

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Thank Patrice S
United Kingdom
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108 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch. I had the pork belly with slaw, salad and cornbread. Hubby had a burger. Food was fantastic a great little find. Good selection of drinks and a nice outside seating area.

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Thank HVB2689
Greg L, General Manager at The Matakana Village Pub, responded to this review

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

Hamilton, New Zealand
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349 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a great Pub/restaurant very good menu and food nice beer and wine/drinks list very friendly staff!!! nice atmosphere!!

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Thank Brycee10
Greg L, General Manager at The Matakana Village Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing the pub!! Sounds like you had agreat time and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to eat and drink staff very friendly and helpful one Indian waiter had difficulty in understanding my wife's desire to have the pulled pork burger without the bun but it all turned out fine in the end great beer selection and will definitely be back again

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Thank G1297OOkeiths
Greg L, General Manager at The Matakana Village Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review the pub. Nice to know your experience warrants a return visit. See you again soon. More 

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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Inspired food for real foodies. Way above the average menu. Superb presentation followed through with magnificent tastes. Oh, and the service was friendly and efficient too.

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Thank Nigel K
Greg L, General Manager at The Matakana Village Pub, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review the pub. It makes us proud to receive such great all round compliments. Hope to see you again soon More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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350 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dined here while on holiday in New Zealand. While I don't think it is normally required, we were VERY glad we had set up dinner reservations beforehand as we were there on a Friday evening that was also St Patrick's Day. I had originally been attracted to this pub when planning our trip by the reviews here on TA but... More 

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Thank WineTraveller
Greg L, General Manager at The Matakana Village Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review the pub. Having a great experience is what it is all about so I am pleased we lived up to expectations and you had agreat time. Hopefully we will see you again soon. More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The staff were very accommodating for our big group. They were friendly, helpful and always smiling. The food was great and good value for money. The place is very clean and tidy. Love the Northland rugby photos on the wall!!

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Thank ArrianeNC
Greg L, General Manager at The Matakana Village Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review the pub. Much appreciated. I am really pleased you had a great time and hope to see you soon. Go the mighty Northland Taniwha. More 

Binfield, United Kingdom
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264 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

We popped into town for lunch and found this straight away. Half a chicken each, really good as was the service. Sat outside and found the whole experience really pleasant. The beer is good as well.

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Thank Paul S
Greg L, General Manager at The Matakana Village Pub, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review the pub. We appreciate it and are so pleased you seemed to have a great time . See you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$30
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?