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Look no further, Matai is Rotorua’s new and best fine dining establishment. Stunning meals and great service. It’s only a matter of time before this place is number 1. The pork belly and lamb were stand out dishes, and make sure you leave room for...dessert. If you are lucky the chef might swing past your table for a chat.More
We had the buffet breakfast as we were staying in the Regal Palm Resort.
Lovely restaurant, our waiter was lovely and friendly. Food was delicious! Just a little limited we thought for a buffet breakfast though we understood as we were at the time the...only ones in the restaurant and Covid would have no doubt limited the numbers unfortunately.
Overall lovely experience and I would most definitely go back!More
Wow!! We are a family of 5 on holiday in Rotorua. We had heard good things about Matai but tonight they have exceeded all expectations! For us to go out with our children aged 8 - 13 and for them to order off the children’s...menu and be so happy is one thing. The best pizza ever, the best calamari ever etc - all made in the restaurant. However for us as parents to be able to go out and have such an exceptional meal at the same restaurant was so fantastic! Hands down the best Lamb dish we have ever eaten. The Chef Ryan came out and introduced himself and we absolutely admire his passion and his vision for Matai. Outstanding food, stunning service with a beautiful family connection. (Ryan’s mum - you have every right to be proud!) We will be back! If you are in Rotorua you would be mad not to visit!More
Wow what can I say? Not only did the kids say the pizza from the children’s menu was the best pizza they have had, but our pork belly entrees and lamb mains were absolutely amazing! The lamb was the best fine dining lamb meal I...have EVER eaten! I even had to go to the kitchen to thank them! Ryan and your team we wish you all the best with this restaurant, you deserve to do well from what we have experienced! Way more than 5 stars from us!!More
We celebrated a milestone birthday for my wife Gillian
last week - We came here on a recommendation from a dear friend
We were warmly greeted like family by Gretchen but the best was when
talented chef Ryan presented us with dishes of such a...high quality from days gone by.
We didnt know we could still dine out with such a fabulous experience like this and such high quality and care given by staff one and all
Well done team - we will be back soon!!More
I was a bit reticent before we dined here as the restaurant is in a hotel and I usually steer clear of hotel restaurants. Everyone in our group was nicely surprised by the amazing food. We were a group of 6 that came for lunch....Most of our group ordered the fish (John Dory), it was perfectly cooked, and was accompanied by a delicious beurre blanc and al dente vegetables. My son had skirt steak which I was assuming would not be as great as what we are used to eating in Central/South America. He declared it a winner. I am looking forward to eating there again soon. Highly recommend it.More
Five of us had dinner here and it was a wonderful experience. Beautifully executed food and great service from Gretchen our waiter who was refreshingly knowledgeable, competent and friendly without being overbearing or too familiar.
My favourite is the pork belly but everyone thoroughly enjoyed...their meals. We were all do full after complimentary bread, entrees and mains that we reluctantly skipped dessert. Next time...
This restaurant’s a real asset to Rotorua. Well done Ryan and your team. Today we also enjoyed a first visit to your Eastwood cafe at Scion. Aldo fab! Keep up the great work - you deserve to succeed.More
We had dinner and breakfast at this fabulous restaurant during our stay in Roturua and our daughter even tried to persuade the Head Chef to move the restaurant nearer to our home so we could visit more often!! It's that good. The service is fabulous...and the Maitre D' is wonderful - nothing is too much trouble. The Head Chef is a lovely guy and came out to check on his guests during service. He was also really obliging if people had special dietary requirements etc. The food was exceptional. The seafood bisque and the fish of the day were particular highlights of our dinner, and we had the Sunday buffet breakfast, which was awesome. If you eat anywhere in Roturua, you should eat here!More