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Ma Maison

2 Rue Jolie | Banks Peninsula, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7668
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“aged beef” (2 reviews)
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Rue Jolie | Banks Peninsula, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Ma Maison
1. Stunning location
"This is a top-class restaurant in a stunning setting."
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2. Delicious food
"The standard of cuisine could easily have been on master chef"
John M
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3. Excellent service
"The service is so welcoming and friendly that you don't want to leave."
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1 - 10 of 106 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful atmosphere at this lovely restaurant in Akaroa. Nice choice on menu for the group we had of five and all left very happy with beautiful food. Great service and staff very helpful and had good knowledge of menu and assisted with choices and wine...More

Thank Sara H
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 12 October 2017

For 17 days in South Island, carefully analyzing reviews, we kept an open mind and searched desperately for a fine dining experience. Eventually we gave up, lowered our expectations, and started eating pies and cryovaced meals. On our second last day we found the perfect...More

3  Thank Dojii
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited slightly out of season (April) when the choice of restaurants was more limited so great to find a good restaurant open. Food was lovely and the blue cod especially fresh and delicious.

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what fantastic service.Waiters gliding around attending but not annoying.Food great as well.We all ordered different meals,all lovely.Most people would love the large amount of meat in the burger I had but I don't like big pieces of meat!I said this when ordering.Didn't complain about...More

Thank Sightseeing22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great place for lunch right on the water. View is relaxing, service is great, food has options from burger to vegan and vegetarian. Outside and inside seating. Overall a great little place.

Thank Tatyana R
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

So bloody good, we got dirty gin martinis which were made perfectly (so hard to find proper martinis anywhere!) And a giant seafood platter with soft shell crab, squid, prawns, amazing amazing ceviche, mussels, tuna/salmon sashimi and loads of great dipping sauces... def recommend! Might...More

Thank bridieo922
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Absolutely amazing service! All the staff were friendly and professional. However, was a bit disappointed with the food. Ordered a chicken salad which was drenched in a sugary dressing. The red onion outweighed the chicken ratio. The chicken burger isn’t worth $24. Would return for...More

Thank Kerstin B
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

We've been to this restaurant couple of times but the best dish was seafood risotto. I believe angels were cooking it, coz the taste was just unbelievable. And the view is amazing no traffic and crowds.

Thank CupOfCoffee777
Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

We booked this restaurant as local people recommended. We ordered seafood platter as a starter which was really a generous amount and a good variety of seafood. I had beef as a main dish and it was just perfectly cooked. Dessert was also tasty. I’ll...More

Thank Angelic8619
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Very good service and excellent food. The portion sizes were generous, and beautifully presented. Good wine selection. Friendly staff. A very pleasant dining experience.

Thank KPG2503
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Rue Jolie | Banks Peninsula, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7668
  • E-mail
Overlooking Dailey's wharf and the Akaroa Harbour, Ma maison is one of Akaroa's hidden gems. The view speaks for itself! Set away from the hustle and bustle, our Restaurant offers a very private dining experience, one to be enjoyed and savoured.
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