Good Merchant

Good Merchant

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Hours
Sun
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Ratings and reviews
3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.4 of 5 bubbles
Details
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PRICE RANGE
$20.00 – $40.00
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Beer restaurants
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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About
Good Merchant is a fresh, modern provincial pub in the heart of Matamata offering welcoming kiwi hospitality mixed with great food and locally brewed craft beers and ciders. Located in a former farm supply depot the pub continues this fine tradition replenishing and refreshing locals and travellers alike.
PRICE RANGE
$20.00 – $40.00
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, New Zealand, Beer restaurants
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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3.5
3.5 of 5 bubbles33 reviews
Excellent
13
Very good
8
Average
5
Poor
3
Terrible
4
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

81bgirl28
Tirau7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 family
Not overly impressed with the food. Very basic for the price. $44 steak that came with 4 tiny roast potatoes and 1 piece of broccoli and cauliflower. Eton Mess that came with thawed frozen blueberries, was surprised considering it is berry season. Hippie Bowl was nice and filling. Gluten free was a little lacking in my opinion. Staff were nice and cleared plates quickly. Not sure we would return.
Written 19 December 2023
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Mike Rennie
106 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 none
It’s a lovely set up. Nice and spacious and friendly staff. Had the bar snacks a few times now and they’re just ok. I had the fried chicken last visit, nice flavours but strong fatty flavour, perhaps from the cooker being on too low. I would come here for a drink most definitely but not for the food personally.
Written 29 December 2020
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jccaunce
30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
Visited this place for a drink, great venue, live music on a Sunday afternoon with a chilled vibe. If you like a variery of beers theres a great choice. Good outside area to enjoy a relaxing beverage!! Staff very friendly and helpful when choosing a drink to suit you!!
Written 1 February 2020
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Lynley88
Greater London5 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 family
My sister booked a table for her birthday for 8. The restaurant wasn't busy at all. No one one came and took a drink order. Once we finished our dinner no one cleared our table. I ended up putting our dishes on a spare table just to make room and even after some guest had left they still didn't clear our dishes. Fried chicken and duck wings was dry. Such a shame for what looked like would be a nice bistro bar.
Written 20 February 2020
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Kate H
Cambridge160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 couples
Treating ourselves after our second (painless) Covid-19 vaccination, we headed here for lunch. Very quiet but welcoming. Service was a little slow, considering the few customers, but the food was served swiftly once ordered, and my lambs fry and onions, with toasted sourdough bread was the best I have tasted in a long time. Compliments to the chef. My husband had the very generous pulled pork burger and pronounced it very good.
Written 15 September 2021
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Robert
Tirau81 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 family
Boring and lacked flavor menu been changed and was just a generic run of the mill menu that you can get at thousand places most stuff out packet salt and pepper squid .seafood pasta few prawns and bit squid no seasoning. waitress was clueless I asked for a mid strength beer as I was the driver you think I'd asked for something complicated .the whole dining experience was ho hum a 3 out ten and no atmosphere
Written 13 January 2023
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Matamata123
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 none
Been there a few times. The salad was unoriginal and poorly executed. The cheesecake was bad. The skillet cookie was good. The waitstaff was terrible - inattentive and when they deign to actually come to the table, they are incredibly rude. Quiz nights are busy but I don't understand why: the quizmaster isn't engaging and the quiz goes painfully long given how few questions there are. Would not recommend but am keen to see them improve to become a true destination for the locals.
Written 9 August 2021
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DayTrip38498085020
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 family
Headed here today for Birthday lunch with my family. The space I requested for our tabel was incorrect, no server came to check if we were ok for 20 mins, very slow on our drinks order, servers looked like they did not want to be there at all apart from one young guy who was not on our table. Our lunch order was a long wait, we had a table of 10 (3 kids) our lunch orders arrived staggered, with 4 meals not even being processed, if I didn't call out to a passing staff member, 2 kids and 2 adults would not have got their meals! There was very little care and attention from any stuff members here, at no point did anyone come and check how we were going, if we wanted extra drinks we had to wave down staff and it seemed like a very big inconvenience. I would not recomentd this place to anyone, which is a shame as the astetcis of the venue lead to high hope of it being a good day. So disapointed
Written 13 April 2024
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Tripster
Matamata1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Awesome outside area for a cheeky afternoon beer and great seating options inside for a meal. The old menu was good, however, the new menu is fantastic. Loving the use of fresh vegetables.
Written 16 March 2020
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wendy h
Matamata50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
Tonight we visited Good Merchant again. The new menu is a big improvement on the previous one. I ordered the lamb shank and was not disappointed, a very tasty meal. My husband had the scotch fillet, and was equally pleased with his choice. great service. I suggest with things being the way they are, support local and visit Good Merchant for a lovely night out.
Written 18 March 2020
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Gayleen Miller
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 none
Three older ladies liked the look of the shady outdoor area. Excellent attention from the staff, prompt service, delicious food. We had pizzas and alcoholic slushies - perfect on a hot day.
Written 13 January 2021
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Becksm1
Wellington155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 business
Amazing pizza and soft shell tacos. Popped along on Wed night for the two 4 one pizza deal and had a few tacos too. We left so happy and a doggy bag too. The service was just awesome and I'd happily return again
Written 20 May 2021
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Annie M
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 couples
Don’t waste your time. The service was terrible, we sat waiting for a server to come to us for 20 mins all while one stood behind the bar smiling at her phone. The only good thing was the food
Written 30 September 2023
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LONESNIPER
Matamata1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 none
my meal was delicious and the service was bad because they were late with the meals and menu's so i left and never came back to that place ever again
Written 14 February 2023
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Dedge
Lower Hutt205 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 family
Food was great, good atmosphere. But… servers were NOT wearing masks even though patrons came in wearing them. Took the shine off a rare meal out.
Written 6 January 2022
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