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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
CUISINES
European, New Zealand
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A well run eatery beside a river at the back of a shopping village. Booking may be essential as it was popular the day we visited.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food great service good prices. I would recommend MMK. We will go there again when we are in the area.

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Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dine here regularly and take our visitors also. The food is consistently good and the service excellent. Wide selection of mains and wine menu great.

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Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Atmosphere is nice the waitresses were very present and with the menu and prices you would expect things to reflect this. But the service is very amateurish and paper table clothes and napkins. Food was nice I did like the options on the menu. The...chicken livers were a little over cooked as was the fish but tasty and good size portions. Very nice NZ red we didn’t get dessert. Would I go back ? Not for dinner especially but lunch in a more informal mealMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had not visited for a very long time and discovered the food and service is still the best. Part of our group were delayed by traffic and our waitress kindly reshuffled us so we could stay longer to enjoy our food and atmosphere. There...was a special welcome from Dilanka at the desk on arrival.More

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Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had visitors from Australia and took them for a drive to Matakana. I had booked a table at MMK and very pleased I did. We had the most DELICIOUS luncheon with everyone raving about their food especially the duck tacos. Thanks MMK we shall...be back.More

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Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are locals, this is the place I always recommend to friends or anyone asking where is a good place to eat. Always good quality food and service.

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Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 16, 2024

We were recommended to have dinner at Matakana Market Kitchen, and it did not disappoint! The meal itself was delicious, and our server, Remy, was fabulous! He provided suggestions on menu and wines, and replaced a wine when I didn't care for it. Only negative...is that this place is very noisy, and we were seated by a birthday party of nearly 20 very loud partying individuals. The restaurant can't do much about this, but it didn't add any ambiance :(.....More

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Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed March 12, 2024

We dined here with two couples recently and had great service snd delicious food. The staff were very friendly and attentive. We shared the seafood platter as an entree amongst the four of us. It was beautifully presented and delicious

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed March 7, 2024

As is our customary practice while traveling, we had scoped out possible decent dining options for dinner and/or breakfast in Matakana (where???) several days prior. In particular, I needed to ensure that there were gluten free options. We decided not to make reservations for either...dinner or the following Valentine's Day breakfast, as to provide ourselves maximum flexibility not to drive after drinking and/or to sleep in late at our wine estate villa. It turned out to be a good decision because upon arriving at 10:30am the restaurant was basically empty. There were a number of tables on their terrace with nice views of the river with reserved signs, as we were directed to "select" a table. Understandably, they probably chose to arbitrarily block the better tables for the locals and tour groups. However, they should be advised that "casual" walk-on guests should be valued and can frequently consume/spend more than their budget-minded, fixed-income guests.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed March 3, 2024

We loved our food and drinks, great gluten free options for me. Thanks so much, we will definitely be back. ,

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Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed February 26, 2024

Went for lunch and while the food was fine the service left a lot to be desired, although I think that was dependent on who you were as some people seemed to get better service than others. the drinks took ages to come out (we...had to ask twice) and while the place was busy they seemed to have plenty of staff. We shared the steak sandwich which was well cooked and a decent size but had to ask for side plates and a steak knife to cut it and we got the impression that they don't like people sharing meals. We ordered a 2nd round of drinks which actually arrived after we had finished eating which isn't a good look. It seemed to us that other people were getting better service dependent on the managers preference. We did not feel welcomed or relaxed at this resturant The one thing that really got me was that they let a patron come in with filthy bare feet and walk around the resturant, at least 2 waitresses saw that his feet were bare but did nothing about it, frankly it was disgusting and actually made me feel ill. This is a Health and Safety issue and should have been addressed. I used to really like this place but haven't been back for a while and was disappointed in the discrepency in the level of service. We went across the road to the Matakana Pub for a drink and what a difference, welcoming friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed February 25, 2024

Market Kitchen has an enormous menu with something for everyone. The staff are attentive and helpful. We chose Tiger Prawns as an entrée and were astonished to see they were on a bed of coleslaw with mayonnaise slopped over them. They were mushy, so not...fresh. We chose the lamb cutlets and the fillet of salmon, both very disappointing as both the lamb and salmon were overcooked; the « garden salad » the lamb was supposed to come with was one pea shoot and the jus was salty and too strong for the delicate flavour of the lamb. The rice and edamame beans under the salmon were delicious, however. The chefs were having a terrible night. Next time we’ll go to the Asian fusion restaurant down the road…More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed February 25, 2024

My husband and I went on the recommendation of locals and enjoyed a lovely dinner, the staff were fantastic, very knowledgeable and good fun. The food was very good although portion sizes quite large so you might not need to over order. The wine list...was reasonable and we had a lovely evening sitting on the terrace.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed February 10, 2024 via mobile

Very disappointing. Staff were very disorganised. I didn’t get a drink until we had been there for 40 minutes and eaten our entrees. Food was OK. Despite a very engaged and hardworking maître ‘d it all seemed very amateurish. MMK was once a fabulous dining...spot. I suspect it won’t be around for much longer.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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