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As locals we regularly eat at MMK. It’s consistently great. The food is excellent and the wine well priced. Tonight we had the fillet steak and chicken saltimbocca. Perfect!! We always sit at the hightops just inside to door. Service is outstanding. Chrissy is the...bomb. So lucky to have this as our local.More
On our day off, we drove to Matakana and had lunch at the Market Kitchen.
Service was good, albeit a bit slow due to the big number of guests they had on the day.
The meals were delicious, but portions just way too big.
We...shared garlic bread to start ... and it was some of the best I'd had in years. Although they gave us some beetroot relish to eat with the garlic bread, I found the bread so delicious that I didn't want to "spoil" the taste by adding anything to it.
For mains, I had fish and chips. But, as I said earlier, it was simply too much food. I ate the fish and could only manage about 4 - 5 chips. The remainder went back to the kitchen.
It's a shame that restaurants make their meals SO big because it means the customer ends up paying for something they can't eat and it goes to waste.More
Visited because we've had some great evenings here in the past but were very disappointed by very rude service and a wait of well over an hour for our food which was in various states of when it did arrive. Poor attention to detail and...poor satisfaction today. Hope it was just a blip.More
Date of visit: May 2021
Mike H, General Manager at Matakana Market Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2021
Many thanks for taking the time to share your feedback.
I am disappointed to hear of your poor experience here with us at the Kitchen.
Please accept my apologies that your experience was not in line with your previous experiences or our usual...More
My husband and I had a lovely meal with great service and friendly staff. I had the wrap which was very tasty. My husband had the stuffed mushrooms which he really enjoyed. We will definitely be back again.
We recommend to book, we went on a Monday evening and it was busy. We did wait a little while for service, and had to look for staff for more drinks. The food was delicious, really enjoyed the Steak with surf and turf and the...risotto.More
We have visited this place a few times in the past and I always thought highly of it. A place I would often recommend to others. Unfortunately the service was not great this time round. While there were plenty of tables available upon arrival and...throughout our stay, we were met with a frosty reception upon realising we had not booked. Due to miss communication there was an item left off my order and the food was rather average this time... and expensive for what I was served.
MMK may now be a better spot for some light bites and wines on the patio as it really is a lovely setting if you can get a decent spot. I suggest booking when visiting this place for a warmer welcome. Ask for a seat alongside the river/creek.
I would give it another try in the hopes this was just an off day for them.More