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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very warm and cozy.Friendly service. Food absolutely Devine.We enjoyed every bite. The portion sizes were really good. The waitress advise that the entree portion is big.And I'm really thankful for that as it definitely was a huge portion.But nevertheless we loved it.Will visit again.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 10 February 2024 via mobile

Stopped in for a pizza and a drink on a quiet Saturday. Service,the pizza and everything else about the place were just great. Streets only recommend.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 23 November 2023 via mobile

Slow to take drinks order. Ribs undercooked - tough, fatty and no where near “fall off the bone”. Dessert offered way too late following main.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 7 October 2023 via mobile

We ate here in April with 8 other friends and agreed that the quality of the food and the portions were good. The snapper salad was excellent, and the steak was great. However, when we returned in October, we were all disappointed. The vegetarian nachos...were terribly greasy, and what was advertised as Angus beef burger seemed stretched with fillers. Everything just felt thrown together. Perhaps we should have just had a pizza. The waitresses were friendly and efficient, but sadly that isn’t enough to make us want to return.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 2 September 2023

I had the fish and chips. Excellent quality food at a good price. Service was great too. Great option for lunch.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 29 July 2023

Enjoyed the food and drink but the server needs a major personality over haul. We won't be returning.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 29 July 2023

Awesome food, Great service. Really good value for money. Thank you for a great evening. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 29 June 2023 via mobile

Good atmosphere, friendly staff, excellent food, and cold beer. Situated in Matakana Village just a short drive north of Auckland.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 23 May 2023

Woah this place hits the spot, since we had seen it when entering the township we decided this was where dinner was going to be, we liked it so much we went back the next night. Tried the bar side on Friday and resturant side...on Saturday, both nights the food was awesome, the service was friendly and quick. Big tick in the box for serving Montieths apple cider and even tried a local feijoa wine. If I had to complain about anything is that the portion sizes took me so long to eat it was cold ( But still yummy) when I was done. Friday nights meal $20 rump steak meal Saturday nights meal Chicken and mushroom fettucine and Kumara wedges.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 27 March 2023 via mobile

Service was terrible. We booked ahead for a table (only 2 of us) told there would be 20/30 minute wait prior to arrival due to it being a Saturday evening, totally understand that. We were sat down promptly on arrival at 7:30pm. Ordered drinks which...took 20 minutes to come and food ordered at 7:40pm. It wasn't till we had waited an hour we asked where the food was, 8:50pm 1hr 10mins later we finally had our food. Food was great but felt like we had to rush it as the staff started cleaning down and stripping the restaurant given we were the only two left in there.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 8 March 2023

For a Sports Bar/Restaurant the food was very fresh and very nicely presented. Keep it up Rusty Pelican.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 26 February 2023 via mobile

Have always enjoyed coming to this place. The food is great with good portion sizes. The nachos and the seafood chowder are my favourite. Friendly staff and welcome family environment. If you have to the chance to stop in I highly recommend you do.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 24 February 2023

A must go in Matakana !chilled atmosphere!simple menu but delicious pizza,italian classics with a twists, definitely great seafood & chips,steaks & burgers made with quality meat, massive food portions for their prices it’s 100% worth it.highly recommend this place for all visitors.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 21 February 2023

Wow! Wow! Wow! Stumbled across this place while we were driving through Matakana during our trip to New Zealand. Great vibe, great service and even better food! The Moroccan Lamb burger was awesome with kumara wedges! "Kumara wedges are to die for". Great selection of...pizza and beer too. If you are in the area check out this place, you can't go wrong 👌👌. Good value! Good food! Good times!More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 21 February 2023

Great food and great people with fast service and lots of variety. Had dinner when I last visited my family Matakana and would love to go back and enjoy a delicious meal again.

Date of visit: February 2023
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RUSTY PELICAN RESTAURANT & PIZZERIA, Matakana - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

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Rusty Pelican Restaurant & Pizzeria is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5