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Reviewed 21 January 2024

Lovely location by the water. Helpful staff and good food. We were fortunate that Greg at Arcadia Lodge (fabulous place to stay) had booked a table for us as it is always busy. Not an extensive menu but well cooked.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 7 June 2023

We had our wedding at The Stables in May 2023 and we couldn’t have imagined it being any more perfect than it was! Nic and the team there made it a perfect and unforgettable experience from planning in the very beginning and right through leading...up to our day, nothing was a problem. Very professional, great communication, always willing to help with any demands or requirements we needed. The service, food, and atmosphere on the night was faultless and most guests said it was one of the best venue and wedding they have ever been too. Thank you for making our day the most memorable day of our livesMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 6 November 2022

I’m not sure where to start for this absolutely incredible experience. My husband and I had the wedding of our dreams at The Stables Matakana. When beginning to look around for venues, I had done a quick Google search for places which accommodate small weddings...near Auckland. The stables was the first venue I chose to peruse. I decided to call and book a viewing. The lovely Georgia (who was very quick to respond) met with us that day and the minute I spoke with Georgia about my vision, I knew we had found our location. Honestly, absolutely everything provided exceeded our hopes and expectations. The entire process of planning was so easy – made seamless by Georgia and Nic (who is also hard-working and very sweet). On the day Kim & Zen stepped in to help out and made every effort to accommodate us in every way to make it the most special day for us. Our reception was just beautiful. The table settings were gorgeous, the drinks were perfect, and the plated meals and their presentation were outstanding. I love that The Stables packages include the linens, plates, silverware, glassware – we didn’t have to stress about a thing! Speaking of the packages offered, The Stables has amazing options for any budget! During the reception, the staff were amazing and kind to everyone, and treated us, literally, like royalty. Our friends and family raved for weeks about how incredible everything was, saying it was the perfect mix of class and unpretentiousness. I cannot recommend this venue, and all of its staff, enough. I wish we could host more events there! A million thanks to Georgia, Nic, Kim and Zen for giving us an unbelievable day, and memories we will cherish for a lifetime.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 20 August 2022 via mobile

Easily the worst meal I’ve had to endure. Overpriced unimaginative overcooked Italia degustation that didn’t resemble anything from Italy where I lived for three years. Tragic.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 14 June 2022

We had the pleasure of hosting our mother at the Stables on Sunday 12th June. What a wonderful occasion it was . The staff could not have been more helpful. Nothing but nothing was too much trouble. A beautiful spirit and ambience pervaded the venue....The roaring fire , the many flickering candles , the table settings the exceptional wait staff - Ale , Jose ( Zee) and Georgia. The fact that we had access to half of the large venue space enabled us to set up a Kids play corner. Brilliant in that the 7 young children in attendance could be happily occupied inside when the weather conditions were unfavourable for outdoor play. The food portions were large , beautifully presented and tasty. Highly recommend The Stables venue for celebrating special occasions.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 19 May 2022 via mobile

The ambience of The Stables is perfect with the fires roaring on a cool night. Thanks to the team for such successful evening, the meal was beautiful as always.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 13 May 2022

1000% recommended as a wedding venue! We had the most amazing day, nothing was a problem for the staff and they were easily able to accommodate a slight change to the service time. They changed wedding coordinators in the lead up to the wedding and...it was so flawless. Nic was amazing to deal with and they made our wedding so stress free. Even accommodating for me (the bride) being pregnant and getting non alcoholic bubbles in for me to enjoy. The food was delicious and they set our decorations up so perfectly! I could rave on about them for another few pages but you get the point!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 6 May 2022

We had a small wedding reception in the Garden Room of the Smith's Bar. The food platters were outstanding and the service top quality. The Garden Room is the perfect intimate venue for a small function. We would not hesitate to recommend this as a...venue and will definitely be back. Thank you to Nic and your team.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 23 February 2022

Hands down, lifesavers, saved our wedding! Phenomenal venue, staff, atmosphere, good will, and magical. We will never forget what you did for us.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 13 February 2022

We had our wedding here Jan 2022 here and everything was perfect, the staff made sure our day ran smoothly, the planning was also during covid and lockdowns but that didn't matter the staff were very helpful and accomodating, I wouldn't change a thing, beautiful...venue with wonderful staff.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 13 January 2022

My wife and I had our wedding reception at the Stables in December and it was such an amazing night. Georgia was super helpful at organizing the event and overlooking everything. The staff at the restaurant were super friendly and polite, and took care of...everything during the reception. The Stables did a great job at creating a romantic atmosphere and the food was great! If we could do it all again, we would not change a thing! We highly recommend this place, and will continue to dine whenever we are in Matakana.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 3 October 2021

Had our Wedding there in July and it was absolutely Fabulous, amazing venue, mean food and awesome staff that really helped take the pressure off the day. Georgia is the GOAT 100% recommend this place ☝🏼

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 3 September 2021

Outstanding service in a beautiful venue that had everyone raving. The food was delicious, with sharing platters ensuring that no one suffered from food envy. Dietary requirements were met and service was seamless. Roaring log fires, romantic candlelight and amazing attention to detail, Thank you...to Alessandro and team for helping to create an unforgettable night. The young couples third attempt to get married due to Covid. The staff were so accommodating and patient with all the changes that had to be made.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 4 July 2021 via mobile

We were looking forward to lunch at The Stables but unlikely to return. Crispy skin duck as a main sounded delicious - sadly it was brought to the table cold & the skin wasn't crispy. I seldom send food back but opted to in this...instance given the temperature and lack of crispy skin. I was delighted with how quickly my 2nd plate of food arrived, but so disappointed to discover it was no warmer than the 1st one and the crispy skin continued to remain a description on the menu but not on the plate. There are so many amazing restaurant options so I'd suggest giving this one a miss.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 21 May 2021 via mobile

Loved it! Great environment with the fireplaces. Great friendly service. Great food. We had linguini and Friday BBQ ribs. Both were really really good. Thoroughly enjoyed it!!

Date of visit: May 2021
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The Stables Restaurant Matakana is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5