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106 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
+64 4-384 3359
15:00 - 03:00
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Unfortunately the lovely meal, superb waitress and pleasant ambience was spoiled by having to share the restaurant with constant cigarette smoke from the adjoining 'smoking area' which was open to the main restaurant. Great if you are a smoker but I won't be back unfortunately.

Thank barrysO8155AR
Brisbane, Australia
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194 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a return visit and was just as good as previous visits. Intelligent and interesting cocktails, great wine list and the food was of a very high standard. Seafood was great, the scallop entree and fish with clams main were wonderful. The pig tail (as a "black pudding") and pork belly was also great. The service was very good.... More 

Thank Ross Y
Croydon, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in the Matterhorn for a drink one evening. The place was very quiet, probably too early for dinner rush, so we got a nice corner seat. Service was slow, both receiving menues, placing orders and especially receiving the order. We ordered 2 rounds of cocktails, and the cocktails were very nice, well made (probably why we waited 20min... More 

Thank angelfish2222
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of 4 of us booked in well in advance for dinner on New Year's Eve and was looking forward to it. Food was amazing as always but service left a lot to be desired. Had to wait a long time for menus, water, ordering drinks and a waiter to be allocated to us even though the restaurant was... More 

Thank maeshyn
Vienna, Austria
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122 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

For the sake of a broad dining experience It's an advantage to be a group of 4 people and you share among each other , even if it's just a bite. We did it and therefore all of us got a very good idea about the taste,smell,texture,and of course look of 8 different dishes. We had scallops, venison tartar, lasagne,lamb,sirloin,asparagus... More 

Thank travel_l_love
Groningen, The Netherlands
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148 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

We had dinner that actually had not very good start : we had to wait while there were tables free (waitress not experienced enough in having overview). Food was well served, yet fish was not really fresh and was very small piece of it. For a market fish disappointing in texture and taste. Stak that my wife had as well... More 

Thank erjavec
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162 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

An ecelctic institution, off Cuba Street. hard to find if you dont know where itsw located at the back of a plain non descript corridor. Cool funky interiour, a big long bar , through the maze there is a fantastic outdoor courtyard that bustles with activity. Drinks offered are wide ranging, a good wine list and great fare. Friendly efficient... More 

2 Thank travlbloke
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Matterhorn truly ticks all the boxes and I believe it is among top 5 in Wellington,my reasons as below: -Intelligent menu and excellent value - Great service( Thanks, Kai and waitress who looked after us) -Great ambience, dim lights and enough space between each table so everyone can enjoy the experience, Will def go back and highly recommended,

2 Thank Espress080
Worcester, United Kingdom
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130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Had just flown in, checked into hotel. Did not want a full meal but fancied a snack and a drink. We saw this place on a cold Monday evening in September and I remembered its name from TA. I could not remember its rating but thought its cold lets give it a chance, we did and it was very nice... More 

4 Thank ruffwood1
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The service and food is fantastic. The area we were seated was dimly lit, which made it difficult for old eyes to see the menu. Very romantic however.

5 Thank peteradamsnz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
European, New Zealand
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
15:00 - 03:00
15:00 - 03:00
15:00 - 03:00
15:00 - 03:00
15:00 - 03:00
15:00 - 03:00
15:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Cuba Street, Wellington 6011, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Greater Wellington  >  Wellington
  • Phone Number: +64 4-384 3359
Setting the benchmark for the finest and freshest of New Zealand’s music, dining, service, drink design and culture, Matterhorn gives it to you seven ways in seven days, indoors, outdoors, fireside; it is a regular's restaurant, cocktail bar and café, where attitude is most certainly valued over attire.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?