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Ma Maison

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6 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7668
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Solihull, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived and the restaurant was quiet and we got a nice table looking out over the harbour , so off to a good start . After that it was downhill , service was somewhat lacklustre and the food very disappointing. I had the blue cod and chips served with tartare sauce , the fish was nicely cooked but the... More 

Thank Margaret R
Caineville, Utah
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had dinner here and found the service to be attentive,the food to be interesting and delicious, and the beach-front location excellent. Try to get a table near the windows, or better yet, if weather permits, out on the terrace.

Thank Judy P
Wellington, New Zealand
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good service, nice meal menu had reasonable selection - but drinks were a bit pricey. It was a nice evening so we did get to sit outside with a nice sea view.

Thank aimzlee
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant based on the menu but it was different and the items we wanted weren't available. Not a major as there were plenty of other great options. It took a little longer than usual for someone to offer to take our drinks order so by that time we were ready to order entrées and mains as well.... More 

Thank Suzy P
St Peter Port, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being our first evening in Akoroa, and Valentines night we were apprehensive about getting a table anywhere! However, doing. 'Walk in' at around 5pm, the guys here were most helpful and fixed a table for us later that evening Good menu with acceptable choice of wines. We both had fish, salmon and blue cod which was delicious Pleasant and helpful... More 

Thank Paul H
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very average considering the prices.Despite making an emailed confirmation of reservation we turned up and they had no record.Not shown to table. Water was warm.Lengthy time of service with no interest shown by wait staff.Food reasonable although steak and veg undercooked for which we received a credit.Good choice of wines and cocktails.Nice setting and decor.

Thank tigersChristchurch
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was yummy I took the fresh salmon from Akaora. Best fish I eat in new Zélande !!! The service was very lovely and Look after us . The view from the terrace is just amazing. Best restaurant in Akaora.

1 Thank Nicolas D
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent our last day having dinner here. We were seated outside, accommodated and served us nicely- offered drinks, meals and checked our food.. We really enjoyed our meal but the fish and chips was just average.. We had a dessert and we love it too..

Thank FallonA85
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two ships from Princess Cruises were in so the town was besieged by passengers and crew alike. Being one of the passengers I knew in advance, so a booking was made, sound advice. Our table was by the window overlooking the bay which was bathed in glorious sunshine, if not a bit chilly for February. The lunch menu was already... More 

2 Thank Hendo510
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service and food was superb, fillets cooked exactly medium rate. Scallop starter was subtle and tasty. Service was attentive and not intrusive. Well done Rod and the team

1 Thank Justin B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7668

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