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Ma Maison Restaurant & Bar


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, French, Seafood, New Zealand, Bar, International
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Groups, Bar Scene

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Overlooking Dailey's wharf and the Akaroa Harbour, Ma maison is one of Akaroa's hidden gems. The view speaks for itself! Set away from the hustle and bustle, our Restaurant offers a very private dining experience, one to be enjoyed and savoured. Since 2002, Ma Maison has been delighting locals and visitors to Akaroa with the very best cuisine, cocktails and setting. We’re open for Breakfast, Lunch and a la carte Dining from 11am.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
French, Seafood, New Zealand, Bar, International, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews butter chicken seared scallops tartin aged beef soft shell crab market fish of the day seafood chowder semi freddo fresh salmon caesar salad steak pork belly beans fries cooked perfect nice dinner very pleasant evening
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Visited in the evening for a meal with friends. There were a lot of staff in the restaurant but they didn't seem that interested in the customers. The waitress missed one of our starters and after a very brief apology seemed too embarrassed to then...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank JulianD1593
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Delicious seafood chowder (be careful, it is spicy) for me and snapper with butter cream for my husband. A very good Sauvignon white wine and a kind service (several are French as usual in most restaurants in NZ) . Vue sur la mer, terrasse, so...More

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank Cathalapointe
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our group of 7 dined last night; amongst us was a wine collector and restaurant owners. Our meals were fabulous, good wine selections and customer service plus an outstanding view. Can highly recommend

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank World-wine-dine
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went there on a Sunday night. We got a great table with a really good view..... and that was it. No service and after 10-15 minutes waiting gave up. It looked nice but it’s very expensive which does not reflect the disappointing service.

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank MandM27
Reviewed 6 days ago

We have tried on 3 occasions to dine at Ma Maison. On the first, we found the restaurant was booked out and no tables available (walk up with no previous booking, quite understandable). On the second occasion, as we had just arrived in Akaroa, we...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank brownbunny2
Reviewed 1 week ago

About a 15 minute walk from the landing wharf(we were on a cruise),this restaurant is a bit away from the crowded area of Akaroa...Service was good,lunch (lovely Blue Eyed Cod..my favourite...but maybe too many chips) was perfectly fine as was salad etc...A very nice Chardonnay(NZ...More

Date of visit: January 2019
2  Thank john241Caloundra
Reviewed 1 week ago

Outside, having an extreme nice view on the lake, the food is from an exceptional high level. We were just passing by and attracted by the location, but when we tasted the food, we were blown away. I would advice this restaurant for the Michelin...More

Date of visit: February 2019
3  Thank StarJax
Reviewed 1 week ago

On arriving the acoustics within the restaurant weren't great. There were two large tables which obviously added to the noise. The service is quite unprofessional but by the end of the night quite adequate. The food on the other hand is quite exceptional. Morton Bay...More

Date of visit: February 2019
2  Thank Inverness1966
Reviewed 1 week ago

Based on the great reviews and high ranking, we changed a previous reservation at another restaurant to eat at Ma Maison. The location and view are first rate but it goes downhill from there. Our waiter gave us food menus but no wine menu or...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank John M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made on online reservation, received a confirmation email and confirmed the booking. Turned up two days later but were told they had no reservation. However it was empty so we were shown to a table. We asked the waitress for some clarification regarding a meal....More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank lynneandkeith
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