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“Great location, great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Matheson Cafe

Matheson Cafe
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Enjoy unsurpassed views of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman whilst dining at our contemporary style café at the entrance to the Lake Matheson Walkway. Open 7 days from 8am for breakfast, brunch and lunch, and open for dinner in peak summer season. Comfortable indoor seating and expansive deck area. Adjacent to the cafe is the ReflectioNZ Gifts and Gallery offering a range of high quality Kiwiana products, clothing and souvenirs. Lake Matheson is one of New Zealand's most scenic icons. Situated on the West Coast of the South Island, in the heart of Glacier Country and Westland National Park, the Lake Matheson walk is a must do attraction for all visitors to Fox Glacier & Franz Josef Glacier. 'Picture Perfect' reflections of New Zealand's highest peaks Mt Cook & Mt Tasman can be captured in the dark waters of this ancient lake formed by the retreat of the Fox Glacier. A trip to Lake Matheson is simply not complete without a visit to Matheson Cafe and ReflectioNZ Gifts and Gallery.
Wokingham, UK
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great location, great food”
Reviewed 6 December 2013

This was the best food we had in New Zealand. Great flavour and presentation. We had dinner and lunch there. Both excellent. I wanted to bring the café back to UK with me it was so good!!

Visited November 2013
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“spectacular”
Reviewed 4 December 2013

It has the great view of Mt. cook and Mt, Tasman, the best timing is in the moning or sunset.
They provide nice food and New Zealand wine
I loved the friendly staffs and artistic interiors.

  • Visited December 2013
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Wonderful Food, Wonderful Views”
Reviewed 3 December 2013

We loved this restaurant. Slightly more expensive than other local places but the difference in quality is worth it. My husband and I both had two delicious courses whilst looking out to Mount Tasman and Mount Cook. Just wonderful. We also spent a good hour in the charming souvenir shop opposite - Reflections, after seeing some of their pictures etc. hanging in the restaurant.

Visited November 2013
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Beaufort, North Carolina
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129 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Delicious; fabulous views”
Reviewed 2 December 2013 via mobile

A little pricey, but you get what you pay for -the meals are delicious. All five of the party raved about their meals. Apparently, they specialize in beef and lamb and it turn out the reputation is well-deserved. My nephew also got one of the gourmet, unusual pizzas and we polished off what he couldn't. An excellent pick.

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Fox Glacier, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Okay meal okay service ”
Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

Went for breakfast ordered eggs bacon sausage bread and coffee. Sausage cold (my partners one was hot) they forgot our coffees. Bread saved the meal but nothing special

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