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“Overpriced and uncomfortable.”

Daltons Plantation Homestead and cafe
Ranked #21 of 38 Restaurants in Matamata
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We had an 80th birthday function and their function room has no soft furnishings so sounds reverberated and increased. With only 45 of us there it was deafening and everyone was yelling to talk. I think those with hearing aids turned them off!!
On inspection we had noticed a screen dominating one wall and projector on the ceiling so went to considerable effort to put together a slide show - but they wanted an extra $200 on the night to use it. So we had this ugly blank screen backdrop and everyone peering at the laptop to see the photos. Considering we spent $3k there that night I thought that was OTT.
The meal was lovely but the stingiest $45 buffet I have ever had. One mixed green, one mixed root vegetables and two meats which they ran out of. Desert was a served portion of cake - for anyone who wanted seconds we had a 3 tiered birthday cake !!.
Disappointing for an event we really wanted special.

4  Thank KiwiSheryn
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Yesterday we took a group of 40 friends to Daltons Plantation Homestead and Cafe for a High Tea. The service was great and the outlook from the Homestead over the lovely gardens makes for a very picturesque setting. The High Tea was lovely from the fine China cups to the plentiful plates of delicious food which included savouries, scones,club sandwiches and sweet delights. Everyone had a wide choice of food and plenty of tea or coffee. We were given a detailed brochure on the gardens surrounding the Homestead and took the time to explore these prior to leaving. For anyone wanting to organise a High Tea for a group of people we would highly recommend Daltons on the edge of Matamata.

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a lovley place and the food was good with some different foods offered than most of the cafes we have visited. But the service was terrible and our waitress rude. Gave her the benefit of the doubt until I went to pay and she was even ruder. Had visitors from the states and they couldn't believe our we were treated. Don't know if we will return.

4  Thank Lmvrlv
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Gorgeous gardens but inconsistent food quality has been the downfall of this place. Fabulous gardens with interesting zones to explore but a lot of road noise too being very close to a major highway.

Thank Q9178YYrachelw
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Our Group booked to do a guided tour of Daltons Gradens& compost production. We arrived to find we were given a map & had to do the garden tour by ourselves. Thre were no signs to follow to see all the separate gardens & the only garden descriptions were on the brochure.A guided garden tour was only available if you booked lunch or morning tea. The cafe was not open.

Thank Helen C
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