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Plume Restaurant

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49A Sharp Road, Matakana 0982, New Zealand
+64 9-422 7915
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11:00 - 15:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:30
Thu - Sat 18:00 - 21:30
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Canberra, Australia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We didn't know Matakana but it's a lovely little town with great coffee and food. We found Plume by accident and it had Great food and service and is set within a lovely old heritage cottage.

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Warkworth, New Zealand
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had been gifted a voucher for this restaurant so went along with an open mind. The wait staff were very attentive however the meals although tasty and well cooked seemed a little expensive for the amount of food served. Two of us ordered lambshanks, the lambshanks were tender but small and only one per plate so there was not... More 

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Farida C, Owner at Plume Restaurant, responded to this review

It is very sad to read this review - the lamb shank is usually so large and the smoked potato so much - the only time I had the same I could not finish the dish! Will certainly investigate with the kitchen in case of a different supplier. Quite astonishing though to read that even after having the dessert your... More 

Matakana, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten at Plume Restaurant many times and have never been disappointed with the food. My favourite is the fish curry. Last time we visited the chef came around the tables to make sure everyone was happy, which I think was a great thing to do. The views and gardens are lovely too.

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Thank MoniqueJThomas
Farida C, Owner at Plume Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Monique - thank you for taking the time to put down this review. The Fish Curry is one of my go to comfort food too! Just like "mom used to make" ! We look forward to seeing you back at Plume, again, soon! More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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152 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal here and the staff that were there were fantastic, just wasn't enough of them. Wanted to do a wine tasting before eating but no one available to do it. Waitress did let us taste a couple of wines before we chose but the overall experience was dampened having been really excited about visiting.

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Thank Karina709
Farida C, Owner at Plume Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Karina - thank you for taking the time to put down this review - we are glad that you enjoyed your meal and the service. Yes it is a pity that you could not do wine tasting on this particular day and more of a pity that you feel this was "poor service" which is very misleading. Wine Tasting... More 

Whangarei, New Zealand
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here for Mother's Day last weekend. The food was delicious! There were 8 of us and everyone had a beautiful meal. Only one snag for me though. I don't think any restaurant should serve a bottle of Sauv Blanc warm. A big No-No! Would have given you a 5 but for this.

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Thank aimkel
Farida C, Owner at Plume Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Aimkel - absolutely agree with you and cannot understand as to how this could have happened - serving warm Sauv Blanc! Have taken up the same with the team and set up procedures to ensure this does not happen ever again! thank you so much for bringing this to our attention and for taking the time to put down... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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155 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were greeted by cheerful wait staff at the door & were led to our pre-booked table. The tables around were not jammed but put within comfortable distance apart. We were then offered amuse-bouche which was seared venison with sangria compote. We ordered soup of the day which was cream of mushroom & beef roulade. Both were nicely done. I... More 

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Thank 1pochette
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plume restaurant was a great location for our company to have dinner. Not only was the staff there extremely friendly and helpful, they also serve amazing food - The Lamb shank is a definite try! Their delicious JOY sparkling Rose is also something worth trying. We enjoyed our evening there, so much that a few of us returned for lunch... More 

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Thank taylarhiko
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for lunch on a weekend. Great food. Cooked to perfection. Good portions size and delicious local wines. Even brought a bottle to take home. Busy place so should book ahead. Will definitely be back. Great work guys!

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Thank RockyB3
Farida C, Owner at Plume Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you RockyB3 for this lovely and precise review. We are so glad you had a good "experience at Plume!" Enjoy that bottle you took home! Look forward to seeing you back at Plume. More 

London, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Plume restaurant is relaxed and understated place with great views and beautiful food. This restaurant is part of the winery The Runner Duck Estate. Meals are paired up with the winery's own ( as good wines ) and the combination is a hit! The service, setting, quality and the presentation (not to forget the taste!!) won me over. The place... More 

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Thank Tom R
Farida C, Owner at Plume Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, Tom, we are so pleased to read this review! We appreciate the time taken by you to put this down in writing and look forward to seeing you again, soon! More 

Red Beach
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been to Plume many times - it never fails to please ! Superb food. Superb presentation. Superb location - and the staff aren't bad either !!!!

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Thank Richard F F
Farida C, Owner at Plume Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you, Richard - we are thrilled to read your review! Yes, staffing is our biggest challenge but we keep on trying and trying. Look forward to seeing you at Plume, again, soon! New menu from Friday this week! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 32
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:30
Monday
11:00 - 15:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:30
Thursday
11:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49A Sharp Road, Matakana 0982, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Matakana
  • Phone Number: +64 9-422 7915
Description
Situated just an hour's drive from Auckland or Whangarei, Plume, the vineyard restaurant, Matakana is a must visit destination on any Matakana wine or food journey - we believe we are all about fabulous local New Zealand wine and produce which together can celebrate "culinary diversity." Plume is a small town, rural, rustic restaurant with friendly service from locally employed staff. It is a great change from the starchy fine dining service of a big city like Auckland yet is in a class of its own.

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