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Hooked on Marahau

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229 Sandy Bay-Marahau Road, Marahau 7197, New Zealand
+64 3-527 8576
08:00 - 22:00
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State College, Pennsylvania
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140 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for breakfast before our Kayaking trip. Excellent location with sea views. Service was great and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was fantastic, our whole group enjoyed their meals. The music playing was an additional plus. Cheerful way to start the day!

Thank dnh5023
Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the only café open in Marahau & the staff said they would normally be closed by now. They were a little overwhelmed by the numbers coming along but worked flat out & did very well. They ran out of pulled pork burgers (my husband's choice) so he had the beef burger with a cute basket of chips on... More 

Thank Marianne P
Kaiteriteri, New Zealand
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited 3 times this year. Great place. Grand views, food just delicious. Roast lamb tender tasty and just the right amount. Squid very popular. All staff helpful and polite. We like coming here. Zoe you have a wonderful atmosphere. Book in advance at the height of summer.

Thank 52Diane
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited twice as the seafood spaghetti was so good. But we also enjoyed the fish of the day and the lamb rump. Happy hour is a nice way to start to see the sun setting over the bay. The staff are very pleasant and can find time for a quick chat.

Thank Peppernsalt
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to have lunch here after finishing the Abel Tasman Coastal Walk. While probably any food would have tasted great after "freeze dry food" It was really tasty and decent portions. I had the beef burger which was absolutely tops.

Thank rowanh231
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We holiday in the area each year and have gone to Hooked on Marahau on a few occasions each visit. Staff are always extremely friendly and the food and coffee is great. Lovel realaxed area and views. Would recommend.

Thank gizmoc2017
Kingscliff, Australia
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had happy hour drinks after a great day out on the water taxi exploring Abel Tasman. Staff were really friendly & lovely. Great beer garden area that has a relaxed atmosphere. We were staying across the road in the Marahau Beach Camp & already had our dinner organised. The food did look great & I asked if I could... More 

Thank lynwilson9
Pukalani, Hawaii
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this on the recommendation of BellBird Lodge. Warm and inviting on a very rainy evening. Dinner was very good, local seafood offerings, good wine, great staff. May be hard to fine but worth the effort.

Thank pharmer1950
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92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal here with tasty food and really pleasant service. Did find it to be pretty pricey but good quality at least.

Thank mares71
Auckland, New Zealand
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We enjoyed a lovely evening at HOOKED all four of us ordered different meals and we all thoroughly enjoyed them.The staff were very friendly and the decor very quaint x

Thank karen k

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 Sandy Bay-Marahau Road, Marahau 7197, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Nelson-Tasman Region  >  Marahau
  • Phone Number: +64 3-527 8576
Hooked on Marahau is a cafe and beer garden located on the Marahau waterfront; 1.5Km from the start of the Abel Tasman National Park's Coastal Track. Hooked has arguably the best view in the area with vistas across Tasman Bay and north along the Astrolabe to Adele and Fisherman's Islands in the Abel Tasman. We serve cafe style breakfast and lunches with barista coffee and homemade baked goods. We also have a daily happy hour from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Dinner is bistro style with local wines and locally brewed craft beers.

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