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Ma Maison

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6 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7668
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely meal in very pleasant surroundings overlooking Akaroa Harbour.We can highly recommend.

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Thank davefayd
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great views to the harbour and very pleasant ambience. While the seafood chowder and duck liver pate starters were nice both the lamb and particularly the pork belly were way too salty. Really disappointing - you can always add seasoning but you can't take it away. Service was fine. Can't recommend this place for dinner.

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Thank Grant B
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very quiet night. I was the only guest for a while. Blue cod was excellent, and the fries were crisp. Service mostly good, but a bit off-hand at the start. Was waved in the general direction of my table.

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Thank Nathan M
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We chose to come here for the location and were not disappointed. The setting is great, the food is fine but the service is a bit lacking and the wine list over priced.

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Thank CaravannersDandK
Waiheke Island, New Zealand
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having been turned away by a neighboring restaurant because of the hour(8pm on a Sat.) we were delighted to stumble upon this restaurant. They could not have been more accommodating, even though we had no booking and promptly sat us and had beverages to our table tout suite, but the food was extremely fresh and quite wonderful. Would highly recommend... More 

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Thank fistowe
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We popped in for an afternoon drink and found the place does a happy hour on house white/red & steinlager between 4 & 6pm. Bonus. The under-cover outdoor seating allows great lake views, though the day we visited, the area needed a bit of a tidy, with some rubbish being left on seating, and bird droppings on a number of... More 

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Thank Deb D
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seafood chowder was too floury and tasteless. I had the burger without the bun, asked for extra salad but this was skimpy. Disappointing meals for the price.

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Thank BridgitteT
Auckland, New Zealand
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was initially not impressed with the service, it was unorganised and vague, but then it improved immensely. What was a complete surprise was the outstanding food. It was five star, the mushroom risotto was first rate. And another member of our group said the Eton Mess was one of the best she had ever had.

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Thank hullson
Seneca, South Carolina
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456 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in at lunch time for a selection from the lunch menu. The waiter was very helpful and made several suggestions. I decided on the Salmon. The restaurant was very open and is near the water. There was only one small ship in the harbor today so they said we were lucky that they were not crowded. The salmon... More 

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Thank Bill Y
Nelson, New Zealand
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked previous day, helpful staff, menu given for information. Table reserved and ready for 7.00pm when we arrived. Restaurant busy and bustling but not overwhelming. Drinks served promptly, food ordered, dietary considerations taken note of. Meal appeared within half an hour, hot and attractive. steak excellent, all who had it very pleased with their meal - much enjoyed, salmon also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7668

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