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Hooked on Marahau

229 Sandy Bay-Marahau Road, Marahau 7197, New Zealand
+64 3-527 8576
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
229 Sandy Bay-Marahau Road, Marahau 7197, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We arrived very wet and cold after Kayaking from Bark Bay..Staff where lovely friendly and very welcoming..I was concerned we wouldnt be allowed in as we did look like drowned rats..Not a problem 🤗 Many Thanks

Thank L8588UYtinaf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited for dinner on Saturday evening, and following a very scrumptious meal and relaxed atmosphere, decided to return for breakfast, where we were not disappointed. Staff and service, food... all exceptional!

Thank JeremyNZ71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 7.45 pm, within opening hours, and were told the kitchen was closed already. We were "kindly" offered two "delicious home-made" sausage rolls as the only option, for which we were grateful. We had barely sat dow and were asked to pay, before...More

1  Thank martinsky10
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Great place for casual lunch. Rueben sandwich was very satisfying with wholegrain bread and corn beef. The beef burger was divine with salad, beetroot and relish served with fries. I don't usually eat burgers, but I have never ever had a burger this good. Yum...More

Thank armada2016
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Stayed a couple of days on this campsite & whilst you're a captive audience really, the food was superb & the staff were so friendly & helpful. Had a couple of great meals there including a slap-up dinner to celebrate surviving our skydive! Would recommend...More

Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

This cafe is just around the corner from the Marahau Beach Camp.A group of us had a dinner here.We found the service to be excellent with good natured banter The log burner going was a welcome sight on a cold day so was the rugby...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 27 May 2017

We stayed at Marahau and thought we'd try this very popular cafe. It was very busy, with a queue of people waiting to be served but the staff got through the orders as fast as they could. The food on offer sounded good but was...More

Thank CEWatat79
Reviewed 15 May 2017

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...More

Thank Danielle H
Reviewed 8 May 2017

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...More

Thank Marianne P
Reviewed 3 May 2017 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...More

1  Thank 52Diane
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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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
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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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