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Ma Maison

2 Rue Jolie | Banks Peninsula, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7668
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“aged beef” (2 reviews)
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European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Rue Jolie | Banks Peninsula, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Ma Maison
1. Stunning location
"This is a top-class restaurant in a stunning setting."
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2. Delicious food
"The standard of cuisine could easily have been on master chef"
John M
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3. Excellent service
"The service is so welcoming and friendly that you don't want to leave."
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41 - 50 of 103 reviews

Reviewed 20 February 2018

Really yummy food, very friendly staff and such an awesome range of beer and wine. I love the sea food chowder so much and everything else I've tried on the menu (or stolen off my girlfriends plate!) I always order an extra piece of bread...More

2  Thank Moses R
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely lazy lunch with friends yesterday. The catch of the days was totally outstanding! Great variety of meals on offer with a healthy choice of drinks (including tequila!) to accompany them. The live music (guitar and saxophone) were outstanding and really made the...More

2  Thank LouiseShawface
Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

This place has a relaxing vibe and a fantastic view. Recently under new management so there's been a few menu changes. My two favorite brunch options (big breakfast or eggs benny) are very generous and enjoyable. The service and coffee are great and brunch is...More

1  Thank MissKazNZ
Reviewed 16 February 2018

Location good with view over bay. Interesting menu. We had seared scallops -delicious; rib of beef -tender and tasty; with good service even on a busy Valentines night.

1  Thank Hudibras
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is a great find and we had one of our best meals in South Island here. They use really fresh ingredients and the food is beautifully presented and delicious. The service was good too.

1  Thank Jane H
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Our motel recommended this restaurant when we arrived but due to Trip advisor reviews we decided to try another restaurant. However having walked past the restaurant the next day we decided to book for dinner. Probably one of our best casual meals we have had...More

1  Thank Amanzi888
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

We had a very yummy lunch, a glass of a super nice fresh pilsner from the tap and a glass of white wine that was perfectly matching with the extremely good tasting scallops. Friendly service and a very good price for what you get there....More

1  Thank Ocin N
Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

A lovely French restaurant with great views over the harbour. We had the seafood platter for two which was absolutely gorgeous including an amazing Tongan ceviche recipe. The staff are excellent, the wine list was great - highly recommended!

Thank FergusMc2
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Lovely setting, delicious food, perfect park for the kids to play next door while we relaxed, excellent and attentive service.

Thank Fizz30
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Had been here in the past and thought it was alright but the new owner has done an amazing job. Great food and drink and good prices. Staff all very friendly and helpful. Cater to vegetarians and vegans.

Thank hs0j
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 100
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Rue Jolie | Banks Peninsula, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7668
  • E-mail
Overlooking Dailey's wharf and the Akaroa Harbour, Ma maison is one of Akaroa's hidden gems. The view speaks for itself! Set away from the hustle and bustle, our Restaurant offers a very private dining experience, one to be enjoyed and savoured.
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