We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Ma Maison

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
6 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7668
11:30 - 21:00
Open now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

432 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 410: English reviews
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
122 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Called in here on Sunday night for tea. Between us we had the lamb, pork belly, eton mess and chocolate torte. All the food was excellent. Service was speedy and friendly, price was good. Would recommend!

Thank Sarah_A_24
Level Contributor
100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

This unpretentious restaurant is at the edge of town by a kids playground. A good range of food and drinks is on official, including beer on tap. Staff are friendly and attentive. We had a seafood & spinach risotto; a delicious lamb fillet on ratatouille, although it came with potato cake instead of sweet potato & the tomatoes were missing;... More 

1 Thank Jacntone
Mudgee, Australia
Level Contributor
197 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

A wonderful setting with a wide variety of yummy food on the menu. Could not be faulted in any way whatsoever!

Thank Jeff W
Aalborg, Denmark
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We had a short but great meal at Ma Maison. We decided last minute to do an evening penguin tour and we were told that we should have dinner before as everything would be closed by the time it's finished. So we walked in to Ma Maison, a group of 5, explained that we only have 20 mins to eat.... More 

Thank ZsofiaDubai
Level Contributor
39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We went there on quiet Wednesday evening. The restaurant is small & the table layout is terrible. The waiter could not walk through the chairs, customers keep clashing each other's chair. We ordered pork belly , risotto, and lamb. The food was so so. My sister's risotto was overcooked. The waiter forgot my husband's lamb order. P.s. The restaurant do... More 

Thank Hamu_ham
Dunedin, New Zealand
Level Contributor
28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

The meal was excellent. Not huge servings, vegetables and greens ordered separately. Limited for choice of beverages, two first beer and wine choices not available- perhaps they had had a busy weekend. Waiter wasn't too knowledgable, and service a bit slow as bar staff seemed more intent on polishing wine glasses than attending to patrons needs.Great location- views, children area,... More 

Thank Barbnewt
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Went here for dinner on Monday night great food I had the best caesar salad Iv ever had! nice relaxed and friendly service will definately be going back.

Thank hollyk442
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Food la really nice but desapointed by the dessert... Staff nice and friendly. We have pass a good moment

Thank Luce D
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
89 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We took some friends who were staying with us from the UK. We chose this restaurant as it has excellent views and a small play ground outside for children to play on while the adults chatted. The restaurant was very quite not many people eating, the device was very slow. The wine list was lacking and they had no fix... More 

Thank 704RichardW2014
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Best Fish and Chips ever! And the Akaroa Salmon was delicious. Service was slow but why be in a hurry ... You're in New Zealand after all and the view is wonderful.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member

Travellers who viewed Ma Maison also viewed

Akaroa, Canterbury Region
Akaroa, Canterbury Region

Been to Ma Maison? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ma Maison and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Melbourne, Australia

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Ma Maison staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?