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Matterhorn Restaurant @ Powderhorn

) #20 of 29 Restaurants in Ohakune $$ - $$$
Mountain Road, Ohakune 5461, New Zealand
+64 6-385 8888
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef” (2 reviews)
“food options” (2 reviews)
“new zealand” (3 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
Mountain Road, Ohakune 5461, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

The chef is an artist! The food in this restaurant is the best we've had on our New Zealand trip - I had the rack of lamb and my fiancé, beef eye steak - vegetables were fresh, crunchie and creative! Thank you for such a...More

Thank laurendan73
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We had been so looking forward to the Matterhorn reopening for the winter. Last year we considered it the best restaurant in Ohakune by far. This year they've gone all Asian fusion and the result was really disappointing. Initially the concept was exciting but the...More

management p, Manager at Matterhorn Restaurant @ Powderhorn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very sorry you did not enjoy our Asian concept last year as it was received well by most. This year we have returned to doing beautiful New Zealand style cuisine using local produce. Check out our menu below. http://www.powderhorn.co.nz/restaurant-and-bar/the-matterhorn-grill-bar/matterhorn-dinner-menu/ We hope to see...More

Reviewed 30 September 2016

There are some great restaurants in NZ but none can match the luxury and splendour of this fine dining restaurant. Superb for self service or cooked breakfast or experience the full range for the evening fine dining. The grandeur and luxury of the setting is...More

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Family dinner was awesome. Great size portions. Staff were amazing. Kids and wife asked can we keep coming back here for dinner.

Thank gcnz
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The starter was rice paper rolls. It was so thick and chewy it was like eating uncooked pasta. They were sitting in a nice sauce but there was nothing in them but some lettuce so tasted quite bland. Really not good a 1 out of...More

1  Thank Blair R
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

A group of friends and I dined here for a 40th birthday recently and we were so disappointed with the experience. Although we'd booked a table, the service was very underwhelming and the maitre'd was very sour and unwelcoming. There were only about 4 other...More

management p, Manager at Matterhorn Restaurant @ Powderhorn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2016

As we have never charged 20% service charge in either of our restaurants (that we have been operating for many years), and as we don't have a maitre'd fitting your description, we have come to the conclusion that this review is non factual.

Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The lamb curry and sticky beef stirfry were delicious but we wouldn't expect to pay $30+ for each dish. They were small portions and only one of the dishes came with rice too. This restaurant is pitched as Asian fusion cuisine and maybe several years...More

Thank KellyLoney
Reviewed 21 September 2015

We ate here after skiing at Turoa skifield all day, had built up quite the appetite and the wonderful meals here just hit the spot! We sat at the bar as had no reservations and it was quite full being saturday night. The bartender was...More

Thank Samiya S
Reviewed 2 September 2015

The establishment's atmosphere reflects that of a ski lodge. Entering the restaurant is like stepping into a very rustic log cabin with a roaring fire. We were seated quickly and informed of the specials. My husband was quite pleased they carried a selection of beer...More

Thank wanderlustravelercdn
Reviewed 2 September 2015

After a long day skiing at Mt Ruapehu we wen't down to the restaurant. They don't do reservations, so we waited by the counter till 17.30, then we got a table. The pizza was amazingly good, and the drinks were great as well.

Thank TheaVogsted
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  • Address: Mountain Road, Ohakune 5461, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Manawatu-Wanganui Region  >  Ohakune
  • Phone Number: +64 6-385 8888
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