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“A perfect end to a wonderful holiday”
Review of Ma Maison

Ma Maison
Ranked #4 of 30 Restaurants in Akaroa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Surrey England
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85 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“A perfect end to a wonderful holiday”
Reviewed 11 January 2012

We ate at Ma Maison on the last night of a three week stay in NZ.We should have been staying for four weeks but had to return sooner because of a family bearevement.
We wanted somewhere near our motel offering good food in a pleasant setting.This place ticked all the boxes.
We had an outside table which was most welcome on this hot evening.
We shared a game croquet for starters then my husband had Akaroa salmon on risotto and I had blue cod with puree potatoes.Wine was a sauvignon blanc.Unusually for us,we decided to indulge in dessert.He had creme brulee and I had raspberry sorbet.
We finished with coffee and malt whiskeys.
We thoroughly enjoyed our evening here.The food was very good and the setting by the water just perfect.

  • Visited January 2012
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Calgary, Canada
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Delicious Lunch”
Reviewed 4 January 2012

Tony for Coast Up Close recommended this restaurant and I'm glad he did. It was delicious and excellent service.

Visited December 2011
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Oxford
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39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Safe choice in Akaroa”
Reviewed 15 December 2011

A bunch of very loud fellow Brits at the next table didn't help the atmosphere but the food was very good. Service was ok.

Visited December 2011
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Thank Nick&Dara
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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Amazing!”
Reviewed 10 December 2011

I absolutly loved this place, went here for my birthday it was lovley.

Visited December 2011
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Thank Zana H
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Canberra, Australia
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194 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
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“Picturesque outlook, good food, away from the tourist throng”
Reviewed 7 December 2011

We arrived in Akaroa on a lovely sunny day, and with two Cruise ships in the bay - which meant that the eating places in the main street were packed! In the spirit of being by the sea - we wanted fish and chips by the waterfront (Blue Cod seems to be the local favourite). In wandering along the waterfront (as much to dodge the other tourists as to look at the lovely scenery) we accidentally came across Ma Maison. It has a lovely setting looking directly over Dailey's Wharf and Akaroa Harbour, we sat outside which was very pleasant; it had steady business but not packed - which was even better. Service was attentive and quick. The Fish (Blue Cod) and Chips, particularly the salad, was very good, more than ample and arrived quickly. Had a good selection of beers etc. Coffee was ok. Price wise - it was in the middle of the price range from what we saw in the main street and given the quality and setting good value.

  • Visited November 2011
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Thank Malimover
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