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Ma Maison

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6 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7668
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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94 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Jacntone
Mudgee, Australia
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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38 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Perth, Western Australia
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40 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ma Maison has a relaxed feel to it - on a sunny day, sitting outside with a view of the harbour and the hills, a glass of good wine in hand and a plate of enjoyable food, we felt totally relaxed and did not want to leave. We took a photo with the same view as that on this website,... More 

Thank DavidJP48

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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, French, 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?