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Matterhorn Restaurant @ Powderhorn

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Mountain Road, Ohakune 5461, New Zealand
+64 6-385 8888
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“steak” (5 reviews)
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Mountain Road, Ohakune 5461, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Were told there would be a 10 minute wait to be seated as they had to prepare a table. There are at least two free tables, suitable to seat 4 persons. Once we sat down on the couches, we were basically ignored by the staff....More

Thank derekc2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As locals we looked forward to eating here after reading a write up in the paper about the new chef and menu. The first impressions were that the prices were high so that set a expectation that we were going get great food. At 19...More

Thank Tongariro-Suites
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

The Matterhorn Restaurant has an amazing alpine feel with a couch area for drinks and a fireplace where the homemade gluhwein is kept warm. We visited this restaurant twice for the share plates - the rib eye and lamb shoulder. Both were absolutely delicious cuts...More

Thank ladyl81
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

After skiing we celebrated two birthdays in our group at the Matterhorn. As I am coeliac , I had advised the staff ahead of time and they were very helpful. The dinner I had was fish of the day with 2 sides , Sauce and...More

1  Thank Stuart G
Reviewed 8 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 23 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 10 July 2017

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 29 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 24 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 10 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.

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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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