The Matakana - Village Pub

Our rating 

User rating 

5 reviews
Venue Image
11 Matakana Valley Road,

(09) 422 7518

The ViewAuckland Review

StarStarStarStarNo Star
Review byBrett Atkinson2/01/2013

The Matakana Village Pub, Matakana - Bar Review


Matakana’s classic– and formerly slightly tired – pub has been given a trendy makeover with retro chic décor, a spacious deck, and an outdoor fireplace.


Ironing out a few opening month nerves and glitches when we visited, but very friendly and laidback. Hey, this is the country after all.

Drink's List

Macs, Lion Red and Speights on tap, as well as a couple of surprises in Moa Pale Ale and a passable lager dubbed Hand Cranked. The wine list covers most of NZ, but also include a few local tipples with wine from Brick Bay and Big Cock vineyards. No sniggering at the back please…

Feeling Peckish?

Think gastropub with lots of local produce – Mahurangi oysters served with a shallots and sherry vinegar, seafood from Leigh Fisheries, and cheesecake made with yoghurt Whangaripo Valley Buffalo Cheese. Good value burgers ($14) and bar snacks ($8 to $11) too.

The Bottom Line

We’re not sure what the old school locals think of the renovation, but with occasional DJs, live acoustic gigs and decent food, The Matakana Village Pub should be a top place to be over summer.

A Reason To Return

To move past the fish and chips and burgers to some of The Matakana’s more interesting starters. We’re eyeing up the char-grilled lamb fillet with babaganoush, buffalo cheese cheese and flat bread ($15), or the clam spaghetti with pickled fennel, chorizo and olives ($14).

The Matakana - Village Pub has been reviewed by 5 users

What's near The Matakana - Village Pub?

Below are the nearest 5 venues within 500 metres of The Matakana - Village Pub.
Restaurants near The Matakana - Village Pub (0)
Pubs & Bars near The Matakana - Village Pub (0)
Cinemas near The Matakana - Village Pub (0)

Most Read Today

01 Christmas Lights and Displays in Auckland

Enjoy Christmas in Auckland under the glow of fest...

02 Auckland's Best Malls

Check out our picks of the top five malls in Auckl...

03 Auckland's Best Swimming Pools

We have a look at five heated swimming pool comple...

04 Auckland's Best Playgrounds

The kids have spoken and we are pleased to present...

05 Auckland's Best Outlet Shops

We check out the five best spots for outlet shoppi...

Content updated: 30/11/2015 12:05

Add Review

Latest Pubs & Bars User Reviews

  • My Bar
    I was looking for a place to host my sisters hens night - My Bar ...

    j_31 on 25/11/2015 @ 7:12 p.m.
  • Aria Restaurant & Bar
    Had fantastic food from this restaurant but very rude and upsetti...

    anony on 26/10/2015 @ 5:04 p.m.
  • Madam Woo Takapuna
    Have been to Madam Woo in Takapuna twice now and I have to say th...

    LisaS_LocalHero on 1/10/2015 @ 12:08 p.m.
  • My Bar
    I hired the function room to host a hens party and I felt so luck...

    NixP on 30/09/2015 @ 2:05 p.m.
  • Bolero Tapas Bar & Restaurant
    This restaurant looked busy and inviting and staff welcoming were...

    Knight100 on 24/09/2015 @ 9:23 p.m.
Hitwise Award Winner