Summer of Live Music Continues
Avya Sat 8th - 5pm , Delta Blues Band - Sun 9th -4pm to 7pm
Next Weekend - St Paddies Celebration Featuring ..
Loulou sings Irish Sat 15th and The Sreaming Larkins on Sun 16th. Irish Bruch starts at 11am
We're stoked to be a Trip Advisor recommended destination. Come in and see what the fuss is about.
We're on YouTube!
Watch out MTV, we're on Youtube. Click here to check out the new vid.
Message from London:
Fantastic Team effort to win Hospo NZ Award for the best New/Refurbished Bar or Restaurant in NZ 2013.
Vision and Design of my clever Hannah and Architect Peter Were. Skill of Kyle Brown Building Team and enthusiasm and passion of Jonny, James, Katie and our great team.
Finally to all our friends and customers new and old - you make The Matakana what it is!
Looking forward to getting back and buying a round or two to celebrate. Duncan
Emmersons Beer is here -The famous Emersons Beer family is heading north from Dunedin to Matakana. We have opened up a tap for Emersons Bookbinder which is a mighty amber ale. Pale Ale and Pilsner will also grace our fridge in the bottle . Drop in and ask for a beer and food match as recommended by Richard Emerson.
Sawmill Pilsner now on tap.
In keeping with our vision for offer beer lovers high quality craft beers from the local region and around NZ we now have the delicious and citrusy Sawmill Pilsner on our craft tap. Our mates Mike and Kirsty Sutherland make 5 great beers only 10 minutes from Matakana at their boutique brewery at Leigh. We also have their 12 Guage strong lager and their Dopplebock Belgiun dark in 500 ml bottles. Try a Sawmill beer next time you visit and enter the draw for a mixed case of Sawmill beers.
Wine on tap at The Matakana
The Matakana Village Pub is pursuing sustainability in all aspects of its dled, there is less impact on the environmental to produce glass bottles, corks, paper labels and wine boxes. The Matakana Village Pubs ethos is about respecting the world and doing what we can to care for our environining and beverages supply chain. Minimising our carbon footprint is a key goal, so we are pleased to announce to our eco-minded guests the installation of the KeyKeg wine delivery system. This revolutionary one-way wine keg, developed by Master Sommelier, William Sherer, is made of recycled plastics and eliminates both wasted road transport and fuel that would be used to return the keg to be refilled. As the keg is recycment. We are thrilled to offer our guests an alternative way to drink great wine while keeping sustainability and the environment in mind. Wine from the keg is currently served on tap in the main bar giving guests the option to sample the refreshing and crisp Marlborough Vibes Sauvignon Blanc and a beautiful rich Central Otago Pinot Noir that we have named “the Doctors Medicine”.
Built in 1903 in the what has become the heart of Matakana Village, The Matakana is a bit of an institution. Its been through several changes in its long life. It was built from the timber of a single kauri tree by the village post master and after his death became a boarding house for dairy factory workers. It was a restaurant of note in the 80's run by a Frenchman with a michelin star tatooed on his rump. Three farming couples and three city couples revitalised and upgraded the old girl in 2012 into a cool, relaxed and family friendly village pub. Duncan and Hannah Anderson and their partners vision is to provide a relaxed friendly environment, with fantastic service and a great selection of wines, beers and fresh food at really good value.
Drop in for a beer, or settle in for the afternoon in our garden bar for a glass of locally-produced wine, a plate of oysters or a hand made burger. Listen to live music or dine with us and try our extensive food and drinks menu including the best steaks in the north. The new menu is out now so come and check it out.
Phil & Nick - Great Customers
Phil & Nick are this weeks customers of note - They met while tinkering with diesel motors beneath the decks of Russian mafia super yachts in the carribean and share a love of being kicked out of 20/20 cricket matches, girls with names like Porche, Mercedes and Daimond, Donkeys ? and the matakana Pub of course. Nick is an ex mahu boy and Phil hails from the slightly less prestigious Kings College of Otahuhu. They are genuine good blokes and Phil is still searching for the future ex Mrs Schofield. So if there are any Porches or Mercedes in Matakana - swing on by, Phil is in fine form.
Phil, Nick and there is a Donkey hidden somewhere I believe
Phil & Nick