Built in 1903 in what has become the heart of Matakana Village, The Matakana is a bit of an institution.
It was built from the timber of a single kauri tree by the village postmaster and after his death became a boarding house for dairy factory workers. It was a restaurant of note in the 80s and was revitalised and upgraded in 2012 into a cool, relaxed and family-friendly village pub. Now in the hands of a new group of enthusiastic owners since April 2016, they plan to continue on the traditions of the pub.
Drop in for a beer or settle in for the afternoon in their garden bar for a glass of locally-produced wine, a plate of oysters or a hand made burger. Listen to live music or dine and try their extensive food and drinks menu, including the best steaks in the north chargrilled on their American made Montague Steak Grill.
Located at 11 Matakana Valley Road, Matakana.
Open 7 days, from 11.30am