Due to the recent heavy rainfall, a number of roads and walking/cycling tracks in the Waikato are closed. If you are travelling to or through the Waikato region, please visit Waka Kotahi’s Journey Planner website for up-to-date roading information and check the local Council’s Facebook page for the latest updates and advice.

Eat and Drink

Dining Options in Matamata

With Hobbit themed meals and friendly local watering holes, the rural town of Matamata has a wide variety of dining options. Enjoy local pizza, café fare, award winning cheese and more. Check out just a sample of the Matamata dining options below.

Good Merchant

Merchant of Matamata

Located in a former farm supply depot, Merchant of Matamata serves great food and Good George craft beers and ciders which are brewed locally in the region at their brewery in nearby Hamilton. 

Location: 44 Broadway, Matamata
Operating Hours: Mon - Sun 11am - Late 
Phone: +64 7 880 9561
More Info: www.goodmerchant.co.nz

Workmans Café and Bar

Workmans Café and Bar, Matamata

Workmans Café and Bar, Matamata

A popular spot with locals, the Workman’s Café & Bar in Matamata boasts a relaxed atmosphere, funky surroundings and friendly staff. Workmans Café & Bar offering café style dining for breakfast and lunch, with a dinner menu on Tuesdays.

Location: 52 Broadway, Matamata
Operating Hours: Wednesday - Sunday
Phone: +64 7 888 5470
More Info: www.facebook.com/workmans-cafe-bar

Eat. Urban Foodstuffs

Eat Cafe, Matamata

Eat Cafe, Matamata

Described as ‘innovative fresh café food’, Eat Urban Foodstuffs café offers a wide variety of café fare. Lamb shanks, kumara pies, sushi, a selection of cheeses and handmade chocolates, smoothies, frappes and more are just some of the menu items on offer.

Location: 55 Broadway, Matamata
Operating Hours: Open daily 7:30am – 4pm
Phone: +64 7 888 8670
More Info: www.matamatanz.co.nz


O-del-emz restaurant, Matamata

O-del-emz Restaurant, Matamata

The French and European style O-del-emz restaurant serves breakfast and lunch, along with great coffee. French, Greek, Mediterranean, Irish, Italian, Moroccan and Turkish flavours are all incorporated into the menu, along with vegetarian options.

Location: 33 Arawa Street, Matamata
Operating Hours: 7 days 
Phone: +64 7 888 9473
More Info: www.facebook.com/ol-del-emz

Redoubt Bar & Eatery

Redoubt Bar & Eatery, Matamata

Redoubt Bar & Eatery, Matamata

A dynamic, community focused bar and eatery, The Redoubt in Matamata offers a full menu throughout the day. Live entertainment is on offer every Friday night and the friendly atmosphere and great coffee makes this a great spot for a bite to eat or a catch up with friends.

Location: 48 Broadway, Matamata
Operating Hours: Open from 11am everyday
Phone: +64 7 888 8585
More Info: www.redoubtbarandeatery.co.nz/Matamata

Osteria Matamata

Osteria Matamata

Osteria offers exquisite food and wine in a romantic Mediterranean setting and uses local, in-season ingredients combining traditions of classic Italian and the evolving modern New Zealand cuisine.

Location: 59 Broadway, Matamata
Operating Hours: Open 7 days a week
Phone: +64 7 888 8585
More Info: www.osteria.co.nz/matamata/

Indian Flame Restaurant

Indian Flame

Indian Flame offers authentic tasting Indian cuisine including all your favourite dishes from Butter Chicken, Lamb Vindaloo, Chicken Korma, Vegetable Jalfrezi and more.

Location: 59 Broadway, Matamata
Operating Hours: Tue - Sun
Phone: +64 7 888 6886
More Info: www.indianflame.co.nz/