Matai is an intimate fine-dining restaurant in the heart of Rotorua – a city renowned for its culture and natural beauty. Fuelled by the passion of Head Chef Ryan Gregorash, each dish his team designs is connected to the land and tells a uniquely New Zealand story – seasonal, flavoursome and wildly simplistic, with a focus on ethically and locally sourced ingredients, often foraged close to home.
Everything served at Matai is crafted in our kitchen and prepared to order. Our menus change with the seasons and are dependent on what is fresh and available each day. We offer carefully balanced, flavoursome dishes – meticulously crafted from local ingredients and perfectly presented every time. Those with special dietary requirements are well catered for with our vegan and vegetarian options – there is no compromise on taste.
WHO WE ARE
Matai is owned and operated by its founder and Executive Chef – Ryan Gregorash and is part of the Stolen Bike (hyperlink) group of companies which has won multiple culinary and business awards since its inception in 2016.
Te Puke TravelFebruary 2, 2022 at 3:08 pm
Rotorua being half way between Tauranga and Taupō is a great place to meet up.
For a change from a noisey cafe I looked for a restaurant for lunch.
I am so glad I chose Matai Restaurant.
The welcome on arrival was warm and helpful.
There is plenty of parking.
A small but excellent menu with everybody’s favourite. I thought the pricing was reasonable.
The setting and decor was very nice and warm!
We all enjoyed our meal, which was cooked to perfection and full of freshness and delicious flavours.
The staff was very attentive and friendly.
We look forward to returning.
Thank you for having us.