Open Monday , Tuesday 11.30am till late.
Wednesday to Sunday 11am till late
- Disabled Access
- Free Wi-Fi
- Alfresco Dining
About Merchant of Matamata
Merchant of matamata is a fresh, modern provincial pub in the heart of Matamata offering welcoming kiwi hospitality mixed with great food and locally brewed craft beers and ciders. Located in a former farm supply depot the pub contines this fine tradition replenishing and refreshing locals and travellers alike. Good Merchant proudly serves Good George craft beer and cider which is brewed locally in the region at their brewery in nearby Hamilton. Their brews are delivered fresh to the pub from the brewery and includes a reange of enjoyable, easy to drink beers and ciders and a rotating range of interesting specialty brews.
We were a big group, and we got the correct food that we ordered and everyone loved their dinner. Thanks.
Yes I'm keen to come back again. Just a quick note: the pizza bases were undercooked , also the lamb shanks were luke warm at the time of arrival at table and didn't take long to cool down to cold temperature, great flavor but ended up eating cold lamb shanks .
Huge thanks to the team. Kat, Alice, Reuben and Rory. Appreciate the hard work you all did and created a perfect night for our daughters 21st birthday.
Always enjoy our visits with friends and family
Great food and fantastic service
Very friendly and helpful, enjoyed our visit.
My wife and myself are new to the area and thought we would give Good Merchant a try! We had a fantastic meal and service and will definitely return there again!
Thanks for switching on the netball without a fuss - much appreciated! Lovely, clean place. Will be back
A nice venue for a relaxed 60th. Staff were friendly and only too happy to help. Only suggestion would’ve been for some quiet music to be playing in the background.
Service was very efficient and friendly. Tasty pub food and generous portions.
Awesome service.. food is delicious as always... The staff are always welcoming you when u walk in.. Even when your sitting down at your table they come over to make sure your food and you are ok..
Unfortunately the errors marred the meal and experience, and at no time was an apology offered. under toasted bread with pate is a rookie error but serving mains while entree is still being eaten is not even excusable. If staff are going to ask at the til if everything was okay they need to be trained how to react when customers say no, not just look shy and ignore the comment.
Your new booking system was a mission to get around. We ended up somehow booking into mission bay Auckland and then deleting that. We did double book the second attempt but who knows where that was. We got a phone call during dinner to ask if we were coming. As a hearing impaired person being able to use online systems is awesome, frustrating when you have to spend 10+ minutes booking the right place though.
LOVED our meal here! First time dining since we are from out of town. Cool environment, staff were friendly and super efficient, while the food was just yum. Loved the free craft beer samplers. Next time we're back in Matamata, we are definitely coming to Good Merchant for tea again!! Kia ora nunui.
Great night beautiful food .Thanks so much from the Inspiring Minds Team 😁😁😁
Great space for groups, loved the outdoor area
Our waitress was efficient, never leaving us with empty drinks. Our dinner was excellent.
Nice looking place. Food was standard fare. Not happy that tax was not included in the menu price as I noticed it was additional to the stated price on the receipt. Very deceitful. If this is the policy for first table customers it is not in line with what every other first table restaurant does
Great service with plenty of smiles! Warm inviting feeling upon arrival. The food tasted great and came out efficiently.
Delicious food,all meals were excellent Thankyou! Very enjoyable evening! Thankyou especially Reuben for scheduling our booking and making it work! X
Excellent customer service from all staff! Also I would definitely recommend the chicken burger!
Excellent evening with great service - highly recommend
Easy booking, confirmation and reminder system.Great service from waiter, accurate orders, on time meals, not hurried once we had our meals. Enjoyable conversations with colleagues in a relaxed and comfortable environment. Thank you.