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General Discussion | Wellington's Matterhorn closing its doors after 54 years. First opened in 1963


5th Aug 2017
Wellington's well-known restaurant and bar Matterhorn is closing its doors

Well-known Wellington bar Matterhorn forced to close, owners to leave by October

Matterhorn's founder steps forward as closure looms

Message on Facebook:

Time to hear it from the old horses mouth.

Matterhorn 106 Cuba St. will indeed have to close itís doors for good on the 19th of October.
This is obviously the last thing we want, but with the current earthquake prone state of Cuba St., the building owners have given us no other choice as yet.

As youíre all aware, Matterhorn is a Wellington institution. Itís has been around for 54 years in many various forms, and this is only the current state. Itís time for a re-spark and shine up for 2018, so weíre actively exploring new sites to house us for the next stage of itís life.

These next 3 months will be a celebration. Wellington On a Plate is just around the corner, and there will be some parties planned. We expect to see the thousands of you that have been a part of it in some way or another over that 54 year period roll through those doors again.

Stay tuned, and stay with us.

Matterhorn x

[Edited 5th Aug 2017 03:16 PM]
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7th Aug 2017
What a loss this will be to the Wellington restaurant scene - it will hopefully be resurrected shortly at another location. Such an icon can surely continue on somewhere else in the CBD - let's hope so.

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