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Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
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Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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57 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7533
08:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I took my sister here to cheer her up and had raved about the place. Sadly we were disappointed. I had the Seafood chowder (regular)...gosh its gone down in size and taste since I was last there (admittedly a few years ago), I found it really very ordinary and unsure what it is so famous for?!!. My sister had a... More 

Thank maxineb707
Surprise, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we both had soup for lunch. I had a seafood chowder, o.k., could use more fish in it. Mt wife had the Pumpkin Soup which was o.k. the bread that came with the soups was dry, and did not quite fit with the meal. Service good, priced fairly.

Thank sophillymike
Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Took my mum over to Akaroa with my husband and teenage son and we stopped in at Bully Hayes for lunch for her 80th birthday. The meal was quite nice and service okay. Yes it was along the water front which was nice although it was raining the day we called. Just felt they could do more to lift their... More 

Thank kiwisolargal
Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

weekend in Akaroa and seeking somewhere with great food & wine our meals all exciting when presented in front of us - hot plates used - thank you chef xx - tasty, great flavours, meals presented as stated on menu - our waiter outstanding - also helps make the night - informative and had humour - well done

Thank jaymaybee
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Arrived in a windy morning with the Shuttle Christchurch - Akaroa-return. I walked into the restaurant as it has the most number of patrons then. The reason is apparent after i have dug into my scrumptious breakfast (the dish with salmon). Helpful and smiley staff to welcome you. Delicious food with generous serving. Nice coffee too. I have tried those... More 

Thank Sammypeh
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great location across the road from the sea, with tables inside and out. Table service is for diners, drinkers must order at the bar. Our first visit was for morning coffee, which took 25 minutes to arrive and was not very hot. We tried another day for lunch, sitting at a sunny table, which helps enormously. My fish chowder was... More 

Thank Jacntone
Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here for coffee and it was ok, if way too frothy for a flat white! Nice place though and service was friendly. The WiFi limit of 30 mins is a little rough though but to be fair many shops here had similar policies (tho some are unlimited). Overall it was good but I'd also explore the numerous other... More 

Thank RamseyDawnB
Uxbridge, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I ate dinner here and were very pleased with the attentiveness and efficiency shown by our waiter. The food was good - a fairly wide ranging menu of meat and fish. The Thai soup starter was a little too spicy, but the chicken liver pâté followed by smoked pork pasta and salmon mains were very tasty. Spacious... More 

Thank Dom B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for dinner and ordered the soup of the day which was very nice. The staff were also very friendly and helpful

Thank Claire d
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a good breakfast at this restaurant, coffee was great. Price, wasn't too bad. The view is lovely and would recommend this as a nice place to go for a bite to eat.

Thank philippagoile

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 32
Bar, Seafood, European, Soups, New Zealand, International, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7533
Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar, Akaroa's Premier Dinning Spot. Open year round, seven days for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner or just a casual drink or coffee in the sun. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of Akaroa Harbour whilst you dine from any number of our indoor or outdoor dining areas. Sheltered garden area with childrens play area also. Specialising in comtempory New Zealand cuisine using fresh local produce with a mix of traditional and modern flavours. An extensive menu with alarge selection of seafood including freshly shucked oysters. Innovative and award winning cuisine all at prices to suit any budget. To compliment our dining menu we carry the" Monteiths" range of craft beers on tap and by the bottle along side an all embracing wine list and non alcoholic beverage menu.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?