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The Trading Rooms Restaurant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Seafood, European,
71 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7656
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“mushy peas” (7 reviews)
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly
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71 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The food was really average and extremely greasy. The service was poor. Avoid this place. The portions were really small and not tasty.

1  Thank Julie B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The people serving here were so very friendly and that made it so enjoyable. We sat outside on a lovely sunny evening. We were allowed to order something that we had seen on the lunch menu so that was very kind of them.

Thank JoRo R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dropped in for a quick coffee before reboarding our cruise ship, and it was excellent. Nice pleasent service, coffee was on the mark (especially compared to what we got on the ship!) - really nice way to finish up a wonderful day in Akaroa.

Thank Mick C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great steak meal at this restaurant. They allowed us to choose from the lunch menu even though it was almost time for the evening one to start at 6.30. Very friendly staff and a fantastic location overlooking the bay.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only had a drink and muffin here but the waitress was very friendly and helpful. Sitting outside looking at the sea was lovely.

Thank Diane W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

RAMIRO and EMMELIE were really friendly, yet professional. Cappuccino and cake were very tasty. Wifi not available in restaurant, yet we were advised that it was free around the corner at the library. Great for a quick stop-off. ENJOY!

Thank Christy_Luv2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Grouper B+. Roasted vegetables with quinoa F. Service A. Atmosphere A. Drinks A. Summary - What could have been a decent meal ruined by small portions and lukewarm food.More

Thank William F
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear William F, Thank you for your review. I would like to hear further about the issue with the foods specially about the roasted vegetables and quinoa - for us to learn and know where exactly to change or improve on that item. Kindly email...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a fantastic seafood platter here on the weekend, lovely spot out of the wind and in the sun until well into the evening. The staff were friendly, the Rose was chilled and the food was amazing! Would definitely recommend whiling away an afternoon here.

Thank jnb911
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi jnb911, Thank you so much for your comments on our foods, drinks and staff and for your recommendations. We are indeed delighted reading your review. Looking forward to serving you again next time :) Kind regards,

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With many places closed on a Sunday night we decided to try the Trading Rooms Restaurant which was nice and cosy on a cool damp evening. We both had the fish and chips which was one of the best fish and chips with mushy peas...More

Thank Juliaam
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Juliaam, Thank you so much for your review. We are glad that you enjoyed your evening meal experience with us. And yes, we always make sure that all the products that we serve are fresh and are cooked based on our restaurant standards. Looking...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Angus filet steak was simply tantalisingly delicious. I never wanted it to finish. The staff were very friendly and happy to help too If you come to this very pretty place and love steak. This is the place for you !!!

Thank Neil S
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Neil S, We love your review, thank you so much. And thank you for recommending us to our dear steak lovers out there. Looking forward to seeing you again. Kind regards,

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26 October 2016|
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Response from TheTradingRooms | Property representative |
Good day, Carla0911! Sorry for the late reply. We will be open on Christmas day for lunch and dinner. If you would you like to have lunch, no need to book for a reservation pls pop on in and we will surely arrange a table... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 27
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:30 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7656
  • E-mail
Semi-fine dining dinner atmosphere and casual lunch experience, fine wine selection, beautiful sunset harbour views from the terrace. The Trading Rooms is a timeless historic venue, perfect for your special occasion.
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