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The Trading Rooms Restaurant and Pantry

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Seafood, European,
71 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7656
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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Seafood, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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71 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sat outside as it was a beautiful day and it offered a beautiful view. Ordered 2x fish and chips and Tea for 2 at an overpriced cost of $57.90. I though it tasted okay. We found it difficult to work out how to order....More

Thank Sue H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Drove out from Christchurch for lunch was divine. Bluff Oysters, Tempura Prawns, Bread Platter, Blue COD Burger, Whitebait omelette and the salmon all superb topped off by friendly staff

Thank johanneerceg
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Took a spin to akaroa with the wife and our young lads. Stopped here for a drink and some light nibbles. Place is Nice, staff very friendly and food yummy. Well, the staff were bloody good actually. Highly recommend.

Thank Rusty S
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

T'was a chilly night out. Me and my hubby was looking for a place to eat and here we find this warm and romantic place by the bay. We were welcomed by very friendly staff, ordered salmon for both of us which was cooked to...More

Thank carefishey
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Went to this restaurant based on the Trip Advisor ratings - it did not fail. We all had a bowl of the Seafood Chowder, and it was heavenly; lots of seafood in a creamy volute along with grilled French Bread; perfect for a cold, drizzly...More

Thank Vic_Polly011
Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Interior was sad looking and place was a little cold. Service was a bit hit and miss. We both ordered the Angus steak and while I really enjoyed mine, hubby found his to be very chewy. Decided to share a dessert and it was a...More

Thank April N
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant and Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2018

Hello April N, Thank you for your feedback. I am wondering when did this happen? We usually turn on the heat pump specially during cold days/evenings. So unfortunate that you found the interior sad looking, we are semi-fine dining during dinner and for us, the...More

Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

They have an excellent service and the staff are very friendly and accomodating. Best seafood pasta I've ever tasted! We will definitely go back here next time.

Thank Laureen D
Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

The food is superb and very professional service. Keep up the good work guys. I will definitely come back for the nth times again and again. Good job and services

Thank Cecilia A
Reviewed 19 April 2018

Celebrating a friend's birthday, what a great choice of venue! We advised the reason for our visit when we booked, consequently the guest of honour was given his choice of beverage and a delicious dessert on the house. Both couples wanted the seafood platter which...More

1  Thank Chipndale48
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant and Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Dear Chipndale48, Thank you so so much for your comments. It is our pleasure to have you and your group that night and we are all delighted to see your review here at TripAdvisor. Our front and kitchen team are really happy knowing that you...More

Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Waited over 1 hr for meal- but was not busy. Salmon was over cooked and butchered. Service was patchy. OverpricedMore

Thank gnomes101
TheTradingRooms, Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant and Pantry, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Dear gnomes101, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We really are wondering when exactly did this happen (date), if it is during lunch or dinner, and if you informed our staff about that. I need to know those details for...More

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15 December 2017|
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Response from TheTradingRooms | Property representative |
Hi Daniela, we serve lunch until 3 to 3:30PM depending on the flow of customers. After that will be snack menu then dinner at 6:30PM. Enjoy your cruise!
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$ 10 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, 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
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 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. Peak Season Opening Hours: From 11:30-9:00 PM / 7 Days Lean Season: From 11:30-8:00 PM and closes during midweek Winter Break: May 14-July 6, 2018
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