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The Trading Rooms Restaurant

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French, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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71 Beach Road, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7656
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived in between lunch time and dinner time. Basically fish and chips only were available. Food was good enough, service was not very good. Nothing special.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch at the trading rooms on our port day @ Akaroa! The food all tasted delicious! Great kids menu too! My husband ordered second serve of mussels because it was too tasty!! Staffs are lovely!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent food. Very friendly staff especially Nicola and Edina. Beautiful views of Akaroa bay. Particularly recommend the local fish.

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Kyle of Lochalsh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent restaurant serving great food in lovely position in Akaroa. It has reasonably comfortable seating, and service is generally good, but can be on the leisurely side when it is busy. There is a good wine list, but the drinks are on the expensive side, as is the restaurant generally. For some reason they do not let you have... More 

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Philadelphia, PA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On our second night in the Akaroa areawe visited the Trading Rooms. It reminded me of a film set in the Old West. The dinner was fine. Nothing to "knock your socks off" but good, large portions, friendly service and nice ambience.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have enjoyed lunch at the Trading Rooms on our last visit to Akaroa and so headed there for lunch on our recent day trip there. The green lipped mussels served in a creamy sauce were lovely and the grain bread accompanied very good. The service friendly and welcoming - a lovely place to stop to eat outside on a... More 

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TheTradingRooms, TTRP Team at The Trading Rooms Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi marigoldKent, Thank you so much for your comment. It's always been our pleasure to give our customers a good meal and customer service experience. See you again next time! Cheers. The Trading Rooms Team More 

Vienna, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

On a tour of Banks Peninsula, we stopped at Akaroa for a cruise of the harbor and needed lunch before the cruise left. After walking the waterfront, we settled on Trading Rooms Restaurant. We weren't expecting much but were quite pleased with the quality of the food.

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TheTradingRooms, General Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Silverstreak46, Thank you for your comment and for having us as part of your Akaroa experience. Hope to see you again next time. Kind regards More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Visited Akaroa again after 2 years. Our last visited included a dinner at Trading Rooms. We were excited to return... Unfortunately our starters of green lipped mussels and the seafood chowder both disappointed. My wife's seafood chowder contained a rubbery fish - possibly octopus and her prawns were barely cooked at all. The green lipped mussels despite being served in... More 

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Thank krispa_eighty
TheTradingRooms, General Manager at The Trading Rooms Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear krispa_eighty,

 Your comment is indeed very derogatory and very exaggerated.

 Firstly, we sincerely apologise about your experience. But we are not here to poison any of our customers at all, so your accusation and or suspicion in your comment subject is quite too mean and not fair specially that our wait staff have checked on your table and you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

We popped in after getting off our cruise ship to plan our day. The flat white served in a bowl was very good and the blueberry muffin was fresh and fantastic. A perfect start to our visit of Akaroa.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

A family meet up in Akaroa for a holiday. Went to the Trading Rooms for dinner. The staff were not at all friendly, and our meal order was wrong! Food was okay, a long wait, very pricey and not much of it! A beautiful restaurant and outside seating, but the food let it down.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 25
Cuisine
French, Seafood, European, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
Description
Exciting modern cooking, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?