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“Maybe the best food in NZ,” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Little Bistro

The Little Bistro
Ranked #1 of 29 Restaurants in Akaroa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 6 - US$ 27
Cuisines: French, European, New Zealand
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: "...a bistro is a small restaurant serving hearty meals and wine in an unpretentious setting..." European inspired, locally sourced food cooked and served with love, plus a winelist to die for....
1 review
“Maybe the best food in NZ,”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

The Little Bistro was recommended to us by our hotel, and how right they were! A warm,intimate setting, highly professional, attentive staff and superbly prepared food added up to a delightful dining experience for us.

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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Fantastic Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

Wow these guys were on to it. Yes we had a booking but from the minute of stepping into the very small but super cool restaurant, we felt like they were friends. Genuine service, fast and efficient and the food was excellent. Loved the fejoa tipple at the end!!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sandra S
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Australia
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114 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Good Experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2012

We arrived at the restaurant having booked a window seat but ended up at a small table with the toilet door on my left hand shoulder ( NOT the start I was looking for )
Entree'e were excellent and well presented. I had the beef as a main and my wife had the lamb rack.
The beef was perfectly cooked and lovely but the lamb was overcooked and although nicely presented a little disappointing.
We shared a chocolate mousse desert which was lovely.
Overall a good dining experience in a VERY bussy restaurant which should seat 20 people but they manage to put in 31. ( Made it quite interesting and trendy )

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“5 Star cuisine in a modest bistro”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2012

Best food in the south pacific! If you find yourself in Akaroa, you must go here for lunch or dinner. It's a charming, cozy restaurant on the main street across from a park and cute shops. My husband and I had lunch-- soup, fresh fish, beer. This is 5 star food!!! Absolute magic work by an amazing chef.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Flowers7890
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Akaroa
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81 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Delicious meal.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

Had a lovely dinner at the Little Bistro. It is quite small inside but I didn't feel like I was on top of anyone else. The service was excellent and the food was really delicious. I can recommend the fillet of beef.....Yum!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Sarshy
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