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All 20 Akaroa Restaurants

The Little Bistro

33 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa, New Zealand
+6433047314
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Ranked #1 of 20 Restaurants in Akaroa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $30
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: "...a bistro is a small restaurant serving hearty meals and wine in an unpretentious setting..." Rustic-European inspired, locally sourced food cooked and served with love, plus a winelist to die for....
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English first
Lelystad, The Netherlands
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

When you look for a decent restaurant for a good and tasty meal you have to go to the little bistro in Akaroa. We loved the specials lamb and fish and were surprised by looks and taste! It's a small little restaurant so make your reservation. Absolute the true number one in Akaroa.

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Fantastic place. Attentive and superb service and very good food. We had the special scallops as entree and the lamb and risotto. All delicious and a white choc brulee to finish. Small and yes it gets noisy when busy - but still very good.

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Adelaide, Australia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This restaurant is a little gem located on the main street of Akaroa. I made a booking after it was suggested, and I am glad I did as the venue was very busy. I was dining solo and the staff were very friendly and attentive. I loved the menu and the local wine was lovely. The view across the local... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The food in this humble little place is A M A Z I N G! If you're a foodie, this place is a must. The service is personal and great, the food is even better. Make sure you book. So glad we dined here.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We were told that it would be wise to book a table at the little bistro because they get busy. We are so glad that we did because ours was the only free table when we arrived there. The restaurant is small and intimate with a wonderful warm atmosphere and knowledgeable staff. Having been travelling in New Zealand for seven... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This little bistro's team of just 4 (2 in the kitchen 2 serving and managing out front ) manages to serve a large number of patrons an amazing selection of complex; beautifully presented dishes efficiently and with charm and all in a space that's not much more than 50 - 50 m2. Bravo !

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Christchurch
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91 reviews 91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Book well in advance for a Saturday night sitting. Greeted and seated with excellent service and attention to detail. The menu was varied with numerous options and specials. We found the food ok. It didn't wow us with imagination, some dishes lacked seasoning or the main ingredient wasn't highlighted which left us confused and disappointed. The other huge factor was... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Delicious food and great service. We showed up without a reservation and they were full. We waited at the front for a table for about 5 minutes. Sure the tables were very close but as long as none of the other guests are rudely loud (no-one was while we were there) you don't notice as the food is amazing and... More 

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Singapore
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Jane, my host of L'Abri recommended me to this place, and it was a truly delightful place! We were fortunate to arrive early for dinner just before 6pm and we were given a table by the window. I said we were lucky, as shortly after, the whole place started filling up. It is indeed quite impossible to get a table... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Recommended by our B&B and we were not disappointed. Lively and very friendly restaurant with varied menu.

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Address: 33 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa, New Zealand
Phone Number: +6433047314
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
Average Prices: USD 7 - 30
Cuisine: European, New Zealand

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