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All 21 Akaroa Restaurants

The Little Bistro

33 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa, New Zealand
+6433047314
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Ranked #1 of 21 Restaurants in Akaroa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $28
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
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Restaurant details
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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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Wonderful French atmosphere. Loved the local fare and personalized service. Menu was really appealing and a great selection of wine.

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Sydney
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Little gem of a restaurant. Delicious seafood chowder. Very friendly service. Don't forget to visit the bibliotheque!

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New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My husband & I had heard about this little bistro, what a find. Food was divine, service was superb , only negative it needs a super air con unit " it was small & hot sun streams in , made it abit claustrophobic! We have been to France & this was so close " well done "

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

At the end of a long trip through NZ, my girlfriend and I found our way out to Akaroa. We intended to walk around the town then head back inland and make dinner at our campsite. We passed by The LIttle Bistro before it was open and immediately decided to instead treat ourselves to a nice dinner out to finish... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Food was great although the restaurant is quite small. Managed to find enough choice to satisfy both a vegetarian and a meat eater.

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York, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We had a great steak, delicious scallops and a tasty vegetarian dish. good wine menu, friendly service, best place in Akaroa.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This small restaurant is warm and lively. Reservation is essential. The chowder is tasty. I had Salmon which was properly cooked. Yummy!!!

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Wilmslow Cheshire
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158 reviews 158 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

We have been touring NZ for two months both North and South Islands and have experienced some good and bad meals but the meal we ate here on a Monday night was truly the best. The restaurant is very small and was full on a Monday night so it is strongly advisable to book otherwise you sadly could miss out... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Compact little restaurant oozing with charm and offering up great food. Wonderful atmosphere, as long as you don't mind being quite close to other diners. We thought it was great and would definitely eat here again and recommend to others. Warm, friendly and excellent service.

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

We just popped in here for breakfast before doing the black cat harbour cruise (hectors dolphins). I was wasting away so ordered the hungry man's largest breakfast......and was not disappointed. If you like a great cooked breakfast come here....good service and coffee.

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Additional Information about The Little Bistro

Address: 33 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa, New Zealand
Phone Number: +6433047314
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
Average Prices: USD 7 - 28
Cuisine: European, New Zealand

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