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The Little Bistro

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French, European, New Zealand
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33 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7314
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Description: "...a bistro is a small restaurant serving hearty meals and wine in an...
"...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....
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  • 358
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    Very good
  • 30
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  • 9
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing Dinner out in a great atmosphere!

In January my mum and I decided to go out for dinner to start our holiday week, and what a way to start it!!! We had the bread board to start and then I had the beef and mum had the venison for our mains and for dessert I had the tlb mess and mum had the cheese board. All... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
177anthonyo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

In January my mum and I decided to go out for dinner to start our holiday week, and what a way to start it!!! We had the bread board to start and then I had the beef and mum had the venison for our mains and for dessert I had the tlb mess and mum had the cheese board. All... More 

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Thank 177anthonyo
Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed one of the best meals we have had in ages! We could not fault anything. The staff and service are just wonderful, the menu is simple but fantastic, the taste and quality of the food is to die for....plus have a great selection of wine to choose from. The restaurant is quite small and when we were there... More 

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Lechlade, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a very pleasant meal on our final night in Akaroa. The chef catered superbly with dietary requirements and created a special menu with a little notice. It is quite tight in the restaurant, but created a very intimate experience for us.

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Thank Edward H
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot. We came here for dinner we got the salmon. It was by far the best thing we had here definitely recommend getting it

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Thank Michael G
Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for dinner on an overnight trip to Akaroa. It is a tiny, little restaurant but was cosy on a cooler Summer evening. I started with the soup of the day (a spicy tomato) and the other half had oysters. Soup was ok. I think it should have said on the menu that it was spicy as was really... More 

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Thank GordonOliver63
Portsmouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an evening dinner at this little restaurant in Akaroa and was pleasantly surprised that the food was so good. Beautifully cooked and would eat here again.

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Thank utanportsmouth
Brisbane Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing food. But packed out so do book. Right in the middle of town. Really special cuisines service first class too. And good wines by the glass.

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Thank Noel100
Swindon
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We managed to get a table in this popular restaurant in Akaroa and a memorable visit it was. Very intimate, knowledgeable waitresses, quality local ingredients and a well balanced menu that you would expect from any restaurant of a French name. Probably THE best scallop dish of our 8 week trip in NZ. I love the cute little Rock salt... More 

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Thank HermanJak
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37 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We finished off our two week holiday in New Zealand with dinner at The Little Bistro. We had looked at the menu the day before and with its associated prices were looking forward to a lovely evening out. We enjoyed our night out as we had a lovely bottle of New Zealand Pinot Gris and were served by a courteous... More 

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Thank mini1967pac
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WONDERFUL food, Wonderful staff, Wonderful experience. Intimate restaurant with friendly staff and top dining experience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7314

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 28
  • Cuisine: French, European, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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....
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?