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The Stables

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French, Contemporary, New Zealand
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57 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Today
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 12
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Just Right

The Stables became our "to go" place for lunch during our week long stay in the Akaroa region. The salad was so crisp and delicious and our lattes rich and delicious. Staff were so kind and accommodating.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
jothvn
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Salt Spring Island
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Salt Spring Island
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The Stables became our "to go" place for lunch during our week long stay in the Akaroa region. The salad was so crisp and delicious and our lattes rich and delicious. Staff were so kind and accommodating.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I enjoyed my lunch selection, be it on a busy holiday. Food was fresh and tasty and served promptly.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The food was what you can expect in Akaroa. The chicken and Brie pizza was delicious for $15. Jen makes a fantastic Chai latte. I went back four times for the fast and friendly service.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The food was OK, I can't fault it but at the same time it was nothing amazing but I did think it was on the pricey side for lunch for 3 people. We enjoyed it but we had eaten out at a few places over the holiday period and this would have been right in the middle of what we... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Felt like some eggs at lunchtime. The Stables proudly displayed their brunch menu all day so we figured this was the place. Incorrect. My partner's scrambled eggs on toast arrived looking as though they'd already been ingested by another animal. Margarine starting to separate from the congealed mass of egg, which totaled around 2 tablespoons full for $15, squatting on... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We had lunch here and as it was a cold day, ordered the chowder. I think it was certainly the best I have tasted. Big praise..pleasant staff too.

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Merseyside
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Lovely location. A delight to sit outside and enjoy a coffee and muffin. Both delicious. Liked it so much we went three times in two days.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

In a lovely setting on the main street of Akaroa, especially outdoors in Summer watching the world go by. Very obliging, friendly staff and the best BLT (Bacon/lettuce/tomato) sandwich I've ever had. Absolutely delicious. My friend had the same with avocado added and found that tasty as well. Lovely spot to hang out!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Great staff, cheap food - big servings! Really impressed! I had blat and it was huge!! ..,and free water

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Nelson, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Family coffee on a wet day. Had very average beverages served by a disinterested and loud staff member. Hated the wild west connections i.e the tatty John Wayne pictures and a burger named after him....lacks an identity and was 'fuggy' and characterless. Would really not wish to do that again!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 57 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 19
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary, New Zealand
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?