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67 Beach Road, Akaroa, New Zealand
+64-3-304-8774
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Finally a place with good croissants

Most of the Akaroa venues do not know what a good croissant looks like, but L'Escargot Rouge does. With a perfect cappucino, this makes it a perfect place for breakfast. It's just a shame that some of the staff seem rushed, even if there are hardly any guests and they do not act according to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
m_overbeke
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Most of the Akaroa venues do not know what a good croissant looks like, but L'Escargot Rouge does. With a perfect cappucino, this makes it a perfect place for breakfast. It's just a shame that some of the staff seem rushed, even if there are hardly any guests and they do not act according to the way they display themselves.

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Thank m_overbeke
Raleigh, NC
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160 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

L"escargot serves great pastries early in the day. Their pain au chocolat are delicious and so are the scones. The back room also serves local ice cream, which is very good. You must try the Gingernut ice cream.

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Thank claude_monnier
Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for an ice cream - delicious!! Very generous scoops which the kids loved :-) Great milkshakes too.

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Thank Robyn B
Christchurch, New Zealand
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went in for a coffee and a pie and I must say the venison pie was the worst I have ever eaten it tasted like minced up baby food not good at all , no meat in a sort of gelatinous gravy , at $ 6.80 for a pie I would have expected much better , the person who served... More 

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Thank bhullo
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with family of 5 Ordered cheesecake which was not nice so asked to send it back. Waitress was rude and did not want to change it saying "this is not a tasting" over priced as well. Would never go back.

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1 Thank Bernard L
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We only bought sandwiches to go which were ordinary sandwiches but priced at $7.50 each! The woman who served us was quite trite and sour - if this place had modest competition, it might be out of business.

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Thank Halle500
Geraldine, New Zealand
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Wasn't sure if I was drinking frothy milk or faintly flavoured coffee milk this morning. It certainly wasn't a good double shot flat white for $4.60. Staff totally uninterested in customers coming in. How hard is it to say good morning, I will be with you shortly. Just left standing at the counter wondering if I was invisible. Won't go... More 

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2 Thank Coult22
Christchurch, New Zealand
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

The sign outside L'Esgargot Rouge says it's a French delicatessen. Don't be fooled. It's a sandwich shop. They may be French in theme, croque monsieur, ham and cheese croissant etc. but it isn't a deli. The sandwiches themselves are ok, nothing special but not bad. Due to the averageness of the food I would have rated a 3. However the... More 

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Thank Skwonsee
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed some good coffee and cake here. They have a nice range of snacks as well with indoor and outdoor seating.

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Thank hiva_hos
Christchurch, New Zealand
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125 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

We come to akaroa a lot and our ritual is yo have a coffee out. We try a few places but hadnt bern here for a long time because we didnt get good service but they have a sign they have milkshakes so for the kids we thought we would try it again. The women behind the counter serving doesn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 67 Beach Road, Akaroa, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64-3-304-8774

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Delicatessen

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