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Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar

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Chowder, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Soups, New Zealand
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57 Beach Rd, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7533
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar, Akaroa's Premier Dinning Spot. Open year...
Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar, Akaroa's Premier Dinning Spot. Open year round, seven days for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner or just a casual drink or coffee in the sun. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of Akaroa Harbour whilst you dine from any number of our indoor or outdoor dining areas. Sheltered garden area with childrens play area also. Specialising in comtempory New Zealand cuisine using fresh local produce with a mix of traditional and modern flavours. An extensive menu with alarge selection of seafood including freshly shucked oysters. Innovative and award winning cuisine all at prices to suit any budget. To compliment our dining menu we carry the" Monteiths" range of craft beers on tap and by the bottle along side an all embracing wine list and non alcoholic beverage menu.
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    Very good
  • 52
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  • 12
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  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great fresh fish

We stopped for lunch on a cold day. We all ordered beautifully fresh blue cod and it didn't disappoint. Served with salary and a heap of chips this made for a delicious lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
kathymb
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Hamilton, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Kaiapoi, New Zealand
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Had dinner here Saturday night...... fantastic service and the food was delicious, very cosy/warm welcoming atmosphere..... would totally recommend and will be back next time we're in Akaroa

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We stopped for lunch on a cold day. We all ordered beautifully fresh blue cod and it didn't disappoint. Served with salary and a heap of chips this made for a delicious lunch.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great spot for an evening drink overlooking the harbour as the sun went down - great choices of beer and other drinks. Enjoyed it so much, returned the next morning for a full on breakfast, sitting in the sun! Lovely food (big breakfast, French Toast) - just what we needed to set us up for the day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Stopped in for lunch. I had an adequate seafood chowder. It wasn't overwhelming, but it did warm me up when I needed it. It was a busy lunchtime, and staff were attentive, helpful, polite. The beer selection seemed to be limited to DB/Montieths fare which is a shame. Coffee was excellent.

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Newcastle, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

We came close to 5 ,which was when dinner started. We only wanted coffee. The waitress was very low key and not interested but the coffee was good. Then we were chased away because we weren't going to have dinner here!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Big. I mean BIG breakfasts. Servings are huge. Only opens at 8 am in winter unfortunately so don't be a early riser. Service could be improved and flexibility I. The menu would be appreciated if it's not on the menu bad luck.

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Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Love having breakfast here - gorgeous view and great food without the dinner time rush! Dessert menu looked divine though so maybe next time :)

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Porirua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

An amazing selection on the menu from a standard coffee to full dinner. Very well supported and the only restaurant open in the main shopping area on a holiday weekend. Check opening hours over the winter, we were lucky they were open. Thank you for a lovely evening

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Sunny day in Akaroa and wanted to lunch outside.This was the spot where others were so good atmosphere in the sun.Food was ok but didn't expect too much so worked.

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I liked that there were different areas for eating - large groups or smaller cosy spaces. Food was a generous size and smartly presented

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Additional Information about Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar

Address: 57 Beach Rd, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-304 7533
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 6 - 29
Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Soups, New Zealand

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 57 Beach Rd, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7533

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 29
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, International, Contemporary, Soups, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar, Akaroa's Premier Dinning Spot. Open year round, seven days for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner or just a casual drink or coffee in the sun. Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of Akaroa Harbour whilst you dine from any number of our indoor or outdoor dining areas. Sheltered garden area with childrens play area also. Specialising in comtempory New Zealand cuisine using fresh local produce with a mix of traditional and modern flavours. An extensive menu with alarge selection of seafood including freshly shucked oysters. Innovative and award winning cuisine all at prices to suit any budget. To compliment our dining menu we carry the" Monteiths" range of craft beers on tap and by the bottle along side an all embracing wine list and non alcoholic beverage menu.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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