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Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar

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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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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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  • 150
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  • 204
    Very good
  • 63
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 29
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Salad just what I needed

So I was hankering for a good salad and I really got that at Bully Hayes. My hubby had the seafood chowder which was delicious except for the rather tough shrimp. All can be forgiven in a setting like that!!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Judy F
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Sydney, Australia
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Sunday 7th of Feb - myself , my partner and friend we had visiting from oz stopped of for lunch yesterday afternoon. We were able to sit out front and take in the amazing view which was lovely. The French guy who served our table couldn't have been nicer :) the food was good and we all enjoyed a beer.... More 

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Thank Lynsey M
Adealide
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ideally located at the shore-front, this cafe style restaurant was very busy with cruise ship customers when we visited. The staff were efficient and good, and waiting time was minimal despite the rush of people. Food and coffee were good and the free wifi was a bonus.

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Thank yegdup
Sydney, Australia
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95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So I was hankering for a good salad and I really got that at Bully Hayes. My hubby had the seafood chowder which was delicious except for the rather tough shrimp. All can be forgiven in a setting like that!!!

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1 Thank Judy F
Ashburton, New Zealand
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu has something for everyone, the meals looked mouth watering when they arrived and tasted delicious.Although the menu was a little pricey you got what you paid for. We would return here as it was a lovely meal and your view is the waterfront so you couldn't ask for much more. Recommend the Pork Belly and the Chicken.

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1 Thank broomys2
Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar, the food was very fresh and there was a lot of it, relaxing atmoshere, well worth a visit.

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Thank lass1
Sydney, Australia
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76 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here in 2010 and thought the hamburger was great so had to try again 6 years later. It is still the best beef burger I have eaten...and I have had a few! Great location and service.

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Thank Michelle B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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255 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came here from tripadvisor recommendations,i wanted to order something but it was only 11am so waitress told me I had to order from breakfast menu not lunch menu.Anyways I ordered omelette with mushrooms etc ,I had this idea that omelette would be cooked with ingredients inside it but I was incorrect the mushrooms came separate,the food was expensive ,only... More 

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Thank Flitz8
Wiltshire
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170 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sit outside, viewing this fab harbour. Eat local salmon, drink local beer. All is right with the world! We ate mid afternoon, and had a great lunch/dinner here. Right on the harbour front, as are many eateries, but this one caught our eye from the menu which was a little more expansive than other burger / steak joints.

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Thank WiltshireDruid
Dunedin, New Zealand
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family called in here one evening for coffee and dessert. The Brulee was to die for. Coffee and service also excellent.

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Thank gonepotty
Auckland, New Zealand
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fab spot on the deck and served quite quickly by lovely staff. Only wanting a light lunch we had a soup each including the famous seafood chowder. Mine was kumara, pumpkin and tomato but it arrived cold and I asked it to be reheated. However it was mostly tomato and very tart and bitter which I didn't... More 

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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: Seafood, International, Contemporary, Soups, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Local cuisine

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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