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Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar

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Chowder, Seafood, International, Contemporary, 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: Brunch, Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 113
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  • 160
    Very good
  • 48
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 26
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We dined at Bully Hayes and learnt about its very interesting history. Both food and wine were great, especially the Jacob's Creek wine which was recommended instead of our first choice - thanks very much.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Talins
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Auckland
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

All i can say is well done! Staff we're amazing friendly and catered to our needs with havin a toddler dine with us, the friendly staff member gave us a wee pack to keep toddler 2 enetertained for the time we were dining. No complaints food was great. 5 star's for service : )

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We dined at Bully Hayes and learnt about its very interesting history. Both food and wine were great, especially the Jacob's Creek wine which was recommended instead of our first choice - thanks very much.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We visited Easter weekend and - even though they were very busy the meals were delivered in reasonable time. What impressed us was that there was no surcharge for a public holiday. Possibly they had extra not-so-experienced staff being a public holiday as 2 we spoke to did not have an overall knowledge of procedures (do we order at the... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

we called in for a dinner after we had been on a boat trip, the service and food was excellent .the next time we are in New Zealand and Akaroa the return to the restaurant will be on the top of our list

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Wellington, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Great dinner out with my young daughter. Very kid friendly. The waitresses were very attentive and food was delivered quickly. Will def come back again.

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Berwick St John
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155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I initially called in for coffee and a warm-up after getting caught in very heavy rain. I rather think they were disappointed I didn't want lunch but I explained that at 11.30 this was just too early for me. They insisted on putting a heater on for me and then I had my coffee and a walk (it had then... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Great for brunch, lunch and dinner. Well appointed and right in the heart of Akaroa. Outside area to meet up with friends for lunch and lovely spacious indoor seating. Never fails to impress us.

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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This is right next to the shoreline and has some incredible views. We only had some coffee and a dessert but the menu looked quite extensive and we saw other tables with delicious looking foods. The staff was quite good and made us welcome.

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Good meal right from starters through to desserts, friendly staff, nice set up restaurant. We went there almost the same time with a big family group and expected the meal could be slow, however, it was not slow at all.... we are really impressed of this fact!

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We chose this place because we were having lunch with friends with a toddler. The sign on the sidewalk said Child friendly courtyard. It sure was! The restaurant has an area on the sidewalk where people were sitting admiring the sea view. There was more seating inside where there was shelter from the wind and then a big courtyard with... 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 7 - 32
  • Cuisine: Chowder, Seafood, International, Contemporary, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?