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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 162
    Very good
  • 51
    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
Great location

Great location by the sea, staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was very good and reasonably priced. Bully Hayes was worth the visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
Jason S
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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Porirua, New Zealand
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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North London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We had some lovely food here but the breakfasts are great, very hearty and beautifully prepared. The staff were lots of fun and very efficient.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Great location by the sea, staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was very good and reasonably priced. Bully Hayes was worth the visit.

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

One of the best places to brunch that I have ever been to. The food was fresh and delicious and cooked to perfection. The staff are friendly and service was great.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Nice outdoor seating area, reasonable food, reasonable beer selection, pleasant staff. Nothing outstanding however.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

late afternoon red wine and French fries and a view of the sea, why not. Good service, friendly and attentive. Julie S Palmerston North

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Had breakfast there on a very wet and cold morning, and it was a cosy haven. Staff were very good. My "classic" breakfast did the job but it was not great. Tomatoes and mushrooms were stone cold, and the bacon looked like it had been stewing on a hot plate. It all looked like it had been thrown on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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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, 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, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

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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