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Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar

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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, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients

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  • 107
    Excellent
  • 151
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 25
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A very good lunch

Great place for lunch, we had Seafood Chowder, the BLAT sandwich, and a burger. Oh, and oysters to start. Very agreeable, and the service was good too. Too bad we couldn't try dinner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
chuns
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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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119 reviews 119 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

Great place for lunch, we had Seafood Chowder, the BLAT sandwich, and a burger. Oh, and oysters to start. Very agreeable, and the service was good too. Too bad we couldn't try dinner.

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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91 reviews 91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

We had really nice blats ( blts with avocado), and a generous hot serving of shoestring fries, couldn't fault it. The ice coffees were excellent as well.

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Hong Kong, China
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32 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Went in for quick lunch. The service was quick and professional. Local farm platter was great, all the items had terrific flavours. Also had white bait omelet, which was super fresh but needed some other ingredient to lift the flavor a little. Perhaps a hint of fresh chili or some coriander perhaps. Nice outlook across the bay and good buzz... More 

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Temuka, New Zealand
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9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Luke warm welcome when we arrived. Sat at table with black table cloth covered in white lint. Should of left at this point. The pork belly was nicely presented but tough, as it had cooked to fast. The crispy skin groper was lost on the plate as it was so small and the crispy skin left a bit to be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Been there while wait for the Black cat boat tour. Service was great, oyster plate also. Cheese cake also great with shot black.

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Ostersund, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I am a total seafood fanatic and the mussles here are to die for. My husband and I went there for every single meal for two days in a row. I highly recommend it, great service and fun atmosphere.

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Cambridge
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45 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Our New Zealand cousins recommended this restaurant and how good it was. As you would expect for the area fish was the big attraction and we had two fabulous meals with a fine selection of beers for pre dinner drinks and wine with the meal. Exceelent service and friendly and helpful staff. With the right seating you get lovely views... More 

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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Nice position near the water , food was good . Staff pleasant . Quite expensive though , compared to cafe style meals in Australia .

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Maroochydore, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We enjoyed a great breakfast in a friendly atmosphere. The eggs benedict with mushrooms was very good. House made sauce would have made it perfect though

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Rangiora, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We recently had a group booking at Bully Hayes. As always the quality of the service and food was superb. The food was presented promptly for our group but still with personal service. The local salmon was cooked perfectly - moist and lots of flavour. With views over the harbour, it's a restaurant we'll return too. Thanks to Wayne and... 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 - 33
  • Cuisine: Seafood, International, Contemporary, New Zealand

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?