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Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar

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Seafood, Contemporary, International, 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

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 104
    Excellent
  • 141
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great family restaurant

They have an amazing area out back of the restaurant that is perfect for families. There is a play area and the staff were great with the kids. The portions were huge and everything was very yummy. Definitely recommend!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
linze2015
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

They have an amazing area out back of the restaurant that is perfect for families. There is a play area and the staff were great with the kids. The portions were huge and everything was very yummy. Definitely recommend!

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Auckland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Generous portion of fresh blue cod, and waitress easily agreed to requested changes to menu sides. The mushroom gnocchi portion was full of veges and super tasty. Gorgeous views from table to the harbour. Liked the kiwi touch having the tv screens on quietly with the final moments of Aussie v nz test World Cup cricket match, then the super... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

we had two excellent breakfasts here. it is in a very good position and there is the option of indoor or oudoor eating.

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Britain
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

This was reccommended to us by a local. We were not disappointed. The bread was delicious, and so was the prawn linguini. The only very slight gripe was that I found the service slightly offhand.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We were seated in the outdoor area out the back. We were advised by the waitress that they had no clean water glasses but she will sort something. Our drink order was taken some time after and our food order a long time after that. Our drinks took so long that they came out after our meals we delivered. I... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Clearly wanted to close down early, but reasonable food nonetheless. Surprised how cearly in the evening Akaroa closes down!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

My partner and I visited recently for a meal out on my birthday. We had decided to eat here as the food smelt great when we visited for a drink the day before. To start we were seated at a table that was so tightly packed that we couldn't pull our chairs out. So we asked to sit outside. We... More 

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We had a pretty good meal here, both vegetarian. The mains were great and fresh, however the desserts were quite average. Would come back again though. Really nice staff

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Everyone i asked what to have they all said the chicken burger. I was not disappointed. The thing was huge and chicken was cooked to perfection. The service was outstanding and the kids where looked after with colouring in kits and a great kids meal too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Despite the rain, the trip to Akoroa was made most worthwhile but the excellent seafood platters we had here. A wonderful selection of Salmon, Mussels, Prawns, Scallops and fresh fish of the day, served up with 2 sauces and some excellent breads. All washed down with a very acceptable house Sauvignon Blanc! Highly recommended.

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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 - 34
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary, International, 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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