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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: Lunch, 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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Visitor rating
  • 111
    Excellent
  • 154
    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
Great for a family

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
AlumineA
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Not a fancy restaurant but functional. Staff were friendly but service was slow. We had the pork belly which wasn't great. The potato was luke warm and the overall meal was a little tasteless. We wanted dessert but after sitting and waiting for someone to come offer it too us for a long time we gave up and thought maybe... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Had enjoyable evening meal at Bully Hayes Akaroa. The seafood chowder was nice and thick and warmed us up on a cool evening. My Chatham Blue Cod was enjoyable & my wifes rack of Canterbury lamb wnet don well. The waiters recomended wine was a good choice. Service was well done. We will go here again.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Its all about the food here and I had been recommended the mussels at Bully Hayes. I ordered a huge bowlful and they were excellent, served in the liquor with a large hunk of garlic bread to mop up. Definitely amongst the best seafood I had in NZ.

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Maui, Hawaii
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35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Yes, it had been boat day, but the boats were gone and it took at least an hour to get our food once it was ordered. The staff was helpful, the cook probably went on break just as the crowd arrived. The food was good once it arrived.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This is quite spacious and functional. Good for a family meal, probably not the place for a candlelit romantic dinner. Food good and reasonably priced (for Akaroa). Good local wines available. Staff very helpful persuading the local taxi to come out and take us up the hill to the Top 10 park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Hands down the best big breakfast my partner and I have ever had! Food was beautiful and coffee was amazing. Staff were very polite and friendly and seemed to be on the ball. The food didn't take long after ordering and had a lovely view whilst enjoying the amazing breakfast. Reasonably priced too. Well worth it!!!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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64 reviews 64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I had a very good coffee, in the sunshine, The coffee was served with a delicious toffee biscuit. The view of the harbour is awesome

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We went to Akaroa for the day and decide to go for lunch so we went Bully Hayes the lunch was good I got fish and chips even tho the batter was well and truly over cooked the fish inside was nice my wife had a Salard which she said was nice my daughter also had fish and chips which... 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: Local cuisine, Families with children, 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?