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All 20 Akaroa Restaurants

Bully Hayes Restaurant & Bar

57 Beach Rd, Akaroa 8161, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7533
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Ranked #10 of 20 Restaurants in Akaroa
Price range: $7 - $35
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, International, New Zealand
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Fast top notch service, lovely staff, and great food. We had a very tasty breakfast sitting outside, as we braced ourselves to depart Akaroa.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

When asked to use the toilet, we were refused very rudely unless we bought something. Understandable, I guess. Except how we were spoken to. Disgusting. We wouldn't buy so much as a drink there if that's how we are spoken to.

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93 reviews 93 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We were recommended to this place and first impressions were fine. Good menu, bit expensive perhaps - and then the food came. It looked good, bit of imagination and flare, but then emerged the finger fries. For finger fries read McDonalds fried you get when you buy a burger and these were just as tasteless. Why not have fewer good... More 

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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This was our second visit in 3 years and we came back for just 1 thing - the Akaroa salmon. Our first visit was a revelation - we didn't know about this local speciality but it should be put on the world map of delicacies! For the second time, Bully Hayes did a magnificent job of presenting it. We tried... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This is a good place to eat if you are staying near the pier end of Akaroa, not too expensive and the breakfasts seemed to be very good value. I had eggs benedict with salmon and it was perfectly cooked. My partner had the large full breakfast and couldn't finish it but said it was very good. Our friend had... More 

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Ohaupo Town District, null, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

we went there for dinner, not a very upmarket place toilets smelled like 25 years ago with those smelly tablets in the pots to disguise other smells no towels in the toilets instead a hand drier. ( i do not like using those). the staff was friendly helpfull and nice then the food arrived big portions we never thought we... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Met some friends for brunch, front inside table with superb views of people,harbour and arrivals. eggs Benedict were cooked to perfection,blueberry pancakes dissapeared within a twinkle of an eye and the extra bacon tasted delish!!

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Bellingham, Washington
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80 reviews 80 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This is a pub/restaurant with a varied menu. We had a great salad and steamed mussels. Good service, and great views of the bay.

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73 reviews 73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The food was fine but nothing special. The hot chocolate with marshmallow was very nice. Service was ok. Wifi didn't work and no one seems to care.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

bully Hatesd is and excellent plaqce to have a coffee, breakfast lunch or dinner. This time we had coffee and dinner. The service was very good and the wait staff were helpful and friendly. the location right in the middle of the shopping complex overlooking the harbour was great for people watching and just enjoying the sun. they have a... More 

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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 7 - 35
Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary, International, New Zealand

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