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All 20 Akaroa Restaurants

The Trading Rooms Restaurant

71 Beach Rd, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7656
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Ranked #3 of 20 Restaurants in Akaroa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $31
Cuisines: Dessert, French, Contemporary, British
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Exciting modern cooking, fine wine selection, beautiful sunset harbour views from the terrace. The Trading Rooms is a timeless historic venue, perfect for your special occasion.
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English first
Chelmsford, Essex
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53 reviews 53 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

My husband's dishes were very well presented but my Blue Cod did not have the flare of the other dishes and perhaps could have been presented better. Service was very slow but that does happen in French restaurants but when hungry it spoils the meal

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

The restaurant is clean and well managed. We arrived for lunch and took a table outside over looking the bay. The weather was hot, but we were well protected from the sun by the large umbrellas at the tables. The service is good. The menu is complete with a wide selection of food. Being by the sea we selected the... More 

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bundaberg
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

This is one of many great looking restaurants in Akaroa and is situated right on the promenade. Seafood is king here. I had a tasty whitebait omelette. My companions opted for the fish and chips and mushy peas. All were excellent. The service was prompt and friendly. The decor is pleasant. Our only disappointment was the non-availability of the triple... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Once again a fantastic evening of 'fine dining & great wine! Just the friendliest & loveliest staff, a delightful range of entree's ,mains & desserts, it just goes on ! Without doubt, a great experience as always, and well worth a visit.

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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152 reviews 152 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This was one of the nicest restaurants that we visited on our recent tour of New Zealand. And such wonderful staff! Even though the restaurant was busy, the staff were friendly and professional. Our party of four had coffee and light snacks - not a full lunch, and the coffee and cakes were excellent. The view of the building from... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We had lunch here 2 weeks ago while on a shore excursion from a cruise ship. We had promised ourselves a meal of fish and chips in Akaroa as we were sure that the fish from that part of the world would be exceptional and we were not disappointed. The beer batter was light and the chips perfect. I had... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We were here on a day a cruise ship was in and the place was packed but we had allowed 2 hours for our large group to have a lengthy lunch. We took the full 2 hours and were very happy with the service, the food and the variety on the menu. Lovely to hear such a medley of international... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Don't walk past this one. It has a wide ranging menu and gret ambiance. Lovely food and wine. Our waitresses were awesome.

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Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a great place to eat by any standard, and by far the best in Akaroa area. Wonderful food for fair price in one of the most beautiful places. If you are lucky enough to eat lunch there, have the hamburger. It's big enough to share, but you will not want to.

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Rockingham, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had lunch after a trip on the Black Cat on a very cold and windy day. Our meal was a house specialty seafood chowder. The chowder was the best we have had in a long time. Full of seafood and cooked to perfection with thick slices of crusty toast. The service was efficient with lovely friendly staff. The restaurant... More 

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Address: 71 Beach Rd, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-304 7656
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
Average Prices: USD 8 - 31
Cuisine: Dessert, French, Contemporary, British

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