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The Trading Rooms Restaurant

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French, Dessert, British, Contemporary
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71 Beach Rd, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7656
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Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Exciting modern cooking, fine wine selection, beautiful sunset harbour...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely location on the harbour

The varied menu came up to expectations and the venison was superb. The restaurant was full and there was a real buzz about the place and the service was highly friendly and efficient

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Diss, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Diss, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The varied menu came up to expectations and the venison was superb. The restaurant was full and there was a real buzz about the place and the service was highly friendly and efficient

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Christchurch
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The food service and ambience are all excellent, on a fine day you have the option of dining outside overlooking the harbour such a beautiful view

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Amlwch, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Our journey to Akaroa was a long one, we had travelled down from Omarama and the last few miles down to Akaroa were very twisty and frustrating after a long drive. However, the journey was well worth it. We found some accommodation and headed for the town. The main street isn’t that long with a healthy selection of eating places.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Lovely fine dining experience. Food tasted wonderful, serving sizes were more than generous and the presentation was impressive and artistic. The exploding parsley amuse bouche was tasty and a big surprise. Service was also excellent.

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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We choose this restaurant for our final dinner in NZ. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. The meal was superb!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is right on the harbour by the main wharf - perfect for before or after the two hour nature cruise. Our waitress Rachel was exceptional and the atmosphere is lovely. Inside and outside seating available. The menu is in the $20-$30 range but sizes are more than generous - I could have shared mine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Good food, friendly and helpful staff, beautiful presentation. Great starters, excellent and clever combination mains. Unfortunately for us, our Crème' Brule' was unset which the staff did apologised to us as the kitchen has ran out of it.......We really did not mind that though as the flavour was yummmm

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Dushanbe, Tajikistan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

A great little restaurant overlooking the bay. Outside tables in the sun. Good brunch and good coffee!

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Have been here before in the evening and was wonderful. I ordered the seafood chowder which sounded wonderful and my husband the pork belly. Mine unfortunately fell short. 1 mussel in its shell complete with easily visible beard, 1 scallop, 1 prawn still in its shell and a small piece of salmon in a bowl of cream with a couple... More 

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Sligo, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We booked a window table on recommendation from our accommodation in Akaroa (Chateau Mont Clair). The place had a great atmosphere and we received a very warm welcome from the owner. All the staff we had contact with were very friendly and the food was excellent with great presentation and service. All in all it made for a lovely evening.

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Additional Information about The Trading Rooms Restaurant

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: French, Dessert, British, Contemporary

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 71 Beach Rd, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7656

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 31
  • Cuisine: French, Dessert, British, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic

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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