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The Trading Rooms Restaurant

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French, British, Contemporary
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71 Beach Rd, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7656
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 219
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Location,Food and Service are excellent

This restaurant has a harbour front location with indoor and outdoor seating. The menu is influenced by local produce and there is an excellent variety available. On this occasion we were celebrating our daughters birthday. The Staff couldn't have been more obliging and friendly ..accommodating the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
JanineG297
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Ballarat, Australia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Ballarat, Australia
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This restaurant has a harbour front location with indoor and outdoor seating. The menu is influenced by local produce and there is an excellent variety available. On this occasion we were celebrating our daughters birthday. The Staff couldn't have been more obliging and friendly ..accommodating the cake we brought in. Great for casual dining during the day and more formal... More 

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Mandurah, Western Australia, Australia
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79 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Had a short visit to family and decided to pop down to Akaroa for the day. Stumbled into this cosy restaurant and had the seafood platter for 2- it was marvelous and was just enough of everything to supply a scrumptious meal, washed down with a local ale and Pinot. Will be back!

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Adelaide, Australia
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We went for dinner and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Good food and a good selection of local beer. The pizzas were tasty and had an interesting variety of toppings. The base was a little thicker than I like but was fine. The staff are friendly and this would be a great spot on a summers evening with the windows open... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Our experience did not start well when our booking, made via the internet, had not been picked up. No matter, we were seated easily as the restaurant was not too busy. Unfortunately, special dietary needs noted with the booking then had to be reiterated to wait staff. Lunch order was taken with a special note made of dietary requirements and... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Very enjoyable lunch on a terrace with absolutely delicious mussels and an excellent Two Rivers Convergence Sauvigon. The service was somewhat slow.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Partner & I chose this place for dinner after being recommended it by a local. It was Italian night so pizza or pasta. My partner had the pulled pork,onion jam and blue cheese pizza which was delicious!! The blue cheese wasn't strong neither! I had the salmon an dandelion with lemon cream sauce. Salmon was perfect and the lemon cream... More 

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Canterbury Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We were snowed in at Akaroa and as we knew it would be a bit cold and impractical to go out for dinner with children we opted for lunch out instead. I had the soup du jour, parsnip and apple - beautiful! Husband had the Akaroa salmon which was also beautiful. The children's meals were beautifully presented although the fries... More 

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West Melton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We were lucky enough to share the celebration of The Trading Rooms apprentice Chef being one of 4 in the final of NZ Chef Apprentice of the Year! Something to be very proud of - we wish him luck. Service was outstanding and friendly, food was great. A truly enjoyable experience.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Lunch stop on day trip and confirm the high opinion that visitors here have posted before. Excellent food matched by excellent service.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

6 of us dined here on a cool Friday evening. We were originally seated just inside the door but we asked to be moved further back so as not to get the cold draught every time the door opened. This table was much better. Catching a draught every time a door opens does not add to the experience so any... More 

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Restaurant Details

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, British, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

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