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The Trading Rooms Restaurant

71 Beach Rd, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7656
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Ranked #3 of 19 Restaurants in Akaroa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $33
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
New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We were in a bit of a rush to eat then go to the movies so we asked if our meal could be served by 7.30. The waitress was very obliging and said she would do what she could but is was a busy night. As it happened our meal arrived exactly at 7.30 and was delicious! It was 'two... More

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New Zealand
Top Contributor
204 reviews 204 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We were recommended to go here for coffee but found it a bit cold inside and the coffee and food both expensive for what we got. We had been to warmer places but had gone here because of the recommendation we had.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

for a very special wedding anniversary we decided to choose a place well known for its delightful ambiance and a passionate chef that is well known for his creative cuisine. as part of my business we dine out regularly , this 6 course experience show casing local product was an absolute delight , we have enjoyed celebrity chefs cooking for... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

My fiance and I dined at The Trading Rooms restaurant for the first time last Saturday evening for my birthday. Our high expectations were met and fully exceeded by the fantastic food, service, and ambiance. The restaurant itself is cosy, quaint, and beautiful -- our chairs were super comfortable and that kind of touch makes you want to stay for... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Great service, special deal on the night we where there - enjoyed yummy pasta and pizza and have some great french red wine. Our waitress was from SA and she was so lovely - would highly recommend this place!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

We had dined here a few years ago and it was lovely. Almost, but not quite the experience that we'd had before. A nice touch was a glass if 'bubbly' each as it was a dinner for our anniversary. My French Onion soup was a little tasteless. Our meals were nice but not as we had remembered from our first... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We were keen to have a bowl of mussels, moule et frites style, and NZ beer. Heading in we discovered that it was Italian Night - great value with 2-4-1 deals but we were disappointed not to be able to order from the regular menu. The ingredients were all very fresh but in the pasta dishes the flavours were a... More

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Canmore
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This restaurant is in the heart of Akaroa and serves tremendous meals. We took our hosts from the Chateau Mont Clair B&B and were delighted with our hosts choice of restaurant. A wide variety of selections and a great wine list. We were on a cruise when we stayed in Akaroa.

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wellington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Amazing staff-very attentive and knowledgeable. Food was excellent, well cooked and presented. The restaurant is beautifully decorated. Would recommend it to anyone going to Akaroa

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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Made a reservation this afternoon without trouble. Wait staff were extremely friendly, gluten free menu provided which was helpful. Complementary bread also given (non-GF) for entree and delicious GF bread provided with my meal. Seafood was delicious as was the flaming creme brulee dessert. Beautiful furnished restaurant however was a little cold despite sitting right beside the portable heater. Otherwise... More

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