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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 - $32
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
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

My friend and I went to Akaroa for the weekend. When we walked pass the restaurant. Surprise us how beautiful the view was. Of course I meant before it gets dark. So we stayed for dinner after coffee. We got chance to try the new spring menu. I had oysters for my starter. It served three different ways, presented in... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Very good restaurant, very nice food, garnishings (if thats the right word) on the plate were a bit different, sometimes I wonder if it matched the meal. It was all excellently prepared however. The service was also fantastic.

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sydney
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

We stumbled into this restaurant by chance and how glad we were that we did. We both had the duck a l'orange and it wouldn't have been out of place in a Parisian restaurant. Beautifully fresh ingredients superbly cooked. An excellent meal.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A huge thank you to the staff at the Trading Rooms in Akaroa, the service and food was exceptional, we could not fault it!! We were in Akaroa for 2 days with our two children, the staff were so welcoming and really took a personal interest in us and our children. They are a credit to your business and the... More

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New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

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
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208 reviews 208 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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

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

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

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 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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