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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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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    Very good
  • 27
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  • 11
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  • 11
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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
Wonderful warming seafood chowder

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
Enteebee58
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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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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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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wahroonga
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Ambience, service, great food. Best in Akaroa for mine, after eating at 5 restaraunt in town after the last 5 days. Run by a great husband and wife team food is sensational and wine list is small but interesting.

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Newcastle, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We had lunch which was a sea food chowder with crusty bread. The service was good and the chowder was delicious. I find the prices a bit high but the restaurant made up for it

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We chose to have our last meal in New Zealand here on recommendation from our bnb host. The food was really better than expected. The staff were enthusiastic about the food which added to the experience. A little more than average meal but worth it. Would def go back

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Cromwell, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The food and service was excellent but most of all we loved that the children menu was smaller portion of adult food as kids deserve real food not just frozen nuggets. I wish we saw that more often in NZ.

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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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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, 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, British, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

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