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“2 x not enough” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Trading Rooms Restaurant

The Trading Rooms Restaurant
71 Beach Rd, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7656
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Ranked #2 of 22 Restaurants in Akaroa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $31
Cuisines: French, British, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
“2 x not enough”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Wehad the pleasure of dinning at the trading rooms in Akaroa lately .
For my main course i was treated to a generous an flavorsome meal of local seafood... Blue cod and Akaroa salmon...both regionally sourced !!
The restaurant and staff were attentive and welcoming and the atmosphere was relaxed as my partner and i had a great night and don't know were the hours went !
We had such a great time We retuned the next day for lunch were i enjoyed a home mate steak pie ..YUMMM! this is a must have with the peas...
Thanks The Trading Rooms ! we will be back :)

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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1,813 reviews
393 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,058 helpful votes
“Great seaside chic with fabulous seafood and venison”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Picture this.......seafront location,dark wooden floors,white tablecloths and leather chairs,lend a seaside chic quality.
We had a salmon tasting plate,mussels mariniere and Westland venison. Could not rave more. Splendid taste,fresh and appetizing. Staff were professional,knowledgeable and love their jobs

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“The best place for lunch in Akaroa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We really struggled for food in Akaroa. We came across this place just prior to the kitchen closing (2pm) and it was quiet. We ordered two portions of fish and chips plus a drink each and it was perfect. The fish was fresh, the mushy peas were delicious (I think they were more crushed than mushy which is fine by me) and the portion side large. The service was pleasant and spot on with interactions. We had a thoroughly good experience and would definitely recommend (more reasonable than next door as well).

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Brilliant evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

WOW....only words I could think of when I ate here with my girlfriend on Sat night just gone....perfect food and wine, fantastic service and great atmosphere......impecible will be recommending you to every one I know...Thanks for a great evening

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“kids meals great value”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

The menu at the door promised great things but overall we were a little disappointed by the food. The seafood chowder was quite bland and the salmon tasting plate light on salmon and heavy on salad. The restaurant was also cold - we only spotted a couple of heaters one of which was in an uninhabited section. On the positive side the kids fish and chips meal looked very good value with sparkling fresh fish, good chips and delicious mushy peas (even the 7 year old liked them.)

Visited July 2013
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