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Ratatouille French Restaurant

40 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 7714
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good14%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“ratatouille” (19 reviews)
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French, International, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very well received. the food was good, as was the wine. I had the beef ragout which I thought was excellent. Although very good, nothing out of the ordinary, and did not seem that familiar with the wine list.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JontyP_13
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Two couples dined at this lovely Restaurant. Very good service, nice menu and the food was very good. Congrats to the Chef for the well presented plates and delish food. Thanks for a memory meal and the good table service.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Se4sandsurfm
Reviewed October 16, 2018

When the menu is quite limited and the prices are on the higher side then I expect something a bit more exciting. The beef ragout for $29 was very tender but not as tasty as I would hope and they used frozen mini carrots. The...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Derek B
Reviewed September 30, 2018

WE walk past the restaurant earlier in the day and read the menu. After a day of sightseeing we went back for dinner and was not disappointed. The service was outstanding as was the food. The wine selection was great but not outstanding.

Date of visit: February 2018
1  Thank Z342WQtraveler
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

I walked past the restaurant in the morning and vowed to return for dinner tonight. The exterior had such charm and presence and the menu enticed me. We were not disappointed. Hi quality produce cooked perfectly. Fresh and local. It’s in a lovely quiet location....More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Golighty
Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

Cozy and charming place. Akaroa is known to be a French town, and this is the only French cuisine! Beautiful garden to enjoy a good wine. A must go when you’re in Akaroa.

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank Lucas P
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

Again another lovely restaurant with attentive service but the food was a bit mediocre. I had a seafood chowder which was served on the warm side but became cold quite quickly and it did have a strange taste to it that I couldn’t quite describe....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank z1bby
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

I’m only giving them a three because of the service. Although there probably was no excuse not to give us good service as we were basically the only ones in the restaurant (only 2 others in the restaurant). Really disappointing menu and really could of...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank aimzlee
Reviewed June 18, 2018

We chose Ratatouille specifically for the onion soup on their menu ..... and the fact they had our two favourite desserts; chocolate fondant and creme brulee. We got there from our hotel on the hill around 6pm on a Winter's Monday evening to be greeted...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Jocelyn P
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

We dined at Ratatouille tonight and had a wonderful meal. Today is their 1st birthday so we had the birthay special. This comprised of 3 courses - a sampling platter for entree, boeuf bourguignon for main and a creme broulee. Everything was beautifully cooked and...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank glendap717
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $40
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 7714
If you enjoy french cuisine, Ratatouille bring you a taste of France in Akaroa
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