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42 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
+64 3-304 8533
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  • Very good4%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“ricotta gnocchi” (10 reviews)
“potato salad” (11 reviews)
“lamb shoulder” (4 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM Hours
International, European, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
42 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Rona's
1. Finest food on South Island.
"We've eaten in Michelin starred restaurants that are not as good"
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2. Divine Innovation!
"holiday-go before Condé Nast & Lonely Planet find it!"
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3. Exquisite dining experience.
"This venue has been sorely needed in Akaroa"
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1 - 10 of 88 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Food was very tasty and original but some of the portions not great value. Ambiance a little sterile

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Chris W
Ronasrestaurant, The Rona's Team at Rona's, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Our photos represent our food & atmosphere well and pricing for these can be found on our website.

Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed March 3, 2018

We came to Rona's as a group of four a couple of weeks ago while on our honeymoon - two current/former chefs and their amateur foodie partners. Having had the restaurant recommended to us we had high expectations going in and these were blown out...More

Date of visit: February 2018
2  Thank Tash V
Reviewed 4 days ago

We chose the chefs selection, and what a great idea! This was an artistic, immersive and delightful experience. Each dish blew us away and the range of flavours and tastes were incredible. The service was casual but attentive, and you can tell by the homely...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank Sophie W
Ronasrestaurant, The Rona's Team at Rona's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks Sophie, the chefs selection is definitely the best way to immerse yourself in all the flavours the dishes have to offer. Thanks for the review! -The Rona's Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely loved our meal at Rona s. Honestly it s some of the finest flavours we have had any where in the world. The waitress was so lovely and helpful, and the shared plates are fabulous. Do not miss the lamb ribs! Do not...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Cathhoops
Reviewed 1 week ago

The flavours, freshness and unique dishes were outstanding. hands down the best I have eaten in NZ. hope I get to go back there again

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mygoshes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food amazing people and an amazing atmosphere highly recommend will come back again. Thankyou

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KatieB3739
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a bit disappointed. Plates are small but prices are not. Premises do not look very nice as unfortunately we had to eat inside due to the weather. Otherwise staff is friendly and food very tasty and original. I would suggest them to give...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank DarliiiingNZ
Ronasrestaurant, The Rona's Team at Rona's, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi there, Thank you for the review! We are told that we are priced very well in comparison to our surrounding market! We like to think we can offer exceptional food & service in a cool and relaxed dining environment but thank you for your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended to us by someone local from Akaroa , we were certainly not disappointed.Fantastic food! Fresh, tasteful and the idea of shared plates is also very enjoyable. Super friendly staff! Nice view in the kitchen which means they have got nothing to hide! The Fried...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank VeroniqueV720
Reviewed October 25, 2018

This was an really different and wonderful dinning experience. The shared plates concept was most enjoyable. We had 2 cold and 2 hot dishes followed by a shared dessert. The quantities was enough for us and the tastes were amazing. The service was great. Our...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank kebarbs
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Ronas was such a fabulous find. Incredible food, simple yet detailed, easy yet interesting, the fresh gurnard crudo was so addictive we ordered 2. Beautiful surroundings, gorgeous sunshine, friendly and knowledgeable staff, open kitchen so fun to watch, loved it !

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank thewhiteduke
Ronasrestaurant, The Rona's Team. at Rona's, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Hi thewhiteduke, Thank you! We really appreciate our real & honest reviews here from the tripadvisor community! So glad you loved your Rona's experience. Cheers, The Rona's Team.

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February 14, 2018|
Response from Ronasrestaurant | Property representative |
Hey Kiwiwkuppil, Yes, we will be open in the evening of Easter Monday. 6pm - Late. Cheers, The Rona’s Team.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $31
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
9:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Rue Lavaud, Akaroa 7520, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: +64 3-304 8533
  • E-mail
Laid-back dining, living room and garden serving simple but seasonal-with-attitude dishes, happily rooted in a style of cuisine seldomly experienced in New Zealand. Roasting, smoking, preserving & infusing are just typical ways you'll experience your food. Local ingredients, bragging with flavours.
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