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Akaroa Restaurant and Bar

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Seafood, European, Vegetarian, New Zealand, Bar, Gluten Free
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75 Beach Road, Akaroa 7542, New Zealand
6433047842
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Curtin, Australia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Lovely staff, coffee, complimentary biscuits, the pie and sausage roll were very nice but could have been a little hotter, happy enough to go there twice during our 24 hour stay.

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Anakiwa, New Zealand
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Excellent, fresh, superbly cooked and presented food. Very friendly, helpful and attentive staff. You can eat outside or inside with outdoor heaters in the semi covered area it was lovely being so close to the water. This is more than just a pub bar. It is an excellent gastro experience. We will return.

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Thank Okiwa_Bay_Lodge
LHotel175, Manager at Akaroa Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Okiwa_Bay_Lodge, Fantastic you enjoyed your time and meals at our restaurant. Thank you for taking the time to review us, much appreciated :) More 

Geelong, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Arrived to beautiful Akaroa on sunny day and wanted a relaxed place with great food, view of the bay. Received all this with great service and reasonably priced food and drink. Loved it.

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Thank Leigh K
LHotel175, Manager at Akaroa Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Leigh K, Thank you for your review. Pleased you enjoyed your time here. Much appreciated :) More 

London, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

Real New Zealand - fjord like bay, still waters, hot, flowers and a coffee on the waterfront. Perfect. Akaroa can get busy but side streets offer a glimpse of rural living with amenities. A nice row of shops and bars. Wildlife abounds - dolphins accompanied our boat into shore!

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Thank Susan C
LHotel175, Manager at Akaroa Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Susan, thank you for your review, we are very fortunate with the view from our restaurant. Cheers More 

Birmingham, Alabama
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188 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

It was a cool rainy day when we visited Akaroa. We spent the day visiting the shops throughout town, often in an attempt to just get out of the wind. This was a great place to mingle an meet people. Locals, backpackers and other travelers. Fish and chips for lunch we wonderful and plentiful. Beautiful view of the bay from... More 

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Thank Mike O
LHotel175, Manager at Akaroa Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Mike O, Thank you for taking the time to review us. Very happy you enjoyed you time here :) Much appreciated. More 

United Kingdom
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187 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

Wanting a quick and easy meal after a long journey to Akaroa we ordered two pizzas. We were told that they were on offer during certain times in the evening with the exception of the seafood pizza. Despite this I chose this option and it was delicious - certainly worth paying full price for. Portions were huge - we took... More 

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Thank Strolling_Goldfish
LHotel175, Manager at Akaroa Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Strolling_Goldfish, Our seafood pizza is very popular and we have great comments on it :) Fantastic you enjoyed it also! Being we have accommodation upstairs too, we are very conscious about noise and like to make sure we closed by an considerate time. Many thanks for taking the time to review us. Cheers. More 

Marlborough Sounds, New Zealand
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

We were greeted by a young Asian lady who made us feel very welcome and special. Her menu recommendations were appreciated and enjoyed.

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Thank Michelle B
LHotel175, Manager at Akaroa Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Michelle B, Thank you very much for your review. Much appreciated. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

What a setting, lovely view of the bay with traditional fish and chips. Gentle soul playing on his portable piano, didn't get his name but added to the vista. Location is almost perfect. Staff helpful and informative. Definitely a place away from the rush, to slow to a almost complete stop. Just breathe..

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Thank Grant H
LHotel175, Manager at Akaroa Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Grant H, Thank you for your review :) We also, along with many other customers have enjoyed our friend playing the piano across the street. Quite special with the beautiful surroundings our harbour has to offer. Many thanks. More 

Almaty, Kazakhstan
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

We arrived by ship just for one day. It was a long and busy day and before departure from this beautiful place we have decided to go to this restaurant to taste local beer and seafood. The restaurant just opposite the wharf, so it was easy to reach our boat which transfered us to our ship. We really liked the... More 

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Thank Mady-Almaty
LHotel175, Manager at Akaroa Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Mady-Almaty, Fantastic you enjoyed your meal with us :) Our fish and mussel dishes are particularly popular! Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant, much appreciated. More 

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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

Went in for a quick bite and was pleasantly surprised. My husband had the bbq burger and I had the spicy chicken filo. When I say unexpectedly delicious I don't mean we saw tons of bad reviews, just that we didn't put a lot of thought into picking a place. Would recommend. There is likely something on the menu you... More 

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LHotel175, Manager at Akaroa Restaurant and Bar, responded to this review

Hi Tiffmagriff, Thank you for your review, great you enjoyed your meals with us :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $29
Cuisine
Seafood, European, Vegetarian, New Zealand, Bar, Gluten Free
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Beach Road, Akaroa 7542, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Akaroa
  • Phone Number: 6433047842
Description
Open 7 days, from 11am till close (2016). We are open for Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday from 9am till 11am. L'hotel is situated right on the water's edge, with panoramic harbour views. L'hotel has an extensive menu using fresh local ingredients, and also catering for food intolerance's, with gluten free options on the menu. Perfect place to meet friends and family for a lively atmosphere and great food and wine.L'hotel has a fully licensed bar.

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